“And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor (no one making intercession on behalf of the transgressor), therefore . . . !” Isaiah 59:16-21
When a ship is wrecked in sight of shore, and the people look on powerless to help, they are shocked and pained beyond measure. They talk of every possible means whereby they might save those who are perishing; and after the ship has gone down, and the lives are lost, they still try to think of some means that might have been successful in saving the perishing. But there is a deadly evil in our land, which is sanctioned by law.
Day after day, month after month, year after year, Satan’s death traps are set in our communities, at our doors, at the street corners, wherever it is possible to catch souls, that their moral power may be destroyed, and the image of God obliterated, and they be sunken in degradation far below the level of the brute. Souls are imperiled and perishing, and where is the active energy, the determined effort on the part of Christians, to raise a warning signal, to enlighten their fellow men, to save their perishing brothers?
We are not to talk of devising methods to save those who are dead and lost, but to move upon those who are not yet beyond the reach of sympathy and help. We are to present to these souls who are guilty and polluted, the Truth (Verity) that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin !
Will souls always have to struggle for the victory, and (with) the doors of temptation open before their very faces? Will Satan always find agents to tempt those who are weak in moral power? Drawn into these dens of vice (bars, night clubs, Hollywood, internet ect.), will he who has resolved to quit drinking, be led to seize the glass again, and in the first sip of the intoxicant, find every good resolution overpowered and gone?
Note: although the author speaks of the evil influences of alcohol, these same words may be applied to all forms of self-indulgence and vice !
One taste of the maddening draft, and all thought of the suffering, heart-crushed wife has vanished. The debauched father cares no more that his children are hungry and naked. By legalizing the liquor traffic, the law gives its sanction to the downfall of the soul, and refuses to stop the traffic that floods the world with evil. Let law-makers consider whether or not all this imperiling of human life, of physical power and mental vision, is unavoidable. Is all this destruction of human life necessary?” – RH, May 29, 1894
And are we willing to step into that person’s life, and intercede for them in prayer. Are we willing to avoid all business’ into which Jesus (Yehushua) would not enter. Are we willing to stand for Truth, righteousness and the Word of God, no matter what the cost, or no matter who forsakes us . . . ?
You may contact Eric & Sarah Wilson at Isaiah Ministries for more information, prayer or help !