FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
Scripture: Jeremiah 15:1
Jeremiah 15:1 says, “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth.’” It is interesting that both Moses and Samuel found a very special place in the Heart of God that their prayers would move His Hand to save people. Samuel interceded, and all his days the Hand of the Lord was against the Philistines. His prayers moved the Hand of God to save Israel many, many times. Moses, on a number of occasions, prayed and interceded for Israel, and they were saved from the destruction God deemed just! God is no respecter of persons – so prayers uttered by you or I can have the same weight as prayers uttered by Moses or Samuel. It is possible to stand along with Moses and Samuel in a unique place of intercession in the last days. Will we stand in that place? There are many that would say, “No! There is no way any man can pray to change God’s mind or sway His Hand. Both Moses and Samuel were prophets and had a very unique relationship with God we could never aspire to.” But anyone who says that is utterly ignorant of the promise of the New Testament. Every single New Testament believer stands in a better place than either Moses or Samuel. But do we accept and believe that? Do we know that? Is that concept part of who we are and the way we think? Are we willing to take God’s covenant and really act on it? We had better be – if we do not, we cannot be prepared for the days ahead. Moving God’s Hand is an end-time imperative!