Today on A Study In The Word, Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and panel discuss Daniel 9:16; O Lord, according to all your righteousness I beseech you. Let your anger, and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your Holy Mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquity of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a reproach to all who are about us. Daniel is asking that the anger of the Lord, which has been poured out for the last seventy years on Jerusalem be abated. The appeal is made to God’s righteousness because now the seventy years were nearing their end, and God’s righteousness is involved in the time not being exceeded. Daniel is pushing this whole scenario saying, Lord, we know we’ve done wrong and we’ve sinned, but the time has come that you said in your Word, that we would be able to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the city. Here we see the intercessory prayer and pleading of Daniel, as he includes himself in the wrong doing, which he was not a part of, asking for mercy on behalf of the people.