You are no longer of this world, you are just in it.
We need to recognize we are far above worldly concerns and surpass the pagan and the heathen. We can tap into the realm where God sits upon His throne. His throne is where He rules, reigns, tells us of things to come and brings us back to remembrance of those things He has taught us.
We need to recognize when it is God and when it is not God. We need to be aware when it is our emotions and when it is the Spirit of God. Too many of us are speaking out of our emotions, and not by what we are hearing through our spirit. Too many of us rationalize by what we have been taught, ‘what is of God’ and ‘what’s not.’ We need to begin to be taught by the only One and only Him.
“But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, in your hearts, so that you don’t need anyone to teach you what is right. For he teaches you all things, and he is the Truth, and no liar; and so, just as he has said, you must live in Christ, never to depart from him” (1 John 2:27).
“It is written in the prophets, and they shall be taught by God” (John 6:45).
We need to learn how to be taught by God and by His Spirit. He speaks to your spirit. Your spirit has ears, your spirit has feelings, your spirit is combined of all the senses, plus more senses than the physical body. You need to be very sensitive to touch, smell, feeling, hearing, all those things in your spirit. For the Spirit of God will bear witness with your spirit, then you will “know that you know in your knower”–beyond a shadow of doubt that it is God. We need to learn to walk by our “KNOWER.” Because He knows all, we need to learn how to listen to Him.
Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words defines intercession as: “Primarily denotes a lighting upon, a meeting with; it is a technical term for approaching a king, and so for approaching God in intercession; (seeking the presence and HEARING OF GOD ON BEHALF OF OTHERS).”
I feel sure the definition for intercession is different from what you thought. Intercession is the birthplace for learning how to hear the Voice of God. Many people expect something to just fall out of the heavens one day, and suddenly you begin to hear God. It’s not quite that easy. Surprise- you have been hearing God all your life. You just haven’t learned to train your ear to hear Him, nor have you started to curtail your thoughts to equate which are His thoughts and which are yours. For He said, “MY ways and MY thoughts are not your ways and your thoughts.” When God begins to speak to us about certain individuals, we need to be very serious of what we are going to say if we are going to reference that it is “FROM GOD.”
There is no greater thing that we can do for one another than to pray for one another. The Lord is pleased with those who pray for those in need. He would much rather hear our prayers about the needs of our brothers and sisters, the church, our country, the need for the balance of things, rather than hear our whining about our troubles.
He knows our troubles. We need to find out what He wants us to do to correct our troubles. That is why it is so important to have an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying– because He can fix it all.
Many people talk about their “impoverished” state -it need not be. If you had an ear to hear, He will tell you where to go, what to do, when to do it, and how to do it to obtain the means to our needs. If you are obedient and stop trying to compromise with your flesh, you will prosper. You will find yourself at the right place at the right time. How many times have you heard that cliché “Oh, he was just at the right place at the right time”? You and I can have that ability to be at the right place if we will have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying. The power of intercession is the beginning stages of developing an ear to hear the Spirit of God.
Are spiritual ears work like radio antennas. We receive all kinds of thoughts with our spiritual antennas sometimes they are up and sometimes they are down. Sometimes our dial is tuned to the Spirit of God and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we get that dial turned all the way around and we are tuned into the pits of Hell, and not the Spirit of God. We duel all the time in the warring place of our souls. Thoughts come to your mind, and you wonder, “Why am I thinking this? This is hideous!” Where did it come from? You ought to know by now! Resist the Devil and he will flee. Don’t entertain thoughts from the realm where Satan exists. Do not begin to entertain those thoughts, because if you entertain them long enough you are going to fulfill them by believing in them. The spirit of fear comes and starts telling you, “You are going to lose your job, you’re not going to be able to pay the bills.” or “Oh, my kids are at school and I heard there is a child molester running loose!”. You start getting your mind all balled up with all these thoughts on how bad it’s going to be and the possibilities of harm are numerous. Stop thinking that way or you will come into agreement with the devil’s lie. Stop thinking; “They may get my child.” Do you hear what you just did? You just came in agreement with the Devil! Don’t do that! When the Spirit of God speaks, we must come in agreement with Him and Him only. Then everything will begin to work out in your life.
To lay down our life for our brothers and sisters, to intercede is a great thing. It is an act of giving if you pray for your Pastor needs, the churches and the lost begin to intercede for them all. You will forget about your own problems. While you’re busy praying for everyone else’s problems the Holy Spirit will be taking care of yours.Return to the Newsletter Archives