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Jesus is my High Priest, interceding for me before God. Jesus is able to save me altogether, perfectly, so that nothing should be wanting afterwards for ever. Jesus sacrificed Himself to pay the price for my missing God’s goal AND also intercedes for me.

Imagine that. Perfectly saved. Not a thing I can do. Everything that Jesus has and will do.

What is my job? I must draw near to God. I must have faith. Jesus does the rest. Jesus always lives to make intercession for me.

Now many have become Levitical priests, since they are prevented by death from remaining in office. But because he remains forever, he holds his priesthood permanently. Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25

A Savior is a “deliverer,” “protector,” or “preserver.” That is Jesus. Jesus delivers, protects and preserves us. Wow, that is stunning news.

  • Mary rejoices in God her Savior, referring to the Master’s mighty acts of protection and deliverance on behalf of Israel.
  • The angel announces to the shepherds the birth of “a Savior, who is the Messiah the Master,” one who would offer Himself as a sacrifice to provide redemption for all.
  • Luke’s emphasis on Jesus as Savior can be seen in the summary of Jesus’ mission in Luke 19:10: “to seek and to save that which was lost”.

In New Testament times, the Greek term for Savior, sōtēr, was used for military heroes and Caesars. The Romans used the word to refer to the divine status of their emperors.

For Jesus to be called “Savior” by His believers was tantamount to being called “God.” It is no wonder, then, that two New Testament writers, Paul and Peter, call Jesus, “our God and Savior.”

Paul identified Jesus as “our God and Savior.” Peter also named Jesus as “God and Savior”.He says Jesus is “our God and Master.”

Therefore — Greek, “Whence”; inasmuch as “He remaineth for ever.”

also—as a natural consequence flowing from the last, at the same time a new and higher thing.

save—His very name JESUS (Heb 7:22) meaning Saviour.

to the uttermost—completely, altogether perfectly, so that nothing should be wanting afterwards forever. It means “in any wise,” “utterly,” in Lu 13:11.

come unto God—by faith.

by him—through Him as their mediating Priest, instead of through the Levitical priests.

seeing he ever liveth—resuming “He continueth ever,” Heb 7:24; therefore “He is able to the uttermost”; He is not, like the Levitical priest, prevented by death, for “He ever liveth” (Heb 7:23).

to make intercession—There was but the one offering on earth once for all. But the intercession for us in the heavens (Heb 7:26) is ever continuing, whence the result follows, that we can never be separated from the love of God in the Messiah.

Jesus intercedes only for those who come unto God through Him, not for the unbelieving world (Jn 17:9). As samples of His intercession, compare the prophetical descriptions in the Old Testament. He was not only the offering, but the priest who offered it. Therefore, He has become not only a sacrifice, but an intercessor; His intercession being founded on His voluntary offering of Himself without spot to God.

We are not only then in virtue of His sacrifice forgiven, but in virtue of the intercession admitted to favor and grace.

Note: More on who the author of Hebrews is here.

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