Saturday, December 28, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Weep in Intercession
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15, Complete Jewish Bible
In the last two days, when I sat down in my prayer chair for my early morning time with the Lord, this sense of weeping came over me. It began as a swelling up in my chest, and then it came forth through my eyes, as the Holy Spirit moved upon me.
I wasn’t sure why He was sharing this experience with me, so I prayed in tongues and let Him use my intercession for His purposes. Most often we can choose to freely give of ourselves as His channel of love and act out of obedience for His plans. The knowing may not be made fully aware, but the doing certainly should.
Maybe this was for our friends in Israel, as He watches over His returning people coming from all the nations where they had been dispersed during the centuries. He clearly sees them, making provision from His holy throne from which He broadcasts His love, through those who have accepted His call to support and provide the means of doing so, both in the natural and the spiritual.
Maybe this intercession weeping was for the one on the dark, secluded street last night, left out of life, clinging to any hope available. May they find the joy that is in You, Jesus, the Savior of the world. You died so that all could live who seek and find You.
It could have been for the nation of Hong Kong, as the people have been crying out publicly for weeks, desiring for the freedom in their country that He alone can truly bring. He may have wanted me to join with them in their longing for that truth.
We may not understand why He leads us in this form of intercession, but we must be open vessels for those times He leads us in the manner.
In Isaiah 30:18-22, the prophet spoke forth this to the people, “Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; how blessed are all those who long for Him.
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you. Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.
Your ears will hear a word behind you, " This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to them, " Be gone!" (NASU)
There is an eternal longing in the Father’s heart, expressed through His Only Begotten Son Jesus (Yeshua) and His Holy Spirit, the Comforter sent to earth to bring forth His purposes in love.
We are called to be intercessors – to pray, to fast, to weep for the answers and solutions needing to come, which will bring healing, restoration, life fulfillment, and redemption offered only through His shed blood on the cross. As His Spirit directs us, we must follow. He is our only hope.
We read of the time Yeshua wept when his friend Lazarus had died and was buried. His emotions as He walked among us those 33 years displayed the Father’s loving heart.
“When Jesus saw her sobbing and the Jews with her sobbing, a deep anger welled up within him. He said, "Where did you put him?" "Master, come and see," they said. Now Jesus wept. The Jews said, "Look how deeply he loved him." John 11:33-36 (THE MESSAGE)
There will be plenty of opportunities we will have to join with the Father in interceding for our families, our friends, the nations around the planet. As we give ourselves to Him, He will lead us, direct our steps, and allow us to experience what is on His heart.
He knows what the end results will bring, that of victory and rejoicing. But the path we walk on to get there will take us through much tribulation and warfare. We must present ourselves as ones to share in this.
Now think on this and see what good things the Lord has in store for you and those around you.
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Now Think On This #451 - in the year of our Lord 08.25.19 – “Weep in Intercession” – Sunday, 6:00 am