Grace For The Journey
Robert Murray McCheyne, a 19th Century minister in the Church of Scotland, once said, “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.” Did you know that Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for you right now?
The Bible says in Romans 8:34, “Who is he who condemns? It is Christ Jesus who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”
And in Hebrews 7:15 the Bible declares, “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.”
McCheyne provided great insight into tremendous power in the life of the believer. Even though he could not hear the Lord praying in the room next to him, he knew that Jesus was indeed praying from His throne room in heaven. Regardless of what you might be facing today, you can face it in the power of His prayer. Jesus is praying for you continually.
The Bible reminds us in John 17:20-21, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in Me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent Me.”
In His earthly ministry, our Lord prayed fervently and specifically for His disciples who would be left behind to continue the ministry of the Gospel Jesus had initiated. But notice that His prayer is not only for them. It is for you and me and all those who would believe in the truths of the Gospel. Knowing that Jesus prayed for us then and is praying for us now is a source of great power for every believer.
What is there to fear with Jesus on the throne? As McCheyne said, distance makes no difference when it comes to the power of prayer from the throne room of grace.
Jesus is able … because He lives.
Jesus is praying for you in the middle of your trials, tests, and temptations. Jesus is praying for you in the middle of your storms, sufferings, and sorrows. His prayer is your power, regardless of what you are currently dealing with in this life. Jesus has already conquered every foe we will ever face. Even the last and most fearful enemy was defeated when Jesus became the death of death (2 Timothy 1:10).
So, let us advance confidently in the direction our Lord is calling us to go. Our praying Prince has paved the way for us to walk by faith and not by sight, because we know He has walked the path before us and is walking it with us today. His prayer is our power, and that power is greater than any power we will ever encounter in both life and death.
This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”