Saved to The Uttermost
“Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him for them.” Hebrews 7:25 (Amplified)
What does it mean “to save to the uttermost”? The Greek term used in Hebrews 7:25 literally means “fully.” In other words, the One who is able to save “forever” is the One who saves “altogether.” He is able to save “all the way,” even to the valley of the shadow of death. He is able to save perfectly, nothing lacking–complete salvation with no flaw, complete as only a holy God knows completeness and perfection.
Jesus died once, to die no more. He died for the sins of the whole world, but now He is alive forever. Christ has an unchangeable priesthood. He has this unchangeable priesthood on the merit of His finished work, His shed blood. He died to save us from our sins. He lives at the right hand of God the Father to plead our case, to stand in our stead before God’s holiness. He will never let us down, He will never fail us. His intercession for us is uninterrupted and we have an absolute, divine, guarantee that we shall not perish in the wilderness of sin; we will enter the rest God has promised for His own: “There remains therefore a rest to the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9).
If you are a child of God through faith in the shed blood of Jesus the Savior, press on! Do not look upon things around you, but look to Him, the author of eternal life. Look to Him, the author and finisher of our faith. Look to Him who is our Savior, Redeemer, Lord, Advocate, and High Priest.