Always Interceding

Always Interceding

Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

Recommended Reading – Luke 22:31-32

Menwith Hill, in a Yorkshire moor in the north of England, is the world’s largest eavesdropping station in the world. There, American and British intelligence officers monitor worldwide electronic “chatter” coursing through the air, hoping to pick up clues to terrorist and other harmful activity before it happens. While terrorists talk on their cell phones, satellite dishes intercept their conversations.

Warfare is always going two ways—offense and defense. The same is true in spiritual warfare. While Satan is luring and tempting those he can (1 Peter 5:8), Jesus is in heaven interceding with the Father on our behalf. Luke 22 gives an example: Jesus knew that Satan wanted to trip up Peter and the disciples and “sift [them] as wheat.” But Jesus said to Peter, “I have prayed for you [plural], that your faith should not fail” (Luke 22:31-32). While Satan was attacking, Jesus was interceding.

The next time you are tempted to sin, think about Jesus praying for you in heaven—praying “that your faith should not fail.” And praise Him that He is your partner in prayer.

God can listen to no prayers without the intercession of Christ.
John Calvin


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