Lesson 15: What is Intercession
Lecturer: Apostle Colette Toach
Based on Chapters 01 - 11 of Prophetic Essentials by Apostle Colette Toach
If I had to consider the most outstanding principle in the study of intercession, I would pick out this one point:
Intercession is not about coming to the Lord with a prayer list, but coming to the Lord to GET a prayer list.
I knew someone once who really knew how to talk! If I happened to meet them in town somewhere, I could be sure that I would be late to wherever I was going. The minute we met the talking would begin. From what their uncle said at the last family social, to how their daughter was struggling at school, to how many 'serious' pains and ailments they had suffered since we last spoke.
You know the kind of person that I am talking about! Let's not be too spiritual here - none of us likes them! They are self-centered and boring to be around. Yet somehow when it comes to prayer, you are not afraid to burden the Lord with all your cares and problems without allowing HIM to speak. I can imagine the Lord standing and listening sometimes, just waiting to say His part, but never getting the chance.
Instead you have your nice long prayer list and you are "bombarding the heavens" for an answer. In life, you should know by now, that if you are seeking an answer about anything in your life, that it pays well to listen!
If you are to become successful in the ministry of intercession it is going to require some good listening skills on your part and not just good talking skills. As a prophet this is essential to flowing in any of the prophetic gifts. In fact, if you have studied the Prophetic Essentials book, you would have read in the Prophetic Listening chapter, that there are 7 ways to hear the Lord. So let me give you a new approach to your time of intercession this week.