What is Intercession

Intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others, but goes beyond the "normal" kind of prayer for others. The person is acting as a mediator between God and the person or people, closing the gap between them. This prayer is done fervently, with the intent of God granting the requests in that prayer (so that it is more than just asking or hoping, but actually expecting God to act). For example, the sin of man brought a gap between God and man. Then Jesus was born, acting as the mediator on behalf of us, and closed the gap between us and God when He died on the cross. He was the greatest mediator (intercessor) that ever lived. Because of this we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians, or for the lost, causing them to repent and seek after God. "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus" (1Tim 2:5). "Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us" (Rom 8:34).

I do not think everyone can be a mediator for intercessory prayer; I believe God has to choose them, and put it on their hearts. In Ezekiel 22:30-31, God is searching for anyone who can act as the person to close the gap between Him and men, but found none. There was no one who was giving up their own will and rituals to turn their hearts over to Him. It would require a person who has fully and whole-heartedly given him or herself over to Christ, submitting completely to the Holy Spirit as their Guide. That person would be giving all praise and glory to God, keeping a clean and open heart to hear God's direction, and possessing enough strength to stand against the enemy. "...The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results" (James 5:16).


Friends of Crosslight

Crosslight is honored to aligned with two other ministries. These ministries glorify the Lord and His work here on earth now. The Prophet's Place, hosted by one of of our ministers, Joan, is a place where prophets can gather and share what they are hearing from the Holy Spirit pertaining to the Church and daily living. The Healing School, hosted by Caroline, has been created to teach us what the Word of God says about spiritual and physical healing.



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