DAY 4 - REJOICE OVER HIM 44
Rejoice over Him with thanksgiving –
Let me adjust our focus for a few moments to a short passage from the book of Hebrews. This is from chapter 7, where the author has been building a strong case for the supremacy of Jesus as our high priest, the perfect mediator, removing any and barriers which might otherwise keep us from intimacy with our loving Father. In verses 24 and 25 we encounter this life changing promise, “because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore, He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.”
In just those few words we can experience the WONDER and MAJESTY of what our Lord Jesus has worked on our behalf and how that process continues to unfold.
First, we are told His office as our priest is unchanging, His role on our behalf forever. Because of that, the rescue operation He has worked at the cross is all encompassing, touching every aspect of our lives.
We are fully forgiven, fully restored, fully renewed, fully healed as He works this newness of life into the very depths of spirit, soul, and body. It is totally comprehensive and fully efficacious. It is complete but also a process, which He supplements by praying on our behalf all the time.
Picture Him standing before the Father, commending us before Him and letting the Holy Spirit know the sort of help we need.
Jesus our Savior forever and faithful to bring us to perfection as He walks us into the fullness of eternal life. Hallelujah, THANK YOU, Lord!
- Phill Olson