About Faith 275-285

About Faith 275-285

#275 Where there is faith, miracles happen.

#276 Your faith increases as you receive more revelation of God’s Word. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

#277 Faith comes from past victories that God has done for you, and answered prayers.

#278 Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God; but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God. Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised.

#279 God never gives you a dream that matches your budget. He’s not checking your bank account, He’s checking your faith. He is your Supplier.

#280 Make room. God is enlarging your territory. 1 Chronicles 4:10

#281 Prayer is the key turned by the handle of faith that unlocks the treasures of God. Author Unknown

#282 Having faith isn’t just positive thinking (although that helps). Faith comes from the heart, not the mind. Faith is not mental assent.

#283 Faith is being fully persuaded of the thing you cannot see, and knowing it is going to happen.

#284 True faith manifests itself through our actions. Faith without works is dead.

#285 Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.

 

About Faith #52-63

About Faith #52-63

#52 The trying or testing of your faith works patience. Let patience have her perfect work so that you may be entire, mature and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:3-4).

#53 If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God and ask in faith, not wavering like the waves of the sea, and wisdom will be given to him (James 1:5-6).

#54 The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up (James 5:15).

#55 Faith can stand under trial. That the trial of your faith, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus (1 Peter 1:7).

#56 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:9).

#57 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith (1 Peter 5:8-9).

#58 Our [My] faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4).

#59 One way to build up your faith is by praying in the Holy Ghost (in tongues) — Jude 20.

#60 Faith is confident, firm-relying trust in what we do not see with our natural eyes.

#61 Faith sees with the spirit. You have to get a picture of something on the inside first before you see it on the outside.

#62 Faith involves “saying” in Mark 11:23, and saying (epo 2036) is PAST TENSE in the Greek meaning “to speak or say (by word or writing)”. Faith speaks as if you already have the answer or miracle in your hands.

#63 When we say what we believe, we release our faith to go to work on our behalf (Mark 11:23-24).

 

Prophetic Words from Harp & Bowl Meeting

Prophetic Words from Harp & Bowl Meeting

On January 28, 2011 I attended an all-night Harp & Bowl meeting at my church. A Harp & Bowl meeting is like an intercessory prayer meeting, combined with worship music and singing, and the prophetic flow throughout the entire meeting.

The symbols of the harp and bowl is taken from Revelation 5:8-10. The harp represents our worship. The golden bowls full of incense represents our prayers ascending to God’s Throne as a fragrant aroma. I wanted to share the highlights from notes I jotted down in my journal.

Revelation 5:8-10 (AMP)

8 And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God’s people (the saints).

9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!

Two Scriptures Shared at the Beginning of the Meeting

Isaiah 22:22 AMP

Key of David

And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open.

The Key of David refers to authority in the Spirit. A key is access to lock and unlock doors. The Key of David also speaks of the 3-fold role of prophet, priest and king, especially in the ministry of intercession. The Key of David involves worship (especially prophetic worship). Worship and praise is the password for entering into God’s Throne Room.

Isaiah 2:2 KJV

Nations shall flow through us

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

We are entering into:

  1. Health
  2. Happiness
  3. Holiness

Divine merger.

Fresh anointing. Fresh oil.

He (Jesus) is Baal-Perazim = Lord of the Breakthrough.

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Spontaneous Prophetic Flow in Worship sung in anti-phonal mode (as in Isaiah 6 where the two choirs answer each other and have separate parts):

Worship Leader Sings: He’s (Jesus is) a Wonder, He’s a Wonder

Praise Team & Congregation Sings: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: In my heart Lord

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: In my mind Lord

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: Every chain in my home be broken

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: Loose the bands, break the chains

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: Every enslaving yoke be broken

Praise Team & Congregation: Loose the bands, break the chains

Worship Leader: No more power, no more dominion (from the devil)

Praise Team & Congregation: Loose the bands, break the chains

Worship Leader: Every negative soul tie

Praise Team & Congregation: Loose the bands, loose the bands

Worship Leader: Break every chain Lord

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain Lord, break every chain

Worship Leader: Every stronghold must come down

Praise Team & Congregation: Every stronghold must come down

Worship Leader: Come down, come down, come down (strongholds)

Praise Team & Congregation: Pull it down, Pull it down

Worship Leader: Right Now, Pull it down

Praise Team & Congregation: Right Now, It must come down

Worship Leader: Your fresh wind blow

Praise Team & Congregation: Your fresh wind blow

Worship Leader: Breathe on us, breathe on us, breath on us

Praise Team & Congregation: Your fresh wind, Your fresh wind

Worship Leader: Pour out new wine, Pour out new wine

Praise Team & Congregation: Your fresh wind, Your fresh wind

Worship Leader: Fresh anointing, let it fall on me

Praise Team & Congregation: New wine, new oil, new wine, new oil

Worship Leader: Revive us, refresh us, renew us O God

Praise Team & Congregation: Revive us, refresh us, renew us O God

Worship Leader: Jesus is my Healer, my Blessed Redeemer

Praise Team & Congregation: He’s my Healer, He’s my Healer

Worship Leader: Jesus restores me, He loves me, He heals me

Praise Team & Congregation: He’s my Healer, He’s my Healer

Worship Leader: Jehovah Rapha, My God that heals me

Praise Team & Congregation: Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Rapha

Worship Leader: I am your God, I am your Peace

Praise Team & Congregation: I am your God, I am your Peace

Worship Leader: Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Rapha

Praise Team & Congregation: Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Rapha

Worship Leader: I come to heal every broken place

Praise Team & Congregation: Heal me Lord, Heal me Lord

Worship Leader: Oh the Blood, the Precious Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

Worship Leader: There is Power in the Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

Worship Leader: There is Deliverance in the Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

Worship Leader: There is Salvation in the Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

 

There were several prophetic words given by the leaders, but I’m going to share two of those words.

His glory is filling the Temple. (The Divine Presence did fill the sanctuary and it felt like we were dwelling under the Glory Cloud for hours in worship and intercession.)

Come and rest. I know you are weary, but rest in Me. Cast all your concerns on Me. I am your God and I care for you. In My Presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.

Joy is being restored.

Come and be one with Me, that I may impregnate you and fill you with My purposes.

Another Prophetic Word by one of the leaders:

God spoke prophetically through one of the leaders that Bishop Christopher C. Smith is anointed to birth kings in the Spirit (the Bible says we are kings and priests, a royal priesthood). These kings will take on the 7 mountains (7 worldly systems):

  1. Family
  2. Government
  3. Business
  4. Education
  5. Religion
  6. Media
  7. Arts and Entertainment

There is the spirit of momentum and escalation. You will get more done in less time. There is a remnant who will arise and build by faith.

These kings will release God’s children from a poverty and beggar’s mentality. God’s people will be infused with the spirit of dominion, at which the oceans would obey at our mouth. (The oceans refer to the sea of humanity.) Kings and Priests are being raised up.

Prophetic Song after the last prophetic word given:

Come kings, be crowned tonight

Come kings, come kings

Come kings, be crowned tonight

Come kings, come kings

Healings

The Lord is healing people of various afflictions. Whatever you need healing for, just reach out and receive it by faith.

Vision

During the Harp & Bowl meeting, I saw a vision. In the vision, the setting was a chapel with a small stage or platform. I saw Jesus, and He was dressed in a long white robe. He was standing at the front of the chapel on the ground floor level in front of the center of the platform, in front of the pulpit on the stage in back of Him.

Right in front of Him on the floor level was a white adult casket which was open. (From my vantage point at the entrance to the chapel, Jesus stood on the ground floor level behind the casket.)

I knew Jesus was beckoning me to come and see who or what was in the casket. I slowly walked down the middle aisle of the chapel and looked down inside the casket. The casket was lined with white satin and lace. I was stunned when I saw two gold wedding bands lying side by side in the casket.

I remained very quiet and did not say a word. Then I looked up and looked into Jesus’ blue eyes. Then Jesus said to me, “Do you believe that I can raise the dead?”

End of vision.

Now years later (2018), I believe Jesus was referring to Benny and Suzanne Hinn’s divorce, which happened around that time between 2010-2013. But a few years later (2013), God resurrected their dead relationship and they remarried on March 3, 2013. It was a miracle.

The vision also applies to other marriages that are dead or struggling.

God also wants to restore youthful functioning to married couples as well. God can do creative miracles.

Jesus wants to heal and restore marriages. He is able to bring resurrection life to a lifeless situation. Jesus is the mender of a broken heart. Nothing is impossible with the Lord.

Luke 1:37 (Amplified)

For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

One of the songs the congregation sang towards the end of the meeting:

Oh, How He Loves Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rW528qiYw

Prophetic Intercession YouTube Videos

The Atomic Power of Prayer by Dr. Cindy Trimm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KjXwxlIq3Q

The Rules of Engagement Declarations and Prayers For Spiritual Warfare by Dr. Cindy Trimm

https://youtu.be/TiGHkLl-S1o

How To Get in the Spirit In Less Than an Hour From Benny Hinn

How To Get in the Spirit In Less Than an Hour

Notes From Benny Hinn Broadcast

March 2017

It’s just as simple as salvation.

Waiting on God.

Acts 1:4-5 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” NKJV

Psalms 62:1 Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. NKJV

Psalms 130:5-6 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning — yes, more than those who watch for the morning. NKJV

Intellect calms down, emotions settle down when waiting on the Lord in His Presence.

Put all anger and frustrations out of your heart.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10

If you are uptight or begging God to do something, then God cannot get through.

His grace shows up.

Isaiah 33:2 O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. NKJV

Rest in the Lord. Waiting is resting.

Psalms 37:7-8 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret — it only causes harm. NKJV

Wait on the Lord and He will strengthen your heart (or your spirit).

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! NKJV

The Lord wants to be gracious to you.

Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. NKJV

When you wait, God moves. You cannot have the fullness of the Spirit until you wait. Waiting empties self.

The Holy Spirit is the innermost being or self of God. The Holy Spirit is the fullness of who God is. He knows the deep things of God.

“Be still” means to not let flesh show up. God wants your spirit. The flesh is always active and never still.

Waiting on the Lord brings us into emptiness and nothingness (of the flesh part of us).

In waiting, there is strength. Mount up with wings as eagles.

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. NKJV

When the soul sinks down into nothingness, you are brought into divine fullness of God.

In the multitude of words, there is more blockages in the Spirit you create. Be silent before the Lord.

The realm of the Spirit won’t be known to you if you are always talking.

Do not fight Him or scream at Him. All you are doing is wearing yourself out. Be silent before the Lord and listen for Him to speak to you. Quiet your spirit down.

2 Corinthians 3:18 We are transformed by the Spirit of the Lord from one degree of glory to another.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” NKJV

The Holy Spirit protects you from demons.

Isaiah 40:10  0h Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. NKJV

About Faith #51-75

About Faith #51-75

#51 Faith … The heroes of faith are mentioned in Hebrews 11. They obtained a good report through faith (Hebrews 11:39).

#52 Faith … The trying of your faith works patience. Let patience have her perfect work so that you may be entire, lacking nothing (James 1:3-4).

#53 Faith … If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God and ask in faith, not wavering like the waves of the sea (James 1:5-6).

#54 Faith … The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up (James 5:15).

#55 Faith … Faith can stand under trial. That the trial of your faith, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus (1 Peter 1:7).

#56 Faith … Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:9).

#57 Faith … Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith (1 Peter 5:8-9).

#58 Faith … Our [My] faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4).

#59 Faith … One way to build up your faith is by praying in the Holy Ghost (in tongues) – Jude 20.

#60 Faith … Faith is confident, firm-relying trust in what we don’t see with our natural eyes.

#61 Faith … Faith sees with the spirit. You have to get a picture of something on the inside first before you see it on the outside.

#62 Faith … Faith involves “saying” in Mark 11:23, and saying (epo 2036) is PAST TENSE in the Greek meaning “to speak or say (by word or writing)”. Faith speaks as if you ALREADY have the answer or miracle in your hands.

#63 Faith … When we say what we believe, we release our faith to go to work on our behalf (Mark 11:23-24).

#64 Faith … There is personal faith (believing for your own needs) and corporate faith (faith to believe for others to receive their miracle).

#65 Faith … Once you release the word of faith, never back up. Press in. Keep moving forward.

#66 Faith … In God’s realm, you believe it first and then you see it.

#67 Faith … Fear always attacks when you need to operate in faith.

#68 Faith … Whatever you need, find Scriptures in the Word for it so that your faith has a foundation upon which to believe.

#69 Faith … Faith is Heaven’s currency. It doesn’t do you any good unless you spend it. The more faith you spend, the more you’ll have to spend.

#70 Faith … The spirit of faith never says “it’s coming”. It says “it’s here, I have it right now”. It believes it’s already received the promise or answer. If it is here, I begin to make preparation for what’s here like it is here.

#71 Faith … Faith has to be in two places: 1) in your heart 2) in your mouth. This is how salvation works (Romans 10:9-10).

#72 Faith … You cannot claim what is not in your heart and expect it to come to pass. Faith involves no doubt in the heart.

#73 Faith … Faith sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Corrie ten Boom

#74 Faith … Rest and Joy are two keys to the fight of faith. Lynne Hammond

#75 Faith … When you’ve truly stepped into the place of faith and grace, there is a peace and an ease about things.

Intimacy With God in spirit and soul

In the early 1990’s, the Lord brought key people into my life to teach me about intimacy with the Lord in spirit and soul.  I had not really received any teaching on this prior to that time, although I had always loved the Lord and cherished His Presence since being a child.

I was ripe to hear the message about intimacy with Jesus, and I soaked it all in like a sponge.  I was in my mid 20’s, very lonely, wanting to be married sooooo bad.  I thought that a man could fill the empty places of my soul and then I would feel complete, but came to learn that only Jesus can meet my deepest desires and complete me.

As I received the message on intimacy with the Lord, little by little I began to allow Him access into the secret chambers of my heart and sharing with Him all my secrets, my heartaches, my dreams … everything.  The Lord did promise me a husband, and that he would be a tremendous blessing to my life.  But he would not be my source for meeting all of my needs.  Only the Lord can meet every need.

One of the key people God used to teach me about intimacy with God is Rev. Pat Chen www.firstloveprayer.net.   She was a member of Shiloh Christian Fellowship in Oakland, California at the time (two years later God led me to begin attending Shiloh) and occasionally would come and minister to the women’s group at Family Worship Center in Concord, California (now called Harvest Church).  In 1995, Rev. Pat Chen came on pastoral staff at Harvest Church.

Below are notes that I took on April 30, 1993 when Rev. Pat Chen spoke on intimacy with God:

Notes on Intimacy With God

April 30, 1993

Rev. Pat Chen www.firstloveprayer.net

A. Levels of Closeness
1. Walking side by side with God

2. Face to face with Jesus

3. Intertwined with the Lord

4. One with God

B. Intimacy = Entering into innermost character.

Knowing someone to the very fiber of their being.

Intrinsic = inherent, innate, inbuilt, real, genuine, central, native, natural, inborn.

C. God wants us to be as crushed powder, crushed to be poured out as a fragrance.  He wants us to be broken before Him so that we are pliable as fine soil. It’s the only way we are going to reach full intimacy with Christ.
D. Intercession = Praying on someone else’s behalf.  Standing in the gap.  Partnering with God to see His will done.  But there’s more:  we need to touch the heart of God.  It’s not enough to say the right words.  Silence before God is a form of communion and prayer before God.

Prayer means to ask earnestly, to seek the favor of, to entreat, to make His face pleasant (to delight God and to be delighted), to fall upon, to cry out, to ask, to worship, to supplicate, to beseech or request, to give thanks, to share thoughts, ideas and everything.

E. A = Adoration

C = Confession

T = Thanksgiving

S = Supplication

F. R = Retreat (get alone with God)

R = Relate (share your heart)

R = Read (take in the Word of God)

R = Record (write down what He shares with you)

G. Jealous = demanding exclusive loyalty; protective of us.  God is a Jealous God (Exodus 34:14).
H. Communion = interchange of thoughts, agreement, fellowship, mutual union, giving and receiving.
I. Why do we pray?

Because God wants us to.  God is love and wants fellowship with us.  He is Almighty, with eternal love.  It’s to please God.  It satisfies God.

J. The greatest form of spiritual warfare is having intimacy with God.  To kiss Him.  His kiss is as equipping us with weapons.  This is the other side of spiritual warfare.
K. God does the work.  He just wants us to pray, trust and be in His Presence.  He does the work through us.  Enjoy God and watch Him do the work.

When we are with Him, He fills us with all the power we need when it comes time to be used by God.  Don’t underestimate God.  He’s too small in our eyes.  We put Him in a box.  When we struggle with believing for something, then He’s too small in our eyes.

The only struggle we should have is travailing in prayer.  Praying in tongues is very important.  Be prayed up and be an open channel.  Be a step ahead of what the devil is attempting to do.  Satan is afraid of prayer.  That’s why he tries to get us to slack off.  Through prayer, you bring power and changes to situations, and it saves the lost.

L. Sitting Before the Lord.

Luke 10:38 – Mary was continually listening to Jesus. She was concentrating on Him.  This word of “sitting” means to be established at Jesus’ feet, to be quiet, to listen, to humble yourself, to wait, to gaze upon.  2 Samuel 7:18 talks about sitting and meditating upon the Lord.

M. Meditation

The activity of calling to mind the various things that God has done.  Holy thoughts consciously performed in the presence of God as a means of communion with God.  Sharing your heart with the Lord.  The purpose of meditation is that it clears one’s thoughts and mind. To ponder.  To converse with oneself.  To mutter.

Psalm 1:2, 119:48, 143:5   Joshua 1:8

N. Rest

To colonize; abiding by the guidelines and meditations of God.  Living in the world, but abiding by God’s Word.

O. Being careful with vows you make.  Ecc 5:2
P. If you become disciplined in your prayer life, it will spill over and carry over into other areas of your life.  You’ll start to get more disciplined in other areas.
Q. Established

To stand perpendicular; to make firm; to be prosperous; to render sure.

Notes on the Principles of Intercession

Intercession is Davidic Authority (Kingdom authority) or also known as the “Key of David” (Revelation 3:7).

The Key of David refers to intercession, kingly dominion, praise and worship.

Davidic authority involves the roles of prophet, priest and king.

An intercessor flows in the authority of prophet, priest and king.

King David, and his way of operating in his kingdom rule, was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ and the kingdom authority of New Testament believers.

In the Old Testament, priests, prophets and kings were appointed (or at least a prophet was recognized and called a prophet after having been tested and proven).

A priest could not be a king, and a king could not be a priest. The priests were of the tribe of Levi and the kings came from the tribe of Judah. Prophets came from all 12 tribes, but usually did not operate in the role of priests or kings, although they were close associates with kings and priests. The roles of prophets, kings and priests were kept separate.

King David was an exception. He didn’t fit the typical protocol of his day. He was a king, priest and prophet simultaneously — just like Jesus Christ who is the King (King of kings), Priest (Great High Priest) and Prophet.

Melchizadek (mentioned in Genesis, Psalm 110, and Hebrews) was also a type and shadow of Christ (and maybe Christ pre-incarnate), as he was a king, high priest and prophet all in one. Jesus’ priesthood does not originate from the earthly priesthood (the line of Aaron), but He is a priest forever after the order of Melchizadek (an eternal priesthood).

New Testament believers are called to walk in this same priestly/kingly/prophetic anointing (1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6, 5:10).

The Greek mindset (which governs the Western world) categorizes things into different areas of our lives — which causes us to be fragmented. That means, that in one area we are a certain person, and in a different area we are someone else, or that one area of our life is not connected to or does not affect a different area of our life.

Or, the other way of looking at it is that some people are priests, some are prophets and some operate in governmental authority. While that is true, the roles of king, priest and prophet overlap and intertwine. It’s hard to distinguish where one role ends and the other role starts. God has called all believers to walk in governmental kingdom authority (which means that we take on the role as king, prophet and priest simultaneously, as these roles overlap and are connected and related to each other).

The Jewish mindset is that we are complete whole persons, and that all “areas” or “roles” of our lives are connected and intertwined, and related to each other. It all springs from our heart or deepest inner being. The Bible is based on the Jewish mindset, not that of the Greek or Western world.

An intercessor has a prophetic anointing, priestly anointing, and kingly anointing. These roles overlap and are intertwined.

An intercessor does spiritual warfare, which is the kingly anointing. An intercessor operates in governmental authority (especially intercessors who impact nations and political or moral issues). That is a kingly anointing.

An intercessor receives a prophetic word from the Lord or receives a vision from God and prophesies it into existence. They declare and decree. They call things that are not as though they were. That is the prophetic anointing.

Intercession often involves fasting. The most common fast among the Hebrews was a one-day fast. Other fasts mentioned in the Bible are a 3-day fast, 21-day fast, and three references to a 40-day fast.

Roles of Priest, Prophet and King in Intercession

Priestly Intercession — Lamb

To identify with the feelings and infirmities of the person to whom you are standing in the gap for. To have compassion. To be the middle person pleading and petitioning God’s Throne on behalf of someone else. To weep tears of intercession for someone.

The priest also is the worshipper. Worship is a form of intercession and spiritual warfare. The priest offers spiritual sacrifices: praise, thanks, joy, lifting up holy hands, purity.

The priest is self-sacrificial, meaning he/she pours his/her life out to help others and has died to self and is resurrected in Christ.

The priest is also self-sacrificial in the sense of taking on the role as the lamb. Sin and guilt was conferred over to an innocent lamb. The priest accepts the burden of guilt and repents before God for sins that he/she may have never personally committed. An example of this are intercessors who repent before God for the sins of this nation as if they are personally guilty, even if they never had committed those sins themselves.

The priest is mature and seasoned, able to instruct the babes in Christ. The priest is a role model to others. The priest brings comfort to others. The priest lives his/her life separate from the world. He/she goes all the way with God and does not have one foot in the world and one foot in the Church. The sacred (Spirit-led life) and the secular (carnality) don’t mix.

Prophetic Intercession — Eagle

Forthtelling and foretelling; preacher; declares and decrees the Word of the Lord. The prophet hears what the Spirit is saying to the Church today and reveals the mind of the Lord to the Body of Christ.

The prophet is alert to the seasons, and announces to people the upcoming season. The prophet helps to prepare and launch people into their next season. The prophet helps to bring people into the new things of God. The prophet helps to inspire people to take action where action is needed.

The prophet installs people into ministry offices and conducts presbyteries. Presbyteries are ceremonies or services set aside for the laying on of hands by prophetic and seasoned men and women of God. Certain ones may be ordained into ministry. In presbyteries, prophetic words are spoken over various people. Those prophetic words may include personal words, but usually are focused on ministry callings, purpose and destiny. Those prophetic words help launch or propel people into the destiny God has prepared for them, as an anointing and gifts are imparted through the laying on of hands. 1 Timothy 4:14 “Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.” Other churches may have a different name for this type of prophesying.

A prophet also receives personal words for people. Depending on what the word is, an intercessor may share it with the person or may keep it to themselves and pray about it. Intercessors must be found to be trustworthy people who can keep some things confidential when it pertains to personal matters.

The prophet calls those things that are not as though they were. They operate in the word of knowledge and word of wisdom. They exhort, edify, comfort, and forewarn.

Prophets are seers in the Spirit. God shows them things (in their spirit, mental images, visions, dreams, words of knowledge, and also rhema words through quickened Scriptures). God speaks to them through a variety of other ways. The prophetic person often has supernatural encounters, such as visions, angelic visitations, understand symbolism, etc.

In intercession, God reveals His will and destiny, and intercessors prophesy it into existence. God may reveal the plots and schemes of the devil, and intercessors are able to block it and foil it through prophetic intercession.

The intercessor has learned to be the prophet over their own life. While they receive true prophets of God, they have learned not to depend on other people to hear God for them. They have learned to hear God for themselves and get their own prophetic word, and then begin to decree, confess and prophesy it into existence.

Kingly Intercession — Lion

Taking your rightful place of authority that Jesus conferred to New Testament believers. Royalty. Ruling and reigning. Decreeing and declaring the will of God and the Word of God in a certain situation.

Mighty warriors in the Spirit. Using their authority to tread over serpents and scorpions and all the power of the enemy, until their enemies become their footstool.

They take authority over the devil and command him to get his hands off their children, their health, their money, their ministry, their family, etc. Then they declare what God promised in His Word, and they also declare what they would like to happen.

Kingly intercessors have the power to immobilize demonic forces and put them in fetters and shut their mouths. They have the authority to execute vengeance on the devil and works of darkness, as there is vengeance in the Blood of Jesus on all wicked spirits and the Name of Jesus causes demons to tremble and flee.

Kingly intercessors possess the keys (a symbol of authority) that unlock or lock doors.

Kingly intercessors operate in governmental authority. They impact and bring change to nations, countries, cities, to government, etc. They bring the Kingdom of God into the earth realm.

Kingly intercessors are spiritual bulldog lawyers. They stand in the high court of heaven pleading their case, and commanding the lower court of this earth to come into conformity with the decree of Heaven. (A lower court must always obey the decree of the higher court.) They are like that poor widow woman who kept on returning to the unjust judge to avenge her of her adversaries. These kind of intercessors will not stop pounding the court room door of Heaven until they receive their breakthrough. They are persistent until they receive each and every promise that God promised them and their loved ones.

They demand their rights and privileges which were given to us by Christ and will not put up with the devil stealing from them. They especially have no tolerance or mercy for the Jezebel and Athaliah spirits, as these spirits hate prophets and seek to take them out. Kingly intercessors pronounce judgment on the evil works of the enemy.

The kingly intercessor knows who they are in Christ and their confidence, security and validation is found in Him. They operate in the revelation that they are seated in the Heavenly realms with Christ Jesus, and they think and act like a king. A king doesn’t think in terms of being a pauper, but of abundant supply. A king doesn’t think defeat, but victory.

The kingly intercessor plants and plucks up. They plow the soil and they also plunder. They bind and loose.

Kingly intercessors don’t do this kind of intercession in their own strength, as they know it would be foolishness. They act in wisdom, and only do and say what God commands them to do. They have the revelation, and personal experience, of God’s angelic forces working on their side. Angels are sent to minister for us, and they hearken to the word of the Lord. Angels are able to go places we can’t go, to do things we can’t do, and they know more about the situation than we do. The angels do spiritual warfare. The angels intervene on our behalf. These intercessors have had angelic encounters, and have gone through experiences where they knew that God dispatched angels to help them.

English Definitions of Intercessor or Intercession:

  1. Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another.
  1. To stand between. To intervene.
  1. Mediation in a dispute. A legal term, i.e., lawyer, advocate, mediator.
  1. To plead the case of another.

Greek (New Testament) definitions of Intercessor or Intercession:

There are two primary Greek words which are translated in the New Testament as “intercession”.

  1. entungchanoo

Scriptures containing this Greek word:

Romans 8:27, 34

Romans 11:2

Hebrews 7:25

  1. huper-entungchanoo

Scripture containing this Greek word:

Romans 8:26

Definition of entungchanoo:

Strong’s #: NT:1793 entungchanoo (from #1722 and #5177)

Note:

(The word “Strong’s” is referring to Strong’s Concordance of Hebrew & Greek words and definitions. “NT” means “New Testament”. “OT” stands for “Old Testament”. Strong’s Concordance assigns a number for every Hebrew and Greek word used in the Bible — they have a section for Hebrew Old Testament and a section for Greek New Testament. Their concordance is based on the King James Version English translation.)

Definition of #1793 entungchanoo:

  1. To light upon a person or a thing, to fall in with, to hit upon, a person or a thing.
  2. To go to or meet a person, especially for the purpose of conversation, consultation, or supplication.

The “from #1722 and #5177” is referring to the roots or history of the word. In this case, the word entungchanoo has its roots in two Greek words and meanings that were joined together to form one word reflecting both of the root word meanings.

  1. #NT:1722 en; a primary preposition denoting a fixed position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between).
  1. #NT:5177 tugchano; to make ready or bring to pass; the idea of effecting; to affect; or (specifically) to hit or light upon (as a mark to be reached); to attain or secure an object or end; to happen (as if meeting with).

Therefore, if you took the main definition of the Greek word entungchanoo, plus the definitions of the roots of this word, then intercession would be defined as:

 

  • Supplication on behalf of another
  • A mediator, a go-between
  • To make an impact on someone or something
  • To hit (punch) hard as if to knock out like in a boxing match ring (not socking people, but the evil spirits behind their deeds)
  • The intercessor is aggressive in attaining or securing something
  • The decrees and actions of the intercessor makes things happen, makes things become ready, causes things to come to pass
  • The intercessor stands in a fixed (unbending, unwavering) position. An intercessor must have rods of steel to stand up to the enemy forces that are behind evil works.
  • The intercessor acts as a lawyer pleading the case of another or for nations in the high court of Heaven.
  • The intercessor takes their place of authority that Jesus granted to all believers. Jesus said that He has given us power and authority to tread over serpents and scorpions and over all the works of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm us.

 

According to this definition, intercession is more than prayers and petitions. It is being militant in the Spirit.

The second Greek word that is translated as “intercession” is huper-entungchanoo. This word is found in Romans 8:26. It means: “to intercede on behalf of”.

This Greek word has the same definition as entungchanoo, except the word “huper” is added.

Huper is defined as: exceeding; above and beyond; over and abundant.

Romans 8:26 is talking about the Holy Spirit interceding for us. Perhaps the Greek word “huper” was added to the word entungchanoo to express the idea of the magnitude or enormity of how much the Holy Spirit intercedes for us. Also, the Holy Spirit is the only One who prays the perfect will and mind of God, because He is God and knows all things and knows the Father’s thoughts and heart. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He knows the complete facts about other people and situations that we are interceding for.

Intercession in the Bible not only speaks of praying on behalf of someone else, but an intercessor is the same as an advocate. It is a legal term, speaking of a lawyer representing his/her client in a court room.

Intercessors are like spiritual lawyers. They petition the high court of Heaven on behalf of someone or something. They go to battle until the victory is won. They clearly present their case. They demand their rights and privileges. They have to be tough and fierce like the lion, showing no mercy to wickedness. They go after the enemy like a bulldog. They put a restraining order on the enemy. They demand restitution. They seek after justice and righteousness.

Intercession in the Old Testament

A few references to intercession in the Old Testament:

Isaiah 53:12 – Messianic prophecy speaking of Jesus as Intercessor

Isaiah 59:16 – Messianic prophecy speaking of Jesus as Intercessor

Ezekiel 22:30 – Standing in the gap for others, taking up the hedge

2 Chronicles 7:14 – Intercession, repentance, turning from wicked ways

Genesis 20:17 – Abraham prays for the healing for Abimelech’s household

Numbers 21:7 – Moses intercedes to God to remove the serpents from the camp

Nehemiah 1:4 – Nehemiah intercedes on behalf of the people

Jeremiah 27:8 – Intercession that vessels in the Temple not be taken to Babylon

Hebrew word for intercession: paga`

Definition of OT:6293 paga` — to encounter, to meet, to reach, to entreat, to make intercession

  1. to meet, to light upon, to join
  2. to meet (used of kindness)
  3. to encounter, to fall upon (used of hostility)
  4. to encounter, to entreat (used of a request)
  5. to strike, to touch (used of boundary)
  6. to cause to entreat
  7. to make entreaty, to interpose
  8. to make attack
  9. to reach the mark

Intercession of the Spirit

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

(Romans 8:26,27; John 14:26). “Christ is a royal Priest (Zechariah 6:13). From the same throne, as King, he dispenses his Spirit to all the objects of his care, while as Priest he intercedes for them. The Spirit acts for him, taking only of his things. They both act with one consent, Christ as principal, the Spirit as his agent. Christ intercedes for us, without us, as our advocate in heaven, according to the provisions of the everlasting covenant. The Holy Spirit works upon our minds and hearts, enlightening and quickening, and thus determining our desires ‘according to the will of God,’ as our advocate within us. The work of the one is complementary to that of the other, and together they form a complete whole.”

Prophetic words spoken at my church in February 2011 at a Harp and Bowl Meeting (Prophetic Words from Harp & Bowl Meeting):

Isaiah 22:22 AMP

Key of David

And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open.

The Key of David refers to authority in the Spirit. A key is access to lock and unlock doors. The Key of David also speaks of the 3-fold role of prophet, priest and king, especially in the ministry of intercession. The Key of David involves worship (especially prophetic worship). Worship and praise is the password for entering into God’s Throne Room.

Isaiah 2:2 KJV

Nations shall flow through us

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

We are entering into:

  1. Health
  2. Happiness
  3. Holiness

Divine merger.

Fresh anointing. Fresh oil.

He (Jesus) is Baal-Perazim = Lord of the Breakthrough.

God is birthing kings in the Spirit (the Bible says we are kings and priests, a royal priesthood). These kings will take on the 7 mountains (7 worldly systems):

  1. Family
  2. Government
  3. Business
  4. Education
  5. Religion
  6. Media
  7. Arts and Entertainment

There is the spirit of momentum and escalation. You will get more done in less time. There is a remnant who will arise and build by faith.

These kings will release God’s children from a poverty and beggar’s mentality. God’s people will be infused with the spirit of dominion, at which the oceans would obey at our mouth. (The oceans refer to the sea of humanity.) Kings and Priests are being raised up.