Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
More information on intercession can be found at https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/bible-questions-and-answers/what-is-intercessory-prayer; https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/intercession-the-power-of-praying-for-others; and https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-daily/intercessory-prayer-part-1. It might also be instructive to look up definitions of “intercession” in one or more good English dictionaries. “Intercessory is an adjective form of “intercession”.
One place that “intercessions” is mentioned is in 1 Timothy 2:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men (KJV)”. Many others translations use this same word in this verse.
Mr. Jerold Aust wrote elsewhere: “I checked with our music director who said the title of this song was “On This Mountain,” which he wrote. I agree with you; it was a beautiful song.” Clint Porter wrote elsewhere: “The performers are Jessica Hendrickson and Micah Gun of the Cincinnati East and Columbus, OH congregations, respectively. The song was written this year by Scott Delamater, who also spoke and coordinated the music this year in Panama City Beach. I should add that Micah and Jessica arranged this version of the song as well.”
God says: “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone” (Psalms 91:10-12). satan said: “For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” Do you see what satan left out? - “To keep you in all your ways.” Our ways, which Christ understood, were to follow ALL of God’s ways, including not tempting Him or putting Him to the test.
Great article! The Gospel - the Kingdom - the Resurrection to eternal life as God’s child in His eternal Family and Kingdom. Please keep focused on the main message of God’s Word, as did Paul. This is so needed in this postmodern world culture of Bible illiterates. Plant the Gospel in people’s’ hearts. Water the seed with prayer. And believe and expect God to bring forth the fruit from formerly hardened hearts into eternal life - Hallelujah! On this web page it would be helpful to offer two fantastic booklets: “The Gospel of the Kingdom” and “Why Were You Born?”.
Great article, and great BT mag issue.
This is a “keeper’!
Keep up the great work!
May God bless all of you and yours.