‘You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the Lord…I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one” (Ez 13:5; 22:30)
God is looking for intercessors. During the time of Ezekiel, He found none He could use. He wanted to see a man or a woman, to volunteer ‘to repair the breeches in the wall’. God expects us to build a wall of protection around our lives, families, cities and nations. This wall is made of prayers and supplications. We are to be watchful to discover any gap, any possible damage or any false door in the wall. It is our responsibility as priests and kings to watch over the protection of our flock entrusted to our care. We are to be the spiritual covering of the weak who cannot pray for themselves. God is seeking for intercessors and for worshippers! God is actively seeking for people who pray!
Why do intercessors are so scarce? What is intercession?
Intercession is a form of prayer when you plead with God for the needs of others. It is the skill of ‘pressing on’ and of ‘taking hold’ of God’s will about a situation, refusing to let go until it comes to pass. Love is not selfish. True intercession is love in action. Intercession is a prayer that doesn’t give up; it endures all setbacks and overcomes every obstacle. True intercession is always successful. It is best described as spiritual warfare. The victory gained in the Spirit realm shall manifest in the natural. Intercession is the secret key of eternal change and revival in the lives of other peoples, families and nations.
There is a difference between an intercessor and a person who prays. Any person can pray, but not all praying people are intercessors. An intercessor is a person who by the calling of God chooses to be a mediator on behalf of those who cannot pray for themselves. Intercessors make requests, urge, plead, beg, counsel, discuss, risk, sacrifice, and make war on different issues relating to the weaker ones. They literarily save people’s lives and actively populate heaven.
In the Bible there are some great intercessors: Abraham, Moses, Esther, Nehemiah, Abigail, David, Daniel and others. These were all bold as lions. Intercessors are not necessarily strong personalities from birth. But they become strong and bold in the Spirit. Watch a mother bird when a threat comes too close to her nest! Suddenly something happens to her. She gets ready to fight unto death protecting her young. In the same way, an intercessor’s heart becomes alive and strong when he perceives a threat against his ‘little ones’.
Why so few intercessors? It is because of selfishness. I know many people who have chronic diseases and pray for themselves for years with no result. But they are slow to accept the call of intercession to pray for others with similar infirmities.
One of the signs of a true intercessor is his willingness to cooperate with God. ‘Forced’ intercession does not exist. A volunteer is someone who is not necessarily asked, but he freely steps forward in order to accomplish something. He is willing to risk his life to save others. He steps in between the good and the bad. He has no fear for God leads him to pray. All intercessors have this in common: they know God intimately. They use that place of favor to boldly pray for others and do great exploits.
The secret and source for true intercession is the ministry of Jesus Christ as the High Priest in heaven. He personally leads and oversees the ministry of intercession on earth. If you are willing to be used by the Lord, then come to the Cross. You yield to the Holy Spirit. Then you do on earth what you see Jesus doing in heaven. You discover that you have the authority to bind satan in the lives of the people you pray for. Then the victory shall come and circumstances change for the better. Sick people get healed of incurable diseases, bondages are broken, the oppressed are set free and revival comes to the city you pray for. The reward for the ministry of intercession is the intimate communion with the Holy Spirit and a blessed fruitful life to the glory of God! There is no greater gift than that!
In Christ I declare:
I willingly present myself as a vessel to be used by God as an intercessor!
Revival shall come to my family, my city and from here, to the nations!
Souls shall be saved; people shall be healed and delivered!
Of the increase of the Kingdom of God there shall be no end!
To the glory of God!
In Jesus name