The Intercessor | A Gospel Study

In the beginning was the Word. In the beginning, He spoke and created the world. And it was good, very good.

But I chose to worship the created thing rather than the Creator. I turned to my own way, leaning on my own understanding, esteeming the riches of Egypt as more desirable than the One from whose hand all blessings flow.

My garments are stained with sin. The glory radiating from our God is a light that would destroy me, a creature of the darkness. I cannot approach Him; I am cut off; I am separated from Life. My soul has sinned; it will die.

But God, who is rich in mercy, has not left me without hope. He has promised a Seed that will crush the serpent’s head. He has promised a Son, born of a Virgin, whose name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, God with Us.

I watched through the centuries for my Savior to come. Men rose and fell. Heroes were born, and died. But all sinned and fell short of the glory of God. There was none righteous; no, not one. We all went astray. We all were under the law of sin and death.

And I despaired, for I saw no one to save. But God saw, too. And when He saw that there was no intercessor, He Himself stretched out His arm to save.

I rejoiced in the Lord, the Righteous, the Just, the Holy; sin could not touch Him, and He would not fall. Yet still I was lost. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. The wages of sin must be paid. And the eternal God could neither bleed nor die.

So the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. He humbled Himself to enter this world through the process of birth. He became a helpless baby, along with all that entails. He dwelt among us as one of us, and so we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who was tempted in all points as we are, and yet was without sin.

Satan had nothing in Him. But though He was found without fault, He was crucified. And because He was man, He bled. And because He was man, He died.

But it was impossible for death to hold Him! He triumphed over the grave, and has been exalted to His rightful place at the right hand of the Father. He is Lord; He is God!

Lift your head and rejoice! The Savior has come, the Intercessor between God and man, and He is able to save to the uttermost!


This is part four of a study of the Gospel I’m doing with Grace over at Following Him Beside Still Waters! The theme this time was “The Incarnation.” This was inspired primarily by Isaiah 9:6, John 1:14, and Hebrews 9:22. Check out what Grace did for part four here: Jesus Is The Word And The Lord

May your hearts be filled with joy in our Jesus!

Blessings in Him,
Olivia Brooke

11 thoughts on “The Intercessor | A Gospel Study

  1. I loved the whole post, but each time I read this part, my soul rejoices: “But it was impossible for death to hold Him! He triumphed over the grave, and has been exalted to His rightful place at the right hand of the Father. He is Lord; He is God!

    Lift your head and rejoice! The Savior has come, the Intercessor between God and man, and He is able to save to the uttermost!” LOVED THIS SO MUCH! ❤

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  2. Quote:But God, who is rich in mercy, has not left me without hope. He has promised a Seed that will crush the serpent’s head. He has promised a Son, born of a Virgin, whose name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, God with Us. ……….

    And I despaired, for I saw no one to save. But God saw, too. And when He saw that there was no intercessor, He Himself stretched out His arm to save.End Quotes

    But GOD is is Mercy and Love provides the cure if one is brave enough to advantage it; a cure that surely works highly conditionally….

    1 Jn 5:16-17 “[16] He that knoweth his brother to sin a sin which is not to death, let him ask, and life shall be given to him, who sinneth not to death. There is a sin unto death: for that I say not that any man ask. [17] All iniquity is sin. And there is a sin unto death.”

    Jn. 20:19-23 ” [19] Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. [20] And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. [21] He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. [22] When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. [23] Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained”

    Paul 1st Cor. 11:23-30 “. [23] For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread. [24] And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me. [25] In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.

    [26] For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. [27] Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. [28] But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. [29] For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. [30] Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep.”

    EACH OD THESE ARE INTENDED BY GOD AND THE AUTHORS TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS BEING LITERAL. Amen!

    God Bless you, it was a wonderful POST
    Patrick

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    1. Hi, Patrick! Thanks so much for your kind words! I am so glad to remember that Jesus is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, and that He is able to keep us from falling and present us blameless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy!!! When we make our lives all about knowing Him, He takes care of everything else. He is so good! May He pour out even more of His goodness on you today!

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      1. Agreed! I’ve seen it done sooooo beautifully before, making me see connections I’d never seen before, making things come alive, and making things stand out to me in a new way. I’d love to be able to learn to write like that – without losing the meaning or accidentally making things say something they were never meant to say, haha. 😅 That’s the intimidating part of writing something like this!

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