Day: May 4, 2013

Vicarious Intercession

Oswald Chambers Imageby Oswald Chambers

 . . having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus . . . —Hebrews 10:19

Beware of thinking that intercession means bringing our own personal sympathies and concerns into the presence of God, and then demanding that He do whatever we ask. Our ability to approach God is due entirely to the vicarious, or substitutionary, identification of our Lord with sin. We have “boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.”

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Don’t Be Tripped Up In The Little Things

A.B. Simpson Imageby A.B. Simpson

Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world—1 John 4:4

Satan loves to trip us over little things. The reason for this is that it is generally a greater victory for him and shows that he can upset us by a shaving and knock us down with a straw. It is the old boast of the Jebusites, when they told David they could defend Jerusalem by a garrison of the blind and lame.

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