"After two days will He revive us;
on the third day
He will raise us up,
that we may live in his sight."
Everything is subject to change!
If you have not read the previous lesson, just scroll down.
Previously we focused on two foundational subjects of prayer:
- Seeing the Invisible
- Doing the Impossible
SECRETS OF INTERCESSION: Part 2
They have a different Father
One of the doctrines the world says is that we’re all brothers and should live and think peace and not make war.
Jesus taught that people who are not born again have a different father than the one He has. We are not all the same.
We, who are born again, have God, the Creator of all life, as our Father. The only way for God to be our Father is to receive His Son as Savior and Lord. Those who do not have Jesus as their Lord and Savior are blindly functioning under a father who is a condemned outlaw.
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.” John 8:44-45
If you do not know God, go to our new website page and pray the prayer of your eternal salvation: Salvation prayer.
Two Families on Earth
Our family has an assignment to pray for the other family to hear and know the truth.
It’s the love of Christ that compels us to intercede and to be His witnesses wherever we go.
SECRETS OF INTERCESSION: LOVE
1. “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.
2. “And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
LOVE: The Foundation of Revival
What’s love got to do with it? Everything!
You really can’t love your neighbor with just human love, especially during the End-of-Days time in which God has chosen for us to live. Jesus said one generation would see lawlessness increase and love grow cold. See Matthew 24:13.
Only God’s love can knock down the boundaries of isolation, selfishness, and unforgiveness that all men share.
We love others through God’s love that He deposited into our spirit when we were born again. See Romans 5:5. Every morning brings a new day of opportunities to express that love. When unconditional love is free to flood our prayers, it releases God's will on earth and expands our capacity to receive more of Him.
GOD IS LOVE
“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:8-9
Seeing God…Through His Love
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 1 John 4:10-12
“By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:13-17
LOVE sent His Beloved to pay the price for man’s rebellion.
Because of love, the Son gave Himself to be made sin that we might spend eternity with LOVE.
This is the LOVE that is within us.
This is the well of life we pray from when we intercede for The Lost. Do we fully understand what is taking place when we pray for The Lost? Does the spiritual force and power of our love surround them? Does God use this to draw them to Himself?
It is the goodness of God that leads to repentance. Romans 2:4
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3
“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Galatians 5:14
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:29
“Therefore I exhort first of all that
- intercessions, and
- giving of thanks be made for all men,
- for kings and
- all who are in authority,
- that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time…” 1 Timothy 2:1-6
You and I have been crucified with Christ—not to Christ but with Christ. How did He die?
He loved us and gave Himself a sacrifice for us. This love is our example for living. As husbands love their wives with the purity and power of this kind of love, everything in the family comes into order. See Ephesians 5:25.
Love is the root to the abundant life. See John 10:10.
Love is the foundation to effective praying because faith works through love.
And for those in the world who have a different father, it is the answer they are searching for and the reason they were born.
The supernatural power of love flows out of us through that love in everything we do and everywhere we go. “Let this mind be in you”…who gave Himself for others. “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Read Philippians 2:1-18.
As we serve others, our lives are fulfilled.
Like my Pastor says to the church, “Out of our seats and into the streets!”
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
A More Excellent Way
“Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
“And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.” 1 John 3:21-23
Secrets of Intercession
Faith, hope and love…the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
God is love.
When we pray from His love that He placed within us, we release the greatest spiritual force.
Love never fails.
Love went to the cross for you and for me.
Read Romans Chapter 12 every morning this week.
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE: REVIVAL!
This month is a special month.
Mark Your Calendar—Every Friday in September—Prayer and Fasting!
We’re praying for God’s Glory to be revealed! Isaiah 40:1-9
What happens when the Body of Christ intercedes through love for The Church, The Lost and Elected Leaders?
“It shall come to pass in that day
That I will answer,” says the Lord;
I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
The earth shall answer
With grain, with new wine, and with oil;
They shall answer Jezreel. (God will sow)
Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy;
Then I will say to those who were not My people,
‘You are My people!’
And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’” Hosea 2:21-23
“After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” Hosea 6:2-3
THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST IS SOON!
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