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Intercession of Christ

Intercession of Christ

Christ's priestly office consists of these two parts, (1) the offering up of himself as a sacrifice, and (2) making continual intercession for us.

When on earth he made intercession for his people ( Luke 23:34 ; John 17:20 ; Hebrews 5:7 ); but now he exercises this function of his priesthood in heaven, where he is said to appear in the presence of God for us ( Hebrews 9:12 Hebrews 9:24 ).

His advocacy with the Father for his people rests on the basis of his own all-perfect sacrifice. Thus he pleads for and obtains the fulfilment of all the promises of the everlasting covenant ( 1 John 2:1 ; John 17:24 ; Hebrews 7:25 ). He can be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities," and is both a merciful and a faithful high priest ( Hebrews 2:17 Hebrews 2:18 ; Hebrews 4:15 Hebrews 4:16 ). This intercession is an essential part of his mediatorial work. Through him we have "access" to the Father ( John 14:6 ; Ephesians 2:18 ; 3:12 ). "The communion of his people with the Father will ever be sustained through him as mediatorial Priest" ( Psalms 110:4 ; Revelation 7:17 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Intercession of Christ". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .