Word Digest: The Secret of Isaac (2); An Intercessor


By Ebenezer Zor

“Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant” Genesis 25:21 NIV
Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel, the Aramaean of Paddanram, and the sister of Laban the Aramaean.

In the days of Isaac and his beloved wife Rebekah, people around by then thought after their marriage, situation would be better off. It was not so as they encountered an impediment. Rebekah has been barren for twenty years (20) and that was an unpleasant development for them.

Incisively Isaac having noticed the obstacle he prayed to God for a child. Unlucky in his first attempt of request, God did not respond. It could happen that God had set a specific day to bring joy to Isaac and his wife Rebekah.
Isaac was unperturbed and he continued the routine of pleading to God for a child on behalf of Rebekah for 20 years. Lo and behold within the 20 years of barrenness God gave Isaac and his wife Rebekah twins (Esau and Jacob). Genesis 25:24. Praise the Lord. Meaning, Isaac was 60 years when God blessed him two boys.

The secret of Isaac: He was an intercessor. He interceded on behalf of his wife Rebekah. His intercession prayers touched the heart of God and the Lord responded to his dilemma with twins.

Beloved I don’t know the number of times you might have fallen in life or haven hit with disappointments. If you are down or not, step up and press on with prayer, trust, hope and faith in God through Christ Jesus. No condition is permanent. God has not forsaken you.
Today as you press on in life with prayer, love, faith, trust and hope in Christ Jesus, is my prayer that God responds to your plea, Amen.
God bless you for reading and sharing.

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