Names of Jesus: Mediator
Just as Christ is our Savior, He is our Mediator. He is our go-between, intervening for us to God. Jesus was our ransom, paying the price for our sins, and becomes our Mediator between us and God so that we can enter into a personal relationship with God. Jesus restores us to God when we have faith in Him as our Savior, and from then on we can personally know and speak with God through our faith in Jesus Christ.
5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,1 Timothy 2:5-6 NKJV
- Mediator – G3316 – mesitēs
- one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a covenant
- a medium of communication, arbitrator
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Jesus is our Mediator for salvation
God is the only God, and Jesus is the only Mediator. There is no other Mediator by which we can be saved or gain access to God. Jesus is the only One. Those who have faith in Jesus as their Savior gain Him as their Mediator, and are then able to pray to God and grow in holiness. He teaches us how to live godly lives and grow in our relationship with God the Father. As we learn and grow in faith, Jesus will one day be our Mediator on the Last Day.
In all of these ways, Jesus leads us to salvation through faith in Him, by the grace of God, and is the door to the ultimate salvation in eternity. By faith in Jesus, we are saved, redeemed to God through His blood, and then sanctified to be saved on the Day of Judgement.
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Jesus is our Mediator in godly living
We are all called to godly living, allowing sanctification to take place in our lives every day. To be sanctified is to be made holy, and this should be an active pursuit of all believers. Active faith bears the fruits of sanctification, and godly living is evidence of true saving faith in Jesus Christ. As we grow in our faith, we should likewise be growing in godliness, learning how to become more like Jesus and less like who we were before we had faith in Jesus.
7 (A)In him we have (B)redemption (C)through his blood, (D)the forgiveness of our trespasses, (E)according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 (F)making known[a] to us the mystery of his will, (G)according to his purpose, which he (H)set forth in ChristEphesians 1:7-9 ESV
Faith in our Mediator makes us new. Our old self dies and we are reborn spiritually, given the gift of God’s Holy Spirit which Jesus promised God would send in the name of Jesus to all who love and obey Him. The Holy Spirit will indwell believers and will teach us the things of God. In order to learn from the Holy Spirit, we must learn the Word of God as well.
23 Jesus answered, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.(A) 24 The one who doesn’t love me will not keep my words. The word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me.(B)
25 “I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit,(C) whom the Father will send(D) in my name, will teach you all things(E) and remind you of everything I have told you.(F)John 14:23-26 CSB
The Word of God teaches us about God and the way in which He wants us to live so that we may bring Him glory, draw others to Himself through faith in Jesus, and become more and more like Jesus by obeying the Word. The Holy Spirit will reveal God’s truths, wisdom, and knowledge, help us understand, and remind us of what we have read and learned.
12 For the word of God is (A)living and powerful, and (B)sharper than any (C)two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is (D)a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
As we learn more about God, grow in godly living, and increase in faith we will also learn to focus on the Kingdom of God and Heavenly things over things of this life and world. We must be focused on the will of God and bringing Him glory, and resist the temptations we face in this life. Christ as our Mediator will provide for all of our needs as we navigate this earthly life, giving us His strength, His Word, His peace and joy, and anything else we will need along the way.
3 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.(A) 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.(B) 3 For you died,(C) and your life is hidden with Christ in God.Colossians 3:1-3 CSB
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Jesus is our Mediator in prayer
When we have faith in Jesus, we gain access to God the Father through our faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus intercedes for us with God, and our faith brings us into right standing with our Heavenly Father. When we are reconciled to God through Jesus, we are instructed to pray to God. We are taught to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. When we pray by faith in Jesus, and by faith we are aligned with God, our prayers are heard. Our faith in Jesus is the key, and as we learn to live a godly life, we become more aligned with God and His will and learn to pray for the things He wants us to pray for.
12 “Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me(A) will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these,(B) because I am going to the Father.(C)13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified(D) in the Son.(E)14 If you ask me[a] anything in my name,(F) I will do it.[b](G)John 14:12-14 CSB
The closer we become to Jesus, the stronger our prayer life should also become. We can have confidence in our relationship with the Lord, and confidence to pray by faith. When we pray according to the will of God, we get to make an impact on the Kingdom of God. This is possible because Christ mediates for us with God. We are seen through His blood, being made children of God through our faith in Jesus.
2 Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 (A)for kings and (B)all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence. 3 For this is(C)good and acceptable in the sight (D)of God our Savior, 4 (E)who desires all men to be saved (F)and to come to the knowledge of the truth.1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV
Through prayer we can intercede for others, lifting them up to God in the name of Jesus, and pray for our own needs and lives as well. We also learn to praise God, be thankful in all circumstances, and place our focus on Jesus Christ. As our prayer life increases by faith, our trust in God’s Sovereignty also increases, and we grow in our faith, relationship with Him, and sanctification by Him.
10 This is so that God’s multi-faceted wisdom(A) may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens.(B)11 This is according to his eternal purpose(C) accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him we have boldness and confident access(D) through faith in him.[a]Ephesians 3:10-12 CSB
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Jesus is our Mediator on Judgement Day
On the Day of Judgement Jesus will also mediate for those who have walked with Him by faith. Those who have done the will of God and called on the name of Jesus to be saved will have their names written in the book of Life, and Jesus will mediate for us saying that because we had faith in Him, our debt has been paid, and our sins will be forever wiped away. We will have gained the right to inherit eternity with God because Christ mediated for us with God.
16 (A)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten (B)Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 (C)For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.John 3:16-17 NKJV
Jesus mediates on the Day of Judgement for those who have faith and obeyed the will of God through faith. Those who love God obey God, and those who love and obey Him will come to Him by faith in Jesus and will allow the sanctification of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus to occur throughout their life. Through sanctification, the fruits of a growing faith will be evident in the way you live, love, and obey God in every area of life.
11 Then I saw a great white throne and one seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.(A) 12 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.(B) Another book was opened, which is the book of life,(C) and the dead were judged according to their works(D) by what was written in the books. 13 Then the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades(E) gave up the dead that were in them; each one was judged according to their works. 14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.(F) This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.Revelation 20:11-15 CSB
On the Day of Judgement, we will all stand before God to be judged. Those who truly accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior will be judged according to their faith and the works that were produced as evidence of their faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are not saved by works, but by faith in Jesus. If our faith does not produce godliness, we will be judged accordingly on the Last Day. Those who have obeyed God and done His will by true faith in Jesus will be welcomed into eternity with God, never having to suffer from the curse of sin again.
15 Therefore he is (A)the mediator of a new covenant, so that (B)those who are called may (C)receive the promised eternal inheritance, (D)since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.[a]Hebrews 9:15 ESV
Jesus died to save all who would believe in Him as Lord. All who come to Jesus in faith, and who obey Him out of love and faith, will be blessed because of His divine mediation between us and God the Father. We don’t have to wait for this mediation, as He is with us throughout our life on this earth, and the closer we come to Him in this life, the more eagerly we get to wait for His return and the day we will be judged and welcomed into His Kingdom forever.
20 But our citizenship is in heaven—and we also eagerly await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform these humble bodies of ours[a] into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.Philippians 3:20-22 NET
Learn more about the Names of Jesus
- Names of Jesus as the Son of God
- Names of Jesus as the Son of Man
- Names of Jesus as the Truth
- Names of Jesus: Savior
- Names of Jesus: Resurrection and the Life
- Names of Jesus: The Door
- Names of Jesus: Shepherd and Overseer of Souls
- Names of Jesus: Mediator
- Names of Jesus: One Who Sets Free
- Names of Jesus: Our Hope
- Names of Jesus: Deliverer
- Names of Jesus: Lamb of God
- Names of Jesus: Man of Sorrows
Have you accepted the grace of God?
If you have not accepted the grace of God and chosen to believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to pray to God now and invite Him in, accept Jesus as the sacrifice for your sins, and repent of your sins. Submit it all to God, lay it at His feet, seek the forgiveness of God, welcome Him into your life, and believe that Jesus died and rose again to save you from your sins.
If you would like to learn more about salvation, you can find a couple of studies that may help here:
- Names of Jesus: Savior
- Don’t Neglect Your Salvation
- Prayer of Salvation
- What is grace and why do we need it?
- What does it mean to be justified by grace?
- Don’t Reject God’s Grace
- Don’t Reject Christ
- Godly Women – what it means to live a godly life
- Redeemed Women – what it means to be redeemed
- What is Biblical Love?
- What are Spiritual Gifts?
- How to live in Spirit and Truth
- How to test what is pleasing to God
- Names of Jesus as the Son of God
- Names of Jesus as the Son of Man
- Names of Jesus as the Truth