Market Seventy: Reclaiming the marketplace

FastStart: Intercessory Team

Why You Need It

You are committing to co-laboring with God in reclaiming the marketplace. You are placing yourself, your organization and your family as targets for the enemy. Your first action must be to create a committed team to come alongside you. You need protection. You need wisdom. You need revelation. You need someone to hold you accountable to hearing the Spirit's direction. You need an intercessory team.

What It Is

Intercession is praying for people, situations, or land. It's standing in the gap between those people and the Lord Himself to pray His heart for them into being.

An Intercessory Team is a committed team to join you in prayer; people with a heart for God and for you and your vision. They come before God on your behalf. They come alongside you to do spiritual warfare and support you in your physical battle. They provide a covering for you, your family, and your whole organization. They are strong, knowledgeable Christians who are skilled in talking with and hearing the Holy Spirit.

What You Have to Know

In the Bible we see Jesus interceding for us, the Holy Spirit interceding for us, examples of kings, priests, and disciples interceding, and we are told to intercede or pray for our leaders and each other. Why? Because God has chosen to co-labor with us. From the very beginning, He created us to govern, manage and grow His creation. He works with us and through us in partnership, not independently of us. He looks for those who are willing to "build up the wall and the gap" so that mankind might not be destroyed.

There are two key concepts you need to know.

First, intercessors meet with God and re-present man's needs to Him. God then applies the victory of the cross to those needs. Your intercessory team presents your personal and corporate needs to God.

Second, intercession is the establishing of boundaries or walls of protection and the marking of a territory as one's own. Your intercessory team declares and protects Calvary's benefits for you and your organization.

What You Have to Do

There are three major tasks for you to accomplish before you move on.

1. Recruit and assemble an intercessory team.

2. Equip them and position them to be effective intercessors for you, your family and your organization.

3. Ensure regular, meaningful communication with them.


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