Luke 2:26 “And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”
There was an intercessor in the bible days called Simeon, who lived in the prayerful expectancy for Israel’s consolation. The consolation of Israel was a burden in God’s heart, and Simeon positioned himself to bear the burden with God. He prayed continually for the fulfilment of the birth of Messiah.
While waiting on the Lord in prayer, the Holy Spirit revealed to him that he will not see death before he has seen the Lord’s Christ. It is like God telling Simeon that he will live to see the fruit of his labour. This shall be your testimony in Jesus’ name. You shall live to witness the arrival of your testimony, in name of Jesus Christ.
Intercession is a prayer lifted before the altar, which has less or nothing to do with the intercessor. It is a pleading and travailing in prayer for the birthing of God’s will for countries, cities, communities, and individuals. It is a selfless kind of prayer.
God is always looking for intercessors. The people that will approach Him not for what they want, but to see His kingdom come and His will done on the earth. Intercessors always have access to the heart beat of God. He shares the burden of His heart with them.
The prophets in the bible days are intercessor that is why the Bible says, “Surely the Lord will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). Will you adopt a people group or a nation for prayer, and begin to intercede for God’s will to be birthed in them? Do this consistently and watch how God will begin to reveal His burden for nations to you.
How often should we engage in intercessory prayer?
Father in the name of Jesus, baptise me with the spirit of intercession in the name of Jesus Christ.