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03/27/2012

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The Intercessor


"Who is he that condemns? Jesus Christ who died-----more than that, who was raised to life-----is at the right hand of God and who is also interceding for us" (Rom.8:34).

Perhaps you have heard the term; "A man who acts as his own attorney, has a fool for a client." Abraham Lincoln used this axiom, but I don't think that it is attributed to him. It is certainly a pithy saying that causes one to think about being represented in a court of law. An attorney acts as an intercessor for his client because he understands all of nuances of the law. An intercessor is one who pleads the cause of another. Today's verse tells us where Jesus is right now and one of the things that He does for us. The apostle Paul gives us three reasons why nobody can condemn one of God's children. 1. Christ died for us. 2. Christ is alive and sitting at the right hand of God in a position of power. 3. Christ is interceding for us. This is brought into clearer focus as we read from the book of 1 John. "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense----Jesus Christ, the Righteous One" (1 Jn.2:1). Jesus promises to act as our fair and impartial lawyer before God. We must not sit on our hands and do nothing however. Before Jesus can plead our case before the Father, we must repent, confess our sin and plead for God's forgiveness. It is then that Jesus does that wonderful interceding for us. Jesus lets God know of our sincerity, humility, and sorrow and eloquently pleads to God for us. We need to be the best clients that we can be....

Have a great day... Go about doing good.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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