Word 4U Today

INTERCESSION

INTERCESSION

‘On behalf of a man he pleads with God…’ Job 16:21 NIV

The Bible says: ‘So Joshua fought the Amalekites while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.

When Moses’ hands grew tired…Aaron and Hur held his hands up…So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army…’ (Exodus 17:10-13 NIV).

Amazing how intercession holds so much power!

Far from the crowd, but seen by the eye of God, are men and women who ‘hold up the hands’ of ministries in prayer.And God is looking for more of them.

Charles Finney had an intercessor called Abel Clary who travelled with him wherever he went.

Finney wrote, ‘Mr. Clary continued as long as I did, and he did not leave until after I had left. He never appeared in public but he gave himself wholly to prayer.’

Finney may have made an impact on nations but he didn’t do it alone. Job writes, ‘My intercessor is my friend on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend’ (Job 16:20-21 NIV).

The ministry of intercessory prayer is:

1) A ministry of identification in which you stand with others.

2) A ministry of sacrifice which calls you away from the pleasures and comforts of life.

3) A ministry of authority for your prayers moves the hand of God on behalf of others.

Today the God Who said, ‘I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land….’ (Ezekiel 22:30 KJV) is looking for intercessors. Why not be one of them!

What now?

Pray, and ask God to pop a person into your thoughts. Make the commitment to pray for them every day and look out for the consequences in their life.

Joy Ferdiz

December 7th, 2013

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