Satan's Goal: Will And Conscience by Dr. Ed Young

Transcribed from Actual Tape December 13, 1987 A.M.
I Chronicles 21:1-8, 14-19; Zechariah 3
... your Bibles with me to the book of Chronicles, chapter number 21, I
Chronicles, chapter 21, verse 1 and 2 then I'll skip and read verse 7
and 8 and then I'll read verse 14 through 19:
Then satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number
So David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, "Go
number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan and bring me word
that I may know their number." [And verse 7 and 8:]
And God was displeased with this thing and He struck Israel.
And David said to God, "I have sinned greatly in that I have
done this thing. But now please take away the iniquity of thy
servant for I have done very foolishly." [verse 14 following]
So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel, seventy thousand
men of Israel fell.
And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it but when he
was about to destroy it, the Lord saw and was sorry over the
calamity and said to the destroying angel, "It is enough, now
relax your hand." And the angel of the Lord was standing by
the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
Then David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord
standing between earth and heaven with his drawn sword in his
hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders,
covered with sackcloth, fell on their faces.
And David said to God, "It is not I who commanded to count
the people? Indeed I am the one who has sinned and done very
wickedly. But these sheep. What have they done? 0 Lord my
God, please let thy hand be against me and my father's
household but not against thy people that thy should be
Then the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David
that David should go up and build an altar to the Lord on the
threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
So David went up at the word of Gad which he spoke in the
name of ...

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