Saturday, June 8, 2013

True Intercession

Reference Scripture: Matthew 6: 7-14

7And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9 Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11‘Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14 For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

True: a: steadfast, loyal, b: honest, just

True intercession is aligning your heart to pray the Father’s will for those who you are called to cover in prayer. Your motive must be pure as you stand in the gap receiving and releasing divine revelation and strategies into the atmosphere. Intercession with the intent of manipulating others into doing what you believe is best for them is not true intercession. True intercession involves the releasing of one’s own motive, habits, hang-ups and ideas about how things should be, but rather what is the heart of the Father concerning His divine will for a particular person, place or thing. 

True intercession is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Sovereign God. As He hung on the cross, this very act exemplifies true intercession. It was in this very moment that He stood in proxy for all of mankind, taking on every sin, sickness and disease imaginable. Jesus Christ, King of King and Lord of Lords, humbly pushed past self and stood in the gap as a mediator between us and the Father. Today, at this very instant He is seated at the right hand of the Father making true and honest intercession for all of mankind. 

The next time you are led to pray and intercede for others, remember to push past self and what you may desire and align your heart and spirit to flow and intercede according to the heartbeat of the Sovereign Father. 

Blessings and Love, 

A Scribe of the Lord, A Scribe for the Lord 


No comments:

Post a Comment