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34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

 

and furthermore is also risen,

More than that Jesus died, He arose. The addition to Jesus’ death is His resurrection. Death did not keep Him in the grave.

Ro 4: 25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

Jesus’ resurrection relates to our justification as well as His death. His resurrection verifies His justification of us based on His death for our sins. Justification shows that believers are declared righteous from all sins. The resurrection shows that there is no doubt that Jesus’ death for our sins was real and true. It is evidence that God accepted the death of Christ as adequate for our salvation.

who is even at the right hand [place of power and special honor] of God,

Because He arose He sits at the right hand of God. He is in the right place to make judgment and intercession for Christians. The “right hand” of God is a special place of honor and privilege. The Father honored the Son for His achievements of death and resurrection for the believer’s eternal security. Jesus’ exalted status provides for His finished work; His exertion for our salvation is finished. He is in a place of universal dominion.

He 10: 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,

In the Old Testament priests continually offered sacrifices for sin by standing. In the New Testament Jesus sat down once for all, never to offer another sacrifice. Jesus’ sitting down indicates the finality of our salvation.

PRINCIPLE:

Jesus’ position of authority stresses the efficacy of His intercession.

APPLICATION:

No one has the capacity to present false charges against God’s elect, because God has made every provision in Christ’s death and place of honor at the right hand of God. The resurrection of Christ gives all the proof we need to know that His work on the cross was effective for our eternal security.

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