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Making Jesus Known Through Intercession

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Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” -NIV

  • Help Christians appreciate that there is an urgency to make Jesus known.
  • Help us appreciate that Love is a prerequisite for intercessory prayers aimed at making Jesus known.
  • Establish the fact that all efforts to make Jesus known without intercession will be unfruitful and frustrating.
  • Support and inspire Christians to always integrate intercessory prayers in their effort to making Jesus known.
  • Appreciate the immense power and ability that intercessory prayers bring in making Jesus known.
  • Understand that the demand of making Jesus known cuts across races and age.

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  • What is our understanding of intercession?
  • Does intercessory prayer work?
  • What does it mean to make Jesus known through Intercession?
  • Who should be involved in intercessory prayers in a bid to making Jesus known?
  • Can intercession open doors for making Jesus known?
  • What attitudes should I embrace if I am to develop that aspect of intercession in my personal life.
  • What examples do we have in the scriptures of saints who did this?
  • What can we learn from the scriptures how we can grow and develop in intercession?
  • What are the some of the practical things we can begin to do to make Jesus known through Intercession?
  • Is love a key requirement in intercessory prayers?
  • What is the role if the Holy Spirit in intercession?
  • Intercession thrives in consistency, diligence, and commitment in whatsoever we do (Proverbs 3:1, Proverbs 22:29).
  • Intercessory prayer is the act of praying for others, and/or the body of Christ (Church). (1 Tim 2:1-4, Ezekiel 22:30).
  • Intercessory prayer is a key requirement in making Jesus known as it opens opportunity to believers. (Colossians 4:3,)
  • Prayer generates power, Jesus instructed the believers to tarry until they are endued with power (Luke 24:49)
  • Intercessory prayers in the spirt is an energiser that gives us believes boldness and power to effectively make Jesus known (Ephesians 6:18-19)
  • Intercessory prayers are required to remove the spiritual blindness in the lives of people (2 Cor 4:4)
  • We need intercessory prayers before, during and after sharing the message of the kingdom to ensure the “seed” (word of God) falls on a good and fertile soil (Luke 8:11-15)
  • Intercessory prayers are needed to free those that are in bondage of sin in the hands of the devil (Mark 3:27)
  • God command believers to pray for His servants and for the effective work of the Kingdom (Col 4:2-4).
  • The oppressed can be delivered by the prayer of others (Act 12:6-14)
  • Intercessory prayers work when coupled with a deliberate intent to make Jesus known to others (2 Thessalonians 3:1, Jonah 3:10)
  • We should learn to rely on the Holy Spirit to help us in the place of intercession (Rom 8:26)
  • It is important for us to understand what Intercession is and its power. If there is no understanding of its potency, we are most likely not going to pursue it.
  • Intercession will be a key practice required to successfully make Jesus known to our world.
  • Intercessors are ruled by compassion so when they see people with addictions, lies and sinful living, the response is to help rather than criticizes/judge.
  • As an intercessor , it is important that there is a thriving relationship with God
  • The Holy spirt takes your intercessory prayers to the next level, desire the communion of the Holy spirt in order to be effective.
  • Let your desire/prayer be in sync with the lyrics of Hillsong song-Hosanna “Break my heart for what breaks Yours; Everything I am for your Kingdom’s cause”. A repentant sinner brings Joy in heaven.
  • Pick up a burden about others and even your local Church and persistently pray believing God for answers (1Cor 1:11, Eph 6:18).
  • Get to know about your friends and families, pray for their salvation and needs (Psalm 85:7, 28:9).
  • Pick up a burden for a friend, a street, a family member, a country, continent and engage in intercessory prayer.
  • Without intercessory prayers, evangelism can be reduced to a mere activity, get involved with the Kingdom business.
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