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OPEN HEAVEN 2023 DEVOTIONAL WAS WRITTEN BY PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE, PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE OF THE REDEEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD (RCCG) NIGERIA.
Open Heaven Devotional, 9th Of August 2023
TOPIC: BENEFITS OF INTERCESSION
MEMORISE: And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but found none. Ezekiel 22:30
SCRIPTURE READING: 1 KINGS 9:1-9
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 12-14
The greatest benefit of intercession is that God draws you closer to Himself. He tells you His next move because He needs you to intercede concerning it.
When you are an intercessor, you get so close to God that you feel His heartbeat. You share in His very burden for the souls of men. God sees intercessors just like He sees Jesus because He is the number one intercessor.
(1 John 2:1) says He is always with the Father, advocating for us. Intercessors carry a strong burden for the souls of men, just like Jesus did when He laid down His life for mankind.
Moses – a true intercessor, illustrated how much he carried this burden in Exodus 32:31-32: And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
He asked God to forgive the people of Israel] or remove his name from the book of life. That is how much the burden of the souls of men is on intercessors.
That is why intercessors are in the same department as Jesus Christ. Jesus is their Head of Department and whatever prayer comes from that department is seen by God as coming from Jesus Christ Himself.
Solomon cared about the people of God more than he did about himself. That is why, when he only asked for wisdom to lead the people right, God decided to bless him far beyond his expectations.
Intercessors hardly have personal prayer points because before their needs arise, God has already resolved them.
Real intercessors don’t intercede just for their own benefit. Intercession is borne out of love and passion for the souls of men.
Like Daniel in Daniel 9:1-19, when an intercessor sees the promise of God not being fulfilled in the life of a person or nation, he or she would begin to pray concerning that situation.
He or she would keep reminding God of that promise until it is fulfilled, just to ensure that God’s will is established and that the souls of men are preserved from danger.
OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL ACTION POINT:
True intercessors carry a burden for the souls of men and in turn, God carries their burdens Himself.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Please Say This Pray
I Come to You, Lord Jesus. I Admit that I Am a Sinner, and I Want to Be Right with You. I Ask You to Forgive Me of All My Sins. Wash Me Away from All Unrighteousness and Cleanse Me Clean Today. the Bible Says if I Confess with My Mouth that “jesus Is Lord,” and Believe in My Heart that God Raised Me.
THANK you for saying that prayer, you are in CHRIST now, Old things have passed AWAY………….HALLELUYAH