Intercession of Christ
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5241. huperentugchano -- to intercede, to make petition for
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The Intercession of Christ
... Sermon XLVII. The Intercession of Christ. The Intercession of Christ Romans
8:34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died ...
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Christ's Intercession...
... Article XXVI Christ's IntercessionChrist's Intercession We believe that
we have no access unto God but alone through the only ...
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Moreover Since He Himself is the Only Way and the Only Access by ...
... also made in the name of Christ, what more do they than declare that no man can
derive the least benefit from any prayers without the intercession of Christ? ...
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Of Prayer
... 20. Refutation of errors interfering with the intercession of Christ.1. Christ the
Mediator of redemption; the saints mediators of intercession. ...
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Christ's Intercession.
... Hymns. Book 2. Composed on Divine Subjects. Hymn 2:36. Christ's intercession.
1 Well, the Redeemer's gone T' appear before our God ...
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Christ's Intercession.
... Hymns, Book II HYMN 37 Christ's intercession. CM Christ's intercession. Lift
up your eyes to th' heav'nly seats. Where your Redeemer stays; ...
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Christ's Intercession.
... Hymns, Book II HYMN 36 Christ's intercession. SM Christ's intercession.
Well, the Redeemer's gone. T' appear before our God; ...
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The Auburn Declaration. AD 1837.
... [INTERCESSION OF CHRIST.]. 10. The intercession of Christ for the elect
is previous, as well as subsequent, to their regeneration ...
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Helps to Intercession
... Take courage; it is in the intercession of Christ you are called to take part. The
burden and the agony, the triumph and the victory are all His. ...
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In the Name of Christ
... Thy redemption, O believer, is a redemption wrought out by prayer and intercession:
thy Christ is a praying Christ: the life He lived for thee, the life He ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Intercession of Christ


The general conception of our Lord's mediatorial office is specially summed up in His intercession in which He appears in His high-priestly office, and also as interceding with the Father on behalf of that humanity whose cause He had espoused.

1. Christ's Intercession Viewed in Its Priestly Aspect:

The function of priesthood as developed under Judaism involved the position of mediation between man and God. The priest represented man, and on man's behalf approached God; thus he offered sacrifice, interceded and gave to the offerer whom he represented the benediction and expression of the Divine acceptance. (For the various forms of these offerings, see special articles.) As in sacrifice, so in the work of Christ, we find the proprietary rights of the offerer in the sacrifice. For man, Christ as one with man, and yet in His own personal right, offers Himself (see Romans 5; and compare Galatians 4:5 with Hebrews 2:11). There was also the transfer of guilt and its conditions, typically by laying the hand on the head of the animal, which then bore the sins of the offerer and was presented to God by the priest. The acknowledgment of sin and the surrender to God is completely fulfilled in Christ's offering of Himself, and His death (compare Leviticus 3:2, 8, 13; Leviticus 16:21; with Isaiah 53:6 2 Corinthians 5:21). our Lord's intercessory quality in the sacrifice of Himself is not only indicated by the imputation of guilt to Him as representing the sinner, but also in the victory of His life over death, which is then given to man in God's acceptance of His representative and substitute.

In the Epistle to the Hebrews, the intercessory character of our Lord's high-priestly office is transferred to the heavenly condition and work of Christ, where the relation of Christ's work to man's condition is regarded as being still continued in the heavenly place (see Hebrews 9:11-28). This entrance into heaven is once for all, and in the person of the high priest the way is open to the very presence of God. From one point of view (Hebrews 10:12) the priestly service of the Lord was concluded and gathered up into His kingly office (Hebrews 10:13, 14-18). But from another point of view, we ourselves are bidden to enter into the Holiest Place; as if in union with Christ we too become a kingly priesthood (Hebrews 10:19-22; and compare 1 Peter 2:9).

It must not be forgotten, however, that this right of entrance into the most Holy Place is one that depends entirely upon our vital union with Christ, He appears in heaven for us and we with Him, and in this sense He fulfills the second duty of His high-priestly office as intercessor, with the added conception drawn from the legal advocacy of the Roman court. The term translated "Advocate" in 1 John 2:2 is parakletos, which in John 14:16 is translated "Comforter." The word is of familiar use in Greek for the legal advocate or patronus who appeared on behalf of his client. Thus, in the double sense of priestly and legal representative, our Lord is our intercessor in Heaven.

Of the modes in which Christ carries out His intercessory office, we can have no knowledge except so far as we may fairly deduce them from the phraseology and suggested ideas of Scripture. As high priest, it may surely be right for us to aid our weak faith by assuring ourselves that our Lord pleads for us, while at the same time we must be careful not to deprave our thought concerning the glorified Lord by the metaphors and analogies of earthly relationship.

The intercessory work of Christ may thus be represented: He represents man before God in His perfect nature, His exalted office and His completed work. The Scripture word for this is (Hebrews 9:24) "to appear before the face of God for us." There is also an active intercession. This is the office of our Lord as advocate or parakletos. That this conveys some relation to the aid which one who has broken the law receives from an advocate cannot be overlooked, and we find Christ's intercession in this aspect brought into connection with the texts which refer to justification and its allied ideas (see Romans 8:34 1 John 2:1).

2. Christ's Intercessory Work from the Standpoint of Prayer:

In PRAYERS OF CHRIST (which see), the intercessory character of many of our Lord's prayers, and especially that of John 17, is considered. And it has been impossible for Christian thought to divest itself of the idea that the heavenly intercession of Christ is of the order of prayer. It is impossible for us to know; and even if Christ now prays to the Father, it can be in no way analogous to earthly prayers. The thought of some portion of Christendom distinctly combined prayer in the heavenly work of the Lord. There is danger in extreme views. Scriptural expressions must not be driven too far, and, on the other hand, they must not be emptied of all their contents. Modern Protestant teaching has, in its protest against a merely physical conception of our Lord's state and occupation in heaven, almost sublimed reality from His intercessory work. In Lutheran teaching the intercession of our Lord was said to be "vocal," "verbal" and "oral." It has been well remarked that such forms of prayer require flesh and blood, and naturally the teachers of the Reformed churches, for the most part, have contented themselves (as for example Hodge, Syst. Theol., II, 593) with the declaration that "the intercession of Christ includes: (1) His appearing before God in our behalf, as the sacrifice for our sins, as our high priest, on the ground of whose work we receive the remission of our sins, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and all needed good; (2) defense against the sentence of the law and the charges of Satan, who is the great accuser; (3) His offering Himself as our surety, not only that the demands of justice shall be shown to be satisfied, but that His people shall be obedient and faithful; (4) the oblation of the persons of the redeemed, sanctifying their prayers, and all their services, rendering them acceptable to God, through the savor of his own merits."

Even this expression of the elements which constitute the intercession of the Lord, cautious and spiritual as it is in its application to Christian thought and worship, must be carefully guarded from a too complete and materialistic use. Without this care, worship and devout thought may become degraded and fall into the mechanical forms by which our Lord's position of intercessor has been reduced to very little more than an imaginative and spectacular process which goes on in some heavenly place. It must not be forgotten that the metaphorical and symbolic origin of the ideas which constitute Christ's intercession is always in danger of dominating and materializing the spiritual reality of His intercessional office.

L. D. Bevan



Intercession for Adonijah

Intercession for Solomon

Intercession of Christ

Intercession of Man With God

Intercession of Man With Man

Intercession: Abigail for Nabal

Intercession: Additional Instances of Abraham's Servant, in Behalf of his Master

Intercession: Additional Instances of Amos, for Israel

Intercession: Additional Instances of Asaph, for the Congregation

Intercession: Additional Instances of David, for Israel

Intercession: Additional Instances of Ezra, for Israel

Intercession: Additional Instances of for Israel

Intercession: Additional Instances of for Miriam

Intercession: Additional Instances of for Paul, by the Congregations

Intercession: Additional Instances of in Behalf of Abimelech

Intercession: Additional Instances of in Behalf of Sodom

Intercession: Additional Instances of Jacob, in Behalf of his Children

Intercession: Additional Instances of Jeremiah, for Israel

Intercession: Additional Instances of Korah, for the Congregation

Intercession: Additional Instances of Moses, in Behalf of Pharaoh

Intercession: Additional Instances of Nehemiah, in Behalf of Judah and Jerusalem

Intercession: Additional Instances of Onesiphorus

Intercession: Additional Instances of Others, Who Sought Jesus in Behalf of Afflicted People

Intercession: Additional Instances of Parents, for Their Epileptic Son

Intercession: Additional Instances of Paul, for God's People

Intercession: Additional Instances of Solomon, for Israel

Intercession: Additional Instances of The Disciples, in Behalf of Peter's Mother-In-Law

Intercession: Additional Instances of The Syro-Phoenician Woman, for Her Daughter

Intercession: Answered for the plague of darkness

Intercession: Answered for the plague of flies

Intercession: Answered for the plague of frogs to be abated

Intercession: Answered for the plague of locusts

Intercession: Answered for the plague of rain, thunder, and hail

Intercession: Answered in Behalf of Aaron, on Account of his Sin in Making the Golden Calf

Intercession: Answered of Elijah, for Raising the Son of the Hospitable Widow from the Dead

Intercession: Answered of Elisha, for Raising the Son of the Shunammite Woman from the Dead

Intercession: Answered of Isaiah, in Behalf of Hezekiah and the People, to be Delivered from Sennacherib

Intercession: Answered of Samuel, for Deliverance from the Oppressions of the Philistines

Intercession: Answered: After the Complaining of the People

Intercession: Answered: After the Israelites had Made the Golden Calf

Intercession: Answered: During the Battle With the Amalekites

Intercession: Answered: That Miriam's Leprosy Might be Healed

Intercession: Answered: That the Plague of the Fiery Serpents Would Stop

Intercession: Answered: The Prophet of Israel, for the Restoration of Jeroboam's Withered Hand

Intercession: Answered: when the Fire of the Lord Consumed the People

Intercession: Answered: when the People Complained on Account of the Report of the Spies

Intercession: Ebed-Melech for Jeremiah

Intercession: Elisha offers to See the King for the Shunammite Woman

Intercession: Exemplified

Intercession: Intercessional Influence of the Righteous

Intercession: Joab for Absalom

Intercession: Jonathan for David

Intercession: Judah for Joseph

Intercession: Paul for Onesimus

Intercession: Pharaoh's Chief Baker for Joseph

Intercession: Reuben for Joseph

Intercession: Solicited by Daniel, of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego

Intercession: Solicited by Darius, of the Jews

Intercession: Solicited by Hezekiah, of Isaiah

Intercession: Solicited by Israel, of Samuel

Intercession: Solicited by Jeroboam, of a Prophet

Intercession: Solicited by Paul, of the Congregations

Intercession: Solicited by Pharaoh, of Moses

Intercession: Solicited by Simon Magus, of Peter

Intercession: Solicited by Zedekiah, of Jeremiah

Intercession: Solicited: And by Johanan

Intercession: Solicited: And by the Israelites

Intercession: The King of Syria for Naaman

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