The Angel of the Lord intercedes on behalf of the people of Israel. No one who reads this should be surprised. This particular Angel frequently intervenes on behalf of Israel, as he does for believers everywhere. It is no wonder that his incarnate form, in Christ is said to be interceding for us even now, at God’s right hand. And as God’s right hand, Jesus consistently gave the same message. Whereas the Father handles the more judicious aspects of the godhead, Jesus always argued on our behalf for God to remember his character. He advocates for mercy with the justice and grace with the discipline. As we go through the difficulties in our lives and we come across our frequent failures, we need to remember that God, himself, advocates for us in Jesus. He reminds us that God’s love always tempers his anger when not justice for all. We are blessed to have such a clear example of this in Christ, who gave his life to demonstrate God’s providential love for us. Let us never forget this.
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY.
First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years.
I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.
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