Few years ago I was at a revival service in NYC. I remember that night vividly because that Saturday night the minister located me and prophesy to me. " He said you are going to be a Powerful Intercessor and that when you pray God is going to favor you meaning me with each pray because I am going to live a life of deep devotion to God. At that time I was a baby in Christ. I didn't even really know who and what was an intercessor.
Eventually, I looked into intercession and although It intrigued me; I laugh because at that time I barely knew how to pray. I have always been someone who has a great deal of empathy for others but I felt their pain in silence and hope for the best for them but praying. That's not me or so I thought. I always looked at those women in church that prayed those lengthy eloquent prayers and hope I would be one of them someday; and at that time in my life The Lord's Prayer was all I knew.
That was a joke he didn't mean me. Oh no! he was mistaken definitely not this girl. The girl I was then; was timid, insecure, unaware and not quite sure who I was in Christ; and I didn't even know how to even pray for myself. However, I loved God and as long as I did that's all that mattered.So I told myself that he was just wrong and that was that.
But something changed...........................
The prophesy was correct and today I love to intercede on others behalf. But the Journey of becoming or rather walking into the calling of an intercessor took me by surprise because although it was spoken to me. I had not yet spiritually matured to reach such a charge. A major shift took place in my life when I started to daily read my bible and talk to the Lord. As I started to understand the word, I started to pray, as I started to pray I started to heard the Voice of the Holy Spirit, as I started to hear his voice, as I started to get encounters, I started to listen, I started being lead as I started being lead I started to understand my gifts and the anointing started to flow as the anointing flowed Language of tongues came, visions and directions I was being molded I wanted to be molded But ended up being transformed. Glory!!!!!!
The life of an intercessor is a serious one the charge you have is far more delicate, dangerous and devoted than you think and often intercessors are not even recognize half the time for their spiritual labor and that's because we like it that way. Our role is not one in spotlight alike Bishops, Pastors Evangelists worship leaders, ushers etc; even though we may be walking in those same roles. Our duty is to bring cases before our great God to execute Judgement through the permission of the Father and the Blood of Jesus Our Christ and the Holy Spirit.
We undergird, cast out, fight the underworld and battle in Spiritual warfare everyday sometimes times one to more times a day. But keep note you must have your prayer language you must have the gift of tongues and anyone that questions that is questionable themselves you must have it. You are without divine Holy Intercession with out it. Intercessors cannot make intercession for self and self deliverance cannot work unless the Holy Spirit can give you the utterance to plea you case before God for the external or internal things you cannot see that is beyond the realm of your jurisdiction.
We are invisible Pillars, who are rejected, misunderstood, loved, unloved, mistreated and abused. We are filled with immense love because we love God's people and we are invested in the security of God's children and our salvation. We are the watchmen of the Church. We have been called and are suited in and for battle.We will stand guard to make sure the kingdom of God is being build and we are prepared to put our life on the line to destroy anything that gets in the way of God's Plan.
We don't sleep well, always and are up early mornings and late nights we fight Spiritually and fight physically because the devil is always trying to ambush us. Yet we love doing this work because its gives us great Joy to serve our king Our wonderful Savior. However we celebrate Victories as Bombastically! Lets just say we Shabach our King giving Glory and Hallelujahs
Intercessors; need to know the word and need to be led by the Holy Spirit he is our chief commanding officer and all direction comes from him. We are equipped to prophesy in natural but mostly in Spiritual because with our natural eyes we have been trained to see in the realm of the spirit into two dimensions one of the underworld demons, evil spirits and one in the heavenly angelic and Godly Visitations.
There are levels of intercession appointed by the Holy Spirit as revealed to me by the Holy Spirit. Some intercessors will be grounded with earthy petitions and some will be able to go beyond the borders of earthy plains into heavenly chambers. Some will have an army of angels in battle with weapons and artillery (spiritual) some will be scribes, some will flow in prophetic, some listeners of appeals some may just be equipped to bring the case before the outer courts before its is assigned from the Holy Spirit to other high ranking intercessors and many other roles as suited.If you are lead by God and should be. It shouldn't matter which role you play intercession and intercessors are important.
As an Intercessor you have been given the innate ability to hear The Holy Spirit's Voice clearly and be able to lead charge and kick in to action without second thought. It takes a spiritual maturity and you must know the Word of God and how to effectively use it to your defense as well as a protection and shield for others it is a prerequisite. Your life is consumed willing by worship, prayer and The WORD OF GOD as it gracefully incorporates with your daily routines and even in your parameters of your thought you are still battling. The battle is always Hot, epic, live, exhausting and rewarding and most of the time its not always yours to fight but that's the calling to spiritual warfare and it's not pretty.
When you fight for others for spiritual justice others will fight against you and you must be able to withstand opposition of all kinds; family, friends, clergy, spiritual brothers and sisters and some sadly Women and men in high positions within church. This happens because of our sin nature, a carnal mind, a proud spirit, jealousy lack of spiritual maturity in Christ. Sometimes individuals can be threatened by your ability to see/hear what they cannot see.
If this happens to you It is important that as an intercessor you handle every situation delicately; you are a representative of God in his army and you must handle addressed all circumstances spiritually professional EXHIBITING THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT and as my dear Bishop would say understand the meekness of Smile and the power of prayer. Our main goal as intercessors is to fight for the kingdom of God against the enemy not against ourselves. Remember a good man and women of God will see you as an asset and not a threat if you find that Then serve diligently and faithful Unto God.
It is especially Important that as an intercessor that you are armored effectively, because although you are a warrior qualified and formable in battle unless you have decent support Spiritual backing from other intercessors, friends and co-laborers with the same christian belief and vision one bad connection is an open door for assault of satan. Be vigilant.
Humility is always a great asset to fighting battles.
Spiritual warfare is not always brimstone and fire although I love burning iniquity and all evil it's extremely energizing to cast fire, fire, fire Holy Ghost Fire on every Demon.
There will be times of repentance and love those occasions you get to first hand to watch the beauty of the amazing grace of God and in those times take heed and reached for the grace and virtue because that grace and mercy is what keeps you while your'e in battle.
Keep Up the Good Fight.Ephesians 6:11-18 King James Version (KJV)11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Evangelist Simply ZsaZsah