True Zeal

Today our nation votes. This was written last week. I love His timing. Let us unite to intercede for our country in this crucial time. Daniel 2:21 says, “And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”

I noticed something when I read a very familiar passage in my daily reading. Here is my preface. The king of Moab hired Balaam to curse Israel. God instead blessed them through the words He told Balaam to speak.

The next scene was what took place at Baal Peor. An Israelite man and a Moab woman were speared through by Phinehas. My focus is on what he did rather than the reason he did it. Through his intercession the plague was stopped.

Numbers 25:11 says, “Phinehas…has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.”

Pause and think about this in terms of our country’s present state. Ezekiel 22:30 was God’s call for an intercessor. It says, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”

Psalm 106:29-31 says, “Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, and the plague broke out among them. Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stopped. And that was accounted to him for righteousness to all generations forevermore.”

We exemplify the Lord when we intercede on the behalf of others and for our nation. He is right now in heaven interceding for us. Romans 8:34 says, “…who also makes intercession for us.”

Do you exemplify Him in His zeal?

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