Intercessory Prayer

“Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.”― E.M. Bounds

Prayer is one of the essential aspects of the Christian life, and it is the key to what the world is looking for, and what the Church requires to revolutionize it. You have to revolutionize this world; we must take prayer and put it more of a priority in our lives and stop focusing on benign and frivolous things in the realm of the Spirit. We are human beings living in a supernatural world with natural limitations; the only way intervention can occur in dire situations is to pray for God to bend the natural laws of this world and send His supernatural power. For you to cause this level of intervention, you must first know the limitations of each dimension, and this will require you to understand the language of God. The language of God is far more than what is verbalized but reaches to all aspects of your life.

Prayer is only one vehicle for communication between you and the Lord. It is one of the more effective and most potent. To understand the limits of prayer, we must look at the law of the First Mention. Where-ever a theme or concept is first mentioned in scripture, and it becomes how God originally intended it to be in its purest form. The first mention of the word pray is located in Genesis 20:7.

Now, therefore, restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.

In this discord, we see how limitations are presented in prayer. There is communication between God and Abimelech. However, God will only receive communication from his prophet Abraham when it concerns God’s decision to restore Abimelech and the rest of his household. The limitations of this conversation is apparent, many people can speak to God, and God can speak to anyone; however, when it comes to decisions that need to be made in the Heavens, God will only hear from those he has selected.

This type of communication and the parameters of God’s authority will be given to you when you truly understand why God has selected you to intercede and pray. As you are being developed as an intercessor, you must come to realize that your importance to God intervening relies on your knowledge of who you are and what you possess.

I want to leave this nugget of information with you that will help you understand more about parameters, wisdom, and your prayer language.

The garden of Eden is a very precarious and momentous occasion second only to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We find that in the garden many things take place. It is the place where we can figure out the origins of what we are, how we are, and what we do. We see Adam given the unique ability to name all of the living creatures that God has created. We also see that God brings every creature to Adam for him to name. This act of God is intriguing because we see that God designs, yet man designates. Here we see that God is giving Adam the distinct creative ability to describe function, rank, order, and image. For Adam to have the ability to do that, he was given the divine power to understand how God’s creation functions, how it should function, how it should operate in conjunction with the environment. That type of knowledge is ordained by God. The battle between God’s kingdom and the demonic kingdom will collide over information and what man will designate to function in the earth.

Wisdom being the skillset of understanding how things function and how it should function. Wisdom was with God at the beginning, giving God the ability to create the cosmos in a functioning order (Proverbs 8:22-31; Proverbs 3:19). When you receive wisdom, you will understand how creation should function. Creation is crying out and communicating to the Heavens for you to manifest. Creation is waiting for you to intervene and designate function, rank, and order according to God’s design. God can speak to creation, and creation can cry out to God, but as the intercessor, you have to intervene, mediate, and bring designation. You have to provide the limits and the parameters of what can and cannot happen in God’s creation.

Your role is critical in this era. Prayer and intercession are far beyond just praying in your heavenly language. You have to pray with the understanding. You are needed in this time and this hour. I pray you will receive the wisdom necessary for you to effect change and bring God’s creation back to their designated function and purpose.

BY: C.J Greene

CJ Greene is an Associate Pastor at New Life Covenant Church under Bishop Randall Furlow. He travels the world with his beautiful wife Samaria Greene preaching the word of God and training up lay members of the Body of Christ in Prophetic Prayer and leadership development. He and his wife are therapists in the state of CT and are working towards opening up a Christian Counselling Center.

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