His resurrection secures our salvation (Rom 8:34)

garden tomb“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us”(v.34).

Paul here begins with a rhetorical question. It is also forensic or legal in nature – “Who is he that condemneth?”

The ultimate Judge who would condemn the sinners is Jesus Christ. God has appointed Christ to be the Judge (John 5:22, 27; Acts 17:31).

Is it not amazing that the judge has done everything to secure our deliverance? Firstly, He died to pay the ransom for our redemption. Then He rose again from the grave, and ascended to the right hand of God to intercede for us.

The Judge Himself secures our deliverance from all charges and condemnation! He that will condemn the world has become our Saviour and Advocate, thus any chance of us being condemned is absolutely eradicated.

If Christ is for us, He certainly will not condemn us. Far from condemning us, He is right now at the right hand of God interceding on our behalf.

Christ’s present place “at the right hand of God” is indicative of His honourable position of acceptance by God as His people’s intercessor. The apostle tells us that He “maketh intercession for us.” He represents us perfectly before God to secure our salvation. “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

Not only does the Spirit intercede for us (Rom 8:26) but the glorified Christ as well. We are safe in the blessed triune God.