Thankful for an Intercessor!

Scripture reading for April 20th:  1st Chronicles 18-22

Key Scriptures:  1st Chronicles 21:16-17  “David looked up and saw the angel of the Lord standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem.  Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell face-down.  David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted?  I am the one who has sinned and done wrong.  These are but sheep.  What have they done?  O Lord my God, let Your hand fall upon me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people.”

King David had given place to Satan and called for a numbering of the people. God gave him three choices and David chose to fall under three days of God’s chastisement.  As the angel of the Lord was standing ready to strike Jerusalem, David and the elders called out in repentance for God’s mercy.  David interceded for the people and asked God to punish him and his family!

Rejoicing in our Intercessor:  “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission.  Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from what He suffered, and, once made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him . . ”  (Hebrews 5:7-9)

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