How Can We Survive

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Amos 7:4-6 which says:

This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: The Sovereign Lord was calling for judgment by fire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land. Then I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!”

So the Lord relented.

“This will not happen either,” the Sovereign Lord said.

The Lord was going to destroy Israel because of their sins. The Lord was showing Amos how He was going to destroy Israel. But Amos was interceding for Israel, Amos pleaded with God to save Israel’s life and not to destroy them. Two times Amos interceded for them and they were saved, but the third time, God told Amos that He was going to destroy Israel.

We were like Israel. We were going to be destroyed by God, but our Amos came and interceded for us. Jesus interceded for us by dying for us! Jesus is the son of God and He is perfect, we needed a perfect sacrifice to die for us in order to live. Jesus died for us! Amos is only a shadow of Jesus, Jesus saved us by dying for our sins once, not twice. Also the Lord was still going to destroy Israel but Jesus interceded perfectly for us. Now we are saved from our sins because Jesus interceded for us!

Everyone needs someone to intercede for them, we need someone to “fix the gap” between us and God. When we sin we are separated from God and we need someone to intercede for us. Now we have Jesus who interceded for us on the cross. If we trust in Jesus then we will live. If you have not trusted n Jesus as you savior then why don’t you? He interceded for us at the cross, God poured out His wrath on Jesus and now Jesus holds out His hands and the scars show that He loved us enough to die for us. Now we are free! If you trust in Jesus then you will be saved from your sins!

Praise the Lord that we have an intercessor who died for us on the cross! Thank You Jesus for being our savior so that we could live! Jesus took our sins on Him at the cross and He interceded for us! How amazing that we have been saved by our intercessor!

 

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