“By His own blood He entered once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us”
“For Christ has not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are figure of the true: but into heaven itself, Now to appear in the presence of God for us”
There is blood in Heaven! the blood of the incarnate God! And it pleads and prays, argues and intercedes , the voice of every sin is hushed, every accusation of Satan is met, every daily transgression is forgiven, every temptation of the adversary is repelled, every evil is warded, every need is supplied, and thy present sanctification and final glorification of the saints are secured.
” Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather , that is risen again, Who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us”
Draw near, you Joshua’s, accused by Satan!
Approach you Peters whose faith is sifted!
Come, you tried and disconsolate!
The mediatorial angle, the pleading Advocate, the interceding High Priest, has passed into the heavens, and appears before the throne for you.
If the principle of the spiritual life in your soul has decayed, if your grace has declined, if you have left your first love, there is vitality in the interceding blood of Jesus, and it prays for your revival. If sin condemns, and danger threatens, and temptation assails, and affliction wounds, there is living power in the pleading blood of Immanuel, and it procures pardon, protection and comfort.
From Octavius Winslows, book The Minstry of Home, 1847