Updated: Apr 25, 2022
An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another’s case. Jesus came to bridge the gap between God and sinful man. 1 Timothy 2:5 There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
Jesus lives to make intercession for us, his church i.e. Jesus stands in the gap between Father God and us.
Tells us that Christ is today making intercession for us at God’s right hand. Jesus today is asking for people who are willing to stand in the gap and through their intercessions bring about all the changes necessary for his return.
Verse 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.
Our enemies are high ranking evil spirits in the heavenlies.
Verse 13-18; tells us how these powers are defeated. Our purpose in donning the whole armour of God, is to enter the spiritual warfare which rages around us. As believers we have authority in the name of Jesus over all powers of darkness. Amen.
Shows us although God answers our prayers immediately, the powers of darkness (fallen angels) could hinder the answer arriving, as in the message God sent to Daniel. God has given us the means by praying in the Spirit to overcome these obstacles.
Shows that when we pray in the spirit our efforts are directed through the Holy Spirit to do such work as is necessary according to the will of God in our situation.
Successful intercession requires us to have the agape God-kind of love which encompasses compassion since we are sometimes required to take the place of the person for whom we are interceding.
As believers we can intercede for the lost, the sick, against sin, against the powers of darkness, and for our country.
1Timothy 2:1-4 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
This tells us how to begin our intercessions and other types of prayer.
Is the Lord God calling you to be his intercessor today? Will you intercede for your church, your family, your city, or your nation?