Jesus lives to make intercession for us. Did you realize that? Heb. 7:25 says, “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
What does that mean for us today? He is alive so that He can present the merits of His death on the cross as reasonable evidence as to why we should be saved.
He is making intercession for us. Intercession means pleading on behalf of another person. When we believe in Jesus and accept Him as our Savior, He pleads with His Father to remember that the sacrifice for our sins has been made.
Unlike the high priests of old, Jesus doesn’t have to make sacrifice over and over for His own sins first, and then our own. He did this once, for all, and He is able to present that evidence to His Father when pleading on our behalf.
Our Savior is pleading on our behalf. Not only did He die to save us, but He lives to save us, as well. He will not stop. He will remain our High Priest forever. When we are saved to the uttermost, we are saved forever, completely, and we are whole. There is nothing lacking because His salvation renders us faultless.
Not only that, but as we slip and blunder along the way, He offers the help we need to get back in line with His will and in our relationship with Him.
Isn’t this a wonderful truth for us to embrace today? God wants us to be encouraged, understanding we are not alone, as the enemy would have us believe, but we have One who literally lives to be on our side. Thank You, Jesus!