Pastor Tim Romero

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Isaiah 59:15-16

Isaiah 59:15–16 (ESV): "15  Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. 16  He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him."

The nation void of intercession is still not doomed for God is faithful and He has sent an Intercessor who will stand in the gap 24/7 for those who belong to Him! "If we are faithless, He remains faithful for He cannot deny Himself (2 Tim 2:13)."

Aren't you glad the outcome of this nation isn't riding on your shoulders? That is a burden only Jesus can carry and He does carry it! Isaiah reminds us of a moment in the history of Judah where no one was standing in the gap making intercession for the people of Judah. No one was leading the way to righteousness. They were all too busy pointing fingers at each other! Amid this chaos, God reminds them that there is one faithful Intercessor and His name is Messiah. He will lead people righteously and bring salvation to the people for God is faithful when we are not!

Did you know Jesus is making intercession for His people right now? Jesus is our advocate (1 Jn 2:1). His high priestly prayer found in John 17 is still being prayed on our behalf. He desires for us to know Him, to be protected from apostasy, to be one in spirit with the Father, to be filled with His joy, to be kept from the evil one, to be sanctified through the Word of God, to remain unified in Him, and to exhibit His love for the Father and all people. You might be lacking in prayer but Christ is not!

Jesus can sympathize with you for He has gone through all and more than you or I ever will (Heb 4:14-16). Rest in Him. Pray, seek, follow but don't point fingers. Look to our great King and know that His prayers never go unanswered for He always prays the will of God. May we look to no other as we navigate through these times of darkness. Always. Only. Jesus!

Father, we thank You for Your faithfulness. You have never turned away from us even when we have turned away from You. Forgive us for falling into fear and not walking by faith. You are in control. May we rise up and lead well in these last days by the Words and prayers of Your Son. May we hear well done good and faithful servant when we are called home we pray in Jesus name, amen.
Isaiah 61:10
Isaiah 58:1-2

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