3 Reasons YOU Are Called to Be an Intercessor!

Have you ever thought of intercessors as a weird group of super-Christians? People who seem to have a direct line to Heaven–and are a LOT more spiritual than you? If so, let’s dethrone the myth today: intercession is NOT for non-existent super-Christians, and YOU are DEFINITELY called to be an intercessor!

Becoming an intercessor is part of EVERY Christian’s ultimate destiny. Here are three big reasons YOU are called to be an intercessor:

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    1. Jesus is an intercessor, and we’re supposed to become like Jesus.

    Because far beyond any temporal call you may have—such as being called to preach, teach, play music, raise children, evangelize, etc—your eternal destiny is to become like Jesus. And Jesus Christ is the Ultimate Intercessor.

    Check out these Scriptures that show how we’re supposed to become like Jesus:

    For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29).

    “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

    “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:2-3).

    And we know that Jesus is the Ultimate Intercessor!

    The Lord tells us so in these passages:

    Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us” (Romans 8:34).

    “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

    “Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12).

    Additionally, we are supposed to be like Holy Spirit–and He is also an intercessor.

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    An intercessor is an advocate for someone else, and advocating is exactly what Holy Spirit does. John 14:26 says:

    But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (NIV).

    Romans 8:26-27 also shows how Holy Spirit advocates and intercedes for us:

    Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

    Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

    So what exactly does it look like to have the Holy Spirit advocate for you?

    The word that is translated Advocate in John 14:26 is the Greek word “Parakletos.” Strong’s Concordance tells us that this means:

    “Summoned, called to one’s side, especially called to one’s aid; one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate; one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor; in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant.”

    Holy Spirit has been sent to your side to be your Advocate. He is your Intercessor. He pleads your cause before whomever He needs to plead your cause. He is your Helper.

    Since we’re only supposed to do what God does and say what He says, doesn’t it make sense that we should intercede also?

    Of course it does! God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and God the Son (Jesus) are all one. And if we’re supposed to become like Jesus–who is an intercessor, and who only said what Father said and did what Father did–then we should intercede also.

    This is so simple, folks. I know it is. But I desperately want you to see how SIMPLE it is for you to walk in powerful intercession before God!

    Finally, the third reason YOU are called to be an intercessor is:

    3. The Scriptures command all of us, without exception, to intercede.

    Look at these powerful Bible passages:

    Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

    “So 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” (Ezekiel 22:30).

    “He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteousness, it sustained Him” (Isaiah 59:16).

    “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:14-16).

    “… Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).

    “If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that” (1 John 5:16).

    “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.’ For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, ‘Peace be within you.’ Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good” (Psalm 122:6-9).

    Beloved, we are ALL commanded to intercede.

    All of us, including you. Don’t let some evil lie from the enemy put you off from your calling. Don’t listen if the enemy tells you that you’re not good enough. It doesn’t matter where you are on your spiritual journey–if you just gave your life to Jesus yesterday or if you’ve been saved a hundred years.

    ALL of us are supposed to be like Jesus, the ultimate Intercessor. All of us are supposed to allow Holy Spirit to flow through us and manifest Himself in intercession. And all of us are commanded to obey the Scriptures.

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    Intercession is not for some kind of special few.

    How do you know if you’re called to be an intercessor? Simple. Just check your lungs. Are you breathing? If so, then YES, YOU are called to be an intercessor! 🙂

    Intercession is for everybody because Christ lived an intercessor, died an intercessor, and ever lives to make intercession for us. INTERCESSION IS FOR YOU.

    Do these Scriptures instill confidence in your heart that you ARE called to be an intercessor? If so, please leave a comment below and shout it out with confidence: “I AM called to be an intercessor!”

    63 Comments

    1. I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR!!!!

      1. I am called to be an Intercessor!!!

        1. Judith Makunga says:

          Anen help me Lord to be an intercesor

      2. I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR!!!🙌👋

      3. Deborah Byrd says:

        I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR,

      4. Elizabeth Shu says:

        Yes. I’m called to be an intercessor. Help me to pray to be effective.

      5. Lizzy Queen Ceko says:

        I am called to be an intercessor!!!

      6. Lizzy maths says:

        I am called to be an intercessor

        1. Gifty Essel-Cobbah says:

          I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR

    2. I AM AN INTERCESSOR!!!

      1. I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR, ACTUALLY I PRAY FOR OTHERS AND ESPECIALLY FOR MY OLDEST SON. BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRAY IN THE SPIRIT (MAYBE I AM DOING IT, BUT NOT SURE).

      2. Agie jojo says:

        IAM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR. HELP ME GOD I MAY DO YOUR WILL

    3. Yes and also if you do intercede have a church covering very important ?

      1. I am an intercessor AMEN.

        THANK YOU ABBA FATHER.

    4. Annanson John says:

      Jamie,the LORD keep you and FAVOUR you. Most very grateful.

    5. Thank you for this, I know that I am an intercessor!

    6. Many thanks. My confidence for being an intercessor has been strengthen.

      I do share your teachings in my church, too, to further strengthen their stand as intercessors.

      May God continue to reveal more and more spiritual things to you and I am blesed to be a partaker.

    7. I am called to be an intercessor !! To be a true deciple of Christ we are to follow in his footsteps and that includes being an intercessor !
      Ty for reminding me of an important calling that goes along with my other walks I need to be walking for my saviour !

    8. I am an intercession!!!

    9. I am an Intercessor. Amen.
      God bless you greatly

    10. Thank you for helping me see that I am an interssessor. Your emails are full of encouragement and they are helpful . My walk with God is so much sweeter. May Papa God bless you.

      1. Praising God with you, Ida! Papa needs you to have that confidence so you will be a mobile, ready soldier for Him! And, He wants you to know how very special you are to Him! He is wildly, outrageously in love with you!

    11. Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing what the Father knows we need. I am encouraged!

    12. Amen, like Christ, I AM AN INTERCESSOR!!!

    13. I AM AN INTERCESSOR!
      Thank you for the reminder and encouragement to continue standing the gap for those who are lost, searching and hurting until they are strong enough to join us… to grow God’s kingdom!
      Thank you for your blog and your faithfulness to our Lord and Savior of, Jesus Christ ? ?

    14. Rebecca Ditsele says:

      You know Jamie some years ago pastors from the United States of America visited our small church in South Africa for three days . The sermons were very uplifting , at the end of the crusade , we were told to ask God to grant us whatever we needed . We stood in lines for prayer as we told pastors what we needed from God , out of the blue when I reached the pastor who ushered me to the one who will be praying for me , he asked me , “what do you want from God ” ? I answered , ” Christlike Attitude ” The pastor screamed and said , ” Wow , she is asking for a Christlike Attitude ”

      I became a joke of that day and some days and years to come in my local church . Cutting the long story short , I really thank you woman of God for putting your life on hold for us the children of God , I mean the body of Christ , thank you for all your blocs , more especially this one of intercession. Knowing that God , Jesus and the Holly Spirit are all intercessors and we are all ,I mean All as you stated are called to be intercessors , this has changed my mind about myself in Christ .I am looking at myself and I am saying boldly , I AM AN INTERCESSOR JUST LIKE JESUS , HALELLUYAH, PRAISE BE TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST !!!!!!!..

      1. Bonnie*JOY says:

        Amen to this sister…we shall be praying for Jamie and sharing her materials for their edification.
        I was totally blessed and this conformation …I to have been called as an Intercessor and is comes as easy as breathing…staying in HIS presence is the KEY!

        Blessings…Bonnie JOY Hebrews 12:2

    15. Jacqueline Hampton says:

      I AM AN INTERCESSOR!!
      Thanks Jamie, great article keep up the great work because your rewards will be great also!! Thanks again for your faithfulness.

    16. Amen! We are called to be intercessors. Not for just a few . Hallelujah!

    17. “I AM called to be an intercessor!”

    18. I AM called to be an intercessor!

    19. Christine Marimba says:

      Hi Jamie. Can you clarify on how some intercessors are weird, please? I am an intercessor and I love and enjoy it. I am wondering if the cultural context has anything to do with what you’ve shared? The reason why I say that is because at our Church most people have no idea who the members of the Intercession team are because we enjoy being in the background. We enjoy coming together to pray, intercede, exhort, share and prophesy away from the crowds. I have never thought of ourselves as weird. We all have different gifts which complement and strengthens our team as we pray.

      1. I totally get what Jamie meant by weird because as a young believer over 20 years ago, I looked at a group of intercessors as extra spiritual and not relatable on normal levels. Of course, as an intercessor myself now, I know otherwise.

    20. The Holy Spirit called me to intercede for a complete stranger on this website. No one was more surprised than me. I have never prayed with such fervour, power and love. Only the Spirit can cause love to ignite for a complete stranger.
      So many things have happened on this journey. I fasted for 33 days, something I was never able to do because of weakness in my body, but when I am weak, He makes me strong. I was given a sword to slash at the enemy’s attacks against this person, which I didn’t even know was possible. I have loved like I have never loved, cried like I have never cried, shouted like I have never shouted, commanded, rebuked and stood in the gap and three days ago the Lord gave me…
      “So 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” (Ezekiel 22:30) … and I bowed before the Lord and told Him, I am the man.
      I have placed walls around the US and Canada and Jerusalem and prayed for protection, revival and the coming of Lord Jesus. I have a passion for deliverance of the captives and healing of the nations; and even as I write this, I can’t quite believe this has come out of me. But it is only out of me, by the Will of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit whose rivers have the flooded the banks of my spirit. Amen and Hallelujah to the Lamb. King of kings and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!

      1. Raymond Tyson Sr. says:

        i am an intercessor

    21. Moreblessing Goromonzi says:

      I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR

    22. Thank you for this write up it opened my eyes the more, am blessed continue to remembere me in your prayers to be effective

    23. Donna Jones says:

      I AM CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR!

    24. I am an intercessor!!!!

    25. Annanson John says:

      The myth is broken!!
      Praise God!

    26. Jennifer George says:

      I am called to be an intercessor!!! 🙌🏽 Hallelujah 🙌🏽🙌🏽

    27. Zena Spence says:

      As I’m reading your blog, I thought to myself that I am an intercessor. At work employees always ask me to pray for them. Strangers in the street ask that I also pray for them.
      I guess has called me to be an intercession. Jamie thank you for your daily uplifting words and prayers.

    28. I am an intercessor. God has called me to be one in this small area of the land to be so.

    29. Carolyn. Clark says:

      I call be a intercessor

    30. Jearlene Dixon says:

      Thank you Woman of God for your faithfulness as I was reading this email my inner man was leaping I pray that I will be obedient to the call of the Lord as an intercessor . I AM A INTERCESSOR 👏🏾🙏🏾

    31. Thajk you Ms Jamie. I am always blessed by your.emails and prophetic notes which most of them always always is a witness to what The Lord is saying to me at rhe time. I akways pray for you snd your family and Ministry to prosper jn ALL Things. even from this part of the world i may be unable to submit monetary help just yethut by faith i will…i pray for your Ministry to prosper. God bless you
      Shalom

    32. Maika Kamikamica says:

      Thank you I am an intexcessor, praying for the body of christ to fulfill our call to evangelize the world and also for our leaders

    33. Mary Myles says:

      I am called to be an intercessor. Lord make me a better intercessor! Lord teach me to pray. Use me as your vessel to change situations and lives. Use me to speak life. Thank you for the authority afforded me by the blood of Jesus!

    34. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

      I loved to pray and intercede for others and also pray for those who need help. As I was reading this great message,it encourage me a lot to pray more and intercede more..This message really challenges my life of prayer and to continue do this great calling.I received it and I am going to be a Intercessor,Amen and Amen!!!

    35. Henry Chumia says:

      “I AM called to be an intercessor!”.

    36. Lynda Davis says:

      I am called an Intercessor

    37. Peace Emmanuel says:

      I am called to be an intercessor

    38. I am called to be an intercessor

    39. Chidera Victor says:

      I am an Intercessor.

      Thank you Jamie
      Thank You Jesus

    40. I AM called to be an intercessor in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen

    41. I am called to be an Intercessor !

    42. Maxwell Olokundun says:

      I am called to be an intercessor

    43. I am called to be an Intercessor!!!

    44. Antony Perkin says:

      I am called to be an intercessor

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