Armor of God, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Prayer

EPISODE 514 – SUPPLICATION AND INTERCESSION FOR ALL SAINTS 1

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Thursday 20th, June 2024
 

SUPPLICATION AND

INTERCESSION FOR ALL SAINTS



“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV)



No believer or saint in Christ is an Island. Every individual is part of the community of the saints.

As part of the discussion on the Lord’s armor pieces, we looked at the Roman shield formation known as the Testudo shield formation. The emphasis of the Roman army battle strategy is not on individual strength but on the effectiveness of the formation of the whole army.

Though individual skill and strength were important, they won battles by their battle formations. The Testudo shield formation was one of their exceptional strategies to withstand the attacks of the enemy and advance towards the enemy’s gates.

Paul instructed that as soldiers in Christ, we must take up the shield of faith. And when each believer takes up their shield, they fight individually and corporately.

We are strong as saints when we stand together in this fight of faith. We defend, support and strengthen one another to enforce our victory in Christ and prevail over every situation.

The Lord knows the believer is not called to stand alone, thus, He incorporates everyone who becomes born again into Himself.

“For by [means of the personal agency of] one [Holy] Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, baptized [and by baptism united together] into one body, and all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:13 (AMPC)

In Christ Jesus, there is no individualism. Your well-being is not enough when the well-being of other saints is compromised.

This is why you don’t only pray for yourself but you must also become an intercessor.

You must be intentional about making prayers and supplication for other saints.

All believers or saints in Christ Jesus are of one body. When the hand is in pain, the whole body is in pain. You can’t have pain in your leg, and have the lungs rejoice.

The discomfort of one body part is the discomfort of the whole body.

This is why you must pray for one another. You must pray for the saints.

To make supplication simply means, to humbly make a request or petition.

To make supplication for the saints is to humbly and earnestly make a request for the saints.

Praying for the saints must be done with all perseverance. Don’t quietly watch your fellow saints go through pain and challenges. Instead of sitting back to complain about the failures of others, you can make supplication for them.

Read Ephesians 6:18 in the Amplified:

“With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all God’s people. Ephesians 6:18 (Amplified Bible)

This is one of the signs of spiritual maturity: Praying for God’s people!

Selflessness is a sign of maturity.
The “babe” in Christ doesn’t pray for others. He or she is only concerned about himself (or herself).

The more you pray for others, the less you get troubled or anxious about your challenges. Praying for others also means looking away from your situation and entrusting it to the hands of Jesus.

When you spend time to make supplication for others, all you are saying is, “Lord, please take care of my situation, as I stand in the gap for others”.

Let God handle your business as you make supplication for others.

Think about fellow saints in your community or city. Pray for their growth, their effectiveness in serving the Lord, and their strength and focus in the gospel of Jesus.

Set a time aside today and pray for the brethren.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Acts 12:5-14; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Corinthians 9:14)
 
WE PRAY
We pray for all saints that amidst all the distractions and pressures of this postmodern society, they shall not grow weary in faith, love and in doing the Lord’s work.
 
We pray that all the saints shall grow in the consciousness of our oneness in Christ Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Psalm 119

NB: Patiently read Psalm 119 again today.

 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I refuse to live isolated and selfish.

– I seek for the well-being of all the saints.

– I grow in love for the saints.

– I make supplication for the saints as my habit.


– I see every believer as a brother and I make supplication for them.

 
Thank you Lord Jesus!

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Seth osei
Seth osei
27 days ago

Oh thank you Jesus. I make time to pray for all saints and the brethren in the Name Of Jesus.

Seth osei
Seth osei
27 days ago

I mature in the spirit by praying for others specifically the brethren in Christ.

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
27 days ago

I refuse to live isolated and be selfish!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
27 days ago

I see every believer as a brother and I make supplication for them

Ankrah Manu Emmanuel
Ankrah Manu Emmanuel
27 days ago

Im an intercessor from today……glory to Jesus for this great light

Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
Nkrumah Charles Sarkodie
27 days ago

Selflessness is a sign of maturity.
Making supplication for others is one of the selflessness deeds which is a sign of spiritual maturity.
Epaphras labored in prayer for the brethren in Colossae to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Before Epaphras started his prayer of intercession for the brethren, he saw a need.
When he saw the need, he didn’t make it a complain, but a prayer topic, and prayed.
It is a sign of immaturity, when you see a weak brother in the faith and you make his weakness a topic for discussion instead of prayer topic.
Your well-being is not enough, when the well-being of other saints is compromised.
When one member of the body suffers, the whole body suffers. The suffering of the brethren is not unto your advantage but your disadvantage. For this course, we pray for all men. Hallelujah!

Thank you Apostle, for opening our eyes today.

Sandra
Sandra
27 days ago

I am an intercessor

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
27 days ago

Wow, God sees the church as a unit even though he is concerned about each individual. Being selfish in prayer is a sign of immaturity. Interceding for other brethren is like telling God to take care if your situation as you stand in the gap for others.
I show maturity by interceding for all God’s people. Glory to God.

Sandra
Sandra
27 days ago

I make time to pray for others
I refuse to live isolated and selfish

Lydia Serwah
Lydia Serwah
27 days ago

I make supplication for the saints always

Miriam Atoklo
Miriam Atoklo
27 days ago

I refuse to stand lsolated

Bernard
Bernard
27 days ago

The more you pray for others, the less you get troubled or anxious about your challenges. Praying for others also means looking away from your situation and entrusting it to the hands of Jesus.

When you spend time to make supplication for others, all you are saying is, “Lord, please take care of my situation, as I stand in the gap for others”.

Bernard
Bernard
27 days ago
Reply to  Bernard

– I make supplication for the saints as my habit.

– I see every believer as a brother and I make supplication for them.

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
26 days ago

Making supplication for many is one of the signs of casting your care unto the father and knowing surely that he will come through so you will also pray on behalf of others

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
26 days ago

It is also a sign of deep understanding in the word of God that he will surely come through for us
So we will rather take strength and make supplications for the weak part of the fold to be strengthened

And God gives a special eye to men who supplicate for others because of their matured understanding

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
26 days ago

I pray for all saints. The sign of maturity in the spirit is when i pray for others. Glory to Jesus . I have the DNA of prayer in me.

I refuse to pray a selfish prayer ,i pray for others.

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
26 days ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

Oooh thank you Jesus Christ . Thank you Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for handling all the saints issues in my hand. Glory to God.

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
26 days ago

God bless you more Apostle Bennie. Thank you .

Josephine
Josephine
26 days ago

This is one of the signs of spiritual maturity: Praying for God’s people!
I seek for the well-being of all the saints.
In Jesus Name

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
26 days ago

I let God handle my business.
No more selfish prayers
I stand in the gap for the brethren
Lord help me go on my knees daily to intercede

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
26 days ago

Yet another one to live beyond myself. Thank you lord.

Sackey Vaness
Sackey Vaness
25 days ago

I bond with my brothers in the lord to achieve the desire of the lord

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I’m intentional about making prayers and supplication for other saints.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

Hallelujah! I intercede in prayer for God’s people.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I refuse to live isolated and selfish.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I seek for the well-being of all the saints.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I see every believer as a brother and I make supplication for them.

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