Let’s talk Jesus, shall we?
Jesus came between sinful man and holy God and made the ultimate intercession on the cross. He pleaded God’s case to man, calling everyone to repent and walk in love. He pleaded man’s case to God, asking for us to be forgiven in our ignorance. In the end, he bore the weight of just punishment for the sins of all mankind in his body on the cross, forever bringing peace to our relationship with God. Now, whatever we ask God for in his Name, that is, in his stead, God will do for us. That’s why we have legal authority to make requests of God. Now, every time we ask for God to meet a need on earth, it’s doing the Jesus-cross-intercession in miniature. It’s made even more clear as the apostle Paul reminded us we are currently seated with him in heavenly places (Eph 2:6).
All of our work in prayer ultimately flows from the work that Jesus did.
Our intercession is merely an extension of his intercession. To intercede literally means to go between. It means to come in in the middle of two parties that aren’t together on an issue and bring them together.