Remember WWJD? It stood for What Would Jesus Do? and served as a reminder to each person who wore the braclet, t-shirt or carried the key chain (or really to all who saw the logo) to stop and consider Christ when making all decisions and doing life daily. I thought in a similar manner when preparing for this blog moment. My question however, is What Does Jesus Do?
and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. HEBREWS 10:21-23
I believe the writter of Hebrews was helping to convey that:
There is the assurance of your confession. Jesus Christ's work is
the very foundation of your faith. Jesus is the High Priest who offered the sacrifice and is the sacrifice himself! Hebrews 4:14-16 tells us that He passed thru the heavens, He appeared in the presence of God on our behalf! He knows our weaknesses and sympathizes with us. We can come boldy to the throne of grace because of what He has done.
What Jesus did and does for all of us is the picture of what love is! That alone is fuel for the fire of your faith!
Hebrews 10:4 informs us that Christ's sacrifice surpasses the blood of bulls and goats. They were sacrificed on behalf of the sins of the people but since people sin perpetually, it could never be enough and there was always a weighty reminder of their sins.
Our joy is that Jesus, as our High Priest who came to offer sacrifice for us, became the sacrifice for us to put sin away once and for all. Destroy it's hold, the weight and power of it. Hebrews 9:26 (Hebrews7:27; 9:12,24-28; 10:1-2, 10, 12, 14; 13:12).
Jesus did that thang and is certainly still doing it. It was appointed for Him to die once but He got up and HE LIVES. The blood STILL WORKS! Brother Andre Crouch said it will never lose it's power.
Jesus Sacrificed His life so that we could live.
He keeps us before the Father in right standing. He keeps us in the beauty of God's presence without fear of wrath or condemnation, guilt or stain. Christ prays and pleads our case. The following texts tell how He intercedes on our behalf: Hebrews 6:19-20; Hebrews10:19-22; Luke 23:45; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34.
Entygchano is the Greek word used in the verses meaning- to plead, intercede, make an appeal for someone. Jesus Christ did that for us when He died. He is doing it for us right now. That means Jesus does what He did when He died for you and for me! When we were enemies of God, while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8-11).... And He is still stepping in on our behalf nullifying the accusations and plans of the evil one, accuser, satan the father of lies.
This is a reminder to think on what Jesus did and what Jesus does. We were not meant to gain this information and live solitary lives of insignificance awaiting a later date. We are to gather together to encourage and build up one another by our very confession. Tell somebody else about it. They might hear, believe and respond to truth. Run and little further, work a little harder, bless someone else, hold on a lil while longer. IT'S GOOD NEWS!!!
It is a consoling thought that Christ is praying for us, even when we are negligent in our prayer life; that He is presenting to the Father those spiritual needs which were not present to our minds and which we often neglect to include in our prayers; and that He prays for our protection against the dangers of which we are not even conscious, and against the enemies which threaten us, though we do not notice it. He is praying that our faith may not cease, and that we may come out victoriously in the end.
Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology
The New King James Version. 1982 (Heb10:21–25). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.