The Saviour Interceding
Hebrews 7:25
Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

I. There are THREE OFFICES which Christ sustains in reference to the salvation of men. prophetical, sacerdotal, and regal. These comprehend all that He has done, is doing, and will do, in reference to our salvation, until the mediatorial kingdom be given up. Intercession is part of the sacerdotal office.

II. THE PURPOSES for which He sustains the office of mediation and intercession.

1. For the suspension of merited punishment and the extension of our probationary existence.

2. For the continuance of the economy of grace in the Church, and the supply of spiritual influence to the minds of men. This is necessary to help in improving our extended probation.

3. For the pardon and salvation of the most reprobate and guilty. So Isaiah tells us in that admirable prophecy of the mediatorial work of Christ with which the whole of his fifty-third chapter is engrossed. "He made intercession for the transgressors."

4. That our persons and services may be acceptable to God. "Through Him we have access by one Spirit unto the Father."

5. The intercession of Christ embraces in a very special manner the interests of His people. Lessons: —

1. The majesty and holiness of God the Father.

2. The love of Christ.

(1)  Its constancy.

(2)  Its comprehensiveness.

3. The necessity of availing ourselves of the advocacy of Christ.

4. The necessity of cultivating a continual sense of dependence on Christ.

(J. Summerfield, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: 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.

WEB: Therefore he is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, seeing that he lives forever to make intercession for them.

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