acceptance of the persons of believers and the divine bestowment of all gifts needful for their salvation.

(a) General intercession for all men: <235312>Isaiah 53:12 ? ?he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors? <422334>Luke 23:34 ? ?And Jesus said, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do? ? a beginning of his priestly intercession, even while he was being nailed to the cross.

(b) Special intercession for his saints: <401819>Matthew 18:19, 20 ? ?if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them?; <422231> Luke 22:31, 32 ? ?Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you that he might sift you as wheat: but I made supplication for thee that thy faith fail not?; <431416>John 14:16 ? ?I will pray the Father and he shall give you another Comforter?; 17:9 ? ?I pray for them; I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me?; <440233>Acts 2:33 ? ?Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear?; <490106>Ephesians 1:6 ? ?the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved?; 2:18 ? ?through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father?; 3:12 ? ?in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him?; <580217>Hebrews 2:17, 18 ? ?Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted?; 4:15, 16 ? ?For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but one that hath been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need?; <600205>1 Peter 2:5 ? ?a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ?; <660506>Revelation 5:6 ? ?And I saw on the midst of the throne...a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth?; 7:16, 17 ? ?They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun strike upon them, nor any heat: for the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them unto fountains of waters of life: and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.?

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