Gift or anointing?
Nehemiah… Burdened, prayed, interceded for Jerusalem.
Jeremiah… Anointed prophet, chosen, given revelation.
Daniel… Anointed or by revelation, something stirred his heart when he read the scriptures about Moses and Abraham… his heart was stirred because he had a love for Israel, even though he was prospering and had everything going for him while in captivity. He became unsatisfied with the state of his people.
Ezekiel: God was looking for a man to stand in the gap.
Isaiah: chosen, given revelation, anointing.
1) Are Intercessors chosen and called to the job?
2) What is in the heart of the intercessor that God recognizes and seeks after?
(See: Ps.34:18, 51:17, 138:6, Is.57:15, 66:2b)
Moses: Intercessor> Ex. 32:9-14, 30-34, 33:12-23.
Jesus: of course was the greatest intercessor paying the full price for the state of the world. Coming between man and God for the sake of the Kingdom and for the future of man, that we would not be separated from His love. The action of love plays a powerful role in the heart of the intercessor. For God SO LOVED THE WORLD… that he sent Jesus to intervene.
Intercessor/standing in the Gap or Breach. Filling in a hole. A covering for a split, rift, opening. Taking up of the offence, transgression, or trespass of another.
Paul/ Prayer – Intercession 1Tim.2:1
Ezek.22:30 Gap, the Lord looked for a man…
Ps.106:23 about Moses (Ex.32:11-13 stood in the breach)
Real intercession is working together with God for the actuation of the prophetic word.
It is knowing what is on God’s heart and standing in the gap for the situation, people or nations.
Standing in for the mercy of God to come.
Reminding God of the prophetic word spoken.
Prophecies concerning Israel and end times.
-about the church, the bride, the body
-unity, strength, power, acting as one person… Jesus
-that we would know and understand the things of the Spirit.
Prayer is different
Luke 18:6-8 Requesting and not giving up. (Ps. 20:5/Phil.4-6)
Petitioning for needs and wants that you may not know the specifics about.
What Spiritual gifts will help in intercession?
Intercession is life giving, total death to self. This means a cost, wanting for the heart of God.
Waiting upon him, can mean a watchman day and night, crying out for his intervention.
Understanding that you might make the difference between life or death, good or evil in the lives of others.
God goes about looking for those who will stand in the gap.
Prayer is burden then release. The burden may hit you suddenly, simply by looking at someone, or watching the news on the TV, or in the middle of the night. You enter into your prayer communication as Holy Spirit leads you about the situation and stay there until you sense it’s enough, it’s done.
For “God so loves… that he sends us.”
3) Gift or anointing?
4) Chosen for a specific job?
5) Why intercession?
6) What are differences, prayer/intercession?
7) Why does God require us and what are the reasons for standing in the gap?
QUERY (from the Handbook)
INTERCESSION (Gift or Anointing)
1) Nehemiah>(means) The Lord Comforts. Neh. 1:9
Prayer for Jerusalem, then what happens? Wall building the vehicle God uses to bring the people together. God’s timing and intervention. (Read the prayer)
2) Jeremiah> The Lord Throws Jer. 1:4-10 Called the weeping prophet.
Called, given words, given authority. (Read)
3) Daniel> What happened in his heart? Daniel 9 & 10 (Read)
4) Ezekiel> God is looking for who/what? Ez. 22: 29-31 (Read)
5) Isaiah> The Lord Saves. Is. 6 (most revelation about Jesus)
By vision, revelation, he says, “here am I send me.”
6) ANSWER: Chosen, sent, yes. Heart> Ps.15:17, 138:6, Is. 57:15, 66:22
i. Heart. Ps. 34:18 Close to the broken hearted.
7) MOSES> We know about. Called a friend of God. Is this exclusive?
Ex. 33:11 – 13, stood. Ps. 106:23
8) JESUS> We know about. The greatest Is. 58:12
9) Knowing what is on God’s heart. How? Does this just happen?
10) REMINDING GOD> As we go on you will see how the prayers of the intercessor remind God of His words spoken, promises, prophecies, and we are to do the same.
11) Acting as one person with others of same heart/mind/spirit.
Acts 4:32, Phil. 2:2
12) Spiritual gifts ? 1Cor. 12: 1-14, do not be ignorant!
Vs4> different gifts same Spirit, Vs7-12> manifestation of the Spirit given for the common good. All are the work of one Spirit. Vs12> the body is a unit.
1 Cor. 14:12 gifts that build up the church.
13) Intercession is a lifestyle. What does this mean? What should it look like?
As we continue this will be revealed.
14) Differences? Prayer/intercession. How? Examples.
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Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on September 05, 2012:
Nicholas. I am going to deny your comment, because it is not a comment. Better that you went through the channels provided and contacted by the e-mail prompt. I have copied and pasted your request.
Aretha on July 27, 2012:
Hello, thank you for sharing. Many people aren't aware that there is a difference from just praying and interceding. If the church would explain and expound more on the gift just as you did I believe more intercessors would rise to the "call". Some don't know that this is what they are called to do because they lack the knowledge of not being taught. Great writing!
Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on September 24, 2011:
Cristina, hi thank you for the visit and comment. Intercession is a weapon every Christian should have an understanding of. Be blessed, L
Cristine Santander from Manila on September 24, 2011:
Great hub voted up and useful. Thank you for sharing these great thoughts on intercession. Truly the ministry of intercession is a great and high calling. I wish you a blessed day today. Best regards.
Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on January 30, 2011:
sky2day, always a pleasure. Thank you for the nice comments. Blessings, keep up the great work. St.L
skye2day from Rocky Mountains on January 30, 2011:
saint Hello brother. I savored each and every word. Beautiful and awesome writing. The Spirit does move through you to touch hearts and souls brother. I pray this hub gets to many saint. I am linking it out to FB and Twitter. Very moving and powerful. What you share is so important to hear. We live in exciting times and God needs His soldiers. Watchman keep your eyes and ears open. Love it. Hugs galore to you and yours.
WHen the HS puts someone on my heart it is my message to pray for them. There are times I will call and ask how a friend bro or sister is doing. In all cases they needed a friend. God is amazing. I pray I hear His stirring on my heart and act on it. Love you saintatlarge In Him.
Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on January 20, 2011:
victor, appreciate the visit and comment, thank you. Blessings St.L
victor o juma on January 17, 2011:
It makes most people to be prayerfully, instead of waiting the their spiritual fathers to prayer for them,it has encouraged in most of the world to come to Jesus with open heart.
Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on June 29, 2010:
Nstarpg, thank you for the comment and your being in touch with your spirit and Holy Spirit. I have written a 16 article study manual which is published here. If you follow the links from, The introduction article,"The Art of Intercession And You", you can read through the teaching. I appreciate you and your heart, Blessings St.L.
Nstarpg on June 29, 2010:
This was really helpful, I was told that I was called to do intercessory prayer. Many times, I feel a weight like depression and then I feel a need to pray so I go into my quiet place. I pray and speak in tongues and I can't stop even when I'm tired I have to go on and when I feel the weight lifted I know I can stop. I never know what or who I am praying for but I usually get a phone call within in the next day or two and that's when I find out what I was praying for.
Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on May 16, 2010:
Ictodd, thank you for stopping by. Cindy Jacobs, great book. growing and maturing into this work is much neded. Blessings L.
Linda Todd from Charleston on May 15, 2010:
I a sure there is a lot of people who do not understand this. We would all be better if we lived the life that God could and wanted to use us an Intercessor. I have read the book; "Possessing the Gates of the Enemy" by Cindy Jacobs. Probably the first that I realized that there are those who are called to interceed and I was rasied on a Church bench. I knew the scriptures but had never studied. I think God let's us see things when we are spiritually mature to understand. Thanks for sharing.
M G on April 12, 2010:
This was also an excellent read...great hub! :)
Saint Lawrence (author) from Canada on March 02, 2010:
Hey bro, great to hear from you again. thx for the input and you are right on.
Blessings GP... Later, L.
godpreacher from Atlanta,Ga. on March 02, 2010:
This is good to the last drop.
Many Christians now look to and lean on the " Prayer Warrior." And I must say that this is good in it's place, but a true anointed intercessor, will stay in the presence of God for a person, a situation, etc. until there is an answer, not until they are tired or their knees hurt. Also, I believe one is taught by man, whereas the other is anointed by God.
Luv Ya Bro.