“The River of Intercession”
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.
Gen. 2:11-14 LIST’S THESE 4 RIVERS
PISON, GIHON, HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS), EUPHRATES
EUPHRATES – MEANS: SWEET OR FRUITFUL
2 Cor 2:14 He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.
GOD WANTS OTHER PEOPLE TO BE ENRICHED THROUGH THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH US.
THE RIVER OF INTERCESSION
Isa 53:12 Yet he himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN A BURDEN WILL COME UPON US TO PRAY
Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints
WEAPON OF PRAYER
WE ARE TO INTERCEED WITH THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT ESPECIALLY FOR SITUATIONS THAT WE DON’T HAVE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF
Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the
Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
THE SPIRIT HELPS US GIVE EXPRESSION TO IT.
Gal 4:19 “My Children, with who I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you”
Col 4:12 Ephaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
13 For I bear him witness that he ahs a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Kenneth HAGIN – “Most failure in life comes from prayer failure”