Pentecost: Myths About Intercession (Part 4)

I once had this powerful, provocative dream. I felt compelled to share this with many in my community. They all agreed that perhaps if we were truly moved upon by the Holy Spirit, we would be moved out on His mission. According to scripture, He is the sending agent! Disclaimer: This isn’t a story or…

Pentecost: Myths About Intercession (Part 3)

You’re about to read real words heard in rabbit trails from Sunday sermons. These may appear to be a caricature due to their extreme nature. Nevertheless, they are typical of my past experiences. We’d hear something like, “They’ve got the gift of prayer, of intercessory prayer. I can’t pray like them but thank God for…

Pentecost: Myths About Intercession (Part 2)

Specific Characteristics As Definitive The second intercession myth leaked out a little towards the end of the last post. This myth really only deals with our handling and classification of intercessory prayer. In short, it is the misunderstanding that specific characteristics of prayers are conclusively labeled as intercessory prayers. We are dealing only with those things…

Pentecost: Myths About Intercession (Part 1)

Pentecost: The Title & Its Roots There’s so many different paths this series could take but over the next few posts, I’ll try to debunk some of the myths about intercession that tend to run rampant, especially in the circles from which I came. The question of differing beliefs (continuationism vs cessationism) about the Holy…

Strange Noises: Let’s Talk About Intercession

Intercession is one of those mysterious “church words” that the Church should reclaim. One of those terms that kids raised in Christian homes grow up to laugh about. It’s funny because we usually have stories of a friend turning to us after leaving our moms withdads and saying, “She’ll be doing what for us?” But…