Sat 2nd May 2020
Topic: Ministry of Intercession 1
Text: Matthew 6:9-10; Romans 8:26-34’; Colossians 4:12
Prayer is one of the most important spiritual exercise that the Lord Almighty has established for mankind to be able to connect with their maker for His Help. For the Children of God to be able to connect with Heavenly Father for fellowship, for receiving divine interventions in earth matters and receiving instruction and direction in the affairs of life in the physical. Prayer is key. Jesus said that men are suppose to pray always and never faint. There are many things that will not be done on earth if there had been no prayer in the land.
Intercession is the prayer type that has kept God and His Kingdom moving on earth. Humans would have followed satan to destroy this place if not for the prayer of the saints and the holy ones. This is why the ministry of intercession is very important on earth. It more important in our day and time where most people have gone into praying for themselves only. The ministry of intercession needs to be fanned to flame in the body of Christ.
To understand the ministry of intercession and what it is, we need to look at the two greatest Intercessors. Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Both are Gods and still pray to the Father. This is telling us that no matter how much authority we are able to wield, we would always need the support and intervention of the Father God. Jesus completed the work of redemption. Finished everything and still continue in the ministry of intercession. This is the fulfillment of Isaiah 62:1 “For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.” Jesus was not going to hold His Peace until all He died for comes to full manifestation in each of our lives. This is a serious pointer that Intercession is praying for someone, a people, a project or a place until all the Will and Desires of God is established. This was the approach of Epaphras the minister to the.Colossians. Paul said he was praying for the Colossians to be established and complete in all the Will of God.
This what true intercession is all about. It is not a touch and go affair. It is a praying until all of God’s Will is established affair. Jesus is ever living to make intercession for us. Holy Spirit is always ready to support us with His Intercessory Ministry which prays also the Will of God. Roman 8:26-27
1. Father, help me catch the vision of the ministry of intercession so I could be involved like You want me to in Jesus Mighty Name
2. Father, help me to commit in intercession to seeing Your Will and Counsel fulfilled in my life and lives of all You want me to pray for in Jesus Mighty Name
The believer is a spirit being whose nature, glory, and fulness are all in his or her spirit. Therefore it is paramount that we learn how to live from inside out. The salvation that we receive was basically the salvation of our spirits. Our spirits were born of God and became new creations. Our spirits received eternal life. Our spirits receive the divine nature. All happened to our spirits. Some changes also happened to our souls and bodies but the main changes happened to our spirits. This is why a believer must learn and master how live from inside out.