The essence of intercession is to provide a way that we can draw near to Father God*. We cannot approach our Creator voluntarily since we are His creatures. He is completely aware we are naked in His presence. Before His eyes, everything we have said and done is exposed and left bare. (Hebrews 4:13).

Keeping that in mind, we mortals ought to be ashamed, even afraid, to approach Father God on our own, even if we were commanded. As a result, we require someone to act as a mediator, an intercessor. An intercessor is one who intervenes on behalf of one in difficulties or in trouble, as by pleading or petition.

Our only legitimate intercessors are Jesus and the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26–34). It makes sense that someone who is in a similar situation to our own, who needs an intercessor just as much as we do, would not be qualified in and of himself to intercede for us. Therefore, if anyone tells you that another mere mortal needs to intercede for you, stay away, far away.

Jesus Christ can act as our intercessor and communicate on our behalf with Father God (Hebrews 7:25). "He himself bore the sin of many and interceded for the transgressors" (Isaiah 53:12).

Only one person has the ability and authority to approach the Father on His own behalf and make intercession for us, and He does not require a substitute. Christ is that person. "I am the way, the truth, and the life; there is no other route to the Father except through me" (John 14:6), and His helper, the Holy Spirit.

We are extremely fortunate to have a High Priest who will always be around to pray for us. John referred to Jesus as our "Advocate with the Father" (1John 2:1-2). Despite not being weak Himself, Jesus can relate to our weaknesses since He is not only 100% God, but also 100% man. We can approach the Father and find the greatest grace through Yeshua, because we are covered by His blood**.

As a result, we are urged to "approach boldly to the throne of grace so that we may receive compassion and find grace to assist in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16). Repeated once more, "Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full confidence of trust" (Hebrews 10:22).


God is a trinity made up of three divine persons. The Hebrew name for the LORD, the One True God is Elohim: the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The three persons in the trinity are Father God (Jahovah/Yahovah/Yahweh), Jesus Christ (Yahoshua / Yeshua HaMashiach), and the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). Resources: