I have a passion for intercession because I have tasted the powerful, beautiful weapon that it is. I believe every Christian has a unique weapon suited for their hands, their gifts and their calling. This is a very precious gift, handcrafted by a loving Father to strike down spiritual enemies and bring eternal life. For several years I didn’t accept the unique weapon that I inherited by Jesus’ death. Some of the time, I didn’t even know that it was lying in my treasure chest and in the meantime, I used my own bare, human hands to try to wrangle the enemy and bring healing. It’s exhausting. When I stopped trying and believed that Jesus had empowered me through His resurrection to pick up my weapon, I saw God’s power take over situations and people far beyond what I could do in my best efforts. This is why I am passionate about intercession, because I see it is part of a perfect plan of God to bring His kingdom light into spiritual darkness.
Several years ago, God showed me a vision, out of the blue. I saw the steps of the Supreme Court, and on the steps were lots of women and on the women were lots of big, pregnant bellies. In fact, every woman was pregnant and they were all crying out to God about the horrible curse of abortion in our country. More recently, I saw the same vision and I heard that still, small voice say: Ask Me for 100 pregnant women to go with you. So I did. I asked God for 100 pregnant women to go with me to Washington, DC to stand on the steps of the Supreme Court and intercede on behalf of the unborn babies, the mothers and fathers of these babies, the doctors, staff and legislators, all blind.
The first thing that happened was that pretty much all the ladies in my church got pregnant. Then I got pregnant! Then all my friends in our town got pregnant! Then, of all things, my sister got pregnant! And by sister, I mean the one with the wrinkly knuckles wrapped around a cup of warm prune juice, the one who is just blasting all our theories about midlife right out of the water. (If you’re reading this, your chances of getting pregnant just increased by 50%) Actually, Hj and I are in awe. God is poised, we believe. And not the poise of grace and elegance, but the poised that means “on the verge of doing something.” We are in awe that God is so good, that He values LIFE so much, and even that he sends weary, faltering humans to save the lives of others.
If you are blessed to be carrying His life inside of you right now, and doubly blessed to be carrying a new little life too, you are the perfect candidate to move heaven and shake earth, right now! Having just passed through the dark days of persistent morning sickness myself, I can assure you that whatever you have suffered to bring forth new life, is an honor. Your suffering is making you perfect. And that little tiny baby inside of you is a testimony to the world that you are willing to suffer to bring forth new life. You are willing to lay down your life to give it for another. You have a sacred authority to speak life, because you have it right there in your womb: you’ve counted the cost and paid the price. You are carrying an extra spirit, an extra soul and an extra body inside of you, and Lord knows how many different emotions that equals, and how they can conflict! But you chose life anyway, despite the inconveniences. Do you have any idea how much authority you’re carrying, to pray against death right now?
The power of an army of laid-down lovers of Jesus is out of this world. I want to fight in an army like that for the honor of our King— don’t you?
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