“…Christ Jesus is He who died, yes rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God who also intercedes for us.” Romans 8:34

When we think of the intercessory work of Jesus Christ, we tend to think of this only in relation to our need for forgiveness of sins. It's almost as if we see Jesus continually pleading our case before God the Judge in order to guarantee atonement has been made for our sins. But this is not correct.

Atonement for all our sin was and has been completed forever at the cross. There is now no one who can condemn us. Therefore this kind of atonement intercession, is not needed. As Rueben A. Torrey once wrote, “I look at the cross of Christ, and I know my atonement has been made for my sins; I look at the open sepulcher and the risen ascended Lord, and I know that the atonement has been accepted.”

The intercessory work of Christ in heaven, is where he is praying, interceding for each of God’s children. This means that there is no fear, no need, no difficulty we might ever have, that the Lord Jesus is indifferent to. It means that there is
never a problem which He will turn a deaf ear, or which He will refuse to entreat His Father on our behalf. Let us be encouraged with Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s words, “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.”