DO YOU TOSS AND TURN ALL NIGHT WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON YOUR SHOULDERS?
DO YOU HAVE THINGS THAT POP INTO YOUR MIND OR PEOPLE THAT POP INTO YOUR MIND THAT YOU ARE URGED TO PRAY FOR?
DO YOU CRY OUT TO GOD ON A REGULAR BASIS FOR THE HURTING OF OTHERS?
DO YOU HAVE A DEEP CONCERN FOR OTHERS THAT MAY BE LIVING A SINFUL LIFE?
DO YOU HAVE COMPASSION SO DEEPLY FOR OTHERS THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO YOU THAT BRINGS YOU TO TEARS?
*If you have answered “Yes” to these questions, you may be called into intercession or intercessory prayer.
PRAYER WARRIORS ARISE!!
Intercession is warfare!
The battle is not ours alone, it is God’s!
When you are called to be an intercessor you are called to intercede through prayer to God on the behalf of yourself and others. There are many ways in which God may speak to you about interceding and he speaks to each one of us differently.
~A FEW WAYS IN WHICH GOD MAY SPEAK TO YOU~
~Through a dream
~Through a vision
~Through a feeling
Intercession involves the ability to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit while in prayer and know what His direction is in that moment; therefore, when we step into the realm of intercessory prayer, it is also prophetic.
The prophetic often flows out of intercession.
As we intercede, whether it is to be for people, nations, current events or governments, the Lord will speak back to us, releasing His power through his words he is speaking to us. We then use these prophetic words to make declarations, bind demonic activity and bring into existence in the natural what the Lord has already spoken in the spiritual. It is always good for the prophetic words to be written down, so they can be referred to for further prayer, in addition to serving as a reference of how God brings things to reality.
When the prophetic and intercession come together, it brings destruction to the devil’s tactics and heals the broken heart of an individual at the same time. With these combined actions, it will bring a manifestation of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
The Bible says, “We are not fighting against our brothers or sisters. We are fighting against forces of evil and authorities and against rulers of darkness and spiritual powers in the heavens above” (Eph. 6:12).
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Prayer is powerful and actually has two sides….listening and talking..…
The ability to function prophetically in times of intercession takes faith, practice, and patience.
Faith to pray out loud what you believe God is speaking, practice in learning to discern the Holy Spirit’s leading on a personal level as well as for a group and patience to trust and obey God with what he has spoken to you.
Intercessory prayer is a very serious matter. And just like soldiers who are preparing for battle, we cannot take on the enemy if we leave our weapons behind. That’s why we must go into “battle” armed for spiritual warfare. (see 2 Cor. 10:3-4 below).
2 Corinthians 10:3-4(NIV)
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
When you are called to intercede, you will pray without ceasing and with prayer you also use other spiritual gifts that you have been given.
You are using the gift of faith when you know that the prayer request is being answered immediately.
You are using the gift of miracles when you believe for the impossible to happen.
You are using the gift of a word of knowledge when you know things about certain situations or individuals that you have no way of knowing other than by the Holy Spirit telling you.
The compassion you feel so deeply for others is the gift of mercy. The Holy Spirit leads and guides you to a clear understanding of the heart of God himself.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER IS AN AMAZING GIFT AND I PRAY THAT EACH OF YOU ALL WILL SEARCH YOUR HEARTS AND DETERMINE IF YOU ARE BEING CALLED INTO INTERCESSION.
When God revealed to me why I am the way that I am and I began to dig into his word everything that has happened in my life made more sense. I now understand why I have had to go through everything that I have gone through throughout my life. God was calling me to my destiny and building my faith with each and every setback that I have faced…
I understand fully why I worship the way I do with such adoration for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
I understand fully why I am so compassionate towards others and why I have a love that runs deeper than any ocean for every single person!
I understand now why I long to see everyone come to know Jesus!
I understand why I pray the way I do..with such passion and faith, knowing that God hears me!
I understand now why I have dealt with depression, anxiety, oppression, doubt, fear, insecurities, rejection, abandonment, and loneliness. God wanted me to learn to rest with him and not seek validation from anyone other than him!
I understand now that my calling has always been the same, but my assignment has changed.
I am called for such a time as this to intercede on the behalf of others, share the gospel and love of Jesus to everyone that I meet and to equip the daughters of God to learn to be who they are in Christ.
I now know who I am..
Have a blessed week!