The importance of intercessory prayer…

Until intercessors learn to use their authority they’ll never be redeemed of Satan’s power…

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”
(James 5:16b)

Our prayers are making a difference and they will continue to make a difference, as long as we persist and press through.

Luke 11:9 (AMPC)
Jesus speaking: “So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.”

In other words we are to PUSH which is an acronym for Pray Until Something Happens.

We as intercessors are the advanced air support that goes in first, neutralizing the principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. (Eph 6:12); and so our prayers soften the enemy targets ahead of the ground troops, which ultimately includes the missionaries that are now able to go in and spread the Good News of the Gospel on a level playing field.

George Mueller said this about the importance our getting our heads on right in the battle:

“I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.

The first thing to be concerned about was not, how I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man may be nourished.

I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God and to meditation of it.”

And Paul, in the Bible, gives us the scriptural protocol on how to do this, in order that we may go into the battle of life covered in God’s Shalom-peace.

Philippians 4:4-7
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

4 Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!

5 Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit).

The Lord is near [He is coming soon].

6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about ANYTHING, but in EVERY circumstance and in EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing NOTHING from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends ALL understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
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“Keep your spiritual life calm and unruffled. Nothing else matters.

Leave EVERYTHING to Me.

Your main task is to get calm in My presence, to not let one upset feeling remain for even a single moment.

Allowing such a feeling to stay for one second may block years of blessings.

No matter who or what worries you, your task is to stop whatever you are doing until absolute calm comes.

Any interference in your calm is a blockage which prevents you from being an open channel through which My power can flow.”

(From “God Calling,” by Two Listeners)
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Charles Spurgeon said about prayer:

“Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.”
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“God has of his own motion placed himself under the law of prayer, and has obligated himself to answer the prayers of men.

He has ordained prayer as a means whereby he will do things through men as they pray, which he would not otherwise do.

If prayer puts God to work on earth, then, by the same token, prayerlessness rules God out of the world’s affairs, and prevents him from working.

The driving power, the conquering force in God’s cause is God himself.

‘Call on me and I will answer thee and who thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not,’ is God’s challenge to prayer.

Prayer puts God in full force into God’s work.”

[E.M. Bounds “The Weapon of Prayer” Chap. 2]

Selah (let us pause and calmly think about these things)

And come join the Adventure!

Skip 🕊️

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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