Intercession of Christ @ Christ's priestly office consists of these two parts, (1) the offering up of himself as a sacrifice, and (2) making continual intercession for us. When on earth he made intercession for his people Luke:23:34; John:17:20; Hebrews:5:7); but now he exercises this function of his priesthood in heaven, where he is said to appear in the presence of God for us Hebrews:9:12Hebrews:9:24). His advocacy with the Father for his people rests on the basis of his own all-perfect sacrifice. Thus he pleads for and obtains the fulfilment of all the promises of the everlasting covenant ( 1John:2:1; John:17:24; Hebrews:7:25). He can be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities," and is both a merciful and a faithful high priest Hebrews:2:17-18Hebrews:4:15-16). This intercession is an essential part of his mediatorial work. Through him we have "access" to the Father John:14:6; Ephesians:2:18Ephesians:3:12). "The communion of his people with the Father will ever be sustained through him as mediatorial Priest" Psalms:110:4; Revelation:7:17).