"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
This page editorial help: Sister Lynn near Atlanta, GA
Jesus Christ is our High Priest, Mediator, Advocate, Intercessor, and he saves us from sins, while we are still living and striving to obey him. On the judgment, he will be the righteous impartial judge, giving eternal life to the righteous and eternal punishment to the wicked.
Jesus Christ is our High Priest, Mediator, and Advocate to give us his grace and power as we need, in accordance with the Father and the Holy Ghost. These are for our life and ministry, but not to help us on judgment day to do favor to us to take us to heaven.
The High Priest was the head of all the priests in the temple of God, who gives sacrifices for the sins of all people. The High Priest was the spiritual leader of authority of God's people. When the temple at Jerusalem was demolished, the position of the High Priest, who was in charge of sacrifices, was made void. But, God made Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for the sins of the world by the Holy Ghost, as the High Priest in heaven, to forgive the sins of his people. He is also the Mediator and the Advocate for his people. Our preachers very successfully convince us that when God the Father is sitting on the judgment seat with the intention to send us to hell, Jesus Christ will come between us and God the Father, as high priest, as mediator, as intercessor, as advocate, etc, and somehow will reverse the conviction to an honorable acquittal with an inheritance in heaven. If it happens, it will be fantastic. But, unfortunately it will not happen, because Jesus Christ will be the judge, but not God the Father. He will be the righteous judge, who will judge strictly according to what we have done in our life. "Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." So, we will be standing with all that we have done, before the righteous judge the Lord Jesus Christ. If we want him as our high priest, mediator, advocate, intercessor, and such, it will be while we are yet alive, but not at the judgment seat.
Please refer to the lessons in these links for more information: "High Priest", "Mediator", "Advocate", "Intercessor", "Judgment".
God Bless You