According to Google, a mediator is a person who attempts to make people involved in a conflict come to an agreement; [that is] a go-between. Jesus Christ is our mediator. He assumes that role for all who believe in Him.
Because of sin, we were at enmity with God. The Bible helps us understand that sin and its penalty came upon us through Adam. Previously, all manner of animal sacrifices had been made to atone for this sin but it wasn’t enough. However, through His death, Christ reconciled us to God. He made good again, our relationship with God by restoring our once-lost Father-son relationship. By doing so, Jesus became our mediator, our peacemaker. We now have peace with the Father because Jesus is our mediator (Rom. 5:1).
First of all, it is important to note that Jesus is the ONLY mediator for mankind. No one can represent us before God better than the One who understands us perfectly. Likewise, no one can understand the ways of God better than God Himself.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,1 Tim 1:5
Referring to Jesus as man does not deny His deity but rather, for the sake of this matter at hand, brings into perspective the humanity of Jesus. This makes Him a better go-between for us, as He understands us perfectly. The effectiveness of His role as a mediator is the fact that He can represent both parties (God and us) as He is fully God and fully man (John 1:1-3; 14). He is our perfect and the only mediator.
This is our hope. He is a mediator for all those who put their faith in Him. He is reliable and we can confidently go to God through Him. He proves our innocence before God by presenting Himself to God as proof of our innocence. Not because we are truly innocent based on what we have done but because of what He has done. 1 John 2:1
That Jesus is our mediator has also allowed us access to the new covenant of eternal inheritance. Sin would never have allowed us to enjoy God’s eternal blessings since its wage is death. However, as Christ was made the propitiation for our sins, He gave His life as a ransom to set us free and include us as beneficiaries of this new and eternal covenant.
For this reason, Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.Heb. 9:15
Through our mediator, we have salvation. John 3:16 tells us that God sent Jesus to save us from our sins and whosoever believes, will truly be saved. That is, Jesus is the bridge between us and eternal life. Jesus also says that He is the way, the truth, and the life and that no man comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). Through Him alone can we be saved eternally. His mediation is the only means to salvation and through faith in Him can we have this privilege.
Today you have the opportunity to accept His offer. Believe, He says, and be reconciled with your Father. The mediator is here to bring you back to God. If you are interested, please say this prayer:
Dear Jesus, I thank you for your love. I thank you for dying for my sake. Today I submit to you and accept your life as mine. I am yours now, forever and always. Amen.
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