Summary: Heaven and Earth; Life and Living; Sin and Righteous; Hope and Despair... Jesus is right in the Middle of it All!
“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.” -Ayn Rand
“Then answered the Jews, and said unto him [Jesus], Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?” –John 8:48
“Contestaron los judíos, y le dijeron: ¿No decimos con razón que tú eres samaritano y que tienes un demonio?” Juan 8:48
“Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” -Margaret Thatcher
Hebrews 8:6 “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.”
Hebreos 8:6 “Pero ahora El ha obtenido un ministerio tanto mejor, por cuanto es también el mediador de un mejor pacto, establecido sobre mejores promesas.”
I Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
1 Timoteo 2:5 “Porque hay un solo Dios, y también un solo mediador entre Dios y los hombres, Cristo Jesús hombre,”
Jesus the Christ is our Mediator.
A mediator is like an arbitrator/lawyer.
The word Mediator is from the Latin meaning to be “placed in the middle”.
Jesus the Christ is our Mediator; in other words, He is standing between us and God.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Juan 14:6 “Jesús le dijo*: Yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida; nadie viene al Padre sino por mí.”
So then the primary purpose of Jesus’ mediation was to bring reconciliation.
II Corinthians 5:18-20 “18- And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19- To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20- Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
2 Corintios 5:18-20 “18 Y todo esto procede de Dios, quien nos reconcilió consigo mismo por medio de Cristo, y nos dio el ministerio de la reconciliación; 19 a saber, que Dios estaba en Cristo reconciliando al mundo consigo mismo, no tomando en cuenta a los hombres sus transgresiones, y nos ha encomendado a nosotros la palabra de la reconciliación.
20 Por tanto, somos embajadores de Cristo, como si Dios rogara por medio de nosotros; en nombre de Cristo os rogamos: ¡Reconciliaos con Dios!”
The powerful reconciliation of Christ brings atonement and redemption.
Jesus is not a half-way Savior, He always finishes what He begins.
For He is the “author and finisher of our faith.”
Jesus never fails us. His power, His wisdom, His love, His grace, are always sufficient.
Jesus removes our guilt and that power sin has over us;
He saves our souls from death, and gives us new life in Him;
He purifies our minds and hearts; His work is a complete work!
His “gift” to us today is eternal life; a life that lasts forever without end!
A life that never dies; a life that cannot be lost.
They say that when a vase is broken into pieces and the pieces are glued back together that the new bond is stronger than the original was before it was broken.
This is even truer of a broken life glued back together by the strong Grace of our God.
The union between God and redeemed sinner, who has been reconciled by the precious blood of Jesus, is closer and stronger than the union between God and the pre-fallen Adam!
The bond of Grace is one which affords a constant inflowing of God’s Divine Grace into your soul; ever refreshing!
Romans 8:35, 37 “35- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37- Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
Romanos 8:35, 37 “35 ¿Quién nos separará del amor de Cristo[q]? ¿Tribulación, o angustia, o persecución, o hambre, o desnudez, o peligro, o espada. 37 Pero en todas estas cosas somos más que vencedores por medio de aquel que nos amó.”
The Bible says that, “No weapon formed against us shall prosper!”
Jesus is the man in the middle of it all.
Jesus was in the middle of: Doctors of the Law in them Temple at 12 years old; 2 thieves on the cross; the lampstands in the book of Revelation; wherever 2 or 3 are gathered together in His name;