IN A MINUTE: Intercession
We are familiar with the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel. But in Exodus 32,
we get a beautiful and inspiring portrait of Moses wrestling with God on behalf of
the children of Israel. The conversation goes somewhat like this:
God: Moses, these are your children. You brought them up out of the land of
Egypt. Your children are rebellious. I’m tired of their ways.
Moses: No, God, they are YOUR children. YOU brought them out of Egypt. YOU
can’t give up on YOUR children.
This is the beauty of intercessory prayer. Moses was already in the presence of
God on the mountain when the tragic incident of idolatry happened among the
Israelites. He didn’t have to get to the presence. He was already there. God
described to him what had happened at the foot of the mountain. (For Moses,
this was a word of knowledge). Moses used this information as a strategy for
intercession/wrestling with God.
There is something to be said about being positioned in His presence when tragic
events occur. Moses did not leave the presence of God to share the word of
knowledge that God had given him, He left the presence to bring redemption.
Prayer: Lord, may I be found in your presence. No matter what happens,
may I befound there. And let me go forth with redemption.