A Little Time With The 1689: Day 162

Day 162

Of Christ the Mediator.

Chapter 8, Paragraph 8.

“To all those for whom Christ hath obtained eternal redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply, and communicate the same; making intercession for them,…”

Scripture Lookup

John 6:37; 10:15,16; 17:9

Romans. 5:10


Christ has accomplished redemption from sin. Such a statement deserves a hearty “Hurrah!” But does this redemption apply to me? And how is it applied?

While some teach that Jesus died for every single person in the world, such teaching is not Biblical. A people were given to Christ by the Father, and it was for His people that Christ died. There are people from all over the world that are elect, and it was for those that Christ died. It is for those that Christ intercedes.

The redemption of Christ is certain. “It is finished!” was the cry of Jesus, and His resurrection and ascension are proof of the truth of His claim. The work of Jesus was complete. There is nothing left undone. No loophole exists to nullify His work on behalf of sinners. Thus the reliability of His role as mediator is rock-solid.

This redemption is effectual. It is not a “maybe” redemption, where Jesus bore the punishment for sin but you may be still liable to endure it. It is not a dependent redemption, dependent upon whether you choose to receive it. The elect are redeemed, never to return to the slavery of sin. Never, ever can any of the elect lose their redemption!

This redemption is communicated. The elect receive redemption, not some idea of redemption. Christian, the numerous benefits of having Christ as your mediator are yours: “who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:3). Redemption is a reality for those in Christ!

If you are His, He redeemed you. Actually. Efficiently. Truly. Forever and ever, Amen!

Questions to Consider

  • Knowing the truth of your redemption, do you live accordingly?

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