With all my heart I hope this blog post will help you to live strong this week.
There are two ministries going on continually and you and I participate in one of the two at any given time.
There’s good reason why Paul admonished us, “Pray without ceasing.” (You may open this link to see a list of verses on praying). We are told, “Pray and don’t lose heart.” “Pray so that you do not enter into temptation.”
Nine times out of ten, the mature Christian is tempted on one of two levels:
1. To internalize an accusation of the enemy (about ourselves) and believe it as truth
2. To verbalize an accusation of the enemy (about others) and believe it is at least partly true
This blog goes out to mostly mature Christians, people who’ve known the Lord for many seasons of life. We know that it is wrong to gossip and talk about others, so many times we can fall flat on our faces when we believe the accusations whispered in our ears about ourselves! WOE! STOP THAT!!
Everything is coming up in “2”’s for me lately, so let me give you 2 MORE 2’s!
- Our Intercessor GOD
- Our Accuser SATAN
Verses about GOD and his intercession:
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26, 27)
Verses about SATAN and his accusation:
The accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night (Romans 12:10)
Satan would like nothing more than to fire up other Christians to accuse us. Of course, if he can’t find Christians, he will look for anyone to try to destroy us with his words. If that’s happening to you right now, hang onto that familiar scripture that gets us through many battles:
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)
King David is known as being one of God’s closest friends yet critics and accusers surrounded him time and time again. David wrote, “In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer. . . . (Psalm 109:4).”
I first heard this thought of two ministries from Rick Joyner. To close this short blog, I want to invite you to hear Rick share this story.
THIS my friend, is the ministry of intercession at its finest.