Are You an Intercessor

All Christians are encouraged to pray in numerous verses and with many exhortations.  An interesting reference is made regarding Jesus’ intercession in Heb. 5:7 “In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.” (NASB) Many books have been written on prayer, but perhaps the simplest encouragement is from the verses that say, Ask and you will receive.  So what is meant by and intercessor if we are all praying?  An intercessor is one who is given to prayer and exercises faith in prayers at all times and occasions, bearing the burdens of others through petitions to God.  Just as all lovers of God will praise and worship Him, there are others who have a gift of praise and worship.  Some of turn this gifting into a profession as a musician while others are simply devoted worshipers.  So, too the intercessor spends time in spiritual conversation with  the Almighty.  I believe those with this gift of intercession practice and rely on the leading of the Holy Spirit as described in Rom. 8:26-28 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” These Saints are in this world found in the background, hidden as the weak, and insignificant small people, but in the Kingdom of Light they are the mighty warriors who bear the burdens of many and accomplish exploits in the Lord, casting down strongholds.  There are prayer movements arising in certain areas and churches. The Moravians who prayed for 100 years are inspiring prayer gatherings today.  God’s will is being accomplished and the Kingdom of God is advancing.

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