Led by Prince
“The Kingdom of God is not going to advance by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God” (Howard Spring).
Key Text: And I sought for a man among them, that should make up a hedge, and stand in the gab before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Ez.22:30
Our Lord prayed more earnestly; Luke 22:31-32,44 (Interceding for his disciples)Elijah prayed fervently- James 5:17-18 (stood in the gab)
Effect of fervent prayer of an intercessor.
It turned Israel back to the worship of the true God – 1Kings 18:36-39
It shut the lions’ mouths in the den and so kept Daniel safe – Dan. 6:10-28It saved the lives of the wise men of Babylon – Dan 2:17 (Daniel standing in for them in prayers)Daniel interceded for the people of Isreal (Daniel 9:18-19).
Said the Lord through Jeremiah, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not”. Jer. 33:3
Why an intercessor a need?
1. You become God’s confidant (Gen 18:17-19). 2. Abraham became God’s confidential secretary. 3. You act as a mediator (Exd 32:9-14, Moses stood in for Isreal, Gen. 18:21-33 Abraham stood in for Sodom and Gomorrah. 4. You become an available vessel. ( Ezek 22:29-30)You act as watchman. (Ez. 3:16-17) 5. You are a mobiliser of God’s presence and power (Isa. 62:6-7) 6. You enjoy particular Grace of God (Col. 4:12). 7. You are an agent of revival (Neh. 1:1-4,Luk. 10