230913 – Intercession Takes Faith and Patience 代祷需要信心和忍耐

Romans 8:34 (NKJV) Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

In the Old Testament, God was looking for a man to stand in the gap so that He could show mercy to the people or the city. In the New Testament, we have Christ interceding for us. What a great honour, privilege and blessing! Jesus is our mediator and advocate. Nobody can condemn us if God has justified us because we can plead the blood of Jesus.  It is none of the devil’s business but between you and God. Therefore, always run back to the Heavenly Father no matter how much you have stumbled in your Christian walk!

We need to be encouraged that God is with us whether we are the person who is going through challenges or the intercessor. God is saying to you that He has you covered in the midst of being caught between the rock and the hard place. He is looking, nudging and moving people to rise up to intercede for you, and He is asking us to stand in the gap for others so that He can act on their behalf. God is for us because we have a common enemy—the devil. Our prayers and intercession can cause God to move mightily.

Know that we can intercede from a position of faith and confidence because Jesus has all the authority over the devil after His resurrection. Jesus is seated far above all principalities, dominion and might. The church of the living God is the body of Christ and Jesus is the head of the church. Therefore, if the devil is under Jesus’ feet, the church has the vested authority to ask the demonic forces that’s creating the spiritual warfare or an attack against the church, family or individual to back off! We are to take authority over the situation and enforce the victory of Jesus Christ!

We should use Scriptures to stand on God’s promises and trust that God will act as we begin to stand in the gap for any situation. It will be a process, but we should press in with constant prayers and intercession for the person, family, church, church leaders, pastors, city and country, while resting in God by having faith that He is working in the spiritual realm. It takes faith and patience to inherit the promises of God, and resting in Him will ensure that we are not relying on our own strength and be worn out. 

Sermon Series: Partnering in Prayer with God through Intercession


代祷需要信心和忍耐

罗马书8:34谁能定他们的罪呢?有基督耶稣已经死了,而且从死里复活,现今在上帝的右边,也替我们祈求。

在旧约中,上帝寻找一个人站在破口中,使祂可以向百姓或城市施以怜悯。在新约中,我们有基督为我们代祷。这是多么大的荣耀、特权和祝福!耶稣是我们的中保和辩护人。如果上帝因着我们蒙耶稣的宝血遮盖而称我们为义,就没有人能定我们的罪。这是你和上帝之间的事,魔鬼无法参与进来。所以,无论你在基督徒的道路上绊跌了多少次,总要回到天父面前!

我们需要被鼓励,因为上帝与我们同在,无论是我们经历挑战的人还是代祷者。上帝对你说,在你身处两难境地之间时,祂已经为你提供保护。祂正在寻找、推动和引导人们站出来为你代祷,祂也要求我们站在别人的破口中,使祂可以为他们行动。上帝是站在我们这一边的,因为我们有一个共同的敌人——魔鬼。我们的祷告和代祷可以引发上帝大能的作为。

要知道,我们可以从信心和确信的立场进行代祷,因为耶稣在复活之后对魔鬼拥有一切权柄。耶稣坐在一切执政掌权者之上。活神的教会是基督的身体,而耶稣是教会的头。因此,如果魔鬼在耶稣的脚下,教会就有权柄命令在教会、家庭或个人中制造属灵争战或攻击的恶魔力量退后!我们要在环境上掌权,并取得耶稣基督的胜利!

我们应该使用经文来坚立在上帝的应许上,并相信在我们开始为任何情况站在破口中时,上帝就会行动。这将是一个过程,但我们应该坚持不断地为人、家庭、教会、教会领袖、牧师、城市和国家祷告和代求,同时在上帝里安稳,相信祂正在属灵的境界中工作。承受上帝的应许需要信心和忍耐,在祂里面安稳将确保我们不去依赖自己的力量而筋疲力尽。

讲章系列:通过代祷与神同工

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