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'NEARER MY GOD TO THEE, NEARER TO THEE' (Part 2)

A two part study on THE POWER OF INTERCESSION.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

As we have a look at intercessory worship and the 'road to God'.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

INTERCESSION OF CHRIST

INTERCESSION OF THE SPIRIT

PRAYER

PRAYER

WORSHIP

WORSHIP

 

The full background to this teaching is available online at this link
THE POWER OF INTERCESSION.

 

 

Online links to scriptures (New International Version [NIV] unless otherwise stated) are shown in blue

 

THE POWER OF INTERCESSION concludes.

 

 

INTERCESSION AND WORSHIP

 

The two are so closely related they are difficult to separate in a practical sense. The connection between them has been there for 3,500 years. From the beginning of the Old Testament Church, in the earthly heavenly pattern that was Moses Tabernacle. For the Incense Altar was at the very entrance to the Holy of Holies, where the presence of God dwelled amongst His people. Symbolically the sweet incense speaks of Praise and Worship and Prayer and Intercession.

These remain today as the primary ways in which we approach the Throne of God, the way we enter into the presence of the Holy One.

True worship, where we have no option but to fall on our faces in adoration and ‘holy fear’ of our Creator and Lord while bathing in His overwhelmingly powerful presence amongst us, is becoming an increasingly common experience as we seek more of Him. It is a key indicator of the growth of our faith from Pentecost to Tabernacles. For Pentecost is primarily based on praise, worshipful though much of it is.

Tabernacles on the other hand, centres upon entering into the very presence of God, where true worship and submission to the will of the Father occurs.

The natural progression from this ‘new’ experience of true worship is intercession, where the very power of the Father is poured out through us. It is the Father’s heart that contains the power for us to fight and yes, to overcome the spiritual enemy we face. While the enemy often appears to predominate in Pentecost, we are starting to rise to a new level of authority in Tabernacles that will finally enable us to overcome Satan and His army. This is starting to happen, for reports are coming in from around the world of intercessors breaking through the battle lines of the forces of evil, experiencing a foretaste of the glory of Heaven.
 

 

THE THREE HEAVENS

 

The natural concept of the three heavens is a very helpful one in understanding, from a human perspective, the invisible but very real spiritual battle we are all a part of.

In the natural we have the earth on which we live, surrounded by the atmosphere. This forms part of a vast system of galaxies that surround the centre of the universe. The Bible shows that this natural pattern also applies to the spiritual world.
 

 

 

1.The Atmosphere – The Home of Satan: 

 

Ephesians 2:1-2, Daniel 10:12-14

 

The two passages indicate that Satan’s home is between earth and God’s dwelling place. Hence, the spiritual battle we are involved in requires us to defeat Satan in order to break through into the heavenly realms of our God. This battle rages in the realm of Pentecost, where very often Satan seems to have the upper hand. A little ‘David Ditty.’

“God’s battles are fought, even now victories won,
But when we succeed, the devils bigger become!”

Seemingly a never-ending battle! But from practical experience, a battle that requires increased levels of unity and support, one with another.

In due time this heaven and earth are to be replaced by a new sinless and perfect new heaven and new earth.

 

 

2.The Second Heaven
This, the heaven of outer space, will feel the effects of the final spiritual battle.

 

 

Joel 2:10

 

Some battle!

 

 

3.The Third Heaven – The Home of God:
The centre of the universe, where is the very dwelling place of God. The ‘open heaven’ often talked about in scripture. For example:
 

 

2 Corinthians 12: 2-10 selected

 

Yes, there is a greater ‘Tabernacle’ revelation and victory available to us. Certainly it comes at a cost, but the potential rewards far outweigh the sacrifice. It is these areas into which some intercessors are starting to venture, breaking through beyond the range of Satan’s arrows, approaching the glory of God’s third Heaven.

For in the spiritual realm, intercessors are the pioneers of the Tabernacle Church movement, opening the way for the settlers to follow. The numbers of intercessors throughout the world is rapidly increasing as the Lord is laying His intercessory burden upon more and more of the hearts of His people. Yes, intercessors form the front line of God’s Tabernacle army.

 

TESTIMONY AND THANKS

 

I must express my thanks to Lorraine Wells and all the members of our intercessors group here at the Abundant Life Church in Tauranga, for the amazing support, protection and encouragement you have been to me over the time of my writing. One of the best ‘spiritual ‘ things I have ever done was to join ‘Intercessors’. Thankyou too, for leading me into new realms of experience of God and His glory. We are all growing heaps together. You are a great group of friends. 

 

<i>NEXT WEEK</I> - A VISION OF THE TABERNACLE CHURCH

 

Something completely different as I share a vision the Lord gave me around the time of the millennium.  

 

A NOTE FROM DAVID

 

I simply want to encourage us today to spend more time with the Lord. And I am speaking very much to myself here too!

It is well and good learning more about Him from teachings such as these, but in the end, relationship always comes from spending time with someone.

Intercession is the development of a high level of relationship where we truly put God and His desires ahead of our own.

The Extent of David's Kingdom

King David's military victories were quite impressive and magnified his authority and the boundaries of Israel. The kingdom included all of the land originally allotted to the 12 tribes of Israel (except a small portion of Philistia along the southern Mediterranean coast - today's Gaza Strip!) and also the kingdom of Ammon.
 

 

So until next week.......
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD!

His servant and yours

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