THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERCESSION

“Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

Colossians 4:12

Some Christians ignorantly fail to exercise the authority that Jesus gave them, thereby allowing the devil to rob them of their rights and privileges in Christ. This is where intercessors come in—to exercise their authority over the devil in the place of prayer on behalf of others.

Intercession helps us to care for others rather than only ourselves—strengthening the spiritual bonds among believers as one body. We see Epaphras, interceding on behalf of the Colossian church. It also births into reality the will of God for mankind. Prophetess Anna tarried in the place of prayer and was fulfilled when she saw God’s promise of redemption for mankind come into manifestation.

Praying for others is a huge sacrifice and an act of love. Just as Jesus, who is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven, is interceding for us today, let us also take up the responsibility of standing in the gap for others in the place of prayer.

Confession: The love of God is shed abroad in my heart; therefore, I intercede for others.
Further Study: John 17:9, Romans 8:34, 1 Timothy 2:1-8.

Happy weekend, Beloved.

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