Summary: "Intercession may be defined as holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God's intervention." (Full Life Bible)
Lakewood / Speaker: Pastor Jonathan / 9-7-2014
I. Timothy 2:1-6
• John G. Lake said, "When you hear the children travail, know Jesus has one foot in the door."
• Doug Small reminds us that, “We are not a Church with a Prayer Ministry… We are a Praying Church”
I. What is Intercession?
"Intercession may be defined as holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God's intervention." (Full Life Bible)
A. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another's case. When
you pray this way, you are interceding:
B. THE BIBLICAL BASIS OF INTERCESSION
1. The Biblical basis for the New Testament believer's ministry of intercessory
prayer is our calling as priests unto God.
II. Jesus was/is THE MODEL INTERCESSOR
A. God’s Word declares that God's purpose in sending Jesus was for Him to serve as an
And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore His arm brought salvation unto Him, and His righteousness, it sustained Him. (Isaiah 59:16 (quickview) )
B. Jesus stands before God and between Him and sinful man, just as the Old
Testament priests did:
III. HOW TO INTERCEDE
A. As intercessors following the Old Testament priestly function and the New Testament
pattern of Jesus, we stand before God and between a righteous God and sinful man.
1. In order to be effective standing "between" we must first stand "before" God to
develop the intimacy necessary to fulfill this role.
B. The Bible uses two words to describe this priestly ministry: "Holy" and "Royal."
1 Peter 2:9 (quickview)  – But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1. Holiness (holy living) is required to stand before the Lord.
a. We are able to do it only on the basis of the righteousness of Christ not
our own righteousness.
b. It’s possible because of Calvary
2. Royalty is descriptive of kingly authority.
a. Members of the "royal family" have legitimate access to the throne
room (of God).
C. Sometimes this priestly intercession is done with understanding. This occurs when
you intercede for others in your own native language and you understand what you