THOROUGH AND FINAL

Heb.7:25 – Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

To me, this verse is breathtaking!!! Uttermost!! One of those words we seldom use or hear but it carries rich meaning for all of us helping us to understand the nature of salvation and conversion. Uttermost, first of all, means totally and completely. This salvation, purchased by the cross and enacted by His intercession, changes us completely. It is more than a cover up of past sins but a destruction of who we once were and the creation of a brand new you. Redemption is made complete as we are transformed into beautiful sons and daughters. Secondly, this work of salvation is eternal. Uttermost reeks of permanence. We are saved by grace never to return to what and who we once were. We are thoroughly and totally transformed. Here is how Adam Clarke described it.

“Because he is an everlasting priest, and has offered the only available sacrifice, he is able to save, from the power, guilt, nature, and punishment of sin, to the uttermost, to all intents, degrees, and purposes; and always, and in and through all times, places, and circumstances; for all this is implied in the original word: but in and through all times seems to be the particular meaning here, because of what follows, he ever liveth to make intercession for them; this depends on the perpetuity of his priesthood, and the continuance of his mediatoral office. As Jesus was the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world, has an everlasting priesthood, and is a continual intercessor; it is in virtue of this that all who were saved from the foundation of the world were saved through him, and all that shall be saved to the end of the world will be saved through him. He ever was and ever will be the High Priest, Sacrifice, Intercessor, and Mediator of the human race.”

Redemption is thorough and final. Over the last several years we have been conducting a woman’s restoration center called Mary’s Song. This word has been proved over and again as women come out of the darkness and bondage of sin, find forgiveness through His blood, and and become holy women of God. Yes I believe in the redeeming work of God because I see Him saving people to the uttermost.

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