A Friend in High Places

Romans 8:34: “Christ Jesus…who is at the right hand of God…intercedes for us.”

Imagine this: You are a deer hunter sitting in front of the gate to a huge, famous ranch loaded with giant bucks. You want to enter and hunt this fabulous ranch. You ask the gatekeeper for permission to enter. He replies, “Why should I let you in?” You answer, “Because I’m a good hunter and all-round good guy who always obeys the law.” The forceful response is, “No! Turn around and leave.”

Now, what if you had answered this way? “I’m a friend of the owner’s son. He invited me.” The gatekeeper would surely have responded something like, “Of course, Mr. Jones, come on in and enjoy your stay.”

Well, the day is coming for all of us when we will need to KNOW the Owner’s Son to enter a place infinitely better than anything on earth. That place is Heaven and that Son is Jesus. Being a “good” guy won’t get you there. The Bible says, “…a man is not justified by…works…but through faith in Christ Jesus…” Knowing OF Jesus but not personally KNOWING Jesus is not enough. “…the other(s)…came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’” Jesus made the way in crystal clear, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” Period! Faith in Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven and an eternal relationship with the Father and the Son. Without knowing the Son, the awful answer at Heaven’s door will be something like this, “I never knew you; depart from Me...” But oh what a different answer a faithful relationship with Jesus will bring, “…enter into the joy of your master.”

Posted by David Morris

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