|Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. –Hebrews 7:25
I am completely blown away by this verse. How amazing is it to know that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself lives to intercede for us as believers. No only does He save us completely when we come to God through Him, He continually prays for us that we might draw nearer to Him, overcome Satanic attacks, and so on.
In Romans 8:33-34, Paul writes, who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died –more than that, who is raised to life –is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. He then continues in the next verse, who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Take some time to let everything you just read sink in. The Lord loves us so much that not only did He suffer and die to save us; He is also constantly praying for us.
To illustrate, in Luke 22:31-32, we read; Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren. Think about it, Peter had Jesus, the King of the universe in his corner praying for him. Just the thought of that blows me away! How wonderful is it to be able to say that Jesus is praying for me concerning that issue? If you read the verse again, you will find that Jesus believed in Peter (or better yet, Jesus Christ believed in His power in Peter’s life). Jesus said to him; WHEN you have returned to me, strengthen your brethren. The keyword in that verse is the word, ‘when.’ He knew that even though Simon would soon deny Him three times, he would return to Him in repentance.
If the thought of knowing all of these does not excite you, that is okay because I just might be excited, even overwhelmed, enough for all of us. I urge you all to remember these truths today; Jesus loves you! Jesus is able to save you COMPLETELY if you come to God through believing in Him and what He did for you and I on the cross! Jesus Christ lives to intercede for you! He defends you against any charge or condemnation through His intercession for you! He prays for you that you might be strengthened against the attacks of the enemy! He believes in His power that is at work within you! He knows everything there is to know about you and still loves you! He has engraved you on the palm of His hands! He will never leave you or forsake you!
I pray that you are all encouraged to know just how much Jesus Christ truly does love you.
Grace and peace be with you.
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