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"And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God."--Romans 8:27.

"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."--Heb. 7:25.

"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are figures of the true ; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us."--Heb. 9:24.

These scriptures teach that Christ intercedes for His people and I am sure this blessed truth is full of comfort for the poor child of God who daily realizes his sinfulness. We learn from the above Scriptures that Christ makes intercession according to the will of God. That is the ground upon which He pleads our cause, a righteous ground, and hence is pleasing to God. Christ does not plead our innocence or our righteousness, for we have no righteousness of our own to plead. The lawyer in defense will try to establish the innocence of the prisoner, although his hands may be red with blood ; but not so with Jesus. he confesses that His people are guilty, that they have no righteousness, no justification, no redemption of their own. He confesses that within themselves considered they deserve no mercy, but He pleads His own blood for their redemption. He holds forth His hands that the cruel spikes pierced, He calls attention (so to speak) to His pierced side and the cross. He pleads His righteous justification, and perfect obedience. Oh, what joyful news to the poor saint! For such intercession is according to the will of God. He says, "It is enough. Spare them."

Dear saint, so you feel so imperfect that it seems your prayers rise no higher than your head? If so, I bring the news that Jesus prays for you and He says His Father always hears Him.

Next we learn that he ever lives to make intercession for us. God's poor people will need a Saviour to intercede for them until they are safely landed home in heaven. We feel to praise God for the knowledge of the fact that Jesus ever lives to plead their cause. The Bible teaches that Christ, our High Priest, has entered heaven itself to appear before before God the Father for us-- even in His presence, ant thus we feel to hope for mercy. God will be merciful to our unrighteousness. "If we sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." Truly Jesus is full of grace.

This doctrine attacks the doctrine of the righteousness and it attacks the doctrine of apostasy. The doctrine of the righteous intercession of Christ holds Him forth as the sinner's only hope of heaven and at the same time assures him, if he has an interest in Christ that some sweet day he will hear the joyful news, "Child, your Father calls, come home." When that time comes, the loving hand of our blessed intercessor will wipe the tears from our eyes. THere will be no pain nor death in that eternal city. There will be no sin in heaven ; but, until we triumph over sin, we will need an intercessor.

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