VERSE OF THE DAY
Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
Hebrews 7:25 is the heart of the entire book of Hebrews. There is not greater point that the author wishes to make. This is the climax, the supreme word from God to these people through this author. It is the highest peak in the mountain range of Hebrews.
“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”
We need a high priest like this – an enduring priest. The Levitical priests could not accomplish the deepest desire of God for his people. We need a high priest who is radiantly holy and completely innocent and eternally effective to bring us to be with the Father. Jesus is the perfect priest.
“He is able to save to the uttermost.” Another translation for “uttermost” is “at all times.” It an expansive word. The more our need, the more Christ’s ability to save. There is not a time, not a season or second of your life that Jesus is not able to save you. His power to save is limitless. The grace of God in Christ extends further than you can imagine to the deepest, most outrageous sin that you have ever committed. Never believe the lie that you are beyond saving. Satan brings guilt to the uttermost. Jesus saves to the uttermost. He will save the unsaveable.
“Those who draw near to God through him.” One of the key responsibilities of a priest is atoning for the sins of the people to bring them back into right relationship to God the Father. Jesus does this perfectly. We go to God through the person of Jesus Christ. He is our merit. He is our entry fee. He is the one who brings us into God’s glory.
“He always lives to make intercession for them.” Jesus is alive in heaven at the right hand of the majesty on high. His purpose is to pray for you. I remember someone asking the question, “What would you do if you knew Jesus was in the next room praying for you?”
Hebrews 7:25 tells us Jesus is in the next room praying for you. Your sin – past, present, and future – is covered because there is a high priest in heaven praying for you. And he will never leave. There’s never a moment when you want to come to God that he will not be there to receive you because of Christ. Jesus’ priesthood is always successful.
John Bunyan said,
“Many there be that begin with grace, and end with works, and think that this is the only way…But to be saved and brought to glory, to be carried through this dangerous world, from my first moving after Christ, until I set my foot within the gates of paradise, this is the work of my mediator, of my high priest and intercessor. It is he that fetches us again when we are run away; it is he that lifts us up when the devil and sin have thrown us down; it is he that quickens us when we grow cold; it is he that comforts us when we despair; it is he that obtains fresh pardon when we have contracted sin; and he that purges our consciences when they are loaded with guilt…We are saved by Christ; brought to glory by Christ; and all our works are no otherways made acceptable to God, but by the person and personal excellences and works of Christ.”
For Jesus is able in all he does to save those who love God and come to him in need through him he lives forever to mediate on their behalf against their sins
What Does Hebrews 7:25 Mean? ►
Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
The more we learn of God’s Word and come to an understanding of Who God is, what He is doing and all that He has planned for those that love Him, the more we see an unveiling of His glory upon glory and the more we recognise God’s grace upon grace, that is daily being showered upon all His blood-bought children. Our risen, ascended and glorified Saviour, has saved us to the uttermost.
Our kinsman Redeemer, Who has rescued us from our sins and seated us together with Himself in heavenly places as sons of God and joint-heirs with Christ, is currently seated on the right hand of the Majesty on high; interceding for you; praying for me; defending His children from the accusations of the enemy and protecting the church, which is His body, with His never-ending intercessions to the Father.
Christ ever lives and Christ ever intercedes – for He has power to save through the merit of His atoning work on the cruel cross of Calvary and His glorious resurrection. All power has been given to Him by the Father, and so He can with absolute authority, declare His ability to save to the uttermost, all that trust in His name.
For Christ has promised to save us from the power of sin; the guilt of sin; the nature of sin and the punishment of sin, but also to sanctify to the uttermost, body, soul and spirit, as day by day His Holy Spirit is conforming us into the image and likeness of Christ Jesus our Lord.
His saving grace is not only for the eternal ages to come but will be carried through to its ultimate completion, for He will never abandon any that have trusted in His name as Saviour and who have come to Him for pardon and peace. There is no time nor place where His sacrifice of intercession does not reach us, thus underlining His promise, I will never leave you nor forsake you
The more we learn of God’s Word and the wonderful covenant relationship that He has with His church, the more we discover His showers of blessing and abundant privileges raining down upon our heads and come to an understanding of Who God is, what He is doing and all that He has planned for those that love Him.