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Summary: There is a high call of God going to those that will receive... INTERCEDE for others... may we stand in the gap for God’s merciful intervention.

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INTERCESSION --- IF WE? --- THEN GOD!

WE NEED THE OFFICE OF THE INTERCESSOR TO BECOME A PRIOTITY.

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

2 Chron. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble

themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;

then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Intercession can turn away the judgments of God.

I. THERE ARE SEVERAL SAD RECORDS IN THE BIBLE.

ONE OF THE SADDEST IS RECORDED BY EZEKIEL...

A. NO ONE... NOT ONE TO STAND IN THE GAP...

Ezekiel 22:30 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. GOD HAS A REAL GOAL SET BEFORE YOU AND THE CHURCH.

GOD DESIRES THE RIGHT HEART TO BE RESTORED.

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

C. THE PROBLEM OF THE HEART IS THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM.

Will someone STAND UP and be counted in the HIGH CALLING OF THE

INTERCESSOR?

D. WHO WILL INTERCEDE FOR THE LOST AND THE BACKSLIDDEN?

WHO WILL INTERCEDE FOR THE YOUTH? THE OLD?

II. INTERCESSION:

The act of intervening or mediating between different parties.

Intercession involves the ACT OF PRAYING TO AN HOLY GOD ON BEHALF OF

ANOTHER PERSON OR PERSONS.

Intercession is refusing to accept things as they now appear.

Intercession is PRAYER, BEGGING GOD FOR A DESPERATE NEED OF FAITH,

HOLINESS, BELIEVING FOR GOD TO INTERVENE AND BRING CHANGE AND

RESTORATION TO GOD’S VALUES AND STANDARDS.

HEBREW TERMS:

PARA: The Old Testament Hebrew term is used to intercede, plea, stand in the gap.

PALAL: To pray for others.

CHALAH: To intercede, or appease.

ABRAHAM stood in the gap for ABIMELECH’S HEALING.

III. THE BIBLE RECORDS SEVERAL PPEOPLE THAT WERE VERY FAITHFUL TO THE

ACT OF INTERCESSION...

A. ABRAHAM stood in for LOT and his family.

ABRAHAM stood in the gap for ABIMELECH’S HEALING.

Abraham prayed for his SON ISHMAEL.

Abraham pleaded for Sodom and Gomorrah. 50? 45? 40? 10?

INTERCESSION FOR THE LOST AND THOSE THAT DO NOT KNOW JESUS IS A

PRAYER MUST!

B. MOSES IS LISTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST INTERCEDERS OF ALL TIME.

MOSES STOOD BETWEEN GOD AND PHARAOH.

MOSES STOOD BETWEEN GOD AND THE PEOPLE AND LATER BETWEEN GOD,

AND HIS FAMILY.

The people delegated to Moses to stand before God for them...

Exodus 20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

C. REMEMBER WHEN AARON BUILD THE GOLDEN CALF AND DENIED IT?

MOSES ALONE BEGGED GOD FOR MERCY!

32:11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.


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