Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ascended to Intercede

“After his suffering, [Christ] … gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’

“After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight” (Acts 1:3-5, 9).

“…when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God” (Heb 10:12) “with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him” (1Pet 3:22).

“For Christ … entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence” (Heb 9:24).

“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Rom 8:33-34).

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Heb 4:14-16).


Nancy said...

AMEN! Hold tight!

Hebrews 12:2 (NLT)

2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith...

Anonymous said...

When will you post again ? Been looking forward to this !