Remember that all that happened to Israel of old were written for our admonition and learning as examples for us now. Observing Israel of old, we know that there is a tabernacle in heaven – the real one – where our own High Priest, Jesus, has gone in for us. Aaron, a type of Jesus as high priest, always carried on the shoulders the names of the children of Israel in settings of gold before God for a memorial. Should we not believe that Jesus the better High Priest who has entered a better tabernacle is bearing our names before God for a remembrance always?
The shoulders are very suggestive. It connotes the picture of a loving shepherd carrying a frail lamb on his shoulders when the road gets too rough or when it is tired. Jesus carries our names before the Lord every day and the Holy Ghost makes this real by bearing us up in our weaknesses daily. Jesus keeps on bearing us up into the grace, favour and mercy of God, and the Holy Ghost keeps on making it real in our lives. This is the beauty of the Holy Spirit in our lives here on the earth.
You need to live your life conscious of the ongoing intercession of Jesus on your behalf. How would you act if you knew a very wealthy friend of yours just credited your bank account with five thousand dollars? Do more than that because the unending intercession of Jesus has gone ahead of you.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the fullness of the outworking of your intercession for me and all that concerns me in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33