To be a “Intercessor Warrior” we have to be sold out and dedicated to prayer.  We can’t be indecisive and careless in our prayers for others.  We must be people who have faith that God is there to listen to our petitions with concern and love.

I remember getting jumped into a gang from Los Angeles.  This gang was notorious for being tough.  So in order to get by you had to learn how to portray a tough exterior.  I learned how to give the most dirty looks I could muster.  All it ever did was get me into fights, trouble, and made my life miserable.  I learned real fast how to defend myself from my enemies in order to survive the streets. I’m sure you can relate to survival no matter what lifestyle you came from.

Now that I’ve been a Christian for sometime I have learned that in order to engage in “intercessor warfare” you have to be tough in God and know who you are in Christ.  In order to make it through some of the blows the devil will hit us with.  Oh, please don’t worry about the blows from the devil but rather concentrate on the “All Mighty God” we serve and use the tools He has to equiped us for the fight of our lives.

  • Tool of intercession

intercessory; 1) the act or an instance of interceding
2) the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others

Times passed and were intercessor trailblazers that set the path for us to take until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This trail has been paved by mighty men and women of God whose life’s mission was one of Intercession and
Spiritual Warfare.

The passageway of intercession will lead us to significant victories in our life. Intercession will cause us to carry a flame of fire that ignites as the direct result of time spent on our knees.

Let us therefore be challenged to commit ourselves fully to follow this journey of “intercessor warfare.”
It is better to be a follower of Christ’s example and fail at times than one who fails never to follow Him at all!   As we enter this t.r.a.i.l. (path) of intercession we will find that there will be times we fall short of that commitment.  This is where we will learn how to press in and push through.  Get up and do even more and we keep getting up until strongholds are broken and our prayers have been answered.

Acts 2:42

“They devoted
themselves
to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and to prayer.”

The Greek word here for devoted is Proskartereō.  This
word means to adhere to one, be his adherent, to be devoted
or constant to one, to be steadfastly attentive unto, to give unremitting care
to a thing, to continue all the time in a place, to persevere and not to faint,
to show one’s self courageous for, to be in constant readiness for one, and wait on
constantly.

To be a saint devoted to prayer one must wrestle, struggle, and commit themselves to a life of selflessness.

God’s word tells us to continue steadfastly and never faint in prayer.  It says that we must individually devote ourselves to prayer.

The great cry of our day is work, work, work, new organizations, new
methods, new machinery; the great need of our day is prayer.  It was a
master stroke of the devil when he got the church so generally to lay aside
this mighty weapon of prayer
.

Let us pray…

by Ra Torrey

Prayer my friend is a mighty weapon Satan hates more than anything.  A Christian that doesn’t have a prayer life is a Christian that doesn’t have a Christian Life!  It like breathing without air or swimming without water.  Christian we will not survive the wicked days to come upon the earth without prayer in our lives.  Can a fire burn if there is no more flame?  We need to have the flame of God burning in our life in order to keep us warm from the storms to come.

I am sorry but when people complain to me about how God is not doing anything in their lives and how their life is so miserable serving God I get upset because I know that it is a link to a prayer-less life.

Helpful suggestions to being a man or woman
devoted to prayer:

  1. Be committed to prayer no matter what happens throughout the day or night.
  2. Get a prayer partner to hold you accountable.
  3. Choose a prayer time that will work out best for you.
  4. Pick a time to pray when there are fewer distractions going on.
  5. Read scripture on prayer daily.
  6. Don’t go by your feelings. Ever!
  7. Don’t carry the burdens you are praying for but learn to lay them down at the feet of Jesus.
  8. If God shows you something about someone in prayer take it to your leader first before sharing with anyone.

Very important footnote; Stay in your word, focus, and always be accountable to your leaders this will keep you balanced.  Yes we could get off-balance when we are not focus and just going by our emotions.  If you are have recurring sleepless nights and going without right nourishment and seem to have a word for everyone  and an answer for everything, most likely your off-balance.  Remember the devil is always trying to counterfeit the spirit of God.  The best thing to do is go to your leaders for prayer and guidance.  They will know if your off-balance.  Be open and obedient to their word for you. When we are not in  alignment with our leader and when your prayer is not link in love and  obedience to your headship we are off-balance! You might even think you are more spiritual than they are.  Ouch! Repent, you might even have to ask them for forgiveness.

1 Tim 1:5-7

5 The whole point of what we’re urging is simply love — love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God. 6 Those who fail to keep to this point soon wander off into cul-de-sacs of gossip. 7 They set themselves up as experts on religious issues, but haven’t the remotest idea of what they’re holding forth with such imposing eloquence.  (from THE MESSAGE)

I totally understand when our prayers are weak and faint that is not what I call a wimpy Christian.  A person that just uses all their energy to complain and murmur about everything and wants everyone to pray for them but never once prays for themselves or others.  That’s what I would categorize as”Wimpy Christian.”

What kind of intercessor are you?  Either way we can all engage  “Intecessor Warfare.”  Just rise and get things right before your God and move forward and pray without ceasing!!!

1 Thess 5:17-18

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
KJV

Watch and Pray!!

Mrs. Barbara Casas

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