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How is Jesus a mediator?


If only there were someone to mediate between us,
    someone to bring us together,
someone to remove God’s rod from me,
    
so that his terror would frighten me no more.
Then I would speak up without fear of him,
    
but as it now stands with me, I cannot.  Job 9:33-35
            Even back in the days of Job, he sought a mediator in his life, someone who could stand between him and God to state his case, someone who knew the law and could alleviate the punishment.  We cannot not do that alone.  It would be like a four-year-old child walking into the Supreme Court and arguing a case.  It’s out of our league.
            We hire lawyers for that reason, advocates who know the criminal law system and know the best way to set us free.
            Jesus mediated our punishment by bringing us and God together.  He removed the rod of punishment from us by paying for it himself.  Now we don’t have to be afraid of God any longer.  Jesus stood up for us.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.  Hebrews 9:15
            Jesus negotiated the new deal between us and God and as a result we received an eternal inheritance.  He paid the ransom.  He understood the system.  Now, thanks to His mediation, we are set free.