Intercession: A Vital Key
Intercession is standing in the gap on behalf of another person or people in the place of prayer.
Intercession is a selfless kind of prayer which benefits another.
It is the loving, the strong, and the selfless that usually intercede for others in prayer.
It is giving your time, your strength and words to God so that God will benefit another person or people.
Selfish leaders cannot inspire selfless prayer!
Intercessors are great blessings, its is a great blessing to have intercessors in our lives, families, and churches.
No matter how strong your calling is, you need the prayers of others.
No matter how anointed you are, you need the prayers of others.
No matter how gifted, talented, and endowed you are with spiritual and natural abilities you still need the benefits that come from other people praying for you.
It doesn't matter if your calling had the most spiritually dramatic scenario around it when you were called into God's service, you still need the intercession the church can offer you.
Christians are encouraged to pray for one another.
Paul a foremost Apostle and exceptionally graced man in ministry understood the power of intercession. He would ask for prayer from the churches in his letter to them.
1 Thessalonians 5:25
Jesus Christ was a beneficiary of hundreds of years of prayers before his arrival on earth.
Prophecies and prayers had preceded his birth.
The Jews had been expecting the Messiah for generations before the birth of Jesus and they had been praying for Him and about His coming.
It is a great blessing to have parents, family, or friends who intercede for us in prayer.
Timothy enjoyed such a benefit. He enjoyed the rewards of coming from a godly family. The apostle Paul testified to this.
2 Timothy 1:5
King David obviously knew the importance of intercessory prayer, he prayed that his son king Solomon would be a beneficiary of daily intercession.
Intercession can break curses off people, clear blockages, and bring deliverance to the beneficiary of the intercessory prayers.
Intercession brings favor to the person interceded for.
2 Corinthians 1:11
King Solomon was a beneficiary of intercession. The glory he enjoyed was largely due to his father's prayer for him.
Psalm 78 vs 8-11
The apostle Peter would have been killed by king Herod, the night before that could have happened intercession had gone on for him and was it was on going.
The prayer of the church led to Peter's supernatural release by an angel sent from God.
This was a clean, neat deliverance. A miracle deliverance! A true testimony to the power of intercessory prayer!
Olutosin Ogunkolade shares this message!