What does it mean to "intercede" for someone in prayer?
What difference does it make to be an "intercessor" in prayer?
How can you move people and circumstances closer to God through prayer?
How does a person "intercede"?
These questions and more are addressed in this message that saw a powerful response and many people making decisions for Christ yesterday at First Assembly! The outline and the video is below.
will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto
death, and was
numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
Isaiah 59:16 “He saw that there was no man, And
wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought
salvation for Him; And
His own righteousness, it sustained Him.”
Intercession is the activity of bringing two parties together
Jesus Christ intercedes for us, creating an intersection
of our lives with God’s.
Romans 8:34 “Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more
than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
Hebrews 7:25 “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives
to intercede for them.”
The Holy Spirit intercedes for us, connecting our
way with God’s will.
“In the same
way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray
for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the
Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in
accordance with the will of God.”
Believers are to intercede and so make bridges between
heaven and earth.
1 Timothy 2:1 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made
for all people—“
ACTION: Who are three people you can begin to
intercede for every day?
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