Summary: Seldom is the office of an INTERCEDER RECOGNIZED. There is little applause, put this is essential to the church and leadership.
WHAT EVERY CHURCH NEEDS... STAND IN THE GAP...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
INTERCEDE: to stand in the gap for another, to help settle, to defend, to intervene,
mediate, to pray for, to petition,
Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG) I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care
of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
**WHO ARE YOU?
**WHAT SEEDS ARE YOU PLANTING?
**Your words will reveal your heart...
**Your thanks or lack of thanks will reveal your attitudes...
**Your actions will reveal your value system and your priorities...
**Your behavioral patterns and the habits you establish
**Will say much about your future...
**Your daily choices will determine who you become...
** WHAT KIND OF SEEDS ARE YOU SOWING?
**WHAT HARVEST WILL YOU GATHER?
I. EVER HEARD SAD WORDS?
OFTEN THERE GOES AN UNHEED, UNTAUGHT MINISTRY IN THE MODERN CHURCH---
STAND IN THE GAP FOR OTHERS...
A. The Holy Spirit has an OFFICE WORK to teach and lead and guide us...
Ezekiel 22:30 (KJV) And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge,
and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
B. The role of an INTERCESSOR is applauded and seldom recognized by any one
II. GREAT MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD HAVE ACCEPTED THE ROLE OF THE OFFICE
INTERCESSORARY PRAYER WARRIOR...
A. ABRAHAM KNEW ABOUT THE TOUCH OF GOD, HE HAD MBEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN
Abraham earnestly interceded for others...
B. ABRAHAM SAVED LOT AND HIS FAMILY ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS...
HIS MEN FAOUGHT AND SAVED LOT. Lot seemed not to learn?
Genesis 18:28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the
city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
C. 50 ---45 ---40 ---30 ---20 ---10
Genesis 18:32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once:
Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
D. LOT'S FAMILY --- Lingering Lot... a wife salt?
E. MOSES WAS ONE OF THE BOLDEST INTERCESSOR IN HISTORY...
Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy
book which thou hast written.
Numbers 12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
III. WHAT IS BIBLICAL INTERCESSION?
DO I ACTIVELY INTERCEED FOR OTHERS?
Daniel 9:3 (KJV) And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications,
with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Daniel 9:3 (MSG) I turned to the Master God, asking for an answer—praying earnestly, fasting
from meals, wearing rough penitential burlap, and kneeling in the ashes.
A. THERE IS A STORY TOLD ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN FROM THE WAR BETWEEN
It was told a northern soldier was found asleep on duty. This was dangerous and could
endanger many soldiers. A group of people came before President Lincoln to make