“But this Man (JESUS), after He had offered one Sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the Right Hand of God; From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool. For by one Offering He has perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” Hebrews 10:12-14
The mere presence of Jesus at the Right Hand of God IS the Believer’s intercession. IN Him, believing in Who He is and what He has done to pay the penalty of sin and break the power of sin in our lives, He is our intercession.
There is nothing else required for the Lord to do then what He has already done at Calvary’s Cross. His Work is finished and our Redemption sure for those who have believed.
Remaining IN Him through faith in the Cross of Christ, the Believer remains under the Government of Grace. Freed from the Law of Sin and Death, the Holy Spirit has the latitude to pour out Grace upon Grace…and God’s Grace is always sufficient.
When the enemy comes, and he always will, he tries to corrupt the faith of which we have been given. The devil will present something ‘we’ can do, something ‘we’ can add to the simple faith in the Cross of Christ given unto us at Salvation. This addition we add, that which we do on our own accord as a way to ‘honor’ the Lord, is a strange incense to God. It is a ‘blessing’ that the Blood of Jesus did not purchase; a vain attempt to break the power of sin in the heart of man which was not evidenced by faith in the Son of God…Jesus Christ.
He Who sits at the Right Hand of God forever making intercession for us because of Who He is and what He did, Jesus Christ, we unknowingly render insufficient by our strange offerings conjured up by the vanities of man’s mind to ‘honor’ God. Our sacrificial offerings that are not in spirit and in truth but are in the flesh and corrupted are an abomination unto God.
We honor the Lord in spirit and truth by offering a sacrifice of praise. Praise is what we do as the Holy Spirit in us is forever pointing us to Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the answer to our dilemma. We can’t help but praise the Lord when we see the work He has done and is doing in our own hearts and lives! The change that is produced by simple faith in the Cross of Christ, is our witness to the world. When they ask us, we can’t wait to tell them He will do the same for them!!
Are we zealous? Probably. Are we sincere? Surely. Are we always perfect in our presentation? Maybe not. One thing is for sure though for those whose hearts are perfect toward the Lord, He is forever seeking to show Himself strong in our weaknesses.
Do not hide behind your weakness. Remember in Whom you have believed. He sits at the Right Hand of the Throne of God making intercession for you. He has redeemed you with a price…a high price. Stand still this day and see the Salvation of the Lord. Fight the good fight of faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be determined to know nothing else among you!
“Wherefore He is able also to Save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them.”Hebrews 7:25
-Donna Clark Warren