Friday, 16 December 2011

A Bible Study on Intercession

Why do we need intercession?

Ezek 22:29 God was looking for someone to stand in the gap for Him and could not find one. We need to build up the wall as a defence against oppression.

Matt 21:13 The reason for intercession is not that God answers prayer,
it is that He has said "Pray"

Isa 53:12 To intercede for those who do not know God's ways and acts.
Jesus said "forgive them Father they know not what they do".

Heb 7:25 He intercedes for those who draw near to God through Jesus.
Prayer is Gods work through us.

Rom 8:26+34 The Spirit of God intercedes on earth. This is the Spirit of interc ssion.
Jesus intercedes in heaven. The same spirit is within Him.
The same spirit is within us, so all are intercessors.

1 Tim 2:1-8 It is commitment to God's calling. It is in answer to His calling.
A selfless love. Your intercession cannot be mine.

1 Cor 3:9 We are fellow workers with the Lord.
We are to act as God’s mouth-piece, to direct the word or power as deemed necessary by His leading.

Who should intercede?
Those who are His true disciples.
Those who know that they are called to pray.

Psalm 24:3-4 Those with clean hands and a pure heart.

2 Chron 7:14 Those who have humbled themselves before God.

Ecc 4:9-12 A person on their own is alright, but two or more are better.
The Holy Spirit is the instigator of all prayer.
Fear of the Lord - Love of the Lord.
Matt 11:30 Bearing the burden. My yoke is light.
He gives strength for the things He desires us to carry.

Exod 32:11 Moses entreated the Lord for the Israelites.
32:31 Again he interceded for them.

Praying from revelation.
God answers the prayers that He has inspired.

Amos 7:1-6 He prayed and God changed His mind.
Jonah 3:10 He changed His mind over Nineveh
James 5:17-20 Elijah prayed 1 Kings 17:1 no rain for three and a half years.
Saved a nation.
2 Chron 20:5-12 Enemies encamped about them and Jehoshaphat
prayed and God spoke assurance and won the battle for them.
Being aware of the things that would block the work of the Lord in someone’s life, or some kind of situation.

Standing in the gap for those who do not understand the battle of the soul and spirit or the spiritual realm.
Standing for those who are oppressed by the devil.

To those that much has been given much will be expected.

Luke 23:34 Standing in the gap for the lost. They know not what they do.

Standing in the gap for the nation. Only the wisdom of God can save a nation.

Psalm 122:6 Standing in the gap for Israel. Peace for Jerusalem.