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Mar 04, 2018

40 Days and 40 Nights - Jesus, Our Intercessor

40 Days and 40 Nights - Jesus, Our Intercessor

Passage: Deuteronomy 9:9-10:11

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: 40 Days and 40 Nights

Category: Lent

In the previous sermon we saw that Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights atop Mt. Sinai before God delivered His Law to Moses. But, when Moses came down Sinai to deliver the Law to Israel, he found that the nation had corrupted itself, turning towards idolatry and forming an evil intent to return to Egypt following an Egyptian god. Moses destroyed the tablets containing the ten commandments and then spent 40 days and 40 nights fasting from food and water pleading with God not to destroy His people. It’s hard for us to theologically explain what happened because of Moses’ intercession. The God who does not change relented in His decision to destroy Israel. A great intercessor from a priestly family, Moses, saved Israel from certain destruction. The author of the Book of Hebrews tells us of a Great High Priest who makes constant intercession for us, the Lord Jesus. Satan is our accuser, but Jesus pleads for us and defends us. Because of Him, Satan’s accusations are thwarted, and God treats us as friends.