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Deep intercessions get you to a realm that I can only describe, for lack of better word, as “comforting the LORD”.
A place of spiritual blessedness where deep calls unto deep.
You cannot miss the heart of God for His People in this realm, because He lends you His heart.
Everything done here is from the depth of man’s spirit, received by the heart of God. You are immersed into His Spirit and you do not see you.
I have noted different presentations of God’s heart in the scriptures, remember our creator God is also an emotional Deity. In Him are all things — He has the feelings so to speak.
At times He talks as a God who has been hurt. WE heart Him, don’t we?
And it’s the reason that Christ’s side was pierced, to illustrate how deep we offended Him. Adam’s rebellion was a violent act, not just an easy walk away from God.
The cherubim assigned the jurisdiction of Eden after the fall were there to protect God’s garden from the rebels, and they did that with sword.
“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled,” Colossians 1:21.
The challenge we will have as intercessors is what to say on behalf of people we are praying for to God, or what to say from God’s heart to the rebels.
As we intercede, we are not telling God how we have been good and how the world is worthy before Him.
The world continues to afflict Christ. And God’s heart will always be that which hates sin and in His Love, He desires for them a relationship with Him.
When they move far from Him, He sees them in terms of what they are missing in Him by being without Him, and He wants to fix it.
He sees not that they are destroying through sinning, but that sin it itself is destroying them.
You see, an intercessor is in dilemma here! Like Moses, whether to withdraw and let God destroy the sinners, or to plead with God for His Mercies on their behalf.
God won’t destroy willingly, because of His Son Jesus who has paid the price. Until we see sin as destructive to the very sinners, we can’t be effective in our role as intercessors.
We need to see sin as sin, and we need to tell God that sin is being committed — of course He knows.
By doing so, we are feeling with and for Him and He can entrust us further into the ministry of reconciliation.
Jesus presented himself to the disciples many times after His resurrection by showing His nail printed hands. And that is how He would want the world to identify Him, by the wounds.
You show wounds because you seek comforting.
We are therefore telling the LORD that His pain was too much for those who don’t see Him as savior and because He took it all, His mercies still abides.
The cross is His Love, the very love that invites sinners. And that as believers, we recognize the Lamb as been slain and it is precious to us.
We have longings as humans, that is common to all of us, regardless of who we are and where we come from.
Our motives to pursue these desires are only right when we are truly in Christ. For in Him we live, and move, and have our being, (Acts 17:28).
But outside Christ, satan has counterfeited these longings in exchange with things that destroy us.
The Workers and The Lovers
Church activities, even if true works of God, don’t last long when those who are workers in it stop to love God.
We were first created for God before we can work in His Assignments.
We validate our position of being His, not by working so hard to prove a point, but by the new rest we find in Christ.
Like Mary, we grasp something that will not be taken away from us — just by being at the feet of Jesus.
We are only instructed to labour to get into His rest, but our work ceases in Christ and Christ become our partner.
And so the Kingdom of God is divided between the camps of Mary and Martha. i.e. Workers and Lovers.
Lovers of God have eternal place in the House of God. They are renewed all the time.
~ Prophet Peter Odhiambo
Prophet Peter Odhiambo of Heart Revival Network International, Kenya is a Prophetic End-Time Minister of the Gospel, preaching in Crusades and open air Revival meetings. The LORD continues to show him the apostasy in the Church and the need to prepare the Bride, fit for the Wedding of the Lamb, as in Revelation 19:7-8.