INTERCEDING UNDER AN OPEN HEAVEN

Psalms 106:28-31
28They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, And ate sacrifices made to the dead.
29Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
30Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, And the plague was stopped.
31And that was accounted to him for righteousness To all generations forevermore.

God honors his delegated authority here on earth, and nothing happens unless one who has legal authority here on earth asks for it. That’s why when intercessors like Phineas asked for a plague to stop, it obeyed and the prayer was acceptable.
God gave the earth to men check this
Psalms 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.

So, if there is any spiritual activity going on without men’s consent, it goes on illegally. Do you know why? Because the earth is not for spirits. There is a reason why I’m using legal terms like the term, illegally.

Mathew 16:19 says, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Bind and loose are legal terms, bind means to disallow and loose means to allow. In other words, whatever we allow here on earth, God allows it and whatever we disallow God disallows. Unlike men, God honors his delegated authority.

Going to prayer armed with this knowledge is very key for us to have an open heaven. Now we know that if the enemy releases curses into the earth and if there be plagues and adversity, we have the legal right to veto those curses. That’s why, no matter how much hostile our situations may be, once there is intercession going on, God has to honor the legalities and principles established through His Word. God has no option but to give us an open heaven and grant our requests.

Ezekiel 22:29-30
29The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.
30So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

The scripture above involves a situation where judgement was pending due to people who had committed sins. The heart of God is still clear, if anyone stands boldly and ask Him to withhold judgement for people to repent, He is still willing to stay the execution. This gives us an opportunity to pray for our friends and relatives to be saved, no matter how much deep they are in sins and wickedness. They still have an equal chance to be saved.

May God grant you an open heaven as we pray for our nations, families, and projects.

Shanah Tovah=have a sweet year ahead,
Remember it’s Rosh Hashanah. Which means head of the year or Jewish new year. It’s a perfect time to intercede.

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      1. This is so very true. I know this for a fact. God gives us the authority and it absolutely works. I was amazed when I learned this years and I was able to call it out and it was done.

        Only true children of the Lord are given this because we have the Holy Spirit within us. It is such an honor that our Lord honors us.

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  1. I disagree – mankind has proven, over and over, and over, sometimes they can be trusted with authority and sometimes they can’t and well – I like the direct line, i.e. “God knows my heart, my intentions, and can take me out anytime he wants too” – the ego of mankind and the horrors of history, to me, just prove that really? Mankind rather sucks at determining leadership or who to follow or long term stuff – and over and over and over, we pay the price for our ‘poor, childish decisions’ based off various points of our egos – thinking we are somehow more important than Universal Laws – God’s Laws – so, if I understood properly, your post – I respectfully disagree – but feel free to ‘educate me more’ on your take on the matter if you feel my response not fair to the point you were trying to make….

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    1. Hi Tamrahjo thank you so much for raising your point of view but before i answer you i would love to know if you understood my point

      You have to understand that I’m talking about intercession or prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ .All points i raised are purely based on the bible and teachings of Jesus Christ concerning the authority vested in us as believers not any other people only those that have received Him as their Lord and Saviour

      Now my question to you is
      1Are you disagreeing with scriptures i used or you actually don’t believe in the bible and what it says concerning the issue i raised.

      I wouldnt want to address a question you are not asking so i want clarity first , alright?

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      1. I am not questioning the biblical quotes you included – I was raised with King James Version of the Bible, and would need to research which version of the bible you are quoting from, but close enough to me, to figure, if I refer to KJV, quotes, it will be understandable as to what I refer to…

        That said, I have issues with all the various ‘editions/versions of the Bible’ running about, all while many – both layman, followers, scholars and leaders all announce their favorites/the ‘true’ text – So – first point, overall, I guess, would be – “And what were the language/history/political/religious’ context in human history, that created the version of the Bible you quote? Not a biggee, overall, for me, for, versions/editions used by many are varied – on so many fronts, for various reasons – in pure faith and per their accepted leadership on the ‘version/copy’ to use, or for those who seek to learn more, and are scholars, ponderers, etc.

        The original points I disagreed with were based upon manner of prayer, how it should go and regarding what exactly, is deemed ‘delegated authority” and how would one know of delegated authorities, other than taking another human’s word for it?

        For myself….
        I do not pray in Lord Jesus Christ’s name nor do I follow blindly, without question, any self/group defined ‘delegated authority’ among mankind, just through ‘faith’ that it will all turn out ‘okay’ no matter what I contributed to, because, mainly

        The moment I name, represent, declare my intentions to limit, via ‘limitations instilled by human created name, dogma, symbols, labels” the All that Is –

        (The “Be Still and know I am” portion of the All that is referred to in Psalms 46:10?)

        Which, to my human mind & heart abilities, currently, is so much greater than I can even fathom? Understand? Fully see all the moving parts and the ripples out from this one little thing here, that little thing there? That my brain and heart and soul would probably explode if I was granted perfect, all seeing knowledge, all at once? 😀

        In that moment I limit through human interaction/etc, or place my unquestioning faith in another human/human created system/human leader who has been labeled as All that It Is (and limited) or or has taken the label as “Delegated Authority” or who I am to Pray to – what to call them – how to pray – the moment I do any of that?

        I have, with my own human mind/heart chose, through intent, to place human limitations on That which, to my mind, cannot be limited, cannot be fully defined/understood by humans in totality, and I just placed my ‘faith’ in what another human/human created system said I was supposed to…

        Thus, maybe a good idea overall, and if not, overall, but seemed like a good idea to my human mind/heart? Would I be smart enough to know? Really? Without knowledge of All that Is, in every single manifestation of it?

        How would I know if all I were to judge by were the human systems that have created the world I must walk in, but am counseled to NOT be a part of?? (John 18:36 – My kingdom is not of this world….)

        Does that make any sense?
        – My second reason for disagreeing, was because of 2 points:
        “Psalms 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.” –

        Until the council of Nicea – it seemed to be up in the air on whether Lord referred to God, Jesus, both, the Holy Spirit, all three, etc. – AGAIN! Human labels/terms – to try to express the fullness of heart, the mind, the spirit that humans are blessed with when they seek communion with, seek to learn, the ways/mysteries of the All That Is –

        History is FULL of ‘delegated leaders” and “what various Labels refer to” etc, all of which, are used to express the leaders/followers best known at the time, or limited, or downright manipulation of such things as were given to mankind in “delegated authority from Heaven, to engage in, here on earth” –

        May I give you just an example of my ‘inner communion/thinking/observing/then silent prayer time” with All that Is? When I sit and do my best to commune, and then listen? observe? learn?

        My surroundings tell me “My area is/has been in deep drought distress” for many years….
        A few Fall seasons ago, many butterflies visited on my little ‘in my charge/place on earth’
        A local deacon of a fundamentalist church/author/naturalist/prior biologist who worked for corporate Amercia business, advised that species of butterfly showed up in our county, because the county full of sinners and thistles….
        The local conservationist said those butterflies showed up because I was healing the land and had planted drought hardy, native perennials on my property that protected the soil, built the soil, increased biodiversity and saved water –
        The environmentalists said the drought was because cows were farting, farmers were irrigating crops to feed the world, and using herbicides and GMO seeds
        My local spiritual community of individuals (across many sects/faiths – both religious and political) cautioned me on not being a pagan because I sat and observed my surroundings, the butterflies, the plants, as part of “All that Is” world and those in the political following leanings told me that to ‘repair/heal/continue making better, etc.” I needed to vote for so and so or another so and so, because (dependent upon who I spoke to, each candidate/elected official, was truly, really! doing God’s work….)
        The local ministers (who are also farmers/ranchers in their spare time….) quoted Matthew 6:28 “Lilies of the Field” and said, “Conditions were just right this year – but ya know? You should be focused on destroying that area of bindweed over there that is getting out of hand”

        Every example just listed – is, supposedly, a delegated authority, human labeled, for either this world or God’s world – Matthew 22:21 (Render unto Caesar…and unto God….)

        I will ‘ponder” more upon your post, re-read, pray, etc., and yes, I did ‘cherry pick’ King James version Bible quotes, to try to better express, share with you, what I was/am trying to say, in the restrictions of my understanding/language/bible version/knowledge- 😀

        Deep topic to me, overall, on many fronts, , and well – trying to put it into words – for myself? So much easier to just bare my soul, in stillness and communion with All that Is, in all it’s glory – but, the portions of leadership, challenges, walking through this world and not seeing it as All that is?

        Never ending cycle for me, of learning more, bit by bit and doing the best I can – and I guess, my only ‘faith’ is that God knows my heart, gave me a brain and understand I’m a sinner over and over and over – when I give in to my angst, frustration, less-than stellar parts, because ‘not content’ with the world as it is, just now, on this front? What?? What did God allow me to wake up breathing, today, once more, to actually ‘do/act upon’?

        I just don’t take the word of those who claim to be delegated authorities, but reside, all the same, among the world of man.

        Today? I spent some of my woke up breathing time to ponder/explore/question myself while re-reading your post, my reply and writing out my response to your reply – so thank you for my ‘human community spiritual time’ today – because, I also was raised to TRUST and have total faith in,
        Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. ” that said, I just question what humans decide is the “Name’ under which folks choose to gather together with –

        Respectfully submitted – hope I clarified my position, and didn’t offend while doing so –

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      2. Great ! My dear ,one think that we have in common is that we don’t follow blindly.I’m training myself to ask good questions about certain beliefs and conditioning.

        Where we differ is our life strategy.My life strategy is Christianity, you say you dont pray/believe in Jesus.This post was mainly to encourage Christians to pray according to the revelation that i got from scripture mentioned in the article.

        You said you have problem with all versions of the bible as for me i ask the Holy Spirit in prayer to get hidden revelation from any version, so for me i operate with conviction and when i share what im getting there is room for readers to agree or disagree, my faith is built on the idea that there are those who will have a witnessing that the word is speaking to them.

        About delegated authority according to the bible whatever version God has creative rights to the earth and we know that after creating the world he said to man be fruitful, multiply and subdue the earth.Thats what is called delegated authority.

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      3. Whew! Was afraid I might have been too honest in sharing and offended! but I SOO enjoy our ‘discussions!”

        I do BELIEVE in Jesus – to clarify – I just pray to ‘the All that Is’ and I feel often surrounded by folks who say, communion, prayer, being a christian doesn’t ‘count’ unless everything done in Jesus’ name – I guess, I’m a rebel at heart and believe in omnipotence – that God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit knows my heart, sees all and I can’t hide/tell a lie NOR does following some rote phrase, without pure communion/intent behind it, really mean anything – :D. But, that’s me making God in my image instead of the other way around – LOL.

        My childhood was filled with various protestant churches, cuz my mom was a preacher’s daughter and we went where she liked the minister and some of the finer points/lists for their sects dogma/theology differed – I’ve been baptised several times in my life – whether I need it or not :). But to me, once you have accepted the communion and spirit into your heart, the rest of it is to become a part of your community – so it didn’t really bother me, doing it again – still a redededication to my mind….

        I will think upon more before replying to the “subdue the earth” portion – of your last paragraph – to me? So much of the world’s problems and challenges are directly linked to mankind doing what they want, when they want, as conquerers/subjugaters, in stead of learning to work in tandem and learn the seasons and accept, our time on earth here is no picnic walk, but if we pay attention to the rest of God’s Creations (flora, fauna, other humans, systems we create…) we could, overall, start alleviating the vast amount of blowback from our own sins of ego and being power hungry – 🙂

        Ecclesiastes 3 is my fave, that I hope clarifies the above reply, better (below from KJV bible):

        1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

        2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

        3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

        4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

        5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

        6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

        7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

        8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

        9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

        10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

        11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

        12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

        13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

        14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

        15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

        16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

        17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

        18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

        19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

        20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

        21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

        22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

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      4. Hahahah no i cannot be offended.I love people who bring up questions form my work because it helps me to apply my mind more.So please keep checking me out .If i dont know i will be open with you and i will also come to your blog and question you too 😂😂😂

        But i prefer constructive criticism the way you are doing here.I will read this reply when i get time .
        We are about to sleep here in Zimbabwe.
        Blessings!

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      5. History will decide if I voted right or not – I probably won’t live long enough to know for sure on all fronts – but, when voting, I go for individual, what is available on the track record or ask for mulitple ‘opinons’ of those who support this/not that – I’m BLESSED by having local folks, Colorado folks that span many religiouis sects, political parties, race/gender/identification fronts – that somehow, so many of them put up with me asking questions all the time, but over time, I’ve built up a network of folks that know, when I call and say, “Hey – read, studied, and I’m still trying to decide, do you mind sharing with me what you feel about this law on ballot (for/against) and tell me why?” and sometimes, where I ultimately vote, gets passed when I think it shouldn’t have, and short term win, long term loser for everyone, overall, and sometimes, I vote on the the side that ‘wins” but win or lose, I still try to remember, “may I live long enough to see, if I ACTUALLY voted, long term, for ALL of US, the right way – ” – – LOL.

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      6. I’m not certain I think of my posts as ‘constructive criticism’ – I ask questions of those who are more educated, and know more than I do, and share myself/my understandings – to learn – for me? NOT a criticism of your take, cuz I’m not an ‘expert’ in this field of lifetime of study, etc. Merely me enjoying and saying, “Okay, so this, that and the other? I don’t agree with – here’s why – so either tell me why I’ve got it wrong, give me things to ponder, learn more on, get more educated on” and to me? Discussions started and maintained in a way that shares different viewpoints, and both are enjoying the conversation? Win/Win – doesn’t matter who was smart/right, ignorant/wrong – it still, hopefully, benefits us both in our own journeys here on earth – 😀

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      7. Hahahah was just joking but if do that to it will be genuine.What i mean about constructive criticism is best described by the opposite example, a Pharisee approach. They came to Jesus to trap Him with questions so that they might gather up charges against Him .Thats why Jesus said that we need to be like Children when they ask they are genuine.

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      8. Right on the issue about “God knows my Heart understanding ” kindly check this Scripture, i used kjv
        Romans 10 from vs 10…For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
        Share with me what you think because from my understanding believing in your its not enough/complete we need to confess it with our mouth.
        God knows your heart but He wants your mouth too😂😂
        Here is my wisdom, whats in your heart cannot be used as a testimony but your word can be used as your testimony.
        Let’s discuss this when you get time.

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      9. Oh, well – in the verses you quoted, I can say “Lord” – I can call out to him – doesn’t matter if I’m a greek, jew, (for the time that Romans was written) and today? For today? Unless I say specifically, “In Lord Jesus Christ’s name, my savior” it doesn’t ‘count/get heard” – – IF I say, “Hi God – today was a hell of a day, I lost my temper on this, fell down on that (confessing out loud my sins/my failings with full addressing of the Lord and intent to commune and say, “you don’t have to just read my heart and take care of it, I’m sitting here taking account of myself, today AND telling you, too, the good the bad and the ugly – of today” – – Sometimes, I’m out in my garden, or watching a storm, or standing under the startlight and my prayer is wordless – but my heart says, “Thank you – You are so much bigger than I and I’ve been so lost in human world, and so stressed, and yet, tonight, as I stand under the raging storm, or see the full moon, or watch the brilliant stars piercing the below zero, high altitude cold – it is enough – I feel close to you through Your creations.” – Sometimes, I stand outside in despair, or lost or for break, or in order to get myself right, I just plunk down and think, “I don’t know what else to do, so right now? I’m just going to weed this area – or protect this seedling” and a robin lands and keeps company – or ladybugs show up all around me – or the birds and squirrels that went deadly quiet, seem to get used to me being in heartbreak, angst, muttering/cursing under my breath or crying while I weed a small patch of ground – and I say, “You” or “Dear God” or Mother Nature, thank you – for me? All those human words, etc., refer to the SAME thing for me – the ALL that IS! I will confess, I will break down, I will give thanks – but to me? it is a sacred experience for me, and it DOES ease my heart, I DO get guidance, I’m blessed with peace and gratitude over and over again, and yet, very rarely, do I ever ‘pray or invoke the name’ the many faithful who worry about my sinner’s soul, rarely, if ever, to I say my prayers or commune in just the way they think I should – but I do now this – I pay over and over and over, such an overall heavy price, the MINUTE I hurriedly say, “morning, gotta go to work” – go to bed with my mind/heart churning over what I NEED to DO/Make Happen, instead of just spending communinion/show up/confession time – and for me? never matters what I say/how I ‘name it/address’ it – doesn’t matter if I’m cussing, mad as heck, sick and worn out, heartbroken, contrite over not trying/doing my best? Doesn’t matter how I address open up – as long as I make the time to show up and commune and pour out my heart, the good, the bad, the ugly? I am blessed, over and over and over – even while, many either think I’m not blessed or if they were in charge of such things, would have withheld because I ‘didn’t do it right” – that where I’m coming from

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      10. Ooh i hear you,you are right in that context but when it comes to deliverance and rebuking evil spirits when they are tormenting believers we use the name of Jesus Christ because that’s the only name with authority over them
        Philippians 2 from vs 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

        So this is why we are encouraged to use the Name of Jesus Christ to enforce the will of God

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