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Intercession is the act of going on behalf of someone else
who needs help from Almighty God, to be merciful and gracious unto someone else
and not self.
It most cases it is prayer for those whose situations or
circumstances need the mercy and grace of God’s immediate attention.
Intercession touches the very heart of God, the Ministry of
Jesus and the help of the Holy Spirit.
Intercession requires a giving up and giving unto, as act of
God’s love, mercy and compassion.
The intercessor must be ready and sensitive to God at all
times, totally yielded to Him, and willing to be touched by the infirmities of
Intercession requires you to become selfless, forgetting about
your needs, desires and wants.
Intercession will turn an ordinary church into a growing
The purpose of intercession is to:
Secure Healing (James 5:14-16);
Avert Judgment (Numbers 14:11-21);
Insure Deliverance (I Samuel
Give Blessings (Numbers 6:23-27);
Obtain Restoration (Ezekiel 22; Job
Encourage Repentance (Romans
Draw Nearer to God as Abba Father
to Change His Mind (Exodus 32:7-14).
Intercession reaches all the way to heaven and throughout
In Jeremiah God did not receive prayers because of
disobedience and worship of idols.
(Jeremiah 7; 11:7-12; 11:13-18 and
intercessor is a born-again believer, who has been washed in the Blood of
who intercedes on behalf of others;·
is God fearing and willing to sacrifice his schedule, time and plans for
does not mind being interrupted by the Holy Spirit for prayer;
has a heart after God’s own heart;
lives a life of repentance and is sanctified unto God, holy and set apart
intercessor is confident that God hears his prayers and will answer them.
Intercessor must have
As an intercessor, we cannot be a respecter of persons, and we
must possess unconditional love!
The same God is doing good work in all.
God is not willing that any should perish.
It is a divine privilege to be used by God to pray for
We are our brother’s keeper.
must have a KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD
Praying the Word of God is powerful.
It ushers in help from our Angels in heaven that have charge
As believers, we must study to show ourselves approved unto
We must keep our minds transformed and renewed with God’s Word
that we not be conformed to this world.
We must keep the Word of God on our mouth, in our eyes and
ears, writing it on the tablets of our hearts.
The Word of God says in Isaiah 34:16 to seek out the book of
the Lord and read. We must read to know what to say.
We must meditate so we can believe what we speak.
We must speak to release the power.
Knowledge of God’s Word is the only way to know your
blood-bought rights and authority against the devil.
(9) Attributes of an Intercessor…
- ADVOCACY - Being an Advocate for others – Willing to go in another person’s
place and plead their case before God, acting like Jesus; Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that
killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how
often would I have gatheblack thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!
- Being willing to Abandon self – Willing to abandon all self-interest
about what is being prayed;
- Being willing to Accept others – Willing to accept the assignment to
pray for someone that you do not even like;
- Being Aware of the needs of others – Willing to be sensitive, and look
beyond the person to make it happen for someone else;
- ACCOUNTABILITY - Being Accountable for the
results – Willing to risk placing yourself in the position of fulfilling
the need if God will not; Exodus
32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt
forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book
which thou hast written. Romans
9:3 For I could wish that myself
were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
- AGONIZING - Being willing to bear the Agony of
others – Willing to bear the hurts of others and feel what they feel.
Jesus was touched by our infirmities;
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [his] word, and
healed all that were sick: That
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.
- Being Available to the work of intercession – Willing to always be
available for God; holy, submissive, yielded, and humble. The world looks
for ability. God only needs availability He can enable and equip;
- Abiding in Christ – John 15:5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing. 6
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
witheblack; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are
burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide
in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
- Praying with Authority – Willing to go boldly before the Throne of God
without begging, understanding the authority that belongs to the
- Exodus 32:11-13
- Colossians 1:9-12
- Joshua 7:6-7 And Joshua rent his clothes, and
fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the
eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their
heads. And Joshua said, Alas, O
Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to
deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we
had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
- II Chronicles 20:5-13
- II Chronicles 32:20
- Daniel 9:3-19
- John 17:1-26
Howells – Welsh Revival
Many were being saved
But they were slipping back into the world
Rees and others were concerned and prayed
God developed Rees Howells into an intercessor
used him to reach a whole village
One man was the leader of the drunks
His family was suffering
Rees spent three months with him, praying and helping.
The man was saved and his family, and many others.
ministries need prayer in order to succeed and prosper.
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