Your daily dev devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (23rd October, 2015)

Posted: October 23, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Public Speaking, Quiet Time, Religion, Training, Words Of Wisdom
Tags: , , , , ,

October 23, 2015

INTERCEDING CHRISTIANS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Genesis 18:17-33

…stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it…

Ezekiel 22:30

Abraham and Moses are two examples of people who stood in the way of God’s judgement. Abraham’s intercessory prayer is the greatest example of how God listens to a man. God wants to have a reason to choose mercy and to avoid judgement. Any good leader with a heart for God is always looking for an opportunity to avoid judgement and to show mercy.

Unfortunately, Abraham was not able to secure the release of Sodom and Gomorrah from God’s judgement. God could not find even five righteous people in the city. The Lord tried to avoid judgement but it did not work! Moses, however, was able to secure deliverance for Israel (Psalm 106:23).

In any given situation, Almighty God has two options–judgement or mercy. However, the Bible makes it clear that God prefers the mercy option. “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity…he retaineth not his anger for ever, because HE DELIGHTETH [PREFERS] IN MERCY” (Micah7:18). The Word teaches that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. “…As I live, saith the Lord God, I have NO PLEASURE in the death of the wicked” (Ezekiel 33:11).

Being a God of justice, He has to pass out judgements when they are due. They are often very severe and irreversible. As you stand in the breach between God’s judgement and the people, you will save many lives. Become an intercessor! You will save nations!
Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s