What Is Jesus Doing Now?

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7.25

There are two principal truths in this verse: (1) salvation and (2) intercession. Both of these are made possible by Jesus Christ. When we read that “he is able also to save them to the uttermost … ” we must understand that He is able to save those who, in our minds are farthest from Him. We would look at them as “really bad people.” Somehow it may seem to us that being a really bad sinner makes it harder for God to save them. It takes the same amount of God’s grace to save a serial killer as it does to save a child who is still at a tender age and knows that he/she needs to be saved because of sin. While we may choose to categorize sin, to God sin is sin.

This matter of intercession is perhaps greater than we think. After we are saved, we still commit sin on a daily basis. In order for us to maintain a close fellowship with God, we must deal with that sin. So Jesus is seated at the Father’s right hand to intercede for us. Can you picture this? Every time we sin, Jesus says to His Father, “I paid for that. He’s/She’s still perfect.” But you and I need to follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit to confess that sin to God so that nothing is between our soul and the Savior. I may have related this before, but it is worth repeating. Charles Spurgeon was crossing the street with a friend when all of a sudden he dropped to his knees and began to pray while traffic passed all around him. When he finished to went on to the other side of the street and his friend said, “What were you doing out there?” and Spurgeon replied, “I felt a cloud come between my soul and my Savior and I couldn’t take another step until I dealt with it.” We need to be sensitive to the Spirit’s prompting in our lives. Just my thoughts …

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