INTERCESSION: THE HIGHEST FORM OF PRAYER

KEY Scripture 7:25 KJV” Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them”.

 In the concept of God every act or deed that places others first is prized very high and dear unto God. This is the reason prophecy which is an inspired word for the church is placed higher than tongues, which edifices the one speaking or praying in tongues. (1st Corinth 14:1–4) Intercession is the act of making request, pleas, and supplications on behalf of others. It is standing in the gap to plead on behalf of others, so that God would intervene.

 The Lord would always want evil and mischief, or calamities to be averted, but cannot do anything about it, until He finds a man who would make up the hedge or stand in the gap. Ezekiel 22:30 KJV “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” In the preceding verse, the Lord says, He sought for a man who would intercede for the land yet He found none. Ezekiel 22:31, says His wrath came upon them because there was no one to plead on their behalf.

Why would God our Father need a man to plead for others? In the dealings of God, man has been given the right to dominate the earth. God can only have access to the earth if man should invite Him. He cannot on His own will take actions on the earth. That would amount to breaking His own word. (Gen 1:26). Every Christian is a priest of God on the earth.  (1st Peter 2:9) One of our priestly functions is to make intercession on behalf of men. Presently the whole world is being humiliated by COVID-19 or Corona virus. We as Christians must plead on behalf of all mankind by confessing the sins of men and asking the Lord for an intervention. This is a small thing for Him, 2Ch 7:14 KJV” If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”.

PRAYER

Father, we pray for all humanity. We ask for your forgiveness first of all for us as Christians in any form or ways that we have sinned against you. . We also ask forgiveness for the sin and abominations of the people of the world. Heal our nations of this grievous pestilence and save humanity. Thank you, father, for hearing and answering our prayer in Jesus name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDIES

 Isaiah 59:16 KJV “And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore, his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.”

Romans 8:34 KJV” Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us”.

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