Barely saved?

“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” Hebrews 7:25.

This is why the gospel is good news! Jesus is able to save the the uttermost. Most of us hope just to squeak in past the pearly gates on our own merits or on the delusion that the sins we’ve done haven’t really been that bad to keep us from heaven. We either hope to save ourselves or have God turn a blind eye and barely save us.

Because of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, though, He is able to save to the uttermost. As our mediator and High Priest who always lives (as He’s conquered death once and for all), Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father to intercede—for not just anyone—but those who draw near to God.

And what an advocate we have in Jesus! He’s the just judge who declares us guilty, sentences us to death, and then bears the penalty for our crimes so that we might share in eternity. This means that nothing can separate us from His love if only we would obey His gospel and trust in His intercession. And that is good news!

Have you obeyed for Jesus to intercede for you?

Doug Kashorek

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