Friday, February 18, 2022
According to the Quran, Muhammad’s intercession for people is of no use:
Ask forgiveness for them or do not ask forgiveness for them; even if you ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will not forgive them (Q 9:79).
This must give Muslims a sense of hopelessness, aimlessness, and dismay as they live a life without a defender, an anchor, and a friend like our Lord. The Bible assures us that Christ our Savior and Lord is on heaven’s throne interceding for us, defending our cause, and comforting our hearts.
Jesus Christ, sitting on heaven’s throne, you are our great high priest. Glory and honor, majesty and power be to you. Our Advocate, Helper, Intercessor, we delight in you. Because of your love, because of the cross, we are able to come to you freely and open our hearts to you. What endless joy and unfathomable peace we have in you!
I pray that you will bring many Muslims this week to take hold of this comforting reality and accept you by faith.
All of us on earth, from time to time, face raging storms. The boat of our life is tossed to and fro. We feel disoriented and terrified. Yet, as believers in you, we know that you, Lord Jesus, are watching over us from “your mountaintop” (Matthew 14:23-24). You see us exhausted and afraid. You are praying for us! I praise you for this calming and uplifting truth.
I cry out to you, Lord, asking that many Muslims will come to you this week, believing and receiving new life in you.
In your precious, mighty name I pray. Amen.
We have our great High Priest, Jesus the Son of God, who ascended and entered into heaven. Therefore, we must hold firmly to our faith which we declare publicly (Hebrews 4:14, SAB).