Have you ever used a mediator? Do you understand the purpose of a mediator? Have you had to participate in negotiations? Have you had a need for someone to bargain on your behalf? Do you know you have one now?
When we think of a mediator, we often think of high-profile negotiations. A mediator is used when a baseball player is eligible for arbitration and he and the team do not agree on a new salary. Mediators are often used during negotiations between two nations.
Negotiations typically mean two or more parties are attempting to come to an agreement. They typically imply there will be a compromise. Each party must determine what they are willing to give up, where they can bend a little, and what is non-negotiable. Often each party is trying to hold onto as many of their desires as possible, gaining as much as they can.
Jesus is our mediator. He continually stands before God the Father on our behalf. Unlike mediators who negotiate contracts for baseball players or agreements between nations, Jesus has already completed the negotiation. He gave His life for each one of us.
As Satan accuses us of each failure, Jesus points out it has been covered by Him. As Satan desires to steal us away from God through accusation, Jesus says the price, or fine, has already been paid. As Satan tries to take our life, Jesus states He was given us eternal life and it cannot be taken away.
Jesus is the perfect mediator. He paid the ultimate price to claim us as His own. Make no mistake, He does not desire us to continue to fail, but He has paid the price for our failure. He is unlike any mediator in this world. The negotiation has been completed. All that remains is Satan’s continual accusations and Jesus’ continual defense.
I pray we all see Jesus as our perfect Mediator. I pray we realize He has paid our ransom in full. I pray each one of us celebrate our freedom and tell others about Jesus. Jesus paid the price for you. He has ransomed you from condemnation. See Jesus as your perfect Mediator. Be a witness of Jesus’ perfect sacrifice.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.