Intercessors are from Above | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 17 –

Intercessors are From Above

Believers, we have to know our identity as intercessors and priests. Too often we think we are on the bottom, looking up, when we pray for people, praying for cities, and nations. We have to know that in Christ, we already have all the authority. We pray over these things from uptop.

Let’s look at the first intercessor, Abraham:

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 23 And Abraham drew near , and said , Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?  Genesis 18

“Abraham stood yet before the Lord.” He was standing between God and the city of Sodom. Was he praying for the city with a victim’s or beggars’s menality? No – he knew He had authority with God, because he was God’s friend. He wasn’t under the city of Sodom, he was above the city of Sodom, talking and bargaining with God on their behalf.

Let’s look at the greatest intercessor – Jesus.

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7

Jesus ever lives to make intercession. He is the greatest Intercessor. Jesus is in Heaven, and He is an intercessor. Jesus is from above. He saves people and lifts them up to His level.

Yesterday I heard a preacher on the radio (Dr. Tony Evans) share an illustration about people of the Kingdom being as referees, sent from the NFL office. He said referees are not to play for the fighting teams, but to officiate according to the rulebook of the NFL.  He said so many Christians choose to take sides (Democrat or Republican, Black or White, etc…) instead of concentrating on our kingdom identity above the issues on the field.

I loved that analogy, but I want to take it further… We are referees, and we get to call the fouls! We get to hand out the penalties according to the Kingdom rule book, the Bible. We decide who wins according to the rule book. Referees are not in the game or under the game, they are over the game. My main point is that as a citizen of the kingdom, we are spiritually above the world, not under the world, or in the world.

We live on earth, and we humble ourselves physically and socially to be servants. But what we do and say actually works on a higher level. What we bind on earth, is bound in heaven (the atmosphere). What we loose on earth, is loosed in heaven. We can bind the enemy with our praise. We declare who wins and who loses in the earth. We execute God’s judgements, forgive sins, and spread His mercy and glory and victory by faith.

We do this in agreement with God’s Word and with each other. That is why a full revelation of the Word of God, and full Unity in the Body of Christ is so important. Because we are on top – we intercede from above! We don’t beg earthly authorites for mercy and grace; we stand between them and God, declaring and conversating with God on what He will allow them to do. When our obedience is fulfilled, God can revenge all disobedience (2 Corinthians 10:6). This is why full repentance and turning of our hearts to God is so important. God allows us to execute judgements on satan when satan is not inside of us (John 14:30).

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written : this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 149

Execute Judgements as an Intercessor from Above!

Join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE….

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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