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Intro. - Intercession {Paga - Hebrew}; 1st use “ to meet ”...can be a good / pleasant experience, or it can be a violent confrontation of opposing forces. The intercessor is either going to meet with God for the purpose of renconciliation of the world to the Father, or else he is going to meet satanic forces for the purpose of enforcing the victory of Calvary. Whatever the purpose of intercession...when the meeting comes to a close, something will have changed. 

I. A Meeting With God - Reconciliation

 A. In Jesus

  1.God is righteous and just - “without prejudice or partiality”

   a.  Ezra 9:15  “O LORD God of Israel, thou [art] righteous: ...behold, we [are] before thee in our trespasses (guilt/offenses): for we cannot stand before thee because of this.”      

  b. Job 10:14 “If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.”

   c.  Ezek. 18:4 “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”  {sin’s wages - death  Rom.3:23}

  1. God is love

   a. I Jn 4:7 “He that loveth not knoweth not  God ; for  God   is   love.”

When man sinned, God couldn’t just sweep that sin under a rug and overlook it! He is too righteous and just for that, yet His great love made ammends. The intercession of Christ on Calvary satisfied the debt.

  . Ps. 85:10 Read - all of God’s wrath from sin was poured out on the object that He loved the most.

 B. The Church

  1. II Cor. 5:18 (salvation) world reconciled through Christ; ministry of (EXCHANGE) is now ours.

  2. Jn. 1:45-46  Philip went and found Nathaniel... “Come and  see !!”

  3. Jn. 4:29 “Come,  see   a   man , which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”

   a. we are to attempt to align a “meeting” {paga} with sinners and Christ

  4. Mk. 2:4  (healing) the men uncovered the roof where Jesus preached so they could arrange a {paga}

   a. this man was healed because of his friends’ faith (v. 5) if faith is weak, have others to pray for you!!

  5. Mk. 5:27  lady w/ the issue of blood - pressed through ‘till she touched {paga} his garment

   a. His healing power met her at the point of her faith

  6. Acts 3:4  Peter and John @ the gate “Beautiful” - they said “Look on us!” (the paga was arranged)

   a. Peter said this w/ boldness because he knew the will and the authority of the One that he spoke for

   b. when we speak for Christ and know w/confidence that we’re speaking the known will of God

    1. we can speak with all boldness instead of with fear and uncertainty

    2. we can do this by knowing the Word of God, and the God of the Word!!

The Church is the voice of God crying out on the earth, “Come and see!”


II. Confronting Evil - The Breaking  (“The Bear Anointing”)

  II Sam 17:8  “For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they [be] mighty men, and they [be] chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field...”

  {paga} a warfare term 

 A. Jesus

  1. I Jn. 3:8 came to destroy the works of the devil

   a. destroy = a legal term ; to pronounce that something’s no longer bound; dissolve / void a contract

   b. same term used in Acts 27:41 the hinder part of the ship was “broken” {to dissolve literally}

 B. The Church

  1. We are at war. We will meet opposition in getting people to God. We must deal aggressively with these forces whenever

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