We sometimes wonder why it is so important that we reject all attempts to place an intermediary between God and us. Sometimes it is a human intermediary, and sometimes someone like Mary, or possibly a ‘saint’ or even an angelic being.
There are several reasons why it is so important. One is that there is no need. We are told clearly in the Scriptures that we have access into the Holy of Holies (the heavenly one, not the earthly) because the Veil has been torn asunder, and our Great High Priest (the Son Himself) is there for us.
The second reason; and the one I wish to touch on today; is that we are told clearly in John 16, verses 26 and 27, that we should pray directly to the Father because He holds us dear.
“At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf, for the Father Himself holds you dear, because you have held me dear and have believed that I came from the Father’s presence.” (Weymouth translation)
Even our Saviour is not needed as an intermediary. We ask directly of the Father, in the name of our Saviour, and because He holds us dear, He accepts our request.
Amazing . . . “Abba Father, we approach Thee in our Saviour’s precious name.”