The End? Or Just The Beginning?
We have seen how Jesus as the Christ serves as humanity’s servant by existing as the God-man connection between our physical presence here and our perpetual spiritual potentiality. We have also realized his purposed role as our sacrifice to insure our salvation. Now we turn to his examining his role as mediator, to guarantee we have an advocate representing our spiritual soul before the throne of God, Father and Spirit.
Upon his ascension to heaven, following his resurrection and post-mortem forty-day ministry, Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father serving as our mediator until his return to earth. Because he was one of us, Jesus knows firsthand the complexities of humanity’s struggle with and within itself. Although our technologies are far more advanced than those of two thousand years ago, man’s inhumanity to man has changed little.
Life two and three millennia ago revolved around the same or similar humanitarian crisis’ and responses as we face today. Our reactions to each other today are rooted in the same types of self-indulgent provincial and parochial behaviors, emotions and efforts as generations have struggled with since before civilizations’ inception.
Human behaviors and responses remain as toxic and caustic as they have been for Millennia. We have changed, but not much. For this reason, we today remain mired in the same lessons of life our forefathers and ancestors grappled with in their daily stress and struggle. Despite these conditions, Jesus remains ready to take up our cause and defend our efforts to come closer to God’s holy throne. He remains the believer’s mediator and advocate.
He took up our defense against death when he walked among men and women of his day. He did so by going to the cross for all those who would come to him, then and now. He still advocates on behalf of those still here on earth who desire to follow and emulate him. He will continue to represent those who will face the oncoming trials and tribulations prophesied for the future, when things in this world are truly terrible for all who are still alive.
If you are a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, you may rest assured night and day that His efforts on your behalf are protected and adjudicated. This He promises (John 14:26). He promised to send one to serve as counselor and advocate. One who would assist and aid by guiding and directing our thoughts and steps away from adversity and closer to Him, if we would but ask (Ask, Seek, Know) and then, heed and respond.
This advocate for the living, this counselor for those who seek him lives and abides with the believer’s spirit. Ever ready to serve at a moment’s notice fully and completely the same way it did for the man Jesus when he walked the earth and faced the same human complexities of his day.
This counselor, this advocate, is the Holy Spirit carried by the breath of God that goes out from Him to those who surrender to their heartfelt desire to share in cohabited spiritual communion. The same Spirit that resides with and within the Holy Godhead Trinity serves every believer of Jesus as the Christ. As long as the believer is alive, and until spiritually reunited with the Trinity of God, Jesus is our mediator and advocate to, and from the throne of God.
Join me for Part 9 when we discover the ‘how and why’ of spiritual ‘refinement’ to get from ‘here to there.’
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