“Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows you will disown me three times!” John 13:38 (NIV) Some folks have the idea that Christianity is a crutch for weak people who can’t face reality. Exactly the opposite is true. If...
We have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God. (Hebrews 4:14)
If we have an important conversation, we are often grateful to have someone else with us. Is there someone who can come with us who knows the person we will be meeting with better than we do?
This is how Moses felt when God sent him to speak to Pharaoh. God sent Aaron, the High Priest, with him. Who will go with us when we go into the throne room of Almighty God?
Hebrews says “we have a great high priest.” Think about this: Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he is there for us. When you pray, you ascend by faith into heavenly places, where Christ is.
Christ is next to the Father, and when you pray, you are next to Christ. He is there for you, and when you speak, he is there with you! He is there, endorsing what you’re saying, placing his name under what you’re asking.
The Christian never prays alone. You pray to the Father, with the Son, in the Spirit. Bonhoeffer says, “He [Jesus Christ] wants to pray with us and to have us pray with him, so that we may be confident and glad that God hears us.”
Come to the Father with Jesus beside you. He is there to support you in your prayer, to back you up in what you are saying, and to agree with your prayer, because it has already been his own.
How does this motivate you or encourage you, personally, to pray?