20 jan. 2020

OUR SAVIOURS PRAYERS

How encouraging is the thought of the Redeemer’s never- ceasing intercession for us. When we pray, he pleads for us; and when we are not praying, he is advocating our cause, and by his supplications shielding us from unseen dangers.

I have prayed for thee. Luke 22:32


Notice the word of comfort addressed to Peter.

Simon, Simon, Satan hath desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.

We little know what we owe to our Saviour’s prayers. When we reach the hill-tops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how we shall praise him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank him because he never held his peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon his hands, and carried our names upon his breastplate! Even before Satan had begun to tempt, Jesus had forestalled him and entered a plea in heaven.

Notice, he does not say, “Satan hath desired to have you.” He checks Satan even in his very desire, and nips it in the bud. He does not say, “But I have desired to pray for you.” No, but “I have prayed for you: I have done it already; I have gone to court and entered a counterplea even before an accusation is made.”
O Jesus, what a comfort it is that thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence.
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Thank you so much Avis, for for bringing Spurgeons' devotion to memory.


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  1. "...but “I have prayed for you: I have done it already; I have gone to court and entered a counterplea even before an accusation is made.

    O Jesus, what a comfort it is that thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence."

    Amen
    Amen
    Amen

    This really spoke to me.

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  2. Praise the Lord that He is continually interceding for us as He sits at the right hand of God the Father, and defending us against the devil's accusations. How amazing that the night before His agonizing trial at Calvary, He prayed for each of His children at Gethsemane.
    Thanks for the wonderful reminder! God bless,
    Laurie

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