If Jesus is not presently carrying on a continuous intercessory ministry on behalf of each individual believer at the right hand of God, our faith will not survive Satan’s onslaught for a day. The condemnation that Satan brings will be enough to batter us, but glory to God, Jesus does carry on such a ministry on our behalf.
The Holy Spirit is the One that creates the reality of the result of this most successful of all intercessory prayers in our daily lives, especially that of strengthening our faith and our human spirit. Look at another of such prayers that gives a glimpse into what Jesus is praying for us today:
John 17:11 says, “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.” If Jesus was that concerned when He was about to leave the earth, is it not logical to see that He will not cease asking the Father to keep us until we finally meet Him? John 17:15 says, “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.” 1 John 5:18 also says, “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.” The Holy Spirit makes real this prayer for our preservation on a daily basis.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for Your ongoing prayers in my life. I receive grace to prioritize my Quiet Time daily in order to receive what Your intercession brings into my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 8:1-10:32, Matthew 4:12-25, Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23