“He is able to save to the uttermost. . .because He ever liveth to make intercession for them”. (Hebrews 7:25) It is an amazing idea– Christ alive and praying for us. At the Ascension, the Lord rose to the right hand of the Father where, even now, He is occupied in completing the work of salvation by means of prayer. “Uttermost” means full extent of time and effect. The prayer work of Christ is to press the full effect of salvation into every area of our lives. While we benefit from this work, we also participate in it. In John 16, the Lord says that His entrance into the work of eternal intercession will be the commencement of a new prayer life for us! Little did the disciples know, when they asked the Lord to teach them to pray, that He would answer their request by sending His Spirit, His presence into their hearts. As He prays, we are led to join Him. We share His life and His work of intercession.