Kagacage Sheets wrote a book with a lot of seriousness, but he found a g Why I Choose this Book: Yes, download this resource and subscribe me to monthly updates. As Dutch explains the nuts and bolts of prayer with wisdom, gentleness, and humor, readers will find inspiration and courage to pray for the impossible—and the persistence to see prayers to completion. Jesus also tells us that we can shefts mountains so it could be that my view of prayer and faith up to this point has been too cautious and restrained. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about prayer. The ease in which the author, Dutch Sheets, teaches this huge subject is inspiring.
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Encouragement for those who to seek the will of God above their own. Wednesday, March 21, "Intercessory Prayer" By Dutch Sheets: Review As my faithful Folders will recall, I have found that not many Christian books contain enough meat, especially quality meat, to warrant the prices that are charged.
Typically, it is by word of mouth that I even take the plunge, and by the third chapter I often regret the purchase. Bear in mind, Mr. Sheets may be famous, or not, but to me he is a new name. Sheets uses a very informal style of writing, inserting quips and jokes that quite possibly slip by the casual reader.
I like it. I do not want a deep exegesis that one must wear wading boots to muck through to the next chapter. As an intercessor, I needed some clear, easy teaching on how to revitalize my gift. Let me emphasize that Sheets backs up all his lessons with scripture, which is a biggie for me, and analyzes both the Hebrew and Greek words used to support his teaching.
The intercessor has the authority, as a delegate of Christ, to represent Him in the mediation here on earth. Always in the name of Jesus — never our own power.
Billheimer states: Daniel evidently realized that intercession had a part to play in bringing the prophecy to pass. God had made the prophecy. When it was time for its fulfillment He did not fulfill it arbitrarily outside of His program of prayer. He sought for a man upon whose heart He could lay a burden of intercession. As always, God made the decision in heaven. A man was called upon to enforce that decision on earth through intercession and faith.
Ezekial illustrates how God was looking for someone to stand in the gap intercede so he would not have to destroy the land — and none was found, so the land was destroyed. It does not influence His purpose. It does influence His action. I have put them under My feet legally — under my Authority — but you must exercise that authority in individual situations, causing the literal fulfillment of it. Certain situations call for an enduring prayer.
Sometimes God uses intercessory prayer to test our obedience. Examples include Elijah praying repeatedly for rain I Kings 18 , not just once. Or, marching seven times around a city. Sheets writes out sample prayers so that the reader can understand how to implement the mediator role — I liked that, too. As a seasoned veteran, I would like to add a cautionary comment. Most Christians attending prayer groups cannot bear the weight of really heavy baggage. Bless their sincere hearts, they HAVE to get rid of it, pass it off to one or more people.
This is so damaging to the ministry. If someone has a really juicy life, please paraphrase during prayer. I have seen it so many times, including last week through an acquaintance of my daughter. God always reveals the weak links. This book is a practical, easy read for understanding prayer. Sheets writes casually, as if he is speaking to you. While I enjoyed his humor, for some it might cause a bit of confusion while reading.
He offers plenty of examples and stories to support and explain his ideas. I disagreed with one portion of his Biblical interpretation, but I do not believe it negatively altered the relevance of the information. Fish indicating what is worth keeping, and Bones for what needs to be wrapped up in newspaper and tossed out……and the drumroll please My library did not offer it, but perhaps yours does.
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Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets