THE MEDIATOR WHO STOOD FOR YOU
Mediation in the Christian faith often involves a situation where a law has been broken, sin and judgment are involved. Penalty can be death as in the history of mankind, when he disobeyed the commandment of God, (Gen. 2:17). The sentence of death had reigned over man since then; and God made efforts to reconcile man to himself. But the serpent continued to influence man and kept him away from God. God did send angels to watch and help men, but the angels could not get the job done. God sent men called messengers, prophets, priests, prophetesses and kings to talk to men about peace with him. Moses was used of God to bring the Law or the commandments. This was to help men come closer to God and to know how to conduct themselves. This commandment had no room and could not take man back to God. It was weak in that it could not give eternal life. Rom. 7: 5-25, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruits unto death.—, The commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death, the Law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. But man fell and the Law could not save the relationship. A MEDIATOR was needed.
There is ONE MEDIATOR, not two or three or more. To be a mediator you must know all the facts about God, all the facts about man and all the possible consequences for sin. The mediator must be committed, fair in judgment, full of love, kind, longsuffering and merciful. What more commitment can we compare to 1st Tim. 2:6 THE MAN CHRIST JESUS WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOME FOR ALL, to be testified in due time. Jesus said, in John 3:16, “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.” The mediator is one who knows the relationship between man and God, and the purpose. The mediator is one who understands the damaged relationship, separation and even death of the relationship between God and man. Man died but the mediator had the good news. God had set a standard and nobody was found able to meet the mark. The mediator understood the demand and was willing to meet the demand; to save mankind. Col. 1:21 states, “and you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled to God:” If you believe the gospel and are saved.
The mediator, to show he meant business, met the demands of God for this enormous reconciliation for helpless humanity. This mediator put his life on the line, that God would see his sacrifice.; that of his blood and life for the sin and death, reigning over humanity. Heb. 9:14-15 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Verse 15, “And For this cause he is the mediator Of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of Eternal Inheritance.”
Almost all things are by the law purged with Blood; and WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION. Heb. 9:19, Moses took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people. Verse 23 states, that it was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; BUT THE HEAVENLY THINGS (this includes the salvation of the lost, who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior) THEMSELVES WITH BETTER SACRIFICE (THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST) THAN THESE, the blood of bulls and goats, under the Old Testament. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh, on the earth. This has to be done yearly for sin. But Heb. 9:26 states, that ONCE IN THE END OF THE WORLD HATH HE (CHRIST JESUS) APPEARED TO PUT AWAY SIN BY THE SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF.
Jesus Christ is the mediator between God and all of humanity. He came to earth conceived of the Holy Ghost in the womb of Mary, Matt. 1:23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Verse:11 states, and when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him. Matt. 9:35, And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. In Lk. 16:23-26 Jesus talked about the consequences of sin and the destination of all who reject the gift of God, the sacrifice of God. He said, and the rich man lifted up his eyes in HELL, being in torments,—asked for “Lazarus to dip his finger in water that perhaps a drop may reach his lips and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame”. This confirms that the mediator knows the consequences of sin, and the desire of God to save man.
Jesus died on the CROSS paying the price for the sins of humanity, and in John 19:30 JESUS SAID, IT IS FINISHED: and He bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. When Jesus rose from the dead he appeared unto his disciples, and said in Mark 16:15-16 unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; BUT HE THAT BELIEVTH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED. In John 3:18 Jesus said, He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. He confirmed that the bill for sin was paid in full at the Cross of Calvary.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. The only mediator, between God and man; including YOURSELF is Christ Jesus; who liveth to make intercession for us. Jesus Christ paid the full price for the penalty for sin and death. That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death; that is the devil. AND DELIVER THEM WHO THROUGH FEAR OF DEATH WERE ALL THEIR LIFETIME SUBJECT TO BONDAGE, (Heb. 2:15).
There is only one GOD and Deut. 6:4 reads, hear O! Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. In Isaiah 43:3 it reads for I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel thy Savior. In Isaiah 46:9-10 it reads “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times (including the events at the Garden of Eden) the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” In John 5:43, I came in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him (Satan) will ye receive. Jesus Christ came in his Father’s name, not his own name, and the name of the Father is JESUS CHRIST. Emmanuel, meaning God with us, Matt.1:23.
God is the Father of all creation; He is God because He is worshipped. God cannot die, but to save man He needed the shedding of innocent blood, but all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, Rom. 3:23. In the beginning was the WORD, the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God,– and the WORD was made flesh (JESUS CHRIST) and dwelt among us, (John 1:1-14). God hath made that same JESUS, whom ye crucified both Lord and Christ. So, God took the form of man that He may test death for man. Remember that God cannot die, for God is a Spirit. God only died in the person of Jesus Christ, because God became flesh walked and worked as all men on the earth: But without sin. He made himself known to those who would listen, that he was on earth for man; some people believed called disciples. You can become a disciple too, because Jesus said, in John 17:20, “Neither, pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” When you repent, accept and BELIEVE, you have by grace the mediator, JESUS CHRIST.”
God is a Spirit and has no beginning or ending. He was flesh and died on the cross, rose again, and returned to heaven. In Rev. 1:8 JESUS CHRIST states, “I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END.” In Rev. 1:18, JESUS CHRIST SAID, “ FEAR NOT; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST; I AM HE THAT LIVETH,(present tense) AND WAS DEAD (God died as Jesus Christ in the flesh) AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE,AMEN, AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HADES AND DEATH.”
This tells all humans that GOD WAS THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH, AND CALLED JESUS CHRIST. GOD CAN MANIFEST HIMSELF IN MANY WAYS, AS THE FATHER, AS THE SON, AS THE HOLY SPIRIT, AS MELCHIZEDEK AND ALSO AS THE MEDIATOR, JUDGE AND ADVOCATE. If you have JESUS CHRIST, you have it all. He is seated as the judge and stands as your advocate. You cannot lose. If you from the heart, follow Acts. 2:38, “Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. THE WORD IS GOD, JESUS CHRIST WAS THE WORD, AND IS THE ONLY MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN.” HE PAID THE PRICE IN FULL.
The sixth day is nearing its end, which is actually 6000, man years. Separation is coming; deliverance (TRANSLATION) and judgment (THE WHITE THRONE) are near. Man needed help, a mediator between the creator and the creature (man). Man stands condemned because of sin. The end of the judgment for the lost is the LAKE OF FIRE, FINAL AND TOTAL SEPARATION FROM GOD as in Rev. 20:15. Call on the Mediator, the end will be terrible, there will be no way out and no help. The hour of the Mediator is NOW, and your hour is NOW, as you are alive, make your request known to God, in repentance. Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out and get reconciled to God.
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