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Jesus Is the Interceding Son of God (8 of 10)
Series: Who Is Jesus
John 12:34, Hebrews 7:25
May 15, 2005
1. Intercedes Redemptively
A) Salvation is Available in Jesus
B) Salvation is Assured by Jesus
2. Intercedes Representatively
A) The Problem with Sin We Face
B) The Provision for Sin We Find
3. Intercedes Recuperatively
A) Revives Us When Weary
B) Restores Us When Weak
Over the past eight weeks we have been asking the question, "Who is Jesus?" It is the same question that was asked in John 12:34 when the people asked, "Who is this Son of man?" In our last message we saw the Lord Jesus as the ascended Son of God. We saw Him going back to heaven. For the next couple of weeks I want us to see Him in heaven and consider what He is doing at the present. Today I want us to see Him as the interceding Son of God. The divine Son of God, the virgin-born Son of God, the sinless Son of God, the miracle working Son of God, the crucified Son of God, the resurrected and ascended Son of God is at the present the interceding Son of God.
D.M. M'Intyre in his book The Prayer-Life of Jesus wrote: "Our High Priest, having offered Himself, now presents Himself in the power of a risen life before God on our behalf. As He Himself is the propitiation, so He Himself is the availing intercessor."
On one occasion Jesus said to Simon Peter, "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not" (Luke 22:32). What a wonderful statement. Jesus told Peter that He had been praying for him. I have often had people tell me they were praying for me. That is always a blessing and encouragement to my heart. In this case, it was Jesus telling Peter He had been praying for him.
Can you think of anything more encouraging than the Lord Jesus Himself telling you He is praying for you? I have good news. He is praying for you. You are on Jesus' prayer-list. Notice John 17:9. Jesus said, "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou has ...
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