Day 7 - The Intercessors God Seeks

2:26 PM Shonell Bacon 0 Comments

In Day 7 of Murray's book, The Secret of Intercession, he compares watchmen to intercessors.

The watchmen warn men of impending danger... and call to God when they need his help with a threatening enemy. In tying the watchmen to the intercessor, he says, "The great mark of the intercessors is that they are not to hold their peace day or night, are to take no rest, and are to give God no rest, until the deliverance comes" (29).

"Shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him" (Luke 18:7).

After a short commentary about the need for more intercessors, the need to have a united, fervent community of intercessors to ignite the power of the Holy Spirit, Murray asks, "Will you not, dear reader, offer yourself to God for this blessed work of intercession and learn to count it as the highest privilege of your life to be a channel through whose prayers God's blessing can be brought down to earth?" (30)

With every "day," Murray concludes with a question to journal on. This day's question is How is being an intercessor similar to being a watchman?

Watchmen, day and night, watch over their appointed city and warn of danger and seek God's help when danger approaches.

Intercessors do the same. They are forever diligent and on watch to warn others of dangers and to seek God when danger approaches. Murray states, "Watchmen are ordinarily placed on the walls of a city to give notice to the rulers of coming danger" (29). Notice, it doesn't say these watchmen are placed outside their own homes. No, they are at the walls of the city, a city occupied by many people, so they are not only looking out for their own welfare but also the welfare of the city's people.

This is how intercessory works, too. Intercessors are on the lookout for danger that affects people, not just self. They lift their voices to God to aid in helping people when danger approaches them. They do this without ceasing. They do this with the same passion, conviction that they would do if the danger was approaching them.

And in a way, the danger is approaching them: their blood, the blood of one of God's children, one of their brothers... or sisters.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I believe it takes a village of fervent, dedicated prayer warriors, staunched in their faith, to raise ALL OF US to the supernatural blessings and gifts that the Father has for us.

And these are the types of intercessors God seeks.

Other Posts in The Secret of Intercession series

  1. "Kickstarting Intercession"
  2. "Day 1 - Intercession"
  3. "Day 2 - The Opening of the Eyes"
  4. "Day 3 - Man's Place in God's Plan"
  5. "Day 4 - Intercession in the Plan of Redemption"
  6. "Day 5 - God Seeks Intercessors"
  7. "Day 6 - Christ as Intercessor"