(adapted from Octavius Winslow's, "The Believers Triumph")
"Jesus, who died; more than that, who was raised
to life; is at the right hand of God and is also
interceding for us." Romans 8:34
Jesus, amid the honors and splendors to which God
has highly exalted him, still remembers his brethren
in bonds, and makes intercession for them.
It is an individual, an anticipative, and a present intercession.
It embraces all the personal needs of each believer,
it precedes each temptation and each trial, and at
the moment that the sympathy and the prayers of
the Savior are the most called for, and are felt to be
the most soothing, it bears the saint and his sorrow
on its bosom before the throne!
Just at a crisis of his history, at a juncture, perhaps,
the most critical in his life; and when the heart,
oppressed with its emotions, cannot breathe a prayer,
Jesus is remembering him, sympathizing with him,
and interceding for him!
Oh, who can fully describe the blessings that flow
through the intercession of the Son of God?
the minute interest in all our concerns,
are blessings beyond description!
Tried, tempted believer! Jesus makes intercession for you!
Your case is not unknown to him!
Your sorrow is not hidden from him!
Your name is on his heart!
Your burden is on his shoulder!
"Therefore He is able to save completely those
who come to God through Him, because He
always lives to intercede for them." Hebrews 7:25