Friday, 20 January 2017

'INTERCESSION'

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding" - Colossians 1:9
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The greatest thing that a man can do for another person is to pray for them. Intercession is the act of praying for others so that God's desire will be accomplished in them (Col. 4:12, 2 Pet. 3:9).
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It is not a one time act but an every time activity until God perfect His work in their lives (Eph. 1:16).
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How often do you intercede for souls or people around you? A man that has no brotherly love for his neighbor cannot intercede for people around him, hence compassion is also required (Matt. 14:14).
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Abraham interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah so that God won't destroy the righteous with them (Gen. 18:22-33). Moses interceded for the children of Israel (Num. 14:11-20), Ezra (Ezra 9), Daniel (Dan. 9), Jesus (John 17), the early church (Acts 12:5), Paul, Epaphras and so on.
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Do you have any list of people you pray for? There's a reward for intercession (Prov. 11:25).
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It takes genuine love to intercede for souls and for all men. An average believer is ignorant of intercession, an unbeliever can't pray for another but only a genuine child of God can travail in the place of prayer for another.
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Intercession must be ceaselessly done until Christ is formed in them. It may take long to see the changes you want but don't give up in the place of intercession.
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Remember, only those who labor fervently in prayers overcome.



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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