Only Jesus Can do Jesus Stuff
Wherefore he [Jesus] 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 – AKJV)
Marsha Horn, one of my followers on Twitter posted the following on her Twitter page:
Eat, Pray and Be Happy! (Only Jesus can do Jesus stuff)
I applaud this; it is a joy to find new ways to restate eternal truths in a way that may capture peoples’ attention, and help them see how truly amazing Jesus is.
Only Jesus can do Jesus stuff
So, what is this “stuff” Jesus can do, that no one else can do?
The first, and perhaps the one dearest to our hearts is:
There is a very real reason only Jesus can dispense forgiveness to a lost world. You see forgiveness comes at a great cost; sin is a horrible reality, and must be paid for. In the moral universe forgiveness is not a cheap commodity that can be casually given to anyone who asks for it.
There are only two ways of paying for the sin you and I have committed – either we must pay for it ourselves, which will cost separation from God for all eternity – or Someone Else must pay for it. Forgiveness for our sins can only come at the price of the shedding of blood:
And according to the Law, [one may] almost [say], all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22 – NASB)
Jesus shed His own blood on the cross to pay for our sins, and therefore becomes the only One through Whom God can forgives us our sins:
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. (1 Peter 2:24 – NASB)
The next “stuff” only Jesus can do is:
…if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:7-9 – AKJV)
Not only did Jesus shed His own blood to procure forgiveness for us, but he goes a step further and grants cleansing. We are not just forgiven sinners, condemned to continue our sinful lifestyle; by confessing our sins we have forgiveness and cleansing from all unrighteousness.
If that were not enough, Jesus is also the only One Who can assure us a place in:
Because Jesus has paid for all that can keep us out of Heaven, He is the only One Who can a place in Heaven:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. (John 14:1-3 – AKJV)
There is a whole lot more “stuff” only Jesus can do, and it will take us the rest of our lives to explore it all. Indeed, we will never get to the end of it in this life; we will need all of eternity to gain even a small appreciation of all has done for us.
So Much More
(© Wednesday 18th November 2015 – by Christopher Shennan)
There is so much more Jesus can give,
To those hungry hearts who seek Him,
If only they give Him their wills,
And dare each day to believe Him.
There are many go only so far,
As is needed to just make do;
The treasures of Grace are so vast –
Always available to you.
There’s so much more you can still claim,
On the grounds of mount Calvary;
Don’t starve- a treasure awaits you –
For all of God’s blessings are free.
So much more if you’ll only seek them,
Christ’s opened so many new doors;
Just hunger and thirst to find Him,
All treasures of Heaven are yours.
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