An intercessor is a very special person, they are a selfless person first and foremost. An intercessor will pray for people who don’t deserve it and they pray for the very people that hate them. They are motivated solely by the Holy Spirit and most times they never see their prayers answered.
John 9:31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners.
A true sinner does not pray, they do not know how or what to pray. God will honor their desires on account of their ignorance, that’s what He did for me. Ever since I was a young boy I wanted to go to heaven but I didn’t know the way, because I was full of “religion”. Based on my yearning for salvation the Holy Spirit began to lead me to people who were in possession of the truth. After my conversion to the Christian faith I began to meet people who were interceding for me. Every sinner who comes to Christ should be an intercessor.
Luke 14:26 If any man come to Me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters and yes his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
We need to understand what Jesus is saying here. In order to commit and submit to the life Jesus died to give us, we must love Him more than our own family. The word hate means to love less. Not everyone will agree with what the Lord gives us to do, some of our greatest opposition will come from our family members. The Lord will save a member of a family and then designate that person to intercede for the rest of the family. Being at odds with your family is not a qualifying reason not to pray for them. The heathen family members are watching the saved one, they just want to be certain that the “crazy Christian” is for real.
1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made to all men.
The core group of intercessors should be growing with every new conversion. Every born-again believer is called to intercede for a sinner or sinners. When a believer intercedes they open the door of the sinner, for the Holy Ghost to enter in and begin to woo them with the love of God. From the very beginning God gave dominion to man, and this dominion brings responsibility. Jesus had to return to the Father because He reclaimed His deity, He forfeited His dominion when He was no longer a mere man.
1 Timothy 2:4 Jesus will have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.
The role of an intercessor is for all men to be saved, they are called and anointed for this purpose. God needs our prayers because we have the dominion, this is a partnership between the Head and His body. Some will plant, some will water but it will be God that makes the whole process work. We have a choice, we can complain and criticize the antics of our kin folk or we can intercede. If we leave the decision up to our Lord, He will call for prayer. Amen.
I tithe by my faith in God,
He will open the windows of Heaven.
He will give me many blessings, He will honor my faith.
I cannot please my Father without faith, so I lend my ear to His Word.
My faith will not fail me
because my Lord will not fail me.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14