Not by Might Nor by Power, but by your Spirit LORD
Father send your Spirit to chase away every demonic spirit in the land. Send your power to overcome the forces of iniquity & darkness among your people.
Intervene LORD in this nation to turn the hearts of the father to the children and the hearts of the children to the father.
Come and flood this land with your Spirit! Let rivers of truth immerse your people, those you have created; redeemed and marked for redemption.
Arise Father and show your strong arm against leviathan the enemy of our souls.
March forth like the man of war that you are, Yahweh Gibbor and show your strength, O Mighty God of the Armies of Heaven, release your fury upon our enemy, break his neck, stamp on his head and release the captives from the North, South East and West.
Demand release of those in captivity, reject the sounding trumpet calling them to join Gog and Magog, the enemy in disguise as their deliverer.
Open our eyes, mighty one of Israel!
Shut the mouth of our aggressors!
Destroy the weapons of destruction!
Arm your people with strength, that they may match on in victory.
We are your people, tillers of your land, harvesters of souls; missionaries for your cause, light-bearers unrelenting, Ambassadors of Christ yielding and tireless to bring multitudes into your tabernacle of Praise, glorious to behold.
Not by our might we serve, but by your Spirit LORD…breath on us!
Note: This prayer was inspired as I listened to Tasha Cobbs’
song Not By Might, Not By Power.. Spirit Breath on us” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZT8jqsc8lQ&list=RD5_TOOXRpn8w
Isaiah 54:17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!
Father, let it no longer be said…
Father, let it no longer be said
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.(1)”
Let them of every race and nation be gathered in for your set time is now!
Heaven rejoices when lives put to the test, pass and invest time to labour for the ingathering of many a neighbour.
Father, let it no longer be said
“The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people…Behold, I [am] a dry tree.”(2)
Let them of every race and nation hear your voice and break forth into rhapsodies of praise!
For the Jew and Gentile together are one in Christ and never “a dry tree” but a “well watered garden” drinking from the well of salvation. Out of their bellies flow rivers of living waters for the healing of many a nation.
©80617Deborah E Nyamekye
Quotes (1): Jeremiah 8:20 (2)Isaiah 56:3tt
Scriptural Ref. Isaiah 58:11, John 7:37-39
This will be in my soon to be published book Yahweh Reigns – Inspirational prophetic Christian Poetry Volume 3 (Vol 1 & 2 on Amazon online)
With tears streaming down our faces we say “how much more tragedy can we bare?”
“How many more shall come our way?”
We have seen human carnage in succession, our trauma deepens day by day as a sore that cannot heal.
Walking the streets, fulfilling our mission, we are targets for a terrorist’s ambition in what he calls his religious tradition.
Who can we trust?
Our burnt tower stands as a stark monument to inequality and a mark of injustice.
Burnt ’cause authority heads deemed trustworthy ignored poor residents complaints of safety hazards in their stead.
Their voices treated as mere clanging cymbals until now when there are injured and some are dead.
Where can we turn!
Even homes we call safe go up in flames faster than lightening strikes.
When? we cannot even tell. It is what the vulnerable calls frightening.
Beyond our British Isles our wails can be heard, but can escape come from yonder if not from within ?
Our hearts are broken daily, the shattering sound and scattered pieces spell tragedy.
Across the seas our tears are seen, but even if they turn to blood what can the foreigner do, if no help is found in our land ?
There is only one we can trust, who hears and sees. He is “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (1). Futile is life without Him.
One who saves and raises His voice saying “enough is enough”. One who can melt hearts of steel and open blind eyes to fight for our cause.
It is to Adonai we yield, to God we kneel and by His Spirit, we raise our voice and wail.He is our only hope and salvation.
Quote (1) Psalm 46:1
7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
8I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land;
Reality knocks in the midst of the Church, in the house of the Saviour, the great Redeemer.
Who will open the blinds, rub their eyes and see what Reality has dug up and brought to the fore?
Reams of dreams await their unscrolling from hearts, paralysed.
Blind to the blessings ready for the picking, they wallow in self-pity, victimised.
Tending to wounded egos, their worth remains packaged within, enslaved.
Meant to be destiny pursuers, they remain still, crippled.
A quiver with strategies to aim at targets for breakthrough, discarded.
Who will answer the call of Reality at the door? Descend on bended knees and cry for help, extend the arm to mentor, be a friend willing to monitor and tutor ?
Who will listen and answer God’s call to be a solution; His ordained hands and feet for action ?
In the midst of the Church, in the house of the Saviour, the great Redeemer where His people are as perishing vapour.
©Dec.2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye
As an intercessor, I have now come to the place in my life that I simply define an intercessor as one who is an instrument of God whether in prayer or by action for the sake of others, communities, nations or specific situations. This broad definition allows one to then explore the different aspects of intercession that exists. This is because there are aspects of intercession that go far beyond what people normally associate with intercession, which is to stand in the gap in prayer.
In scripture believers in Christ are said to be “instruments of righteousness” (Romans 6:13) or “temples of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinth. 6:19). Indeed if we are these things then we are all called to be a means through whom the Holy Spirit intercedes according to the will of God.
I write the following based on revelation from scripture and through personal experiences, focused mainly on interpersonal relationships in the Body of Christ. An intercessor is a
Intercession is when by the hand of God one acts as a bridge for the sake of others. This means that the intercessor is God’s instrument to help others either through prayers or by God inspired action to traverse or cross over to the next level or stage of their destiny.
Jonathan’s relationship with David was as such. Jonathan showed his love to David by standing up for David when his father was hateful towards David. Jonathan told David that his father was planning to kill him and devised a plan so that David could flee. As a result of this plan, Jonathan was God’s loving “bridge” to move David out of a deadly situation once and for all and onto a pathway where God protected him and preserved his life from Saul and other enemies.
When one feels they have served God and done everything they can do as a righteous child of God, but still feels defeated and discouraged in their life, God can send someone to them who serves as His Spiritual lifeline or “bridge” between them and God to help sustain them in their walk with God or their faith in Him so that they do not give up or backslide. The intercessor is also God’s bridge for the believer in Christ to move forward in faith as part of the sheepfold led by their faithful Shepherd, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
“Spiritual Mother and Midwife”
This form of intercession is when the LORD places the intercessor as a spiritual mother and midwife alongside someone who is a birther (their spiritual child) or is in the process of being God’s instrument to fulfil a project or “birth” a vision. This is in line with the birther’s destiny.
The Spiritual mother and midwife is first and foremost a trustworthy person who is chosen by the LORD to be alongside the birther (their spiritual child) during the process of conception to giving birth of the vision or project. God trusts them and reveals qualities within them to the birther that enables the birther to also trust them wholeheartedly. The relationship is such that the spiritual child willingly gives as much information as the spiritual mother/midwife needs for effective intercessory prayer on their behalf.
As a feotus in the womb needs to be fed, checked and cared for, the intercessor acts as a spiritual mother to the birther, her spiritual child in her role as an educator, counselor and encourager throughout the process of “gestation” until the vision is birthed or the project is completed. The intercessor is also a spiritual midwife in the crucial time when the vision is about to be birthed or project is in its completion stage.
I think of a situation I was in some years ago when my spiritual child was about to fulfill a particular God given vision, but then suddenly confusion set it and she started to feel inadequate and discouraged in a major way. I was her spiritual mother, but at that crucial time, my spiritual midwifery skills had to manifest quickly. I could tell straight away that we needed a miracle from God so that she did not lose the vision. We needed God to intervene quickly to change the situation and also her perception of it. I advised her that we needed to go into serious fasting and praying, engage in praise and worship as we had never done during the “pregnancy”. We did, and I personally reinforced my prayers on her behalf. The LORD intervened in a way we had never imagined and I give glory to God! Now many years later I keep in touch with her and observe with joy how that vision has grown from a seed to a “fruitful tree”, a great blessing to multitudes.
I know there are many Christians who do not consider themselves intercessors, but the Spirit of intercession (Holy Spirit as intercessor) operates in all our lives if indeed we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” (Romans 8:26-27 NIV)
Intercession is not a specific calling for specifically chosen people. It appears some people operate under the intercessory anointing more than others but this is only because that is how they feel led by God to live their lives and so become known by others as ‘intercessors’. All prophets are intercessors but not all intercessors (believers operating notably in that way) are prophets.
My prayer is that we would all make ourselves more available to God for this type of ministry as it means we are truly serving as instruments for the advancement of the purposes of God through each other and therefore for the kingdom of God as a whole.
Click for a teaching on Intercessory Prayer “Three Types of Prayer Part III: Prayer is Intercession…- Knock & It Shall be Open unto You”
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 16/12/2015