As a child of God in Christ, understand that you are a priest. Prayer and fasting for the priest, the child of God, is not an intrusion into his life. No, it is not! What then is it? It is a part and parcel of his life as a priest. The life of fasting and prayer is priestly in manner and in character. We understand that our devotion to God is enhanced by prayer and fasting; therefore, as priests, we live a life of devotion to God by giving ourselves to prayer and fasting. You don’t have to have problems before you fast. A life of devotion to God, which involves fasting and prayer, is what we have been called unto in Christ Jesus. A priest is an intercessor; one who stands in the gap for others before God. As a child of God, you are a priest, and you stand in the gap between God and the ignorant of God’s will. You are an intercessor. When you minister to the Lord, you stand before Him as an intercessor, representing the interests of people before God. You present their cases and concerns to God in prayers. You receive answers from the Lord to their questions. You receive grace from the Lord for them. You stand in your office and bless them in the Name of the Lord. That’s your ministry; that’s who you are, that’s your true occupation as a child of God.
One of the things you will note about intercessors is their hearts of compassion, especially in the place of prayer. The love of God has been shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit. As a child of God in Christ, you are not callous. No, you are not! You are compassionate and tender hearted. That’s your new nature in Christ. So, stop being critical of people. Be tender towards everyone. That’s your life as a priest of the Most High God. As a priest, it is your life and responsibility to bless people in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t curse people; we bless them in the Name of the Lord! As a priest, you command the blessing on people, just as Melchizedek blessed Abraham in the Name of the Most High God. We have been ordained priests alongside the Lord Jesus Christ our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Learn to be conscious of your authority, your noble office, and standing before God as a priest of the Most High God. Learn to carry the burdens of people to God in prayers; learn to cast their burdens on the Lord in prayers. Fulfill your ministry as a priest as you respond to the compassion in your heart regarding the needs of people around you by standing in the gap for them as an effective intercessor. Hallelujah!
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I take my place as a priest of the Most High God and stand in my capacity as an intercessor. I declare that I am compassionate and tender hearted towards everyone. I am not critical of people but rather I love them in Jesus’ Name!
1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 5:10.