"Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."
Last night as I meditated on Jesus our Intercessor, I entered into a deep place of prayer. I interceded for various people as Holy Spirit led me. As I did so, I suddenly became aware of the Lord’s unmistakable Presence in the room.
I heard Jesus say, "I am covering you with a new mantle of intercession." Even as He said this, there was an acceleration in my prayer language. The Lord released a fresh anointing to pray according to the mind and heart of God. In the Spirit, I saw intercession cover me like a blanket.
As I continued to pray, I encountered Jesus again, this time hearing the sound of His voice. To my amazement, the words I heard coming out of the Lord's mouth were the very words I was speaking and praying from my own. I was hearing an echo in heaven!
Dear friends, the Lord is impressing so deeply in my spirit right now that there is a fresh release of a spirit of intercession on the body of Christ as we enter into this season of deep rest!
Holy Spirit intercedes for us in our weakness with sighs too deep for words, and Christ knows what the mind of the Spirit is. From ancient times, Christ has determined not only that we would agree with Him, but He with us as we seek to establish the Father's plans on earth.
Every word you speak from your mouth is a weapon in the hands of your King. The prayers of the saints are drenched with Holy Spirit's anointing, powerful and effective in heaven and on Earth!
I hear the Lord saying today: "What you decree, I decree! What you bring to Me in prayer, I champion before the Father in heaven! Your prayers have the power to demolish demonic strongholds because I add the sound of My voice to yours and heaven thunders in response. Your voice combined with Mine shatters strongholds and demolishes demonic kingdoms.
"Let me hear the sound of your voice agreeing with Mine! Partner with Me in this great work of prayer so that the joy of harvest may become yours. Whatever you ask in My Name I will do so that the Father may be glorified."
Just us a blanket conforms to the shape of the one it surrounds, so Christ conforms Himself to us, partnering with us in the work of prayer. We need not be afraid that we will pray amiss. Holy Spirit dwells within us for this very purpose, teaching us to pray according to the Father's will.
As surely as our lives are wrapped up in Him, so the Lord is wrapping Himself around the Body of Christ like a garment; a Holy mantle and covering that empowers us to do all that is on His heart!
Lord, let Your Kingdom come! May You draw me into a profound place of intimacy and delight as I set aside time to rest from my work and co-labor fully in Yours. Amen!
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A severe hearing loss from childhood caused Deborah Perkins to develop what she now calls her secret weapon: tuning in to God's voice. A Wellesley College graduate and an award-winning writer, Deborah is now a wife and mother of 3 boys. Deborah has devoted over 25 years to professional and lay Christian ministry in New England and beyond. Her passion is inspiring people to cultivate greater intimacy with God.