CHRIST, OUR INTERCESSOR
BY: RAY PRINZING
"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)
The Greek word is "entugchano" meaning: to meet with, converse with, have dealings with. Some of the corrupted theology of man teaches that Jesus Christ, as the compassionate Son, stands before the throne of God pleading with God to be kind to us, as if, without this pleading for us, God would be disposed to do us harm. Such is a vast caricature of the truth. God so loved the world that He gave His Son for us. "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself," It was the Father who sent Jesus to reveal that mercy and grace to us.
Therefore, we find that His intercession is to us-ward, to bring us back to the Father, working in us, to meet with us, reveal the Father's love to us, that we might turn and serve Him with all of our heart. We are the ones that need to be interceded with - to be conversed with, to be told of this tremendous salvation, this life which is for us in Christ. Because He ever liveth, His ministry shall not cease until He has drawn every one of us back unto the Father, "saved to the uttermost."
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit... maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." (Romans 8:26-27) The Spirit knows what is the mind and will of God. In our weakness we are too limited in understanding, therefore HE HELPS US to know that Mind, that we might pray in harmony with the will of God, and receive our heart's desire. We don't need the holy Spirit to tell God what is in our heart. God already know us, "all things are naked and open into the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." (Hebrews 4:13) "He needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man." (John 2:25) But wonderful is His ministry to us-ward, helping us in our weaknesses, revealing to us the will of the Lord that we might yield to Him, and he led into the fullness of His life.