WHAT CHRIST IS TO US AND FOR US
Most everybody, especially Christians know that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the World, that he rose
from the dead and ascended into Heaven. But, most do not know what he is for us NOW. So, I thought I
would give you a list of what he is to us and for us NOW. This is not an exhaustive list.
To start, I want to talk about three words that seem to mean the same thing, but, in reality, they mean
different things. Jesus Christ is our intercessor, our mediator and our advocate.
An intercessor is one who intercedes on the behalf of another. A mediator endeavors to reconcile two
parties together and an advocate is a defense attorney. Now I had a hard time understanding this and
keeping these separate. I figure that you might have the same problem that I had so I want to give you
examples to help you understand.
When I was four years old my Mom told me to go wake my Dad up for dinner. It was on Sunday and he
was taking a nap. So, I went in and tried to wake him up, but, couldn’t. So, I climbed up on the bed
straddled his head and punched him in the nose. Needless to say, he came straight up out of the bed. I
don’t know how I did it, but, I made it to the kitchen and behind my Mom before he caught me. My
Mom, bless her heart, interceded and stopped my Dad from beating my butt or whatever else he had
planned. She had the authority and position to be able to intercede on my behalf. I could have run to
my sisters, but, they did not hold the same position and authority as my Mom. Nor would they have the
ability to slow my Dad down.
Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished in his death, resurrection and ascension he has the authority
and position to intercede for us to God.
A mediator is an impartial third party that endeavors to reconcile two other people together. One of the
first steps in a law suit here in Colorado is usually through a mediator. The mediator endeavors to get
both sides to move to the center of their differences and come to a mutual agreement. If one or both of
the parties do not or will not agree to a settlement then the case will continue on to trial. This is a little
different than what happens with God and Christ Jesus.
God is always willing to be reconciled with us. He has made it clear in His Word that He has opened the
way for all who want reconciliation and Jesus Christ is always there to mediate for us and reconcile us
An advocate is a defense attorney solely working on your/our behalf. The Greek word is parakletes.
When the word is used in the context of Jesus Christ dealing with us it is translated comfort or
comforter. However, when he is working for us he is our defense attorney.INTERCESSOR
Romans 8:34 (KJV)
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the
right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Hebrews 7:22-25 (KJV)
22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 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.
1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV)
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1 John 2:1 (KJV)
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an
advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
Jesus Christ is our Passover. When Moses and the Children of Israel were about to leave Egypt
God told Moses to take a lamb of the first year, one without spot or blemish, kill it, roast it and
eat it and use the blood to protect them from the angel of death. The flesh of the lamb was for the
healing of the people so that there was not one sick or infirmed person among all their tribes.
That was a shadow of the reality of what Jesus Christ would accomplish in his own body. Jesus
Christ was beaten beyond recognition as a man so that we could have healing. I Peter 2:24..
His blood was for the remission of sins. We passed from death unto life because of his death on
OUR PASSOVER (Lamb)
1 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:Exodus 12:1-11 (KJV)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall
take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house
take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your
count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep,
or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of
the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post
of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter
herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and
with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the
morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your
hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.
Now we have a remembrance service called “holy communion.” This service is to commemorate
Jesus Christ’s accomplishment in his body and his blood.
1 Corinthians 11:23-25 (KJV)
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the
same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is
broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new
testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.Once a year the high priest of Israel would go into the holiest of holies, the inner sanctuary to offer
atonement to God for the Children of Israel. Jesus Christ took over that position through his death and
resurrection. Because Jesus Christ is our high priest we can go boldly to the thrown of grace to find help
in the time of need.
Hebrews 3:1 (KJV)
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High
Priest of our profession (confession,) Christ Jesus;
Hebrews 4:14-16 (KJV)
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let
us hold fast our profession (confession.)
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in
all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to
help in time of need.
He is our
Romans 10:8-11 (KJV)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith,
which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 6:23 (KJV)
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things
present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which
is in Christ Jesus our Lord.And he is our Saviour changing our future from eternal death to eternal life and glory.
2 Timothy 1:10 (KJV)
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and
hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Philippians 3:20-21 (KJV)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the
working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.