Monday, July 23, 2012

Our Mediator

A mediator, by definition, is a person that goes between two people or parties. Perhaps you have been in a childish argument before and you told a third party to tell the person you were mad at that you “aren’t speaking to him.” That middleman is your mediator.

The Bible says that there is a mediator between God and men. One cult teaches that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is that mediator. In essence, they believe that we have to pray to Mary and she will carry our prayers to God for us. Others believe that we need to pray to some saints so that they can serve as our mediator.

But we need to finish the verse. I Timothy 2:5 says, “There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” Jesus alone is our mediator.

But that doesn’t mean that we pray to Jesus and He carries our prayers to God. Jesus did the work of the mediator 2000 years ago on the cross. Once God poured out His wrath on His Son, then a direct line of communication was made between us and God. That is why Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father…”

Christian, are you taking advantage of the open prayer line that our Mediator made available to us?

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