The Authority of the Intercessor
120 followers of Jesus were gathered in the upper room. Why? “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication. On the fiftieth day, the sound as of a mighty wind filled the house and filled the 120 pray-ers. Tongues, as of fire, sat on each one of them. They spoke with tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
A true intercessor is a born again spirit-filled person. That means the Believer and God’s Spirit “The Helper” are joined together as one to release prayers that change earthly circumstances.
Tongues is the combined utterance of the Believer and Holy Spirit.
God’s enemy cannot understand what is being said and therefore he cannot steal, kill, or destroy the plan being birthed through you. That’s so powerful isn’t it?
But be on the alert! Your spirit needs food to be effective, the study of God’s Word, otherwise your prayer will be empty chatter. You can feel it.
“If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified …” John 15:1-9 is our life foundation.
Did you know that repentance and conversion cannot take place without intercessory prayer?
Before each of the great revivals, Father put in the hearts of Believers the yearning to reach those who are perishing. The true Intercessor cannot judge the sinner but instead binds spiritual wickedness in high places that is blinding the lost from the truth of the gospel. ((2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
Jesus Had an Intercessor!
Anna, a prophetess and widow, lived in the temple for eighty-four years and served God with fastings and prayers night and day. She spoke of the Messiah “to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.” (Luke 2:36-38) She entered as Jesus was being presented to the Lord soon after His birth. How did she know?
Intercession has its benefits … it is where Kingdom secrets are revealed! I think it’s quite possible that Anna prayed for Jesus’ entire ministry, even for His strength in the Garden of Gethsemane …
Jesus is the Intercessor’s Intercessor
We, who are called to pray for those who are perishing, have a High Priest who is interceding for us. (Hebrews 7:25)
His Spirit is in us to maneuver us into prayers that “break yokes and remove burdens” on behalf of the lost. Not to have the power of praying in tongues on this issue is like a man trying to swim with one hand behind his back. That may be okay in shallow water, but not when you desire to get out into the deep, and that’s where the fish are! (Luke 5:4)
Jesus said “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. ‘But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.’”
If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me!
Saints, we have the answer for the multitudes of thirsty people out there. They are like a man walking in the Mojave Desert in 120 degree temperatures without any water!
Some of them go crazy!
Use Jesus’ words against the enemy: “We release the thirsty to come to Jesus! Let them go satanic spirits! We pull them into Jesus right now, into repentance that they may see Jesus on the cross dying for them, right now! In Jesus name!”
Go at it in tongues!
Spiritual breakthroughs of revivals always start in the heavenlies as the violent take the Kingdom of God by force!
The great military power of God’s Kingdom is well able to dominate. See yourself like one of the jet fighters on a carrier in the Pacific that take off at high speeds and go up to attack enemy forces. The weapons of OUR warfare being shot out of our mouths are not carnal but mighty in God for the destruction of strongholds. Never see yourself alone. The great and mighty angelic armies of God are standing waiting orders, WORDS, from God’s Spirit on earth. Bombard the heavens with scripture and truth that will annihilate the chaos and lies in the heavenlies over our nation’s cities! WE HAVE AUTHORITY!
Did you know that your voice has a specific code that no one else has?
This is that … which is our authority:
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” (Hebrews 1:13)
Jesus has passed the baton to His Church on earth to finish the race!
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:19-20)