What does it mean to have an intercessor? Is an intercessor needed? What can you gain by having an intercessor? How do you go about acquiring an intercessor? Do you know you already have one?
An intercessor, in the simplest terms, is someone to intercedes on your behalf. In other words, they stand in the gap between you and someone else. They may pay the fine, negotiate the differences, or be a mediator during negotiations.
Jesus is our intercessor with God. He has paid the price for our sin. Because of His sacrifice, we may come before God without going through a human intercessor. We stand in the grace of God because of Jesus’ sacrifice. We have hope thanks to Him.
It is our faith in Jesus that gives us access to all God has to offer, and God has more to offer us than we can imagine. Our faith in Jesus grants us peace with God. Those without faith are without peace, and many are at war with God, even if they do not acknowledge it themselves. Having peace with God brings peace into our lives.
God also grants us His grace when we put our faith in Jesus. It is through His grace and mercy that we are forgiven for sinning against God. Being forgiven does not mean there are not consequences. It does mean we can be assured of forgiveness and our sins will not keep us from spending eternity with God.
Spending eternity with God is our hope and our hope is not a mere wish, but a guarantee made by God. We can be assured our hope will be fulfilled. Jesus, through His life, death, and resurrection, has secured and assured our hope.
I pray we all put our faith in Jesus Christ. I pray we accept Jesus as our intercessor. I pray each of us accept God’s peace, grace, mercy, and realize our hope through Jesus. Put your faith in Jesus. Accept God’s peace. Accept God’s grace. Know that your hope is secure. Know that Jesus has and does intercede for you.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.