Today’s Bible reading is Hebrews chapter 8
(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)
The ministry of Christ since He ascended back to heaven is a ministry of intercession. Jesus represents us in heaven and now He is praying for you and me. He has provided a New Covenant for His people. We are no longer under the Old Testament Law. We are under grace. The Law was given to show us that we are guilty, and that we need Christ. God’s Holy Spirit lives in us since the day we got saved, and He teaches us God’s Word. Through Christ we have been forgiven! Who else better to represent us in heaven than Jesus? The One who loved and died for us, the One who takes away our sin and makes us holy, He is our Advocate in glory! To get to God we must go through Jesus. He hears us when we pray and helps our prayers reach the ear of the Father. Jesus is in heaven praying and His people on earth should be praying too. Jesus is known for His prayer life. Are you known for your prayer life?
Prayer: “Dear Father, we praise You for Jesus Christ the Great High Priest, we thank You for His faithful prayer ministry. Make us a praying people. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron