Purpose: Sent to Mediate Between God and Men
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. – 1 Timothy 2:5-6
One of the purposes of Jesus Christ is to function as the Mediator between God and humans. Being of God and knowing the things of heaven, He could relate to the standards demanded by God in terms of conducts and modes. In the same vein, having lived as a human, He could also understand firsthand all the factors and frustrations that humans have to grapple with on a daily basis in their attempts to live, work, thrive, maintain success, please God, and fulfil numerous obligations.
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:14-15, NIV). The emphasis here is not that Jesus lived without sin, but that He is not out of touch with our realities; He knows the issues we face, how we feel and how we are prone to react to situations. That is why He could function as go-between between God and humans, as He is fully aware of the expectations of one and the limitations of the other.
If the emphasis had been on His sinlessness, the Bible would not describe Him as a Mediator; He would have been dubbed our Prosecutor. But, the Scripture also confirms that He is indeed our advocate (1 John 2:1-2), and that suggests that He is tilted more to our side in His mediation functions, making appeals to God for our weaknesses and soliciting divine approval for our prayers. What a privilege we have in Christ in Jesus!
You will succeed in Jesus Name!
- Purpose: Sent to Deliver from Evil
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