'There is an agenda for every season, and your understanding of that agenda helps you to be properly positioned for its manifestation. And one way we position ourselves for divine intervention is through concerted intercessions".
These were the last few words of the last installment on this series. And its also from here we will begin the discourse for today's teaching! Through intercession, we facilitate Gods visitation. The prophetic word is sure but however, it is not automatic! This is where in facilitating its manifestation we must take the prayer posture!
Recall the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:9-10: 'After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comes, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.'
Heaven's will is already decided. Heaven's will is already done in heaven but for it to manifest on the earth Jesus said to pray! Read that again, 'thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven'. Heaven's will is already done in heaven, but to manifest on earth Jesus said PRAY! This is the focus, purpose, and thrust of prayer: to bring heavens will to bear on the earth!
Our 'prayerlessness' limits the manifestation of heavens will on the earth! On the spiritual wavelength of intercession, we provoke divine visitation!
If God's plan is already settled why is it important for us to set ourselves in intercession? There are one or two thoughts I will explore.
Gods plan cannot be stopped but can be delayed, our spiritual negligence may prolong that which belong to us! We must know that our glorious destiny is hotly contested by the enemy! There is a spiritual contention that may lead to spiritual abortion if there is no spiritual confrontation.
We are told of Daniel in Daniel 10:3, 'Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia'
Even though Daniel was spiritually alert, yet there was a spiritual blockade and a spiritual contention of heaven's settled will which was on its way to the earth to be manifested, but for concerted intercession, there would have been a spiritual abortion of God's plan or at least a delay. Now, how much more when men are spiritually asleep? Especially when men are spiritually undiscerning of the times and seasons? It is on this altar of spiritual negligence that many destinies have been altered and battered!
Deuteronomy 2:24, 'Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle'
Prophetic declarations highlight our spiritual packages, while spiritual warfare and intercession make them a physical reality!
There is nothing God has given to us that the enemy will not contend for! There is, therefore, no possession without contention! We have been blessed with all blessings for 2018 in spiritual places. But before what is given in the spiritual comes to the earth there is a warfare that is ongoing. Those who are spiritually discerning will contend until it is delivered, while those who are undiscerning and sleeping will watch till Gods plan and purpose are prolonged or aborted! Therefore awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give you light(Ephesians 5:14)
None of Gods plan over your life will be aborted again!
In intercession, we are spiritually positioned in spiritual warfare to enforce the reality of the prophecies that have gone ahead of us! This is why setting aside 30 days to secure your deliveries in 2018 is not too much! This is why we will do so on this platform for 30 days, praying all kinds of prayer as we aligned ourselves with heaven's agenda for 2018. Watch out for more details. And watch out for my FREE EBOOK: KEYS TO POWER- A 30 DAY DEVOTIONAL WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. It will come handy as we undertake this spiritual journey! No doubt this series has been a blessing, please go ahead and share with your friends and family so that together we can navigate a great 2018! God bless!