Pleading with Men

This is an excerpt from the book “Mercy Before Judgment.” Paul’s conviction of God’s judgment and his longing for mercy provoked his intercession and his preaching. Paul engaged in both aspects of intercession. He stood before God on behalf of people, and then stood before people on behalf of God. If we

The Day of His Mercy

Note this in an excerpt from the book Mercy Before Judgment. The end of the age is the great climax of history, and the Bible gives us a tremendous amount of information about it. By some counts, there are over 150 chapters in the Bible which primarily describe the events

The Ancient Pattern

Note this in an excerpt from Mercy Before Judgment. Before we examine God’s interactions with His intercessors, we need to identify a biblical pattern we will see in these interactions. The pattern we see in Scripture is basically this: Before God released His judgments, He would come to an intercessor

God’s Discipline is a Sign of His Commitment

God’s judgments preserve His unique purposes for Israel. They are not a sign of His rejection of Israel, but a sign of His unique relationship to her. God disciplines Israel so she will ultimately become the saved nation He has destined her to be. When God delays judgment, sin and

God Disciplines His Children

God’s discipline may seem severe, but it is ultimately a display of His righteousness for our good.In His discipline, God displays His glory, the seriousness of sin, His tender concern for us, and His commitment to mature us. God’s discipline is so perfect His own Son was matured by it:

God’s Loving Discipline of Israel

We are usually uncomfortable with God’s judgments because we lack a revelation of the greatness of God and His name. When we esteem a person, we are naturally enraged when their name is maligned. The greater revelation we have of the greatness of God, the greater agreement we will have