INTRODUCTION TO PROPHETIC INTERCESSION AND MANDATES

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Prophetic Intercession, Uncategorized

Ras & Bev OhotoWe feel this information will be helpful especially to those of you just beginning with us.  May it bless you.  Ras and Bev

Our new blog on “Prophetic Intercession to possess nations with mandates” has grown very fast.  God is blessing it.  The Holy Spirit is speaking and it is obvious we have been graced to find a new way (for us and you) to reach nations to disciple them and minister God’s good news.  We hope you are enjoying the experiment with us!

Some have asked, “What is prophetic intercession to possess nations with mandates and how does it work?  What is the prophetic?  What is intercession?  How does one pray this way for the nations?  What is a mandate and how does a mandate help?  What do you mean by the “Upper Room.”

Our current focus in the “Upper Room” is on the nations of U.S.A. and Kenya.

Today we start giving definitions of terms and explaining how the prophetic intercession with mandates works.  We believe you will enjoy it.

DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS
(Practical, not technical)

PROPHECY – Prophecy is an inspired utterance of a prophetic.  It communicating what God has said.  It is based in prayer and intercession for God and His word.  It can be a prediction, correction, instruction, inspiration.   It is intended to build up (edification), stir up (exhoration or encouragement and to cheer up (comfort).

PROPHETIC – Of, related to or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy.

INTERCESSION – Pray in favor of another.  Standing in the gap between someone or some group and God.  To act between two or more parties with intent to reconcile differences.

HOW WE INTERCEDE – First, you pray especially for the focus nations as instructed.  Seek to “enter into that nation” and see what God sees.  Ask God what He wants to show you for prayer.  Pray that prayer and then write what God has said so that the rest of us can enter into intercession with you in agreement.  This can be exceedingly powerful.

PROPHETIC MANDATES – From Websters:  an authoritative command, an authorization to act given to a representative, a commission granted by the League of Nations to a member nation for governing conquered territory.  In our case, these would be instructions from God received through prophetic intercession.

POSSESSING NATIONS – “Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.”  Psalms 2:8 (NASB).  To those who overcome, God has promised the nations.

DISCIPLE NATIONS – Jesus left instruction for Christians to make disciples of all nations, followers after Jesus.  This included their governments, cultures, populations, economies and all their needs that God can meet.

UPPER ROOM – We have chosen this term to characterize what this ministry is about.  After Jesus had been resurrected, He ascended into heaven.  Immediately follow this, the disciples did this:  “When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. 14 These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.”  Acts 1:13-14 (NASB)  We see a need for this today.

We hope this helps in understanding and facilitation of your prophetic intercessions and mandates.

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  1. Bev Hill says:

    This morning, in the upper room, I prayed for the South American nation of Chile as well as the United States and Kenya. As a girl, a missionary from this nation gave to me a piece of paper money from Chili, and I have kept it in my Bible and prayed for this nation all my life. I do not know very much about it and have never been there. The only thing I know about it is what I heard from a folk song earlier in my life that told the story of a poor Chilean activist musician who played his guitar and sang for the oppressed people’s rights, Victor Jara. He was thrown into prison where he continued to sing until they broke the bones in both his hands and then shot him to death. As I asked God how to pray for this nation, He led me to stand in for generations of families and begin to forgive their oppressors.

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  2. Nicky Jo Herner says:

    I have been praying for revival in America off and on for several years. Especially for revival and a visitation by the Lord in my own Lutheran church. I was given a dream several years ago during a fast that the Lord visited my church in a mighty way, slaying people in the Holy Ghost right and left as they came near the church building. Recently, I felt the Lord quicken to me that the financial markets are going to explode. I want to be ready for this and I feel that the Lord will position me to be ready for this. A prophet once told me that the Lord was going to bring revival to my church, but that I wouldn’t like how He would do it. I have pondered over this for a long time. I still pray for revival.

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  3. Cindy says:

    Thanks for this wonderful post of definitions of terms! How often misunderstanding amongst people is more symantics than actual disagreement. Those in the Upper Room were in “one accord”. May we be, also! I’m truly excited about what God is going to do through this forum – and in those of us who participate.

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  4. Here is suggested list of points to pray about concerning the U.S:

    Immigration and border security
    Stopping the advancement of shariah law
    The evangelization of Muslims in the U.S.
    Stopping the marginalization of Christians
    The rise of conservative and Christian media
    The reversal of unsound economic policies
    Assistance and wisdom for those dealing with unemployment
    Godly leaders to be placed in positions of authority
    Overcoming the scourge of drugs and addictions
    The proclamation and teaching of Christian values and practices to those in positions of leadership in government and business
    Ministry and outreach to those in prisons
    Unity within the body of Christ
    A greater emphases in the body of Christ to disciple believers and involve them in ministry to a lost world
    Revival among our nation’s young people and students
    The safety of students in schools and universities
    Overcoming racial divisions and prejudices
    Support for the nation of Israel and outreach to the Jewish believers
    Protection from terrorist plots and attacks
    The purification of our land from pornography, human trafficking and child prostitution
    The ending of abortion as a means of birth control
    Stand against the homosexual/gay-marriage agenda
    And for a move of God’s Spirit in every community that brings believers to repentance and non-Christians to faith in Christ

    These are my suggestions; I invite others to post the concerns that the Lord has placed on their hearts.

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    • ras65a says:

      This is enormously helpful to me personally and I assume it will be to others as well. Thanks Alan.

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    • Bev Hill says:

      Alan your list is good guidance for me. I am being called to focus my prayer on the middle item for a season; Unity in the Body of Christ.

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    • Cynthia Walker says:

      Did you ever see America your too young to die? It was a play that went around to the churches. It mentioned alot of those things you said. I was pretty young when I saw it. I can’t beleive how much has happened. Good was going to known as evil and evil as good. What happened? It aint over till it’s over We win

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  5. Judy Smith says:

    I agree with you Ras; to pray daily for President Obama and the leaders of the nations invoved closely with USA. All through hsitory the LORD lifts up and then may very well remove kings or people in authority for we are here ONLY for God’s “good pleasure” (Psalm 103:21; Rev. 4: 11) and to fulfill His plans and purposes. He exhorts us in Timothy 1 that in all supplications, prayers, intercessions…that we give thanks for all men , for kings, and all who are in authority, that we may lead a PEACEFUL LIFE in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior (vs 1,2).

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  6. Judy Smith says:

    Don’t know how the above message got placed here rather than with USA blurp you posted Ras??? Sorry about that!

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  7. narnia says:

    loving this blog more and more every day

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