I. God’s Kingdom Goal
1 John 3:8
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”
At the foundation of our thinking we need to realize that God’s ultimate goal is the Kingdom Invasion of heaven on earth. The reason being is that everything that we associate as heaven’s activity on earth is bound up within His kingdom rule. Whether we are speaking of miracles, signs, wonders, the harvest of souls any other thing that demonstrates the life of God in the earth. When we speak of the Kingdom of God, we need to know that we are speaking of God Himself invading the earth with power, destroying the works of the devil through us.
II. Interceding Between Heaven and Earth
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
Our intercession plays a central role in ushering in the reality of heaven on earth. Knowing that Jesus ever lives to intercede for the saints, we also intercede along with Him through the Holy Spirit within us. Why does the Spirit within us long to intercede for the saints? Why not the entire world? He is interceding for us that we would manifest the Father’s glory in the earth the very same way that He did. Together, as the Body of Christ, we manifest the greater works that Jesus spoke of because we are walking in unison with His heart as habitations of God’s Presence in the earth.
III. Holy Spirit Cultivated Life
As those who are standing for that very purpose of His heart, we are able to “strike the mark” through our intercession. As we play this role the Holy Spirit’s life is cultivated in us in a way that we live in an abiding connection with the heart of God. We ourselves are affected by His life as well as those around us. His rule is being extended through us organically. This is not about any kind of mechanically defined hierarchy, but is something living and dynamic in it’s expression through us. Passion and hunger for God are imparted to us without boundaries.
IV. Receiving the Spirit of Intercession
“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”
I think most everyone who claims to be His would also desire to want to be like Jesus. There are many things that could be said about Him and the place He now holds in the heavens. God highlights what He is doing right now, interceding. For us to fully enter into what Christ desires we need to open our hearts to receive the spirit of intercession. As we allow Him to pour this aspect of His life into our spirit we will experience a greater oneness with His heart, seeing things as He sees and have the opportunity to carry the compassion with Kingdom demonstration that He carried in the earth.