“Oh God, don’t let our comfort be disturbed [so that we can continue satisfying our own appetites]!”
Been speaking to the storm through faith in the Name of Jesus? Let’s all take our intercession to another level with repentance. Repentance, too, is intercession. He leaves the 99 to retrieve the one that’s been wandering. When He possesses it anew, He is happier because of the one’s return than with the 99 who never wandered (Matthew 18:14).
There’s no greater way to expedite doom than returning to God in pretense only, some preacher said.
YOU, individual, HAVE POWER BEFORE GOD to turn the pending doom away, by returning yourself wholeheartedly to God.
“Does repentance prevent catastrophes?
Like removing a cancerous growth from the body, God sometimes uses catastrophes to perform spiritual surgery. IF REPENTANCE DOES NOT FOLLOW SIN, JUDGEMENT WILL. With repentance, however, the full weight of God’s wrath is restrained or sometimes averted altogether. Natural consequences of sin may still follow, but repentance restores the relationship with God.” (Quest Study Bible on Joel 2:12-14, caps mine for emphasis)
Christ has paid for every sin to be forever forgiven. AND, if we deliberately keep on sinning after coming to the knowledge of this truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgement and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God (Hebrews 10:26-27). And this is what the Lord our God has revealed to us, that He has come to put an end to His adversaries, those that have set themselves against Him by refusing to repent (contending for their own agenda).
“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments (wholeheartedly, not in pretense only).” Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents from sending calamity. Joel 2:12-13