We live in a changing world. Technological advances, machinery improvements, and communication methods are accelerating our lifestyle, but some things never change. The earth is still round. The sun radiates warmth. The oceans are still full of water. The God of creation made His wonders never to change.
Spiritually, believers are maturing with the potential of blossoming their entire lives. How is that possible? The short answer is Jesus. Three verses briefly describe one of His present-day roles. Psalm 110:4 declares, “You are a priest forever.” Romans 8:34 states, “Christ… who is even at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us.” Finally, Hebrews 7:24, 25 reveals Jesus has “An unchangeable priesthood…since He always lives to make intercession for” today’s believers.
A plain and simple explanation, Jesus personally represents you before His Father every day and every minute. Let that statement sink in for a minute. You have a mediator, Jesus, the Great High Priest, our Savior, petitioning the Father of the universe, personally, presenting your petitions to the Almighty. No one is closer to God, the Father, than Jesus. No angel or heavenly saint can do what Jesus is doing for you. Our Savior is your attorney, representing your deepest desires before His heavenly Father. Your eternity-bound desires are coming before His ears at the throne of grace.
Jesus always lives. Jesus is “Ever living to intercede for” us. He is constantly forwarding your heartfelt desires to His heavenly Father. When you wonder if God hears your prayers or if your prayers are getting through, you can rest assured our heavenly Father receives the messages. Jesus personally guarantees its delivery.
How does that change your outlook on prayer? Hopefully, it is an encouragement to pray for everything.