JESUS DOES NOT INTERCEDE FOR US! Jesus tells us that after He returns to His Father, “YOU WILL ASK IN MY NAME, AND I DO NOT SAY TO YOU THAT I WILL REQUEST OF THE FATHER ON YOUR BEHALF”  [Jn 16:26 NAS]. Jesus makes it very clear that when we ask in His name God will answer our prayers because “THE FATHER HIMSELF LOVES YOU” [Jn 16:27 NAS] not because Jesus is interceding for us or asking for us. Yes we may agree in prayer with someone but we should not presume to ask for them as God will respond to their prayers directly if asked in Jesus’ name. Some mistakenly think that it helps for someone else to intercede for them with God. As Jesus, God’s Son, considers it unnecessary to intercede for us, it is stupid to think anyone else needs to intercede for us. Some even falsely teach that dead people such as Jesus’ mother or other dead people who have lived a good life they call saints can intercede for them even though Moses warned against a person, “who consults the dead” [Dt 18:11 NI]. Remember to keep it simple and obey Jesus who told us to “ASK IN MY NAME” and never consider it necessary to have someone living or dead to ask God in your behalf. Do you ask God in Jesus' name? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures