Monday, September 26, 2016
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32
What shall we say about such wonderful, amazing things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
My friend, if God did not spare His own Son but allowed Him to shed His blood for us, don’t you think it hurts His heart to see those for whom He paid such a high price, living as if they have no power, no access and no authority over the defeated one?
The blood gives us boldness and confidence to approach God with our requests and petitions. It gives us the “know how” to access the treasury of heaven. When you approach God in the name of Jesus you are actually saying to God that you are coming to Him in the power of the blood that Jesus shed for you.
Do you understand my friend? Praying in Jesus’ name is really praying in the power of Jesus’ sacrifice and finished work.
Apply that principle to your prayer life. Have confidence in your relationship with God. Know that you are praying from a position of victory because you are praying from the position of the cross.
The cross represents Christ’s victory over the enemy.
Your prayers begin and end with the blood of Jesus. No longer just attach that phrase to your prayers. Understand that you are empowered by the blood of Jesus to make your petitions known.
Take your prayers to another level. Pray through the blood of Jesus.