The Interceder

Jan 16, 2008 By: Pastor William Poss Series: Romans 8 Scripture: Romans 8:34
Continuing his argument for the eternal security of the believer, Paul moves from the subject of the Father’s electing and foreordaining love to the work of Christ’s love in His death, resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His continual intercession. The Christian’s security lies not in what he has done or is doing, but in what Christ has done on his behalf and continues to do; as Romans 4:25 states, He died for our offenses and was raised for our justification. From all the way back in Romans 4, Paul is building a lock-tight argument for assurance laying one brick at a time through chapter 8. In our text, after reiterating what Christ has done, Paul turns his audience’s minds heavenward to His exalted position as Son of God and His perpetual intercession on our behalf.