Here is another brief entry on Christ’s priestly intercession by a nineteenth-century Southern Baptist theologian. Like Dagg, Boyce does not presume to explain exactly how Christ’s intercession for his people works. He does, however, affirm that it is not simply a metaphor, but a real and vital ministry continually offered up for the church.
“While we are not to suppose that he is engaged in actual spoken prayer before God, we are also not to understand by this a mere influence of his sacrifice continued without further activity on his part, but some real activity corresponding fully to the essence of prayer and petition, to which is due all the blessings to which his people attain.”
James P. Boyce, Abstract of Systematic Theology (1887, reprinted 2006 by Founders Press, Cape Coral, FL), 293.