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60 Intercessors On The Move By Phil Scovell I was visiting a church once called The Church On The Move. I went three times and didn't see all that much spiritual movement myself but then, I'm naturally critical. Besides, it is the Lord's fault. He's the one who called me to be an intercessor and a prophet. Anyhow, the preaching in this church is good. Not as good as my preaching, but that goes without saying. Regardless, the preaching is very good and very faith based and that's a good thing. So, one day, during the pastor's sermon, he was trying to explain how we need to control our emotions. He was focusing that day on joy and how to be a happy Christian. Of course, joy and happiness are two totally different things. Happiness you can get of a hit from a joint or a snort of powder up your nose or a swig from a bottle of booze or from a roll in the hay with a beautiful woman. Joy is uniquely God because it is His character and you can't joy from any human experience but I digress. In the pastor's sermon, as he tried to explain that we had to work at being joyful as a Christian, odd, though, I thought that Jesus did all the work, but again, I digress. As the pastor was trying to explain how to work at being joyful in the Lord throughout your life, he used intercessors as an example, howbeit, a poor example, of joyfulness. He said that all intercessors were joyless people and walked around acting sad all the time. Strange, I know a lot of intercessors and I don't know one who is like he described. Anyhow, he then said, they need the joy of the Lord in their life. He said, intercessors had a bad attitude about life in general. They thought they carried the church and if they didn't pray for you, you would be in trouble. Again, quite unusual because I don't know a single intercessor who has this attitude and I bet I know way more intercessors than he does. I'm beginning to wonder who this pastor hangs out with if he is getting this sort of feelings from intercessors. Since this pastor has very little idea what an intercessor is, let me tell you. Intercessors are people who carry burdens for those who cannot carry them alone. Intercessors are people who pray for, and with, others in agreement. (One day, the Holy Spirit called upon me to pray in tongues for 3 hours. I ask Him for whom? He didn't answer but just said to pray for 3 hours and He would do the rest. I complained that it was late in the day but He still said, pray. I did and I still don't know for whom I prayed). Intercessors are people who fast for others when called upon to do so by God. (The first time the Lord called me to fast for 21 days, it was for someone, or something, He never revealed to me but I did it anyway). Intercessors are people who will conduct spiritual warfare for others who may be too spiritually sick to do it for themselves. Intercessors often are called upon to confront demons and demonic forces because God allows them to see what others often never see or know. Intercessors lift others up before the Lord instead of taking them down. Intercessors are people who delivers God's love, through prayer, to those who cannot feel God's love any longer. Intercessors are those who the Lord reveals truth about others, without giving them permission to speak to that person about what they know concerning their problem, but affords the intercessor a great opportunity to intercede for that one in need. These are but a few things an intercessor is and does. Finally, unlike some pastors, intercessors never pick themselves to be intercessors. If they do, they very quickly learn they are not called because they get beat up in the spiritual realm before they can set one foot inside the door. The only thing worse is being called to serve God as a prophet. Especially when most people believe the last prophet died out with the last apostle; whoever he was.