Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Friday, 20 December 2013


“By His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities… He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors“ (Isa. 53:11,12).

“By His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many.” This knowledge is indeed unique. The knowledge of this world makes a man justify himself and put all the blame on others. Jesus told the Pharisees, “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men” (Lk.16:15). Divine knowledge works the other way round; it makes one take the blame upon oneself and justify others! Do we have this divine knowledge?

 Why is this unique knowledge essential for travailing or interceding in prayer? Because true intercessors have to bear the iniquities of others – “He shall bear their iniquities.” If someone has sinned against God, the man who intercedes for him, pleads with God as if he himself has committed that sin. Hence we read, “He bare the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors.”

 We also read, “He was numbered with the transgressors” i.e, He identified Himself with the transgressors. If we are praying for a sick man in a wheelchair, we should pray as if we ourselves are in the wheelchair and suffering the pain. If we are praying for a dying man, we should identify ourselves with him. “He poured out His soul unto death.” Jesus interceded for us with great agony – as our souls were going to hell to face the second death.

 WHERE ARE THE INTERCESSORS who can travail for others as Jesus did?

 – Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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