Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, because He at all times lives to make intercession for them.
— Hebrews 7:25, MEV
As our intercessor, Christ’s office work is to introduce us to God as His sons and daughters. He intercedes in behalf of those who receive Him... By virtue of His merits, He gives them power to become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King.
In Christ’s name our petitions ascend to the Father. He intercedes in our behalf, and the Father lays open all the treasures of His grace for our appropriation, for us to enjoy and to impart to others. “Ask in My name,” Christ says; “I do not say that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loveth you. Make use of My name. This will give your prayers efficiency, and the Father will give you the riches of His grace. Wherefore ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
Christ is the connecting link between God and man. He has promised His personal intercession. He places the whole virtue of His righteousness on the side of the suppliant. He pleads for man; and man, in need of divine help, pleads for himself in the presence of God, using the influence of the One who gave His life for the life of the world.
As we acknowledge before God our appreciation of Christ’s merits, fragrance is given to our intercessions. As we approach God through the virtue of the Redeemer’s merits, Christ places us close by His side, encircling us with His human arm, while with His divine arm He grasps the throne of the Infinite. He puts His merits, as sweet incense, in the censer in our hands, in order to encourage our petitions. He promises to hear and answer our supplications.
Yes, Christ has become the medium of prayer between man and God. He has also become the medium of blessing between God and man. He has united divinity with humanity. God’s appointments and grants in our behalf are without limit.
God desires His obedient children to claim His blessing, and to come to Him with praise and thanksgiving. God is the Fountain of life and power.
— Signs of the Times, April 14, 1909
Make use of Christ’s name to give your prayers efficiency.
Plead for yourself in the presence of God using the influence of the One who gave His life for your life.
Acknowledge before God your appreciation of Christ’s merits to give fragrance to your intercessions.
Claim His blessings, come to the Fountain of life and power with praise and thanksgiving.