“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” ~ Hebrews 7:25
“Uttermost” is a curious word not often used in our everyday conversation. It brings to mind things like the “uttermost regions of the earth”; far, far away places and the like. I don’t think that we’d be far off in our application of that type of thinking in today’s passage of Scripture.
The only difference is that we are not talking about the space/time continuum, but the kind of salvation that is possible only through our High Priest, Jesus Christ. This same Jesus who was with God in the beginning and was Himself God came down from heaven, took upon Himself human flesh, lived and moved among mankind to offer living water to those who would drink, was sacrificed upon Calvary’s tree for our sin, died and arose again on the third day–all to represent us in an eternal relationship with God.
He will FOREVER make intercession for us with God, the Father. Of course this scripture is referring to those who “come unto God by Him.” We cannot represent ourselves to God except through our High Priest, Jesus Christ. This is no ordinary priest, but the Son of God!
Psalm 139:7 begins one of the most amazing portions of the Psalms that goes on to demonstrate God’s presence with us to the uttermost:
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” ~ Psalm 139:7-12
The same God that formed us in our mothers’ wombs desires a personal relationship with us. While we are in human corruptible flesh we are only able to have access to Him through an incorruptible, sinless representative. Jesus is the one and only High Priest who fits that description.
Until we shed our earthly bodies we need a go between to make intercession for us; to speak on our behalf to God. The very same One who wrote everyone of our days before we were ever born is able to cover our sins from the beginning to the end; the uttermost reaches of our lives. Nothing is beyond the reach of His love!
Our past sins… COVERED!
Our present sins… COVERED!
Our future sins… COVERED!
He’s got us COVERED! To the UTTERMOST!
How can we neglect so great a salvation?
LORD, I am in awe of the reaches of your LOVE and Your SALVATION. Thank You for always being present in my life and for taking my pleas before the Father. I am forever grateful! I love You, my Lord and Savior! Amen.
Contributed by C. Stelter Tesar