Friday, September 28, 2007


The Bible has some things to say about us being able to pray in behalf of other people who stand in need. We are encouraged to do it.

Actually, however, it is a sad fact that most of us are so caught up in our own little crises and problems that we find it impossible to pray very much for others. It would make the Lord very happy if we would mature enough to rise above our own troubles (carry our own weight), and become a positive force in the Christian Community.

I Timothy 2:1 "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;"

Intercession for others is one of the "High-Priority" ministries in the eyes of the Lord. ANY PERSON can develop this Ministry. It can become, and often is, more effective for the Kingdom than the Pulpit Ministries have become. It is, in the sight of the Lord, "Of Great Price." We should all cultivate this Ministry.

Rom. 8:26-27 tells us that often we do not know what is best when we pray. To offset our finite abilities, God has made a provision whereby we can pray EXACTLY ON TARGET each and every time we pray.

The secret is: Pray into the Spirit, and then allow the Spirit to pray through us. The Spirit will ZERO IN ON THE TARGET WHICH THE LORD CHOOSES. We are also told that some of the inner groanings will not, or can not be uttered. In other words, noise is not always a measure of Spiritual Authority.

ONE MISTAKE WHICH MANY FOLKS MAKE is in trying to get God to "leverage" other folks into doing WHAT WE THINK THEY SHOULD DO. This practice can easily become witch craft, and endanger the whole plan of God for the individual we are concerned about. God knows them better than we do, and loves them more than we can. We can safely present their needs before the Lord, and beg (supplication) Him to perform His Will in their life.

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