The Wisdom of God…

I was having a chat with my Intercessor friend last night and we were recounting stories of our experiences in the Lord to date in the area of Intercession and I realised that sometimes we are given things to share and sometimes we are given things to pray…

The Wisdom of God is needed to know the difference…

I received a word which I believed was from the Lord back on 09 October 2011 which was completed on 11 October 2011 and I submitted this word to some trusted friends for them to weigh…

The results of the weighing showed a mixture of my emotion and the Lord’s word – the Lord’s word brings peace – it may bring great trembling and great conviction but it brings peace – you know that once you submit to it you will have peace – there is always “light at the end of the tunnel” with the Lord’s word…

I took before the Lord the results of my trusted friends “weighing” of the word which I had submitted to them and reduced the word down to what I had a peace about – I didn’t change any of the word just removed certain portions and set the word into sentences and grammatically “put it together”…

I shared this “revised” word with my Intercessor friend last night – read it out to him – and his comment was that there were some parts at the beginning of the revised version which some in the Church “wouldn’t get”, he sensed that it would be “wasted on them like a good wine”…

As we continued to chat we discussed how when the Transformations Video came out we both were very excited about how Revival had come in response to the prayers of the Lord’s People but my friend was sharing how not many in the Church “got it” they just didn’t see it and nothing seemed to happen…

As I listened to him I suddenly understood something and heard myself saying, “Well I suppose we get it so it’s up to us to do something about it” or words to that effect…

I suddenly saw that I have had this huge expectation on the Church to “get it” in terms of Intercession and the key role of Intercession in the work of Revival which is the key work of the Church – to be One and to love each other as Christ loved the Church and so demonstrate His Reality to a lost and dying world who do not know love and who do not know unconditional acceptance on the basis of believing in His Name and being pardoned and washed and set apart, cleansed by His Blood, released (and being practically released) from our sins by His Blood, honouring Him and exalting His Name in all the earth, bringing many sons to Glory – and I saw that I am responsible to do with what He shows me, what He shows me…

I explained to my friend that I was guilty of hearing from God and then going out there and “trying to make it happen” and encouraging a whole lot of people to join me hoping that would “get the ball rolling” when really I should just be obeying God myself – doing what I have heard from Him that we (I) are (am) meant to be doing – cos I understand what He has said and others may not…

They may not because He has not given them the understanding to understand what I understand because it is not their call…

The Wisdom of God is to realise that when someone doesn’t see something, doesn’t share your passion, that’s OK…

That’s not their call…

It’s your call to pray for them that they would see exactly what the Lord wants them to see for them, not what you think they should see, which you’ve seen…

Love conquers all…

So much misunderstanding has occured in the Body of Christ because we have not understood our diverse callings in the Body…

I accept that I am what I am and I have a unique “slant” on things based on the way that the Lord has created me in the Body…

No one else in the Body will see things exactly the way I see things but some may see things very similarly as their giftings “converge” to mine…

This is OK, but everyone else in the Body with different giftings is also OK in their sphere of influence before the Lord…

One Body, many members…

I am released to pray for Revival in the Body…

I don’t need to go from Church to Church, I mean church meeting to church meeting trying to drum up support for us “seeking the Lord” or for us to “wait in silence before the Lord”, I need to do this myself as this is what He has told me…

My call is in the spirit (the spiritual realm) to prepare the way of the Lord in the spiritual realm, i.e. to destroy the works of the devil in the spiritual realm, and as this is completed that frees others whose call it is to go practically to those who need to hear the message, to go to those who need to hear and share the message…

My call as an Intercessor is to hear from God and respond myself to His word the way I’d like to see the Body and the world respond to His word – with contrition and repentance…

If I respond in this way personally then I am free to stand in the gap for those who haven’t even heard that word in the natural and repent on their behalf and stand in the gap for them that they would be saved…

Days, weeks, years later when a physical messenger comes to them with the word – similar to what I have received from the Lord – they will be ready to hear and receive it because I have stood in the gap for them in the spirit beforehand to prepare the way of the Lord…

The Wisdom of the Lord is that He sets some in the Body as Intercessors, some as Evangelists, some as Teachers, some as Pastors, some as Prophets and Apostles, some as workers of miracles and many other gifts and related functions and He has tasks for each one to do which I really know nothing of…

I’m just sharing my little “slice of the pie” in what I’ve seen for myself…

I spoke to another Prophetic friend yesterday before speaking with my Intercessor friend and she, in answering her email, I saw that the Lord had gifted me in this area to pull down in the spiritual area and my conversation with my Intercessor friend confirmed this for me…

When we get a word from the Lord as Prophetic People we need to discharge this word in whatever way He shows us – it may only be to discharge it to other Prophetic People and never “publish” it or it may be to “publish” it and as Prophetic People our responsibility “stops” once we’ve discharged the word in whatever manner the Lord shows us to…

But, as Intercessors we then take up that responsibility – even if the word has come through us – as led by the Lord – to respond to that word personally and then to wait before the Lord to respond to that word on behalf of the Body and on behalf of the world – as the Lord leads us…

So if you’re an Intercessor and a Prophetic person you have a dual responsibility – one is discharged in bringing the word and then one is taken up in responding to the word personally and then standing in the gap on behalf of others…

The word which I had “weighed” was for the city of Christchurch – I reduced it, as I explained above, and I might resubmit it – the reduced word – for further weighing or I might just pray into it as explained above…

I feel released from the word – in the sense that I’ve discharged the Prophetic portion of my call in respect to that word but I’m now seeing the Intercessory part of that word and embracing that part of my call…

I hope this post is a blessing to someone out there who has these joint callings – the Prophetic and Intercession and helps them to understand why others “just can’t see it” sometimes and to know that “that’s OK” and to be freed to love them – as part of the Body – just as they love others who share their giftings and callings…

We each love each other in the Body of Christ because Christ is in us and His love fills us with love for all our brothers and sisters all over the world for we are members of His Body…

Praise His Holy Name…

Love in the Lord,

Andrew

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Technical Director - Design, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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2 Responses to The Wisdom of God…

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Andrew,
    Quite a long time ago the Lord showed me what a great privilege it is to be a prophetic/intercessor/forerunner as He is willing to show us things ahead of time. He emphasised to me that this is a God-given privilege and in realising it we need to extend much love and grace to those who have not had the privilege, knowing that it will indeed all be made clear to them in His time.
    Think that fits with what you are expounding here.
    Blessings,
    Judith

  2. Amen Judith, you are a blessing to me sister, your wisdom from the Lord has made an impact on my life, I am touched by the word “privilege” which you have explained above, Thank you for that – that is my third confirmation on what I believe the Lord has been showing me, Thank You Lord, Now Lord help me to live it :-), Love in the Lord, Andrew

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