Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
Jesus lives forever to intercede forever on my behalf. That means what he did once for all covers my sins forever. He doesn’t continue to take the punishment for my sins; he already did it. And since he did not stay in a grave but was resurrected from the dead, he isn’t going anywhere. He still lives to this day doing what he promised as he has made peace between God and me possible for forever.
In 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 Paul shares the result of ministry (teaching people to live like Jesus)...
Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.
When we live knowing our sins are forgiven forever, it changes life as we know it. No one can refute what Jesus has done for me, and no one can argue what he’s done in my heart and the effect it has on how I think and behave. Someone could demand proof from me all they want, but Jesus didn’t say, “Explain me,” he said, “Follow me.” (See Mark 1) And Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” (See 1 Corinthians 11)
That means when we follow Jesus (live how he taught us to live) he is being shown to the world. Everyone can recognize the result of what we’ve been taught. It is not marked on paper but marked on human hearts. Someone may refute an essay if they wish, but no one can refute the heart – especially a heart that Jesus freed!
Thank you for what you’ve done to make peace between God and me. Thank you for the freedom that comes from following you and that I don’t have the pressure of trying to explain you just the delight of showing you. I love you so much and I just can’t thank you enough, and I pray in your name, amen.