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Moment Of Celebration-Jesus Intercedes For Us

February 19th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the intercession of Jesus on our behalf.

Hebrews 7 talks about the competence of Jesus to help us in our weaknesses. Verse 7:25 says, “He is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our needs-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”

The Bible goes on to say that Jesus sacrificed for the sins of the people once for all when he offered himself.

Jesus is the perfect solution for flawed humanity.  He helped Simon Peter get beyond his denials of Christ. He said to Peter, “I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

That is how Jesus intercedes for us when we fall short of His glory. He prays for us. He encourages us to return to Him after we have failed to stand up for Him. His forgiveness is available. His restoration is complete. He can revive our courage to a place where our witness motivates others to love God with all their strength.

The intercession of Jesus on our behalf is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

LIFE APPLICATION TRUTH-PRAYER FOR LEADERS

November 6th, 2012 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – From First Timothy 2, verses 1 to 3.

“I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior.”

Yesterday, Gerard Long of Alpha said this prayer on behalf of our nation: Dear God, my fervent prayer is that we would have an environment that is rich for the Gospel. We pray that nothing would hinder the Gospel of Jesus Christ from spreading throughout our nation.  What a privilege to live in a country where we are free to worship Your precious name, Amen.

Today (November 06) is Election Day. Many people are going to the polls today to vote for government officials. This freedom is a tremendous privilege and responsibility.

Another freedom that we enjoy is the opportunity to pray.

Pray for wisdom as Americans vote for government officials. Pray for wisdom for the leaders who will be elected. They will have some enormous challenges to face.

Prayer for authority is a vital sign of changed lives in the on Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com