Whether consciously or
subconsciously, there is a
fundamental understanding in every human that we are fallible, limited and incapable of predetermining destiny or
changing its course at will. Intercession transcends the human value system.The emphasis should not be on getting people to intercede but getting people to meet God and intercession must happen as
a result. Intercession by definition cannot be superficial or done from a distance.
The time has come to be practical, it is not enough to know. Action is what happens on the other side of the Kidron Valley. We are a people with a mission and on a mission. The Lord expects us to come forward, do that which we have been professing.
Intercession is a ministry of love, it is meant to develop us into willing actors. Intercessory prayer, if practiced properly, forces us to think seriously about our environment and the people who live in it.
Intercession is crucial in view of man’s weaknesses and limitations. The main thrust of effective intercession is the Father’s glory and His people’s welfare. God can make up the difference when we place our trust in Him.
Everyone wins when we raise-up the full canopy of intercessory prayer. It is love that pushes you to pray for those who do not even know you are praying for them. When you pray, you give God the legal right to override the earthly kingdoms of this world. Heaven opens over people when you pray for them.
The Spirit behind our intercession is not a force or an 'it', He is God. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray according to the will of God. He knows the right time when God should answer your prayers. The Holy Spirit as a Helper will never leave nor forsake you.
Your relationship with God is the currency of your intercession. Every effective intercession begins with an intimate and functional relationship with God. God can do without our prayers but chooses not to as He wants to partner with Man in accomplishing His purposes.
Father God is the sole Object of our Intercession. Knowing that God would do what is right in granting the petition that we present should fill us with comfort and boldness. God is the Object of prayer not the need that you are presenting to Him. Until you connect with God, prayer will be fruitless.
Intercession is when people get in the habit of praying to a resourceful God on behalf of their fellow men. Intercession is a private ministry of love that deals with life’s realities which are beyond human ability to solve.
Intimacy is the experience of really knowing and being known by another person. Only God can initiate an intimate relationship with you. God is the initiator. In order for you to have an intimate relationship with God, you need to pay attention to what He is doing in each season of your life. Intimacy requires: inner desire and inner longing to experience God; and pursuit of God - wanting to have more of God.