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The Art of Intercession And You

Updated on August 31, 2011
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The Art of Intercession And You

INTERCESSORY PRAYER STUDY >An introduction.

(AFTER THIS BRIEF INTRODUCTION I WILL BE PUBLISHING 16 RELATED ARTICLES AS HUBS. YOUR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ARE WELCOMED. THX L.)

In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God and the WORD WAS GOD. (Jn.1:1)

We are about to enter into praying, walking, living, the WORD.

This LIVING WORD, that was Jesus in the flesh, and made manifest to us.

Himself to us, and into us and the Word to us and into us. That we in unity, become the active working parts of Christ’s ministry on the earth. Part of this ministry is through intercessory prayer.

This is really an introduction to intercession for anyone who already has a heart for hearing from God on what matters to him. If we the church, can grasp the far reaching power and place of this ministry and are willing to sacrifice time to see it develop within us individually and corporately, I know the results will be phenomenal.

Then if God is calling us into this place with him, our joining with him will bring with it an ear to his voice and attentiveness to his leading. We agree that prayer is the backbone of ministry and that it is the single greatest tool used by God to accomplish his purposes. Intercession, when fully embraced by any ministerial body assures that ministry of success in God. This is an invaluable tool within any ministry and should be nurtured and cared for with love, respect and encouragement.

The intention of this study is to bring the heart of God into our minds, hearts, spirits, and out through our mouths, fulfilling Jesus calling according to Luke 4: 18,19 & Is.61: 1-3.

The following articles are a random collection of writings over the past ten to fifteen years. They are thoughts and revelations put together from my own personal experience in intercession and my own study of the subject. They first became a complete collection around 2000 to 2001 first printing & 2003, shared with others a small set printed and now a revised work and teaching manual 2009.

PRAYER

Father God; I ask that you would quicken the minds and hearts of those who participate in this study, and that you, Holy Spirit would hover over these your saints, guarding their lives. I ask that you blind the eyes, and deafen the ears of the enemy, that they could not and will not know your plans for those you have issued the call to stand in the throneroom with you, and to know your heart and mind. Purify their heart, and minds even this moment, and assist them to possess with clarity the things that are of you Heavenly Father.

I speak with clarity and authority to release into their spirits wisdom, revelation and truth. Now Holy Spirit love through them, letting your Kingdom come with power into their lives, and that you will be glorified through them. In the name of Jesus, who is your Son and who is the WORD, I ask these things, and express with thanksgiving your participation in all our lives. Amen.

WORDS (Introduction part 2)

Prayer is the use if WORDS. Words are very powerful.

Words have been used to control lives. When the enemy the devil attacks us, most of the time he uses words, to condemn, confuse, words to bring on fear, worry, persecution, deceit, temptation and so on. When he came to Jesus in the wilderness he tempted him with twisted words, but Jesus quoted him the true word in the right context. He was unable to fool him as he did with Eve and Adam.

Jesus Name is a word, he is the Living Word, and when used in accordance with or combined with God’s written word and will, his name has power/authority, because he is the Living Word made manifest in this world. (His name was common at that time.)

Faith comes by hearing words, but not just any ordinary words, God’s Word, Spirit-filled and Living.

We need these type of words in our prayers, Spirit-filled, Living.

We hear words all the time, but not all words touch our spirit.


Proverbs 4:20-24… incline your ear to my sayings, …put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.

Matt. 12:34b For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matt. 12:36,37. “ I tell you, on the day of judgement men will render account for every careless word they utter, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Jesus spoke and people were healed, even those who were in another place. Why? Authority!

Prayer. The laws of prayer work, whether you are an experienced warrior or not, the law is the same, the level of experience is different. Like flying.

Authority given = things happen.

“Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, (in earthen vessels) as it is in heaven.” Entering into the “WORD”, that word being Jesus, for He is “The Way, the Truth, the Life.” Be “IN” the way, Be “IN” the truth, and “BECOMING”, one in the Father and Son. Jn. 17 Being one and living the life.

Heb. 4:12 Living, Active, Sharper, Piercing, Discerning thoughts and intents of the heart.

John 1:1 The LOGOS of God, in the beginning WAS with God, The word WAS God, now Jesus, now Holy Spirit, now to us and in us, LIVING in us, ACTIVE in us.

Matt. 4:4 It is written, not bread, but every WORD…


John 15:7 My WORD is in you, when it is happening in you ask…

Eph. 6:17 the WORD, sword, spoken, used to advance.

The REMA WORD or message, sets others free, that Living WORD, is like a breath from God, quickening, changing, the Spirit moves that WORD, renewing etc. when used in prayer, in and through Jesus. Living Water is the flowing part of prayer.

Mark 13:31 My WORD will never pass away…

I Peter 1:25 the WORD stands forever…

Get the WORD into you.

Jer. 1:2, The WORD of the Lord came to me…

Vs. 4, The WORD came to me saying…

Vs 8, I am with you, I will rescue you…

Vs 9, Now I have put my WORDS in your mouth…

Vs 12, The Lord is watching over His WORD to see its fulfillment…

Jesus, the word, the great intercessor. He ever makes intercession for the saints. He stands as a physical representative before the Father on our behalf. There is no greater intercession made.

We worry and fuss continually over word formulas to prayer, ritual, tradition, doctrine and so on. There are elements all about us that are contrary to the will of God. Great opposition that has been there since the beginning, and yet we don’t see God sweating about it all. He has put governments and men in power and allows world situations. We cannot fathom the why and the wherefore, but there they are. He tells us in his word that he establishes them and that nothing stands without his sustaining power. Rom.13:1-3

So, the question is asked, why prayer or intercession at all, what really matters?

If we have to deal with past, present and future all within the context of God being all knowing, all powerful, all eternal; then what does he need us for?

Well, let’s see… Jesus is the living word and he was representing God while he was here and said “I’m doing the works of my Father, who was always working.” (Emphasis mine) We are to do likewise. So what is Jesus and the Father doing right now? What is their priority and agenda for this moment? If you don't KNOW; aren't you interested in finding out?

All the things that pertain to this world, all the sin, the buying, selling, worry, marrying, war, are distractions. They steal away and undermine the fundamental foundation of God such as the first commandment. If we truly loved God, shouldn’t we know what we are supposed to be doing? Wouldn’t we hear much clearer and be able to let go of the distractions? So let us follow in Jesus footsteps and let God fill us with him, the Living Word. Amen.

Consider checking out the other articles if you are desiring to see your intercession take on a new dimension.

I believe they will be helpful in spurring on your heart and spirit. I think that there is something for everyone to be encouraged.

Blessings,

L. © Protected By Copyright. Contact Author for permission to use any content of all or any part of articles. The author is pleased to share his work. Thank You... Lawrence Clark.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 16 RELATED HUBS FROM MY BOOK ON INTERCESSION. SIMPLY FOLLOW THE LINKS.

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    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      7 years ago from Canada

      jagandelight, thank you for the visit and comment. Blessings, St.L

    • jagandelight profile image

      jagandelight 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Intercessory prayer is very important, we ought to pray for one another according to God's will.

      Good teaching.

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      7 years ago from Canada

      dj, thank you again. Link to my profile page and anyone interested in the teaching book can contact me through hubpages mail, where I can give them cost of materials.

      I will be working on a website soon that will have more info for 2011, for my availability.

    • djbraman profile image

      djbraman 

      7 years ago

      Is there a link to the book, and if so can you please give that to me to put with the hub on my prayer line so people can have the opportunity to purchase this book on prayer intercession. What a great thing you have done for the body of Christ my friend!

    • djbraman profile image

      djbraman 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Saintatlarge, I don't think we can teach too much on prayer and I'm in the process of preparing writings on the different prayer precepts and I pray you go out into the churches to teach the lessons you have written on prayer, because prayer has been lost in a lot of the churches and this should make us weep for we know prayer is the vehicle through which G-d intervenes on the behalf of man. Thank you for this book offer, and I asked the Lord to bless you mighty with it.

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      7 years ago from Canada

      dj, thx and you will find I have over 16 hubs published on prayer and intercession from my book, from which I teach at our church. I am preparing to make myself available to teach this elsewhere.

      You have my permission to use anything I write.

      I also have copies of my book available and a teachers guide for a nominal fee.

      You can contact me through hubpages. Blessings L.

    • djbraman profile image

      djbraman 

      7 years ago

      I would love to see you publish more on intercession, prayer is the power in the church and family. Churches are more organized and with programs than ever before, but we have forgotten where the real power is, prayer and fasting! I would love to get your permission to reprint this on my prayer line with your link and your credits of course!

      http://believersministryprayerwarriors.ning.com/

      Blessings to you my friend and you can't write too much about prayer for this minister! Whoah!

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Monique. i appreciate any and all input. May you get filled up and fueled in your prayer life. Blessings, L.

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      Nstarpg 

      8 years ago

      I am Monique

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      Monique 

      8 years ago

      This was so helpful and such a blessing so uplifting and I feel like I can learn a lot from you about the gift of Intercessory prayer. GOD bless! and I pray that you continue to be a blessing to more and more people.

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Hi djbraman and thank you for the comment. I look forward to visiting your hubs. Blessings St.L.

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      djbraman 

      8 years ago

      This is so wonderful, words change things. I think you would like my hub on Walking in the Supernatural, Law of Confession.

      And I look forward to reading more of your hubs! God bless you!

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Hi MG. I saw that you left some other comments for me also, thank you. Blessings, St.L.

    • Marliza Gunter profile image

      Marliza Gunter 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      be blessed.. :)

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thx Timely, you got it.Later, L.

    • Timely profile image

      Timely 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you for a wonderful work. I again have catching up to do in your hubs.

      Your continued prayers are appreciated:)

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Hi Marliza, thank, nice to have you stop by and for your input. Blessings.

    • Marliza Gunter profile image

      Marliza Gunter 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Great hub..be blessed... :)

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you UG. You are right on. Blessings and thank you for stopping by, may you enjoy some of the other hubs i have written on the subject and pass them on to others. i enjoy sharing of what the Lord has laid on my heart in this area.

      L.

    • Unchained Grace profile image

      Unchained Grace 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      As GP stated, we have prayer warriors in abundance though intercessory prayer is an absolute must and yet, it isn't focused on anywhere near what it should be. I often wonder if many Pastors truly know the power and importance of it.

      Jesus, as GP stated, has always been and always will be our intercessor. We have a lady in our church (Evangelist Linda Hollins) who is the one providing intercessory prayer for our Bishop and Pastor Ross. This mighty woman of God has been there for me at my worst times. Seems like she always knows no matter how well I think I'm hiding it.

      Thank you so much.

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      GP, thank you.

      Yes you are right-on, there is a great need in all our many denominations for intercession.

      This heart giving and life giving love for the Lord and others will become the vehicle for the coming unity of the bride.

      L.

    • godpreacher profile image

      godpreacher 

      8 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

      My Bro.

      thanks for stepping out and bringing us insightful knowledge on intercessory prayer. The church seems to have gotten away from intercessory prayer, and have chosen instead, prayer warriors. But Jesus is our intercessor, not our prayer warrior.

      keep um coming

    • loua profile image

      loua 

      8 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      Amen, Asking for the answers in prayer is a fundamental application of words...

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      itakins 

      8 years ago from Irl

      Yes ,please do-Great hubs.

    • Saintatlarge profile imageAUTHOR

      Saint Lawrence 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Interested? i will publish more.

      Thank you L.

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