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And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12)

Yesterday, I was asked how many Prayer Intercessors I had backing me up. They were shocked to hear that I only had one, a lady down in Pensacola Florida. How do we manage without backup, they asked? Not sure. We just do. I have lots of folks praying for us – lots of them – but when you’re talking about Prayer Intercessors, you are talking about an entirely different breed. I know several in Africa, but I only have one here in the U.S. who is actively interceding for me.

These are people who know what it means to be prayer warriors, to contend in battle on their knees for hours at a time, to fast for days, even weeks, at the slightest call. When I talk about “storming the gates of Heaven”, that is what they do on a daily basis. They don’t just pray; they conquer. They don’t send up polite requests to a God that they assume is listening because the Bible says so; they crash the gates, shake the foundations, tear down strongholds, and move mountains.

It seems that the Prayer Intercessors that I have met were all women. But make no mistake, this is not for the faint-hearted, the polite, or the weak. This is war, and these women are the heavy artillery, the special commandos, the elite of the elite. There is no quarter shown to the enemy in this war. Satan knows it and he fears them far more than whole denominations of preachers, evangelists, and big shot apostles.

These are people who dwell in that secret place of the Most High, that secret garden of God that most Christians know nothing of. It is a place that is most holy and sacred and is reserved for only those who dwell in the depths of a crucified walk in God – a place of total immersion, total yielding, and total release. It is a place of death, and a place of holy communion with God on a deeply personal basis. Ordinary Christians do not enter this holy place – only those who have submerged themselves in the depths of broken-hearted passion and desperate prayer.

These are the real heroes in Eternity. Guys like me, the Lord sends out to go do the work, but ladies like these, He keeps in close to Him and covers them under the shadow of His wings because He loves to spend that close and personal time with them. They are the ones that make it possible for guys like me to do what we do. There is no victory accomplished out in the mission field that has not first been won in the prayer room, and these prayer intercessors are the ones winning those battles.

Thank you, ladies, wherever you are. I would never be able to weather this storm without you praying like you do.

Brother Dale, www.Revivalfire.org

 

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