The Roman government tried to intimidate him. False religion tried to silence him. The devil tried to kill him. All failed. Even “death was no match for him” (Acts 2:24 MSG).
Jesus spoke the truth when He declares, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me” (Matt. 28:18 NIV). He stopped the waves with a word. He spoke, and a tree withered. He spoke again, and a basket became a banquet. Economy. Meteorology. Botany. Food supply. “All things have been handed over to me by my Father” (Matt. 11:27 NRSV).
When we pray in the name of Jesus, we come to God on the basis of Jesus’ accomplishment. Since we have a great high priest [Jesus] over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith. As our high priest, Jesus offers our prayers to God. His prayers are always heard.
Pray. Since God works, prayer works. Since God is good, prayer is good. Since you matter to God, your prayers matter in heaven. You’re never without hope, because you’re never without prayer
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