Habits of the Highly Effective Intercessor
~ Fellowship With the Holy Ghost ~
Keeping your fellowship with the Holy Spirit current is definitely one of the successful habits you’ll want to cultivate as an highly effective Intercessor.
This means not letting anything break or interrupt your fellowship with God! Your relationship with God is constant, once you are born again you are a child of God and that cannot change but your fellowship is changeable, it can be broken and mended again.
If you’re relying on God as your power source and your fellowship with the Holy Spirit is broken then the power of God will be hindered from following through you and you’re not going to be as effective as you can.
Here are some things that affect your fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
1) Active Sin – You cannot live in sin or be actively encouraging sin in your life and expect to still effectively articulate the power of God. Sin will not stop the power of God but it will stop YOU from effectively using that power.
When you sin against God your conscience becomes wounded, and with a wounded conscience it is difficult to demonstrate faith.
You need faith to wield the power of God with effect. Therefore YOUR sin hinders YOU from effectively manifesting the power of God.
2) Rebellion – I’ve listed rebellion separately from active sin because rebellion can take the form of passive sin, which can sometimes be more deadly than active sin in your life.
When we hear the term “active sin” we usually think of fornication, adultery, embezzlement, etc. but rebellion simply means not doing what God told you to do.
For instance, if you haven’t done the last thing God told you to do and it’s past the time to do it – you’re in rebellion.
And if you continue in rebellion it will definitely affect your fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
How can you pray and ask God for such and such when you know that you have not done what He has asked you to do? You cannot approach God with faith knowing that you’re currently violating His will.
Not only this but also when you get into actual aggressive warfare and begin to declare the word of God to principalities, powers and demonic spirits you will find that your words will not have as much effect as they should.
Because demons are only obligated to obey you to the degree that YOU obey the Lord.
The effectiveness of YOUR word is based on your obedience to GOD’S word.
When you disobey God’s word you are giving demons license to disobey your word.
This is how delegated authority operates!
You can only manifest the power you’re given as long as you obey the source of that power… GOD!
3) Neglecting Tithes and Offering – I’m going to write an entire book on this topic.
Suffice it to say that not paying tithes and giving offerings to God is both active sin and rebellion at the same time.
In fact, we can call it ACTIVE REBELLION AGAINST GOD!
God said, “You are cursed with a curse,” if you neglect tithing and offerings.
Permit me a simple illustration: If you refused to pay taxes to your lawful government what would happen to you after a while?
The authorities would show up at your door, right?
And if you still refused to pay your lawful taxes what would happen then?
You’d experience the full penalty of the law, right?
So tell me something?
Are you, or are you not a citizen of the kingdom of God?
(A kingdom is a type of government) And if you’re a citizen how can you in good conscience enjoy the benefits of the government without paying lawful taxes as a citizen of that government?
Tithes and offerings are taxes we owe as citizens of the most glorious and fair government the universe has ever seen!
Ask yourself this question, “Who doesn’t pay taxes to a lawful government, only criminals and illegal aliens.
Are you one of those? I hope not.
4) Harboring Unforgiveness – Jesus said that if you didn’t forgive others God the Father would not forgive you for your sins.
I believe this is self-explanatory – Sin hinders your fellowship with the Holy Spirit so, keeping your fellowship with the Holy Spirit up-to-date is definitely one of the successful habits of being a highly effective Intercessor.