Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Jesus Christ right now, and since He ascended 2000 years ago, sits at the right hand of God the Father where He, among other responsibilities, makes intercession for us daily as we bring our petitions to God in prayer.
But when did God (Elohim – more than one) first determine that they wanted to expand the God family? True Christians are after all referred to by Paul as “the children of God”.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
In this sermon Garner Ted Armstrong explores when God might first have devised to add to His Family, and seeing how long ago that might have been, just how faithful both God the Father and Jesus Christ, our High Priest, have been in seeing through that plan of promise of salvation to inherit with Christ eternal life and all things that our elder brother has already inherited. It’s quite a story.
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