Tim Challies once said:
"Hell is eternity in the presence of God without a mediator. Heaven is eternity in the presence of God WITH a mediator."
The Bible reminds us:
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5).
“Therefore, he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant” (Hebrews 9:15).
"You have come to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant” (Hebrews 12:24).
So, today, let’s look at six simple truths about Jesus as our go-between and remind ourselves what eternal blessings are ours in Christ.
# 1 - There is one God, one mediator, one sacrifice, one way.
There is only one gospel that provides access to God—the saving truth of Christ crucified. There is not one drop of saving grace outside the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only Mediator from the Father to us. Keywords to remember: Jesus. Christ. Messiah. Creator. Ruler. Prophet. Priest. Mediator. Word. Head. King of kings. Lord of lords. Son of God. Son of man. Son of Abraham. Son of David. Image of God.
#2 - Jesus is eternally God, perfectly man, the God-man, and the only One who could be the Mediator between God and man.
The uniqueness of Christ as sole mediator between God and man is the truth that makes him precious to the believer and an offense to the world. To be a proper mediator between God and man, it was necessary that Jesus of Nazareth be both God and man in one person. A ladder is of little good unless it reaches the top and the bottom.
#3 - Job longed for a mediator qualified to lay his hand upon God and man (Job 9:33).
The one for whom Job longed is now established at the right hand of God—the risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Man's problem has always been the need of a mediator able to deal with God on equal terms and deal with man in his wretched state. And, yet, only Jesus qualifies.
#4 - Jesus, eternally God, was born a man in order to be the God-man, our mediator, and stand between two parties in conflict and mediate peace.
Prophets pondered the timing of that day; angels, on tiptoe-with-joy, longed for it; and we are the beneficiaries of it (1 Pet. 1:12)! Hallelujah! You have come to save us from our sins. Raised as our Justifier, ascended as our Mediator, coming as our Bridegroom. Glory!
#5 - At the death of Jesus, the veil was torn in two because the cross not only paid your penalty, but also purchased your access to God.
In Christ, we not only have access to God, atonement with God, and can see the glory of God; we have the very presence of God living in us.
#6 - And, finally: We sometimes don't pray not because we don't believe God hears us but because we think we're so unworthy to be heard. Yet, Christ is our mediator.
“Through Christ we have access in one Spirit to the Father” (Ephesians 2:18) Access to God! No better place. No better person. Forever.
Aren’t your grateful God himself is your mediator?