“25 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.
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27 Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this He did once, when He offered up Himself.” Hebrews 7:25-27
It is Jesus and Him alone Who can come near to God. Only when we who believe are submitted unto Him; when we are “in Him” through faith in His redeeming work, that we too draw near to God.
When God looks down, He sees in fallen man the broken Law UNLESS we have chosen Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. It was and is Jesus’ shed Blood that redeems fallen man unto God…there is no other way.
Jesus came to die on Calvary’s Cross that we who believe may be Saved…Saved to the uttermost. It is His Work on Calvary which affords the Believer the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Our faith in His Work, Jesus Christ and Him crucified, gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do a might work in our heart. There is a circumcision of the heart without hands. Old things pass away and all things become new and the Holy Spirit removes that which is not pleasing unto God and replaces our desires with His desires.
When God looks down from Heaven and sees the Blood of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, there is no devil in hell who can stop God’s Grace from reaching those who call on the Name of Jesus as their Lord. I’m not speaking here of those who like to use the Name of Jesus as some type of good luck charm as they speak out their incantations. Sadly, there are many who are taught this type of white witchcraft is Scriptural. I’m speaking of those whose faith is in the shed Blood of Christ Jesus for all that they need for life and living.
When those who believe in the Cross of Christ ALONE (not the Cross of Christ plus water baptism, church membership, etc.) we are IN Christ Jesus; fully submitted unto God’s Prescribed Order of victory, and the Promises of God are yes and amen. No matter the circumstances, whether pleasant or not, His Grace IS sufficient. Because we know that we know that we know in Whom we have believed and He alone has defeated death, hell and the grave.
Jesus Christ and Him crucified is not a “slogan”, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life for us who have believed. The Cross of Christ is the Power of God that keeps us who are Saved…keeps us to the uttermost.
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
-Donna Clark Warren