Excerpt from The Intercession of Rees Howells
Likewise also the Spirit helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groaning which can not be uttered. Rom. 8:26
In intercession you must always allow the Holy Spirit to direct you in it. Everything of yourself, of your own life, must go if you are to be an intercessor, but you cannot give your life for others if it belongs to you. There are only two Intercessors, the Saviour and the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit must have a body to pray and intercede through.
I have never done one thing in intercession without his telling me. Before God can disclose his will to you, you must be willing for his will to be done through you and to pay the price. The strength of an intercession is the price paid for it. The Saviour placed the highest value on lost souls so that he was prepared even to die for them. That is why one soul is worth more than all the things of the world put together. I have never lost the consciousness that I was bought with the blood of the Saviour and if he, who was perfect, was made sin for me, I should regret throughout eternity if I had been unwillingly for the Holy Spirit to pay any price through me for others. Many have accepted the gift of eternal life, but of instead of realizing that their life belongs to the one who died for it, they keep it to themselves. They are like the man in the parable who hid his talent in the earth instead of gaining on it.
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 9 No 3
- Judging Good and Evil
- The Self Can’t Be Improved
- A Look at a Book
- Excerpt from The Intercession of Rees Howells
- Moments with Meryl
- And Man=You and Me
- Creation and the Fall of Man
- A Call To Arms
- THE MAILBOX
- Where Are the Elijahs of God?
- Powerless Over Alcohol & Life: Steps 8 and 9
- HOPKINSVILLE, KY CONFERENCE
- JACKSON, MS CONFERENCE
- SEVENTH BRITISH SPRING CONFERENCE 1993
- From "Real Man" To "God’s Man"
- Editor’s Note
- No Independent Self Part Two