Saved to the uttermost
Therefore, He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
This is for all those who think we are just getting into heaven by the skin of our teeth. Like God in His great mercy has allowed us through Jesus to slide into heaven despite our sinfulness. Yes, it is true that God has great mercy and made provision for us to be with Him for all eternity, but we didn’t just barely make it in. This passage says we are saved to the uttermost! To the greatest extent possible, Jesus saved us. We don’t have to wait until the sweet by and by either. Jesus paid the price so that we could operate within the kingdom of Heaven right here and now. He is in heaven interceding for us today and always, to the uttermost.
When Jesus was on the earth, He taught His disciples to pray: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” That doesn’t sound like its for some day beyond this world. No, that is for right here and now. God’s will be done here in the world, just like it is in heaven. How is it in heaven? Well, we know there is nothing in heaven that steals, kills and destroys. Jesus told us in John 10:10 that the thief/enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. So now we know that these things are not God’s will, but rather the plan of the enemy.
This is how we live life saved to the uttermost? By praying God’s will be done here, where we live each day, just like it is in heaven. Living by faith in the salvation Jesus died to give us in every area of our lives right here and now is being saved to the uttermost. Not just some day beyond eternity, but today right where you are, Jesus is interceding for you.
Today I want to encourage you to pray: “Father in heaven, Holy is your name! Your kingdom come, Your will be done today in my life just as Your will is done in heaven today.” Then go ahead and pray for God’s will to be done in your family, in your finances, pray for God’s will in your protections and your health. God’s will is good and He has saved you to the uttermost! Now it is up to you to trust Him for it today and everyday!
Today’s scripture reading: Hebrews 7:20 – 28