The very idea of overhearing Christ talk to the Father about you should send an eternal quiver through your soul. What would we hear Him pray?
Here’s why we need to know. Today’s disciple is facing threats that were unheard of even 10 years ago. World events are explosive. Changes are dizzying. The child of God navigates a world that can be truly frightening.
Having children and grandchildren who depend on us makes it all the more difficult. We wonder what will happen to them. How can I protect them in such a violent and unpredictable time?
For this and many other reasons we must have a relationship with God that is new and unshakable. We need faith like Daniel had in the lion’s den. We need authority like the disciples had to open prison doors. We must own a walk that conquers sickness, lack and sudden attacks.
Above all, we need to discern the works of Satan. He knows his time is short and he has broken into a frenzy to take down as many as he can.
We can rely, to a degree, on powerful preaching. We can play worship music in our prayer room and quell the dismaying emotions of this time. But we need something far more. We need something so amazing that it holds us not matter what. That my friend, is where the prayers of Jesus for us, matter most.
Here are some facts about Jesus praying for you.
He started praying for you the moment you got saved. The world can’t enjoy the benefit of His prayers. John17: 9 says, “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.
He will not stop praying for you. Hebrews 7: 25 “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.” At this moment He is lifting your situation before the Father and that prayer is unending.
He prayed that Satan would not touch you. John 17: 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
He has prayed in advance of your greatest hour of testing, just as He did for Peter. Luke 22:32 “But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
Here is the most important fact of Jesus praying for you: He says you are His. Let’s take a closer look at what that means. His love for you is not just tender it is fierce.
Consider the momma grizzly as she snuggles her cub. She is the essence of love. Now, try to come between her and her cub. The loving mom instantly becomes the most terrifying creature on earth. She will stop at nothing to protect her cub. Both the tender moment and the terrifying one are expressions of the same love.
Here’s the thing…that instinct is from God. The same Jesus who comforts you with unmatched tenderness turns His wrath on the evil one when you are threatened. It would be breathtaking to see the difference in His intercession before the Father when you need comfort, and when you need to be rescued from Satan’s attack.
He will not let anything come between you and Him. Paul said it this way: Romans 8:38 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
That is why I say: if you could hear Jesus praying for you in the next room, you would not fear a million enemies.
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