Access. Mediator. Advocate.
What plenteous blessings are generously found in the Christian’s prayer closet.
Though these spiritual blessings may be free to us, it does not mean they cost Christ nothing. The truth is: what God graciously offers us freely in the gospel, Christ paid for dearly to purchase.
For us to have access to God (Ephesians 2:18), Jesus had to abolish in His flesh the enmity which separated Jew and Gentile and also reconcile them both to God through the cross (Ephesians 2:15-16).
For there to be a mediator between God and humanity (1 Timothy 2:5), the man Christ Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2:6).
For us to have an advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1), Jesus Christ the righteous Himself is the propitiation for our sins and the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).
Truly, the love of Christ surpasses all knowledge (Ephesians 3:19).