Saturday, November 19, 2011

Job: The Intercessor

I have been reading in Job and I thought it was interesting that Job was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.(1:1) and he would go and make ten sacrifices, once a week, to God in case his sons and daughters had sinned.(v5) Job was the intercessor for his sons and daughters. We also have an intercessor for us, Jesus Christ. Romans 8:34b-"Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us." Also Christ is our great high priest offering Himself as a sacrifice once for all for all time.

Hebrews 7:23-27 "The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself."

Hebrews 9:11-12 "But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption."

We can see that Job is a type of Christ. Job interceded for his children and making sure that their sins were covered. We have a Great High Priest who took away our sins, not just covered them. He saved us forever and always lives to make intercession for us. He has given us eternal redemption, through His great and wonderful sacrifice. What a wonderful Great High Priest we have!

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