The Full Price Brought to the Mercy Seat of Heaven

…who also maketh intercession for us. – Romans 8:34

Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. – Hebrews 7:25

A quaint old divine says, that “When God in His justice rose from His throne to smite the Surety, He would make no concession whatever. The Surety paid the debt.” “Yet,” said the Judge, “I will not come down to earth to receive the payment; bring it to Me.” And, therefore, the Surety first groped through death to fight His way up to the eternal throne, and then mounting aloft by a glorious ascension, dragged His conquered foes behind Him, and scattering mercies with both His hands, like Roman conquerors who scattered gold and silver coins in their triumph, entered heaven. And He came before His Father’s throne and said, “There it is, the full price. I have brought it all.” God would not go down to the earth for payment; it must be brought to Him. This was pictured by the high priest of old. The high priest first took the blood, but that was not accepted. He did not bring the mercy-seat outside the veil, to carry the mercy-seat to the blood. No, the blood must be taken to the mercy-seat. God will not stoop when He is just; it must be brought to Him. So the high priest takes off his royal robes, and puts on the garments of the minor priest, and goes within the veil, and sprinkles the blood upon the mercy-seat. Even so did our Lord Jesus Christ. He took the payment and bore it to God; took His wounds, His rent body, His flowing blood, up to His Father’s very eyes, and there He spread His wounded hands and pleaded tor His people. Now here is a proof that the Christian cannot be condemned, because the blood is on the mercy-seat…it speaks in the very ears of God, and it must of a surety prevail. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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