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THE CONCEPT OF INTERCESSION
Prayer School – DC Makiv
26th
Sept 2013
Presented by Francis Nyero
09/26/13
• INTRACEDERE :{ Latin} INTRA means between.
CEDERE means to stand. So standing in between
man and God is intercession.
• ...
• What is Intercession?
• Ps.89:14 - Intercession is a legal term. It is a means of
effecting righteousness, justice, merc...
• JESUS THE INTERCESSOR
• Gal 3:20 Now a go-between (intermediary) has to do with
and implies more than one party [there c...
• Heb 8:6 But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a
[priestly] ministry which is as much superior and more
excellent [t...
• Col 2:13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the
uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful
carna...
Intercession, an expression of God’s
love
• John 12:24 - Jesus died to beget us into intercession!
• Rom.8:34 - Jesus died...
8
GOD SOUGHT AN INTERCESSOR
• And God saw that there was
no man and wondered that
there was no intercessor,
therefore His ...
9
Scenarios that warrant
intercession - EZEK 22:23-31
1. Sums up the wicked/greedy attitudes & hearts
of political, econom...
10
EZEKIEL 22:30-31
• The Lord waited patiently for someone who
would plead with Him and entreat His face,
quote His promi...
11
Intercession, is critical & urgent for Leaders
and those in authority
(1st
Tim.2:1-5 – urgent & critical!)
Scenarios
- ...
12
BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF LEADERS
IN INTERCESSION
• ABRAHAM THE EXALTED FATHER
GENESIS 18:17
– God reveals his intentions to...
13
MOSES THE PRESIDENT, LAW GIVER,
JUDGE ETC:
• Exodus: 32:31-32
• Such leaders take the place of others before
God in pra...
14
SAMUEL THE JUDGE, PROPHET AND
PRIEST
• 1st
Sam. 7:5
• His scope of intercession covered the
land, leaders, kings
• Had ...
15
DANIEL THE VICE PRESIDENT
• Daniel 1: a three year fast!!
• Kings and leaders dethroned through
his intercession
• Dani...
16
NEHEMIAH THE GOVERNOR
• Depicts an amazing ability to respond
to God’s word (Neh 1)
• We learn that intercession is
dem...
17
EZRA THE PRIEST, TEACHER
• The need for fasting at a time of
leadership need (Ezra 8:21)
• We learn that intercession p...
18
DAVID THE KING
• 2 Samuel 11-12: Fasted at the death
of Saul and Jonathan
• Psalm 35: 11-16 He fasted for his
enemies
•...
CONCLUSION
• Intercession is a reality we can’t run or shy
away from, we must not relegate it to the
backyard of church ac...
Discussion Questions
1. What new things have you learnt about
intercession?
2. What are the legal implication of intercess...
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•THANK YOU!
09/26/13
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  1. 1. 1 THE CONCEPT OF INTERCESSION Prayer School – DC Makiv 26th Sept 2013 Presented by Francis Nyero 09/26/13
  2. 2. • INTRACEDERE :{ Latin} INTRA means between. CEDERE means to stand. So standing in between man and God is intercession. • Intercession means: To mediate, negotiate, arbitrate, intervene, plead between God and His creation – It is a legal mandate. • To see the need and pain in God’s heart, take responsibility in repentance and confession for the cause & boldly plead that His wrath be averted. • Taking on the mind of Christ and seeing a situation as Christ sees it then act accordingly. • Broadly speaking, intercession is the prayer we make on behalf of others; individuals, families, churches, assemblies and nations 09/26/13 2
  3. 3. • What is Intercession? • Ps.89:14 - Intercession is a legal term. It is a means of effecting righteousness, justice, mercy & truth – these are the foundation of God’s throne. • Mercy & truth go before the throne. • Mercy triumphs over judgment (Ja.2:13) – God shows it in the design of the Holy of Holies - Exod.26:34, 30:6, 31:7, 40:20 • The truth - Jo.1:14, 14:6 – • An arbitrator/intercessor must have understanding of the laws relative to the subject in question. Jesus’ blood ratifies/sanctions/approves/endorses/confirms/gives consents the new covenant. • An arbitrator is appointed by the judge or by an arbitration close in a contract. God appointed Jesus to intercede for us. 09/26/13 3
  4. 4. • JESUS THE INTERCESSOR • Gal 3:20 Now a go-between (intermediary) has to do with and implies more than one party [there can be no mediator with just one person]. Yet God is [only] one Person [and He was the sole party in giving that promise to Abraham. But the Law was a contract between two, God and Israel; its validity was dependent on both]. • 1Th 5:18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. • 1Ti 2:5 For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 09/26/13 4
  5. 5. • Heb 8:6 But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant (the agreement) of which He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent, [because] it is enacted and rests upon more important (sublimer, higher, and nobler) promises. • Heb 9:15 [Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfillment of the promised everlasting inheritance--since a death has taken place which rescues and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the [old] first agreement. • Heb 12:24 And to Jesus, the Mediator (Go-between, Agent) of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance]. [Genesis 4:10] – 1st John 5:7-8, John 19:35 • 09/26/13 5
  6. 6. • Col 2:13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, • Col 2:14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees (Judgment, announcement, Proclamation, verdict, ruling, order) and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. • Col 2:15 [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]. 09/26/13 6
  7. 7. Intercession, an expression of God’s love • John 12:24 - Jesus died to beget us into intercession! • Rom.8:34 - Jesus died to release the condemned (Jn.3:17- 18) – Redeemed – Eph.1:7, Heb.9:12, 15 - Redemption (in Greek) - through Jesus’ blood were as follows; (Agorazo – paying the full price for a slave at the market), (Exoagorazo – bring the slave out of the market), (Lutroo – Loosening the slave and letting him go), resurrected, seated at God’s right hand & interceding for us! • Isa.53:12 – Jesus made Intercession for the transgressors. • Heb 7:25 – Jesus’ eternal business is intercession for us, and He’s the guarantee for our eternal inheritance! • Rom.8:26-27 – The Holy Spirit makes intercessions for us and He’s a guarantee of Jesus’ promise! – 2nd Cor.1:22, 5:5, Eph.1:14 • Exo.32:10,32 – Moses intercedes for Israel. Shall we respond to the call to express God’s love through intercession? 709/26/13
  8. 8. 8 GOD SOUGHT AN INTERCESSOR • And God saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor, therefore His arm brought salvation unto Him… • Isaiah 59:16 09/26/13
  9. 9. 9 Scenarios that warrant intercession - EZEK 22:23-31 1. Sums up the wicked/greedy attitudes & hearts of political, economic and administrative leaders of the time. Leaders who prey on unsuspecting public and devour them like lions –vs 27 2. The priests had become one with the world, didn’t teach but compromised the word of God and spoke lies – vs 26 3. The Prophets prophecy what people’s ears each to hear, and cover up sins with their false prophecy – vs 28 4. The people themselves copied their leaders – vs 29 5. There was no fear of God nor fear of His judgments09/26/13
  10. 10. 10 EZEKIEL 22:30-31 • The Lord waited patiently for someone who would plead with Him and entreat His face, quote His promises and advance reasons why He should not destroy the people. • Instead of punishing the people as they deserved, He went out of His way to seek diligently for an intercessor but found none. • Therefore He poured out His anger & wrath. Shall we avail ourselves to bridge the gap so that our people may be saved! 09/26/13
  11. 11. 11 Intercession, is critical & urgent for Leaders and those in authority (1st Tim.2:1-5 – urgent & critical!) Scenarios - 1st Chr.21:1-7,18 – we must intercede for our leaders! Satan can cause them to make decisions that attracts God’s judgment on a nation! - Acts 13:1-12 – satan targets the seats of power because he’s interested in the influence leadership exerts over a people. we must learn to discern and intervene for leaders who either practice, or are under the influence of occult, witchcraft, sorcery & other satanic schemes. - Jer.29:1-12 – Cities and nations – we must seek the peace & prosperity of the city and nation because it’s the only way we are going to prosper! 09/26/13
  12. 12. 12 BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF LEADERS IN INTERCESSION • ABRAHAM THE EXALTED FATHER GENESIS 18:17 – God reveals his intentions to such leaders (Psalm 25:14, Amos 3:7) – Importance of knowing God’s purposes – key to persistent intercession 09/26/13
  13. 13. 13 MOSES THE PRESIDENT, LAW GIVER, JUDGE ETC: • Exodus: 32:31-32 • Such leaders take the place of others before God in prayer just as Jesus did on the cross • Such leaders confess the sins of others before God so that God’s immediate judgment is averted and opportunity is given for repentance • Such leaders are so selfless, desperate and zealous that they do not care about their own personal life if others can be helped by their self denial 09/26/13
  14. 14. 14 SAMUEL THE JUDGE, PROPHET AND PRIEST • 1st Sam. 7:5 • His scope of intercession covered the land, leaders, kings • Had the boldness to gather the nation for a time of prayer and fasting • The nation was led into deliverance and restoration (1st Sam. 12:23) 09/26/13
  15. 15. 15 DANIEL THE VICE PRESIDENT • Daniel 1: a three year fast!! • Kings and leaders dethroned through his intercession • Daniel 6: had a disciplined prayer life • Daniel 9: 1-19 • Had the ministry of 2 archangels and brought light into dark Babylon • Dealing with evil forces controlling thrones needs a good amount of fasting. 09/26/13
  16. 16. 16 NEHEMIAH THE GOVERNOR • Depicts an amazing ability to respond to God’s word (Neh 1) • We learn that intercession is demanding and will often require spiritual mapping for success • We learn the importance of combining spiritual warfare with hard work (Neh 4:16-23) • Intercession releases an anointing for community transformation 09/26/13
  17. 17. 17 EZRA THE PRIEST, TEACHER • The need for fasting at a time of leadership need (Ezra 8:21) • We learn that intercession plays a major role in bringing restoration, economic recovery and social order. • Leaders must themselves be involved in intercession then others will catch the burden 09/26/13
  18. 18. 18 DAVID THE KING • 2 Samuel 11-12: Fasted at the death of Saul and Jonathan • Psalm 35: 11-16 He fasted for his enemies • 2 Samuel 12:16-23 He fasted to have his son delivered from death • Psalm 69: 9-12 He was mocked for fasting • Psalm 109:22-25 He fasted and became so thin that those who saw him shook their heads 09/26/13
  19. 19. CONCLUSION • Intercession is a reality we can’t run or shy away from, we must not relegate it to the backyard of church activities. We were born into it, and so must take responsibility for it if we must see redemption, restoration and jubilee for our lifes, families, businesses, cities and nation. • God gave us the mandate to rule and have dominion over the works of His hands – this is done through intercession & warfare and instituting spiritual laws to govern. If we don’t, we remain slaves to sin, poverty, death and satan. 1909/26/13
  20. 20. Discussion Questions 1. What new things have you learnt about intercession? 2. What are the legal implication of intercession? 3. Why did Abraham stop interceding? 4. Does God change His mind when intercession is offered? – if yes, give scriptural proof. 5. Intercede for Uganda, especially that corruption is being unraveled. Pray that righteousness, truth and justice shall prevail in this nation as we transition into the next 50 years - enter jubilee. Pray that God may deliver us from the leadership of vile men – (Ps.12:8) 2009/26/13
  21. 21. 21 •THANK YOU! 09/26/13

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