People are being awakened at all hours for the call of intercession in this hour. I know I have spent many a time on my knees crying out in intercession for what the Lord brings in front of me to pray for. As the world around us keeps shaking, we NEED to be in intercession like never before.
Read this most potent prophetic word of the Lord on intercession from Reeni Mederos and our important call to do so right now.
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Arise to the Cry: “The Cry of Intercession”
by Prophet Reeni Mederos
February 13, 2011
Elijah List Posting (2/17/11) http://elijahlist.com/words/display_word/9605
Raise Up Your Voice!
The Cry of a Generation of Prophetic Intercessors
The Lord is saying, “Raise up your voice! Release a sound all over the earth! Declare a shout and cry out, those of you who love My name. Pray and sing, oh trumpets of the Lord, for your God is resounding from the heights of heaven to the depths of your soul! Dance, twist and writhe from the ends of the earth for it is the cry of intercession that is erupting from deep within you! I have been releasing a greater intensity of intercession in you that you will not be able to contain.
Don’t hold it back! For I have called you out from among the ashes to move you out as an army of unified intercessors, precious and called by My name! You have been chosen and anointed to bear the fruit of My heart and to carry the womb of My glory even as a mother who bears and groans in childbirth to bring forth new life. Like a proud Father who waits expectantly for His seed to be born, I have been guarding you and waiting by your side to carry you through every pain, every grief and every sorrow. In your weakness I have comforted you ensuring that you would make it through the fires of heartache and the travails of your soul. In your weakness you have humbled your heart to allow Me to take control so that you could see with your very eyes, the manifestation and the reward of your labors of love for Me! You did not labor in vain,” says the Lord, “Your labors of love have never been in vain!”
A Generation of Prophetic Intercessors
There is a cry of the Spirit coming forth from a generation of prophetic intercessors that have become the sound of one voice to the ears of the Lord, who are gathered in spirit from the four corners of the earth. Their sound is a sound of unity and love for one purpose as they gather each day as one heart and one mind, worshiping the Lord in Spirit and in truth. It is the sound of the voice of the Lord ranking and positioning deep inside the soul of God’s intercessors all over the earth who are hearing His call to humble themselves and pray as the Spirit meets their supplication. They have found God’s strength in their weakness. They have learned to surrender their very heart, soul, mind and body to the mandate and mission of the Lord.
Born With An Instinct To Pray
As God is manifesting His heart through these precious ones, His servants and flames of fire, they instinctively know how to call upon the name of the Lord, standing in the gap, willingly laying down their lives out of their love for the Lord. They have been born with an instinct to pray that is as natural as breathing air. In quiet confidence they wait patiently upon their Commander in Chief to say the Word, being quick to obey at the immediate sound of His voice without hesitation and without reservation. It is the very intercessions of the Holy Spirit of God manifested through these yielded vessels that God highly esteems and cares for. He is removing the limitations placed upon them as He allows and releases His intercessors the freedom they have cried out for as a peculiar generation who expresses the divine feelings, thoughts and purposes of the heart and mind of Christ.
The scriptures reveal a type of intercession that is instinctive in every living being and delivers us to increasing measures of freedom as we cry out with the groans of His Spirit . Romans 8:22 says, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.” Until we have arrived to the full manifestation of God’s redemption, God has set His intercessors into place as an extension of His heart in the earth to uphold and sustain His rule of authority, as co-laborers with Christ. Partnering with their High Priest, they will faithfully carry out His will and heart’s desire until the day of His return.
In the Greek text, this corporate “groaning” of creation is a supernatural harmonic intercession that means “unity” and “to stand, to escape to safety; to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything, and to be of a steadfast mind.” This groan of the soul is magnified in the heart of an intercessor as God’s special servants who give their very lives to the ministry and burden of divine intercession as the Spirit of the Lord also leads them and joins in unity with all creation to “uphold and sustain the authority of” that which was originally given to man before the fall. Romans 8:26-28 (AMP) says , “So too the Holy Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance. And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the Holy Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will. We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.”
Armor Bearers of Love
These armor bearers of love have been graced with the gift of the Holy Spirit as they pray and petition on behalf of others in unknown tongues and with fear and trembling as the Spirit gives them utterance to offer supplications as they plead their case before the Lord. They are the very interceptors of many tragedies that could have been, but never came into being because of their faithful obedience. With the help of the Holy Spirit, they intercede in harmony with God’s will as God partners with them in their labors of love as He leads them into effectual fervent prophetic prayers producing much power and grace that is released to those who are in need of the mercy and justice of the Lord.
The Greek definition of “intercession” means; to light upon a person or a thing, to go to or meet a person especially for the purpose of conversation, consultation, or supplication, to pray, entreat, to appeal and to plead. Its root definition means; to hit the mark, as of one discharging a javelin or arrow, to reach, obtain and become master of, with the idea of effecting, to bring forth, bear, produce (fruit from the seed) as in a woman giving birth, travail and labor. As God’s holy intercessors engage in divine prophetic intercession, there is a high rate of “hitting the mark” with a divine javelin of precision and accuracy. God’s strategy is to completely annihilate the opposition with effectiveness and finality as He continues to raise up an end time army of intercessors that are sharp with discernment but humble enough to realize the responsibility they have been given to heal or to wound. With this powerful gift, He has made them accountable how they utilize it but He will also reward them for bearing righteous fruit from their obedience, perseverance and travail.
Called to the Ministry of the Unseen
God’s plans for His intercessors are greater than what can be seen with the natural eye. God has given intercessors insight into the unseen realms to know how to pin point, overthrow, call out, destroy, expose, build up, plant, encourage and birth new life. “It is the ministry of the unseen that I have called you to,” says the Lord, “It is what I have consecrated you for. This is the place I have set you apart for Myself. I have been jealous over you and I have not allowed man or the enemy to take away the glory of the precious gift I have placed inside of you. I have chosen you for such a time as this. I have held you dear to My heart as sometimes you have been rejected and you have felt robbed and stripped in your heart, but I have never left you or forsaken you and I will recompense everything that has been stolen from you if you will forgive those who have used you and bless those who have persecuted you. Let me heal your heart and your cause will become a legacy for generations to come who will learn from your example and endurance and love.”
Warriors in Battle Behind the Scenes
God’s intercessors have a special place in God’s heart. He reveals His secrets to them because they are prophetic in nature and they are graced in spending long periods of time in the secret place with the Lord out of their love for Him as they are petitioning, groaning, dancing, writhing, birthing, worshiping, singing, warring and destroying the strongholds and the works of the enemy behind closed doors. As warriors in battle behind the scenes, God has highly esteemed them as He is now releasing and ranking them into their rightful places where the enemy has attempted to dethrone their importance, their dignity, their strength and their value in the kingdom of God. It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that is within them as they have been endowed with a special grace of His glory that is being released in the earth with increasing measure.
You Have Been Blessed With A Burden
I hear the Lord is saying to these precious ones, “You have been blessed with a burden and I have blessed you with the weight of my Spirit that is precious in my sight, to release the plans and purposes of My heart in these last days. I have burdened you to carry the torch of intercession for this generation and I am building a lasting legacy within you for those who will come to remember you as I have named and called you, ‘Faithful, Loyal & Steadfast.’ Is it any wonder the enemy has tried to put out your fire and to take your very life from you? Lift up your voice and take your rightful place and be free to come to Me with every supplication, every burden and every heart cry, for I will hear you and not reject you or turn you away as others have,” says the Lord.
God is causing His intercessors to take up and wield the Sword of His Spirit with strategy, strength and power to annihilate and decapitate principalities, authorities and powers of the air through the power of humble, obedient intercession through timely prayer watches, fasting and engaging in the simplicity of bearing their own hearts before the Lord, trusting and believing Him to reward those who diligently seek Him, paving the way for God’s manifested presence in any given situation, location, time and space. “Consecrate yourselves and set yourselves aside for Me,” says the Lord, “Giving up your bodies to Me as a living sacrifice for Me to speak through, cry though and war through as I release the mysteries and treasures of My heart to you. It is My pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Guards of the Treasures of Heaven
There is a special DNA that resides in each prophetic intercessor that God has called from the foundations of the earth. They are guards of the treasures of heaven instinctively protecting and preparing the way for the Lord’s supernatural intervention. They expose the enemy’s plans as they see his schemes from afar with precise visual insight into the spirit realm long before his attacks can be launched. They are gifted to engage in territorial battle as co-laborers of the Lord to fight on the behalf of others as they are team members with especially prophets and apostles to prepare the way of the Lord and His coming.
The Lord is saying, “I have given you laser eyes of discernment and what you have seen has sometimes broken your heart because it was the brokenness of My heart that you felt. When My heart breaks, your heart breaks. When My heart rejoices, your heart rejoices. When my heart travails, your heart travails. I have given you the treasures and secrets of My heart, the very things that are near and dear to Me because I have found you faithful. I trusted you to heed the call of intercession, to set yourself aside at the appointed times each day when you heard Me calling you. Even in the middle of the night when you were weary, you remained faithful to the night watch of the Lord, and you drew near to Me.”
Sharpshooters of the Spirit
These precious ones are gifted with a sixth sense of discernment that is stirred by divine love as they are moved with compassion to pray for those that cannot pray for themselves. They are quick to obey the voice of the Lord because their senses have been trained to hear God’s voice upon their knees. They are familiar with the sound of the Lord as He walks through the cool of the garden and they instinctively respond to the command of His voice which causes their hearts to drop to their knees with very little notice. They are a passionate remnant of the Lord who have laid down their own desires to see the desires of the Lord be manifested in every way possible. They are sharp shooters of the Spirit, skilled in small and long range targets. They will not give in or give up until the burden of the Lord has been released and the desired outcome of God’s heart is fully manifested.
The Lord Is Your Warrior, A Mighty Man of War
It is God’s heart of love that is burning for these faithful followers who have moved His heart to action as they have humbly prepared their hearts to make room for their Lord as they sing their song of victory just as Moses and the children of Israel sang in Exodus 15:2-3, “The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is His name.”
The Lord is a Warrior, a mighty Man of War and it is the preparation of their heart that is their strength, taking the time to consecrate themselves as holy vessels, inviting the Lord to inhabit their lives as they fervently pray. He will surely accept their invitation of habitation and fight on their behalf as their personal Warrior and mighty Man of War.
It is the cry of this invitation and the sound of the Lord in the distance becoming closer as He makes His heart known. His utters His voice before His army to be distinctly heard in the spiritual ears of this generation of intercessors as they pave the way for the Lord with their very lives. Like a refreshing latter day rain, the Lord Himself has positioned them, to give strength to the weary. Like a mighty rushing wind blowing from nation to nation, they are infused with the sounds of crackling fire burning throughout the land as they are continually urging others to answer the call and privilege to pray. They lead with God’s wisdom as they usher in the very presence of the Lord wherever they go because they are skilled in making the Lord their habitation and have found favor with the Lord, dedicating their personal lives to become His personal dwelling place.
“Because of you, I will draw all men, women, children and nations unto Me. Because you have not lifted up your own heart, but instead you have humbled your heart, and have trusted me with the treasures of your heart, now I have trusted you with the treasures of My heart,” says the Lord. “It is in the secret place I have known you and it is in the secret place that I will always reward you. It is my favor that rests upon you as you begin to see those mountains move out of your way. Watch your enemies melt like wax before you as you see the salvation of the Lord with your own eyes. I will fight for you, I will fight for your family and everything that concerns you. As I have promised you before, I will take good care of you,” says the Lord, “No harm will come to you, those who willingly take refuge and rest under the shadow of My wings.”