When I am into warfare or intercession, I would say, “I release terror upon the terrors of Hell and I terrorize the terror of the enemy in the land, sea and air” Why? because we are in a strategic arena where unheard of tactics are used by the kingdom of darkness.
In Intercession, there are laws and principles and we enter into the spirit realm governed by them. Therefore, many strategies are used in scriptures, and all have a meaning.
Intercession ignites the will of God for a nation, and invokes the power of salvation -(Daniel 9, Isa 62:6-7-12); and appease God’s anger – (Deut 9:20); and also reason with God why he should spear the people- (Deut 9:26-29). Therefore, it is commanded in 1 Timothy 2:1, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.”.
Different Strategies of Intercession/Spiritual warfare
- Blowing the Shofar- (Joshua 6:16)
- Travail – (Mic 4:10, Romans 8: 26, Gal 4:19)
- Weeping – (Luke 19: 41, Psa 126:5, Jeremiah 9:1, 17-21)
- Praise – (Jer 31:7) – (intercession)
- Laughing – (Psalm 2: 4; Psalm 126: 1-2)
- Walking and Marching – (Joshua 1: 3, Joel 2:7) – warfare
- Treading – (Psalm 108: 13; Luke 10: 19)
- Singing – (Psa 28:9, ) – (intercession)
- Prophesying – (Psa 102, Psa 85)
- Shouting – (Joshua 6:16)
- Declaration – (Hab 3:18)
POSITIONS OF INTERCESSION
- Lying prostrate – (Eze 9:8, Eze 11:13, Deut 9:25 Jos 7:6 )
- Crouching with knees between legs – (1Ki 18:42)
- Sitting – (Chr.17:16)
- Kneeling – (1Ki 8:54, Ezra 9:5)
- Standing – (1Kings 8:22)
- Slow walking [pacing] – (2Ki 4:35)
- Lifting Hands – (Lam 2:19)
- On the floor – (Ezra 10:1)
Intercession and spiritual warfare goes hand in hand.
Definition of Intercession The English word intercede (Inter – between + cēdere – to go) is derived from Latin intercedo, “to go between,” which strangely has the meaning to “obstruct” and “to interpose on behalf of” a person.
Intercession [in-ter-sesh´un] comes from the word “intercede”, which according to the Hebrew/Greek definition originally means “to strike upon,” “against”, “cause to entreat,” “to assail anyone with petitions,” or “to urge.”
The English word intercede (Inter – between + cēdere – to go) is derived from Latin intercedo, “to go between,” which strangely has the meaning to “obstruct” and “to interpose on behalf of” a person.
Intercession is “Prayers” and “Supplications” being made on behalf of another person, whether they are general or specific petitions e.g.:
Acts 12:5, “Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.”
Intercession is the strategy that God uses to give birth to His will and Kingdom on the earth. God says in Isaiah 56:7, “…My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations”
Joel 2:1, “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:”
Joel 2:32, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
Isaiah 66:23, “And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD”.