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One Mediator Between God and Men

October 16, 2014

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One Mediator  Between God  and Men

People are easily misled  when they do not read God’s word  —  the Bible.     We need  to be listening  and thinking  about all the truths  God our Creator and Redeemer wants us  to know.     Those who don’t feel  it is important  to listen  to God  end up  in all sorts  of false doctrines,  superstitions,  and a lack  of respect  for God’s sacrificial love  in Christ Jesus.

One example is how  they are misled  to imagine  that they cannot pray directly  to God  or enter eternal life  without the specific consent  of another person  —  living or dead.     In their fear  of not getting to heaven  and not being able  to pray directly  to Jesus,  they direct their prayers  to various saints,  angels,  and even the leaders  of their church  —  both the living and the dead.     All these things  are a great evil  in God’s sight.

Certainly,  the Bible does direct us all  to pray  for one another.     1 Timothy 2:1-4  teaches,

First of all,  then,  I urge that entreaties  and prayers,  petitions  and thanksgivings,  be made on behalf  of all men,  for kings  and all  who are in authority,  so that we may lead a tranquil  and quiet life  in all godliness  and dignity.     This is good  and acceptable  in the sight  of God  our Savior,  who desires all men  to be saved  and to come  to the knowledge  of the truth.

Every Christian  is to be praying  for his fellowman.     Every Christian is to use  “entreaties  and prayers,  petitions  and thanksgivings”  “on behalf  of all men”.     We pray  for one another  because  of the love  of Christ  for all  of us.     We pray directly  to our Lord  and God,  Jesus Christ,  who has lovingly paid for all our sins.

Note how different this is  from those  who imagine they cannot pray directly  to God  or enter eternal life  without the consent  of some church leader  or so-called saint.     According to God’s word,  every Christian  prays  for everyone else.     No one’s prayers  are better  than anyone else’s prayers.     God wants us all  to pray  in love  for one another.     As 1 John 4:19 says,

We love,  because He first loved us.

God listens  to our prayers because  “He first loved us”.     When Jesus died for our sins,  He opened the way  for us to directly pray  to Him.     He became our Mediator  because His blood washed away  all our sins.     Therefore 1 Timothy 2:5-6 testifies,

For there is one God,  and one mediator also between God  and men,  the man Christ Jesus,  who gave Himself  as a ransom  for all,  the testimony given  at the proper time.

We must see that there is only  one mediator”  “between God  and men,  the man Christ Jesus”.     When God’s word says there is only  “one mediator”,  we had better not be looking  for another.     No other man  or angel  or saint  should ever be considered our mediator.     Only Christ Jesus  is our Mediator.     Let us respectfully  direct our prayers  to our God  and Savior.

In the freedom  of God’s love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  our Mediator,  it is good  to know we are loved.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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