OUR LORD WHO PRAYS FOR US
In a stunning development in the narrative as the time of Jesus' crucifixion came near, Jesus reveals some of the machinations that were on going in the spirit realm as the kingdom of darkness tried to figure out what the kingdom of light was doing.
The calculus settled on was that testing Simon Peter so that he buckled and thus discrediting him was the best way to preclude the setting up of the kingdom of light after Jesus was killed.
In the court of heaven, Satan demanded that that he be granted access to Simon Peter and he was given the access by the court. Jesus prayed for Simon Peter so that after he fell, he would be restored from weakness and that he would be a source of strength for the fledging group of believers. Luke 22 verse 31 - 32 reads this way;
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.
The Lord prayed for Peter so that he would be restored to the best possible footing as a source of strength for the others.
In His magnificent High Priestly prayer, Jesus prayed for all His people who had followed Him as well as all those who were going to follow Him in the future. John 17 verse 20 - 21 says;
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
This High Priestly role continues to this day where Jesus continually intercedes for us before the Father as described in Hebrews 4 verse 14 - 16;
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Bless the Lord our God who prays for us.
Reference resource: Gotquestions.org