Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 (ESV)
We cannot draw near to God in ourselves but through Christ. He alone is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him. Yet, we are called to draw near to God in sincerity- never hiding that which we know is impure. Jesus lives forever to make intercession for us. When we come with our filthy rags, He is able to save. When we come with trembling hearts, He is able to save. When we have nothing of ourselves to fall back on, we look to Christ- He is able to save to the uttermost! That means completely and permanently. He leaves nothing untouched, unchanged, or unsaved.
For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. Hebrews 7:28 (ESV)
We are so privileged to understand that we are not saved by the law but through Christ! However, what does this mean for us? It means that because of Christ’s perfect sacrifice, we can finally attain true purity of soul. Christ, who is perfect forever prays for us, constantly interceding before the Father. We receive God’s favor not because of how we pray but because of how we appropriate the sacrifice of Christ. When we draw near to God through Christ, in true reverence for the cost of the cross, and acknowledgement of His perfection– God empowers us to come into His presence. We are forever indebted to Christ…