IS HEBREWS 7:25 THE MOST POWERFUL VERSE IN THE BIBLE?

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“Consequently, [Jesus our High Priest in Heaven] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25)

In addition to John 3:16, Hebrews 7:25 is one of the most powerful verses in the Bible. If John 3:16 pertains, in particular, to Jesus’ Incarnation and Passion, Hebrews 7:25 pertains to Jesus’ ongoing priestly ministry in Heaven. Hebrews 7:25 shows that Jesus “exercises an ongoing priestly ministry in Heaven, where he intercedes for the saints at the Father’s right hand” (Ignatius Catholic Study Bible). And the Catechism of the Catholic Church states (at 519):

All Christ’s riches “are for every individual and are everybody’s property.” Christ did not live his life for himself but for us, from his Incarnation “for us men and for our salvation” to his death “for our sins” and Resurrection “for our justification”. He is still “our advocate with the Father”, who “always lives to make intercession” for us (Hebrews 7:25). He remains ever “in the presence of God on our behalf, bringing before him all that he lived and suffered for us” (Hebrews 9:25).

Hebrews 7:25 tells us very clearly that Jesus, in Heaven, is mightily at work for our good – that, in fact, he always lives to make intercession for us.” Now if the realization that Jesus always lives to make intercession for you doesn’t fill your heart with great encouragement, I’m not sure what will! Moreover, the verse also states that Jesus is “able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him.” Not only does Jesus have the power to save you, but he has the power to save you to the uttermost if you draw near to him. Dearest God, these are powerful words from your Holy Spirit!

Now when you visualize Jesus in your heart during prayer, you can see him there in Heaven living his priestly life to constantly intercede for you. This realization will fill your heart with strength, gratitude and fortitude, increasing your confidence in the prayers you make, and increasing also your love for Jesus. And nothing is more important than drawing close to Jesus in love so that he may save you to the uttermost.

I encourage you to meditate on Hebrews 7:25. Dear friend, Jesus always lives to make intercession for you!

Tom Mulcahy, M.A.

Note: For a discussion on how Hebrews 7:25 pertains to Mass, see my previous post, The Mass is the Ever-Living Prayer of Jesus Ascended into Heaven, via this link:

The Mass and the Order of Melchizedek | Catholic Strength

Reference: See Catechism of An Interior Life by the great Father Olier, pertaining to the application of Hebrews 7:25 to interior prayer (Part II), a very valuable reflection.

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7 comments

  1. This can get into some interesting theology.

    1. Is it possible for he intercession of the son of God to fail?
    2. If it does NOT fail, then are all ultimately saved? OR
    3. Does he intercede for some and not for others?
    4. But suppose he only interceded for the faithful. Yet all the faithful are not saved. Therefore-
    5. If he is sovereign and all-powerful and the Father can refuse him nothing he must not will to intercede for all, and he must not therefore will all to be saved. For not all are saved.

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  2. why do i need mary’s intercession then?
    if the holy spirit is supposed to help me pray why read a prayer from a book? i hope i didn’t sound rude

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    1. When Elizabeth heard the sound of Mary’s voice she was filled with the Holy Spirit, and
      proclaimed, “Who am I that the mother of my lord should come to me.” Luke Chapter 1 around verse 39.
      Luke is showing Mary to be a mediatrix of grace in this powerful account.All the Catholic Saints testify to her powerful aid.
      Let the Mother of your Lord come to you like Elizabeth did. This is Biblical to the max! See the Cana miracle story too.
      See my previous post:
      https://catholicstrength.com/2016/05/29/marys-visitation-to-elizabeth-ignited-an-explosion-of-amazing-graces/

      God Bless you,

      Tom

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