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Our Father- Intercessors

Intercessor: A Person who intervenes on behalf of another.

The priest:
Hebrews 5:1 (NLT) Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God. He presents their gifts to God and offers sacrifices for their sins.

Jesus the High Priest
Matthew 27:50–51 (NLT) 50 Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart.

Jesus replaced the priesthood system and became The last high priest.
1 Timothy 2:5–6 (NLT) 5 There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone….

Hebrews 5:9–10 (NLT) 9 God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him. 10 And God designated him to be a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.

The King-Priest: “The Order of Melchizedek”
Hebrews 7:1–3 (NLT) This Melchizedek was king of the city of Salem and also a priest of God Most High. When Abraham was returning home after winning a great battle against the kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him. 2 Then Abraham took a tenth of all he had captured in battle and gave it to Melchizedek. The name Melchizedek means “king of justice,” and king of Salem means “king of peace.” 3 There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.
* Genesis 14:18-20

#1. King
#2. Priest
#3. He gives 
bread and wine
#4. He blesses.

Jesus is our King-High Priest 
Order of Melchizedek: Jesus is the eternal mediator between God and man and the final authority as reigning king.

Hebrews 6:19–20 (NLT) 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. 

#1. He is approachable.
Hebrews 4:15–16 (NLT) 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

#2. He Intercedes for us
Romans 8:34 (NIV) Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

“Satan is pointing at our sin and deeming us shamed, Jesus is pointing to the cross and declaring us redeemed.

#3. He puts Intercession in us
  • He gave full access to heaven by becoming the high priest and anointing everyone who follows him the new priesthood. 
1 Peter 2:9–12 (NLT) You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 10 “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. 
Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” 
11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12 Be careful to
 live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

The Ministry of Intercession
2 Corinthians 5:19–20 (NIV) He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…

1. Prayer & Fasting. 

“Brokenness won’t by simply being socially and politically active we must be spiritually persistent!”

2. Representing Jesus well.
We are ambassadors!

3. The message we bring.
Romans 10:14 (NLT) 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

We need to be winsome
1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

4. The power we function in.
Between The Ling and The Dead
Numbers 16:46–48 (NLT) 46 And Moses said to Aaron, “Quick, take an incense burner and place burning coals on it from the altar. Lay incense on it, and carry it out among the people to purify them and make them right with the Lord. The Lord’s anger is blazing against them—the plague has already begun.” 47 Aaron did as Moses told him and ran out among the people. The plague had already begun to strike down the people, but Aaron burned the incense and purified the people. 48 He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague stopped.