Sunday, September 29th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever. Amen." (Revelation 1:6 KJV)
Every Christians is a king-priest unto God. You may say, "I never answered the call to be a priest." But the day you made Jesus Christ Lord of your life, you were immediately catapulted to that office. And your primary responsibility as a king-priest is intercession.
In intercession, you take hold together with God; you side with Him in bringing His will to pass on someone else. That means you must know His will and purpose concerning a person, a country, a situation, or whatever you're praying about, to be able to pray accurately.
Some Christians have cultivated the erroneous belief that the ministry of intercession is for certain Christians or for only those in the church's prayer group, but that's not true. We all have an obligation of intercession (Ephesians 6:18).
In 1 Timothy 2:1-3, the Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, writes, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men...For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour." So, you have to fulfil your ministry of intercession as a king-priest, and in so doing, there're certain facts to note.
First, the prayer of intercession is always on behalf of another. Secondly, you'll have to be persistent, because you're trying to prevail on someone else to align with God's will. Therefore, you must continue in prayer for as long as it takes, concetrating the influence of God's power towards the one for whom, or the situation for which, you desire a change. Also, watch out for the note of victory in your spirit, that's when you become certain that you have what you've asked for.
Take up the ministry of intercession and learn to cause changes in the Name of Jesus. God has given you the dominion and the authority to alter the course of events in the earth—the occurences in your life, in your family, and in the lives of those around you. You can achieve this through your intercessory ministry as a king-priest.
"Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for counting me faithful and committing to me the ministry of intercession. I affirm that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has free course and is glorified in the nations of the world, in Jesus' Name. Amen."
"Where the word of a king is there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?" (Ecclesiastes 8:4 KJV).
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:26-28 KJV).
"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: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy." (1 Peter 2:9-10 KJV).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Ephesians 5:3-21; Isaiah 27-28
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
John 1:43-51; 1 Kings 4
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