One Mediator–Jesus Christ
Category : General
1 Tim 2: 5 (KJV)
5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
“It is good for me,” said the Psalmist, “to draw near to God.” It is the idea of true religion that it can be nothing but good to get near to Jehovah God–the nearer the better; that he who gets near Him finds peace, blessing, satisfaction of all wants; that away from Him is darkness and unrest.
So the question is what is implied in the idea of a mediator between God and man? The fact of a mediation between one man and another implies a difficulty which it is not easy to reconcile. This is equally implied in the employment of a government to mediate between two other nations. Such measures are never adopted in the times of peace and of mutual friendship. So, of our attitude to God. The fact that there is a Mediator between God and man unquestionably proves that there is an alienation which it is exceedingly difficult to reconcile.
Therefore, it is important to noted that God hath appointed but ONE mediator, or advocate, or intercessor in heaven for us, in whose name, and by whose intercession, we are to offer up all our prayers and services to God. Besides that it is expressly said here in the text, “there is but one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” and that the Scripture nowhere mentions any other: I say, besides this, we are constantly directed offer up our prayers and thanksgivings, and to perform all acts of worship in His name, and no other; and with a promise, that the prayers and services which we offer up in His name will be graciously answered and accepted (John 14:13-14; 16:23-24). Paul likewise commands Christians to perform all acts of religious worship in the name of Christ (Colossians 3:16-17). And indeed, considering how frequently the Scripture speaks of Christ as “our only way to God, and by whom alone we have access to the throne of grace,” we cannot doubt but that God hath constituted Him our only mediator and intercessor, by whom we are to address all our requests to God (John 14:6; Ephesians 2:18). And we have no need of any other, as the writer to the Hebrews reasons (Hebrews 7:24-25). “But this person (speaking of Christ) because He continueth forever, hath an unchangeable priesthood,” “since He abides forever, is able to save to the uttermost all those that come to God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for us.”
Moreover, communion with God is our only happiness; it is the very heaven of heaven, and it is the beginning of heaven here on earth. The only foundation of this communion is the covenant of grace; and it is the great Excellency of this covenant of grace, that it is established in such a mediator, Jesus Christ. The Lord will not share His glory with anyone.
Have a great and God filled day!