Patio Chat 19, Covid: “An Avalanche of Intercessional Prayer is Building” – 6:18
• PRAYER: I have noticed the badly needed roles of pastors, prophets and intercessors – in particular – during the last few days. The pastors (referenced above) are moving forward calmly, providing solace for the congregation. The prophets are “seeing” what God is doing. The intercessors are touching heaven. Several nights ago – from 5pm to 6pm – there was a prayer conference call with 5,000 people on it – crying out to God. Immediately following that was another massive prayer call that went from 6pm to 7:45pm. I have not sensed this kind of “intercessional avalanche” since October-November of 2016. It reminded me of the crying out that occurred in the Hebrew Scriptures. On these calls, the intercessors cited Numbers 16:47-49, “So Aaron took the censer as Moses had ordered and ran into the midst of the assembly. And seeing that the plague had begun among the people, he offered the incense and made atonement for the people. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague was halted. But those who died from the plague numbered 14,700….” Those praying took their role as figuratively standing between the living and the dead, to see the plague halted. Frequently cited was Joel 2:17, “Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare your people, O LORD…” “Between the porch and the altar” marks the location of crying out to God on behalf of the people. The anguish of those praying on these phone calls was from this important spiritual and figurative location.