Because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Heb. 7:24-26 (NIV)

Lord Jesus, the awesomeness of this passage is off-the-charts glorious. What joy, peace, and gratitude we feel… knowing you will save, heal, and transform us completely.

Because of your finished work, all our sins are forgiven, and we’re robed in your perfect righteousness. Your banner over us is love, your desire for us is constant, and your delight in us is endless. We’re citizens of heaven and God’s beloved children, co-heirs with you and married to you. Who can measure such a spectacular standing in grace?

Because of your constant intercession, we have perpetual advocacy before the Father. All your prayers for us are perfect, and all of them will be answered. Though Satan attacks us constantly, you care for us tenaciously—trumping everything he throws at us.

Because of your imminent return, we can live with hope and certainty. One Day we’ll be as lovely as you, and as loving as you (1 John 3:1-3)—as mind-boggling as that is. Nothing can separate us from your love. Nothing can sabotage this grand work of grace. Nothing can deter you from making all things new. May this über-good news free us to live and love to your glory, now and forever.

Should we draw our last breath today, we’ll draw our first breath in heaven. Every salty, painful tear we’ve ever wept, is destined to be wiped-away and redeemed. HALLELUJAH! Thank you, Jesus. So very Amen we pray, in your righteous and reigning name.

from Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition


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