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March 29, 2009|1:08 pm

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. —Hebrews 7:25

How different is our vision of Jesus Christ from that of the ones who put Him to death, saying, That is the end of him! Our vision is of a risen, victorious, all-powerful and all-wise High Priest. Quietly, triumphantly He pleads the worth and value of His own life and blood for the preservation and victory of Godís believing children.

Just consider, if you will, the gracious implications of God's guarantee. He declares in His Word that Jesus, our Savior and Mediator, "is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." The King James translation reads "is able to save to the uttermost." There have been preachers who changed the preposition to and made it from. They preached a salvation with emphasis on what the individual sinner is saved from.

I heartily disagree with that emphasis!

Prayer Yours is the power, Lord, to save me completely. It is for me to surrender myself fully to You that I might experience salvation completeness.

Thought The phrase translated "completely" is used only once elsewhere in the New Testament. Whatever our need, Christ is able now to save completely, entirely, utterly if we come to God through Him—with final culmination yet in the future.

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