James Maclagan on the intercession of Christ

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In making intercession also — in pleading our cause at the right hand of God — Christ gives himself whole and undivided to his people. For, “having come an High Priest of good things to come, not by the blood of goats and calves,” says the Apostle, “but by his own blood, Christ entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” The ground, then, on which, in the heavenly temple, he rightfully asks and obtains from the Father every communication of good to sinners, is that very obedience unto death — that great propitiation — in which, as we have already seen, the riches, both divine and human, of his entire person, were lavished and expended for our sake. On earth the sacrifice was made, but it is presented in heaven.

There the wounds of his mortal flesh received on the cross — together with the agonies of his soul, when his God forsook him — and both these conjoined with the humiliation of his Divinity, when all its glory lay shrouded in the ignominy and woes of that insulted, persecuted, murdered man — there on High, the whole of these things together are offered before God, as the one righteous foundation — the one acceptable and precious good desert — the one prevailing, triumphant, and glorious plea, on the strength of which, he receives for his people all righteousness, grace, and salvation. ...

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