Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)
Jesus is able to save us “to the uttermost”; we come to God by or through Him, and He lives forever to make intercession for us.
He intercedes for us. The Son of God stands before the throne, pleading “Father, forgive them. Don’t You see My blood covering them? Please, give them another chance.” Isn’t that awesome and wonderful and touching and mind-blowing and-and everything? Wow!
Anyway, that’s not necessarily what I wanted to talk about. 🙂
He can save us to the uttermost. Other versions say He is always able to save, can save everyone who comes to God, and will save forever/completely/perfectly.
He is always able to save. There won’t come a time where someone will ask for forgiveness and salvation, and Jesus won’t have the ability to give them that.
He can save everyone who comes and asks. No one is too bad or too far gone; anyone who truly repents and surrenders their life to Him will be saved.
He can save us completely and perfectly. We’re not saved just barely; we’re not saved partially, for only some of the time. No, we’re saved completely, totally, wholly, thoroughly, fully. We’re saved perfectly, “in a manner…that could not be better.”
We don’t have to live in bondage, always giving in to temptations, always falling and having to ask for forgiveness again.
We don’t have to live in fear, worrying about the future, wondering how we’re going to make it through, never having peace or rest.
We don’t have to live trying to please, trying to be good enough or earn our way to heaven.
We are saved…to the uttermost.
I love how God takes one step further, goes that extra mile. Like in John 10:10, where Jesus says He came to give us life, but not just life–no, life abundantly, plentifully, exceptionally. Or Ephesians 3:20, where it says God is able to do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.”
He goes further than we expect or could ever dream; He loves lavishing on us, surprising us. He doesn’t do things half-way.
He gives us life abundantly. He can do more for us than we would ever dare ask for. And He saves us completely and perfectly.