Intercession is the act of interceding, that of pleading in favour of, to act as a mediator in order to end a disagreement, it is also a prayer offered to God on behalf of somebody else.  A ‘Kinsman Redeemer’ also fits nicely into this concept, a ‘Big Brother’ one who will step into the battle, one who goes in between you and your foe, one who pleads on your behalf, talks to the Judge, pleads for mercy and compassion to be showered upon you, even if you may not be that deserving, one who even pays your debts and creditor.  Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” so we are all on the wrong side of the Law, we all deserve punishment, but then Jesus pleads for mercy and compassion, Jesus intercedes on our behalf, steps into the breach for us, especially one who can pay our enormous ‘Sin Debt.’ Isaiah 53:5 “But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Jesus bared his back, he was beaten for what we have committed and for which punishment we deserved, he picked up our Cross, and was nailed to our very cross, died our death, that we might have real life.  Zechariah 13:6 “And [one] shall say unto him, What [are] these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, [Those] with which I was wounded [in] the house of my friends.”  Quote; “What love, what wonderful love, was displayed by the Son of God! The death we deserved was suffered to come upon Him that immortality might be given to us, who could never merit such a reward. Is not salvation great in its simplicity and wonderful in its comprehensiveness? . . . Contemplating the fullness of the provision that God has made whereby every son and daughter of Adam may be saved, we are led to exclaim with John, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God” (1 John 3:1). The plan of redemption provides for every emergency and for every want of the soul. {HP 37} Job 1:4-5 “And his sons went and feasted [in their] houses, everyone his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.  And it was so, when the days of [their] feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings [according] to the number of them all: for Job said, it may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.”  Daily Job went before God, on his knees, with sacrifices and burnt offerings, pleading to God on their behalf, interceding for them, becoming a “Go Between,” one who plead or uplifted one person to another, just like the friend of the hopeful groom, who went before the hopeful bride, to plead, to extol, to declare in positive words, the character and attributes of the hopeful groom, that in him you will be blessed, that it would be a wonderful blessing for you to become united with him; “Be ye an Intercessor.”

As ‘Christians,’ do we make a good ‘Go Between,’ one who continually uplifts God, do we represent him in the very best light, do we make good ‘Ambassadors,’ can God be clearly seen in what we do, what we say and, in our actions, is God honoured, and do people eagerly want to be connected and part of God’s Family, are we an honourable “Intercessor?”  Maybe we need ‘Prophet Job’ to go in and intercede on our behalf, but then just wait, we already have that, Jesus has already done that and is already doing that, for each and every one of us.  Quote; “Man cannot meet these charges himself. In his sin-stained garments, confessing his guilt, he stands before God. But Jesus our Advocate presents an effectual plea in behalf of all who by repentance and faith have committed the keeping of their souls to Him. He pleads their cause and vanquishes their accuser by the mighty arguments of Calvary. His perfect obedience to God’s law, even unto the death of the cross, has given Him all power in heaven and in earth, and He claims for His Father that mercy and reconciliation for guilty man. To the accuser of His people, He declares: “‘The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan.’ These are the purchase of My blood, brands plucked from the burning.” Those who rely upon Him in faith receive the comforting assurance: “Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.” All that have put on the robe of Christ’s righteousness will stand before Him as chosen and faithful and true. Satan has no power to pluck them out of the hand of Christ. Not one soul that in penitence and faith has claimed His protection will Christ permit to pass under the enemy’s power. His word is pledged: “Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me.” Isaiah 27:5. {CCh 351}      

Quote; “Does it ever occur to such souls that God is as much interested in the dear one’s conversion as they are, yes, more than they possibly could be?  Does it even occur to them that long before they began to pray and to work, God planned and worked for the loved one’s salvation; that He is doing and has done all that possibly can be done?  That instead of their talking over God’s work and imploring Him to help them, it would be better if they recognized the work as God’s work and co-operated with Him?  The moment such realization comes to the soul, peace comes.  It will not make us work less or pray less, but it will shift the emphasis.  We begin to pray in Faith.  If we believe God is really at work, if we believe He is interested in man’s salvation, we shall pray more than ever but we shall leave the responsibility with God. {The Sanctuary Service by M.L Andreason P127} Matthew 21:28 “But what think ye? A [certain] man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.  He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.  And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I [go], sir: and went not.  Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.”  Question; “Will you be an Intercessor,” and work for God’s will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven?