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What is Jesus doing in the heavenly sanctuary and why is it taking so long?

Scripture: Hebrews 7:25, 2 Peter 3:9
What is Jesus doing in the heavenly sanctuary and why is it taking so long? Jesus is pleading His blood in behalf of repentant sinners. It is taking so long because God's heart longs for more people to be saved.
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Caller:  Hi!

Pastor Doug:  Hello Mark.  How are you doing?

Caller:  Oh Wonderful.  How are you?

Pastor Doug:  Well I think we’re okay ?

Caller:  Good.  I have a question about the Heavenly Sanctuary.  Can you give me some idea what exactly is Jesus doing today in the Heavenly Sanctuary?

Pastor Doug:  Well the Bible says that we don’t need to guess about that.  Jesus is making intercession for us.  It says in Hebrews chapter 7, verse 25, “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.”

See Christ is before the Father, and He’s pleading His blood.  He did not stop pleading when He went through a transition in His ministry.  He still is our High Priest He’s still pleading His blood on behalf of repentant sinners.

Caller:  When you say He’s ‘pleading His blood,’ He’s making intercession for us now, why is all this taking so long to do, if this is what He’s doing?  What is taking such a long time?  Why does He need to spend so long in the Sanctuary before He comes again?

Pastor Doug:  Well you’ve asked two questions:  Why is He waiting so long?  In 2 Peter 3 it says, “He is not willing that any should perish, but He’s longsuffering to us ward.”  Now He wants to save as many as He can, so He’s holding the train as long as He can before it leaves the station.

Why is He still pleading His blood?  Because people are still sinning and claiming His blood.  That doesn’t mean that Christ is continuing to die on the Cross, but you know He poured out His blood, and His blood is still effective today.  And so as long as people are needing the blood and sinning, He’s holding out His Hands before the Father.

Caller:  Ok um, ok well thank you very much.

Pastor Doug:  Thank you Mark.  God bless.

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