JESUS GIVES AND INTERCESSORY PRAYER
In your prayer life, if you ever had any doubt about God answering prayers, study carefully JESUS INTERCESSORY PRAYER. Today we present to you Jesus great intercessory prayer. It is not the prayer of agony in the Garden of Gethsemane but an open conversation with the Father about his followers. This prayer brings to a close Jesus’ discourse. It expresses the deepest desires of Jesus’ heart for his return to the Father and for the destiny of his chosen ones. Jesus asked the Father to grant the believers the same kind of unity that he and the Father enjoyed from eternity, a unity of love.
Now here is the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus: When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed, AMEN!
While looking beyond the Cross to his resurrection and ascension, Jesus asked the Father to restore the glory he had shared with the Father before the world began. In saying this, Jesus gives us a glimpse of his relationship with the Father before the beginning of time. Jesus wanted to return to the glory he had with the Father before the world was created. Jesus would enter into that glory as the crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus’ return to God was not simply a return to his pre-incarnate state, since Jesus would have his resurrected body. Jesus resurrection and ascension and Stephen’s dying exclamation attest that Jesus prayer was answered. He returned to his exalted position at the right hand of God, thus teaching us how to pray and intercessory prayer and gets it answered. “JESUS GIVES AND INTERCESSORY PRAYER!”
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