IN VIEW OF ‘JACOB’S TROUBLE.’
Lord, lessen the pain and the horror of the coming JACOB’S TROUBLE,
The time of
If at all possible, even do away with it.
It’s a bold and audacious request, but then You are God,
One who has the power to change times and seasons
And ‘outsmart’ every damning plan of the enemy
Oh God, change it, take it away, spare Yourself of it, we pray.
Your stiff-necked people do not deserve this release
But You, O Loving Father, deserve to be spared the pain.
For is it not You who will hurt the most when Your people are hurt?
Is it not You who will feel the horror, the violation, the humiliation and the pain
When Your people go through all these atrocities again? Again?
Are You going to let puny wicked men violate You all over again?
Have You not borne it
all already on the Cross at
Must You go through it all again? O God, will You allow us to ‘save’ You through our prayers?
Surely You have not forgotten
It was so horrible when God became angry
Humanity has no words to describe it
Heaven’s reply was a darkened face while earth could only shake with great violence
When the dregs from Your cup of fury came spilling out …
And upon whom, if not upon Yourself, on that dreadful day?
Are there any more ‘ fury dregs’ left in Your cup ? We pray not.
Were they not all poured
O God, before You bring Your people through this inhuman violence
We want to remind You of what happened at
Surely You have not forgotten, for we have not.
We beg You, don’t go through it again.
You have already poured out Your full wrath upon the Cross
Now God, do not, please do not do it again.
Has the Cross not satisfied You that You want to see blood and suffering all over again?
And in the process, go through the excruciating pain Yourself?
We want You to be spared, for this is the utmost concern in our hearts and minds.
You gave unredeemed men the right to violate You
Now give us, the redeemed, the power to ‘save’ You from it
Through our pleadings, our incessant prayers and lamentations.
Oh God, spare Yourself the pain, spare Yourself the horror,
Spare Yourself the violence of the coming inhuman humiliation.
You have given us a heart to be more mindful of Jacob’s God
Than to be mindful of Jacob in his coming Trouble.
Jacob deserves the chastening seven times unto perfect purification ( Lev.26)
But Jacob’s God has done no wrong and does not deserve any chastisement or pain
If You will not do the ‘ sparing,’ then lessen it, shorten it , make it bearable.
Father, once again we ask, is the Cross not enough?
Why allow Your people to go through all this again?
Why must You relive the horrors, the inhumanity and the pain of the Cross a second time?
Oh, may God forbid it!
When Your people face this untold terror, this ‘JACOB’S TROUBLE’
It Is You who have to experience untold hurt and suffering at the hands of Your creation again.
O God, we do forbid it.!
Oh God , You must not allow the Cross to be repeated. again.
Surely once is enough.
That one time at
You must not go through this again. We do not want You to.
As children, we beg that our Father be spared the pain
We unceasingly pray against it.
Our Creator should not suffer such hurt again at the hands of His creation
What You did on the cross is more than enough to cover the sins of Your people
In the past, present, future and many more eternities
If the Cross can atone for the sins of the whole world, why not that of Your first-born son? (Ex4:22)
Oh God, we bid You to look at what You Yourself did on the Cross and be pleased with it.
But do not go through it again… because it is not necessary.
The price you paid on
In fact, O Lord, You have overpaid.
There is residue in
what You did at
The nature of that
It is far beyond our human understanding
That sinless God should die for sinful man.
The value of that sacrifice, the value of that love! O, the value of that life!
It speaks far greater than the evil of Your people,
That selfless action has far outweighed their evil, their transgressions, their rebellion, their waywardness and their rejection of You.
Lord, surely You agree that
For many, many, many eternities.
We pray, we ask daily, that You lessen the horrors of JACOB’S TROUBLES,
Which means that You lessen the pain for Yourself.
If possible, if at all possible, do away with it.
Instead, in Your enduring and immeasurable grace and mercy,
Infuse Your people with a new heart and a new spirit
To turn to You unreservedly as the Church gathers to pray
And to minister to You unceasingly in this manner. In Jesus’ name.