For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.1 Timothy 2:5 (NLT)
Jesus is our great High Priest. He set aside the role of the high priest under the law once and for all. He alone is able to stand before God on our behalf. He alone is able to make us fit to be in the presence of God. He did away with all of the law’s demands for sacrificial offerings when He offered himself up on the cross for our sins. He is the perfect sacrifice who alone is qualified to take away our sins.
Anyone who would suggest that they can forgive sins is a false teacher. Christ is seated at the right hand of God in heaven as the only one who can forgive. It is by His shed blood that we are made right with God. He alone is able to make us righteous and holy before God.
We do not need anyone else to stand before God on our behalf. Anyone can come to God through Christ. Jesus is THE mediator between God and man. We can ask anything in Jesus’ name and know that God hears us and answers our prayers. There is no power in any other name than that of Jesus. He is the living Word of God, the Alpha and Omega of all creation. He is God and has no equal. He needs no help from anyone; He stands before God as our High Priest, ever making intercession for us. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
It is before Him that every knee shall bow, in heaven above and earth below. If you do not bow before Him now, you will on Judgment Day. You will bow voluntarily or by force, but you will bow. It is your choice. Is Jesus your Saviour and Lord today?
- Jim Hughes