Saturday, March 15, 2008

He now makes intercession for us

Sun and Seashore

He has set forth Christ before every one of you, in the daily preaching of the Word, and in yon Inspired Book, as his anointed to do his work, suffering in the stead and place of all who believe on him. He has set him forth as nailed to Calvary’s cross, that your sins might be nailed there. Set him forth as dying, that your sins might die; nay, buried that your iniquities might be buried; risen, that you might rise to newness of life, ascended, that you might ascend to God; received in triumph, that you might be received in triumph too; made to reign, that you might reign in him, forever loved, forever crowned, that you in him may be forever loved and forever crowned too. Him hath God the Father set forth, that by faith in his blood our sins being put away, you might enjoy the blessing of complete justification. “Who is he that condemneth, Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again, and sitteth at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” “Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?”

From a sermon entitled "Christ Set Forth As A Propitiation," delivered March 29, 1861. Flickr photo by miyukiutada ; some rights reserved.

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