Christ the Mediator is a part of a series of devotions from "In My Fathers House," which answers the question, "Who is Christ?"
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6, NKJV
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:5, NKJV
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are
called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has
occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the
first covenant. . . . 24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places
made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven
itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Hebrews 9:15 and 24, NKJV
Who is Christ? Christ the Mediator intercedes between God and man.
Just what does that mean to us? Why do we need a mediator to get to God?
This is the very question that created a stumbling block for the
religious people of Christ's day.
When Adam and Eve were
created they had a wonderful time of communication with God; He would
walk and talk with them in the Garden of Eden. But what happened after
they sinned? They were sent out from the Garden of Eden, and no longer
had that sweet communication with God.
God is perfect; He cannot even look upon sin.
Here we are thousands of years later with the same problem; because we are born in sin, we are born out of communication with God. Christ came to be a mediator between God and sinful man (John 4:6 and 1 Timothy 2:5).
Hebrews 9 explains this a little more clearly. Christ did not come to the Holy of Holies which was a physical structure made by man; that structure was just a picture of the coming of Christ who would be the perfect Holy of Holies. Instead, Christ now sits in heaven beside God the Father continually making intercession for us. God does not see our sin, but rather sees Christ's blood that was shed for us. How do we have access to God? Our only access is through the Lord Jesus Christ who shed His own perfect blood on behalf of His children. Go to Christ, acknowledge your sin and helplessness before God, and cry out to Him for salvation and reconciliation with God. Then, you will have that perfect peace that comes with communion with God the Father. What an awesome God we have who created a means by which we can again be accepted into fellowship with Him.