Romans 8:34 - Jesus Intercedes for Us.
Romans 8:34 (NKJV) Who is he who condemns?
It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also
risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who
also makes intercession for us.
Romans 8:34 (NIV) Who then is the one who
condemns? No one. Christ 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 (NLT) Who then will condemn us?
No one - for Christ Jesus died for us and was
raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the
place of honor at Gods right hand, pleading for
Jesus heart of divine love and
sympathy is drawn out most of all for the one who is
the most hopelessly entangled in the snares of
the enemy. With His own blood He has signed the
emancipation papers of the race.
Jesus does not desire those who have been
purchased at such a cost to become the sport of the
enemy's temptations. He does not desire us to be
overcome and perish. He who curbed the lions in their
den, and walked with His faithful witnesses amid
the fiery flames, is just as ready to work in
our behalf to subdue every evil in our nature.
Today He is standing at the altar of mercy,
presenting before God the prayers of those who desire
His help. He turns no weeping, contrite one
away. Freely will He pardon all who come to Him
for forgiveness and restoration. He does not
tell to any all that He might reveal, but He bids
every trembling soul take courage. Whosoever will,
may take hold of God's strength, and make peace
with Him, and He will make peace.
The souls that turn to Him for refuge,
Jesus lifts above the accusing and the strife of
tongues. No man or evil angel can impeach these
souls. Christ unites them to His own divine-human
nature. They stand beside the great Sin Bearer in
the light proceeding from the throne of God.
Throughout life, there will be times when
our sins and failures lead us to conclude that
God is disappointed or angry with us. How can He
still love me after what I've done? If I'm really
forgiven, why do I still feel so guilty? At such
times, we need to fix our eyes on the truth of
Scripture and ask the questions Paul posed in Romans
If God is for us, who is against us (v.
31)? Our heavenly Father proved His loyalty to us
when He delivered His own Son over to death in
order to save us. Without Christ's atoning death
on our behalf, we would face eternal separation
Who will bring a charge against God's
elect (v. 33)? No accusation against us can stand,
since at the moment of salvation, the Lord
justified us. This means we were legally declared
righteous, while still in our sinning condition. No one
can reverse this transaction and make us guilty
again. To doubt our blameless standing in Christ is
to declare His atonement insufficient to cover
Who is the one who condemns (v. 34)?
Although Satan rails against us, Jesus' death and
resurrection are proof that we are right with God. Christ
took our condemnation and gave us His
righteousness in return. Now He sits at the Father's right
hand, interceding for us.
When doubts about the Lord's love and
faithfulness arise, focus on truth. If we judge His
loyalty to us by our circumstances or feelings, we
will never get an accurate view of God. True
security lies not in our good performance, but in our
relationship with Christ, and no one can take that from
us. [In Touch Daily Devotional by Charles
Stanley at www.intouch.org]
We must...get into such a living, growing
relationship with God that our relationship with others
is maintained through the work of intercession,
where God works His miracles. Are our lives in the
proper place so that we may participate in the
intercession of our Lord and the Holy Spirit? [In His
Time; My Utmost For His Highest re Rom.8:27,34]
My doctor ordered an ultrasound for me at
a clinic thirty miles away. I arrived at the
facility with a half hour to spare.
I'll grab a cup of coffee, I thought upon
seeing a teeny caf in the building's foyer. The
woman behind the counter greeted me warmly. Her
accent told me she was Eastern European, so I asked
her about her country of origin.
"Poland," she said.
"Really? I visit Poland every year," I
said. The moment she realized my personal interest
in her homeland, she began talking to me as
though we were best friends.
"My husband and I immigrated to Canada in
1994," she said. "We came with only one suitcase of
belongings and had to start life over. She told me
that they've reached retirement age and are
unsure whether they should stay in Canada or return
to Poland. "Finances are the issue," she said.
"We don't know what to do."
"May I pray for you about that?" I asked.
She nodded. I thanked Jesus for loving this
woman and for having good plans for her. I asked
Him to give wisdom and guidance for this
decision, and then I asked Him to reveal Himself to
her in a tangible way. The prayer lasted fifteen
seconds, but I trust the impact lasts for eternity.
I'm growing more courageous about praying
for strangers who share their concerns with me.
Why not? Knowing that Jesus prays for me brings
me great encouragement. Seeing others
responses when I pray for them tells me they're
encouraged too. by Grace Fox
Faith Step: Ask Jesus to give you
opportunity to pray for a stranger. [Mornings With Jesus
2019 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan]
Do not be discouraged by the difficulty
of keeping your focus on Me. I know that your
heart's desire is to be aware of My Presence
continually. This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but
never fully achieve it in this life. Don't let
feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to
see yourself as I see you. First of all, I am
delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with Me
through your life. I am pleased each time you
initiate communication with Me. In addition, I notice
the progress you have made since you first
resolved to live in My Presence.
When you realize that your mind has
wandered away from Me, don't be alarmed or surprised.
You live in a world that has been rigged to
distract you. Each time you plow your way through the
massive distractions to communicate with Me, you
achieve a victory. Rejoice in these tiny triumphs,
and they will increasingly light up your days.
(Rom. 8:33, 34; Heb. 4:14-16) [Jesus Calling by
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Hebrews 7:25 - Christ - Our Faithful and
Supreme High Priest.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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