- Intercessor versus prayer warrior.
- Intercessors are not prayer warriors.
- Prayer warriors can pray for a thing to be done without necessarily being willing for the answer to come through themselves.
- Prayer warriors are not bound to continue in prayer until the prayer is answered.
- Prayer warriors can pray according to their own thought, desire, whim.
- Intercessors do not ask God to answer prayer through others if it can be answered through them.
- Intercessors must gain their objective - not free from prayer until position is gained.
- Intercessors must pray as the Holy Spirit guides - not free to pray otherwise - must wait for the Holy Spirit to speak mind of God.
- Identifications of intercessors.
- Intercessors identify with those whom they pray and intercede for.
- Secret of intercession is identification with one prayed for.
- Intercessor pleads effectively because he gives his life for those he pleads for.
- John 10:11 - The Good Shepherd layeth down His life (psuche) for the sheep.
- John 13:34 - A new commandment I give you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
- John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life (psuche) for his friends.
- Life 5590 - psuche - spirit, heart, life, mind, soul (Vines - page 337 - individual life, the living being).
- Intercessor is their genuine representative.
- Intercessor has submerged his self interest in their needs and sufferings.
- As far as possible he has taken their place.
- Jesus took sinner's place as sin-bearer, sickness-bearer, and burden-bearer - intercessor reveals Jesus' love by allowing the Holy Spirit to intercede through him.
- Sin-bearer - bruised for iniquity - John's form of intercession - reaping the effect of disobedience to the word - will touch sin and temptation in area of word violation.
- Sickness-bearer - chastised for peace - Paul's form of intercession - broken hearted, wounded spirit, physical manifestations - will touch pain, hurt, wounding, and physical symptoms.
- Burden-bearer - wounded for transgression - Peter's form of intercession - weakness of flesh, captives and prisoners, will feel heaviness and despair either for demonic involvement or flesh stones, judgments, etc.
- Agony in intercession.
- Intercessors are living martyrs - one who is willing to give up his life for the Savior's sake.
- Romans 12:1 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
- Are separated to God.
- May be asked to take a Nazorite vow. Judges 16:17, Numbers 6:2-7
- Intercessors live a life of hiddenness - must have as much joy in a hidden life as in an open and successful one.
- Before intercession comes dealings with self-life - crucifixion of the flesh.
- Crucifixion of the flesh produces agony - flesh has a life of its own, it does not want to die and lose control.
- Daily path of 'the way of the cross'.
- Purpose of intercession on intercessor.
- Transforming intercessor into the image of Christ.
- Holy Spirit judges thought and intent, attitudes, and actions of intercessor.
- The law of intercession - only as far as the intercessor has been tested and proved willing to do a thing can he intercede for others.
- The Holy Spirit shares His groanings with us (can cause physical pain) and lives His life of sacrifice through the intercessor.
- Authority of intercessor.
- Intercession is not a substitute for sin - each sinner must pay own dues.
- Intercession so identifies intercessor with the sufferer that it gives him a place of prevailing with God.
- Comes as a result of abiding with God.
- John 15:7 - If ye abide in Me and my word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you.
- As intercessor continues to abide he becomes aware of the Spirit engaging in spiritual warfare until assurance of victory is gained.
- The Holy Spirit never prays in an arbitrary way - but only just as far as the intercessor can become one with Him in prayer.
- Gained position of intercession.
- Fact of experience either through a cross experience or previous intercessions.
- Price of obedience to what the Holy Spirit asked for is paid - intercession fulfilled.
- Intercession may involve fasting.
- Point of fasting is to bring the body into subjection to the Holy Spirit.
- Each fast done in obedience to the Holy Spirit's direction makes the body more equipped to carry intercessions.
- Intercession may require some outward identification signs.
- The inner wrestlings and groanings take their full course.
- The word of the Lord comes.
- The Spirit informs intercessor that the intercession has accomplished its purpose.
- Authority position over the enemy (flesh or Satan) is gained.
- The intercessor speaks the word of deliverance.
- Intercessor awaits deliverance in praise and faith.
- Spiritually done moment gained.
- Physical manifestation can take years to be seen.
- New place in grace gained and maintained.
- The first fruits of intercession (new positions gained) belong to the Lord and have to go to altar.
- Once gained, intercessor can claim all the blessings on that degree of intercession but cannot claim higher blessings.
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