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Intercession: From faithless beggar petitions to confident kingly prophetic declarations

6 Feb

I believe that what we have always called intercessory type prayer is beginning to change from plaintiff prayer to kingly prayer… from beggar posture to royal posture.  From earth originated prayer to Heaven originated prayer (where we’re seated).  From a faithless desperate petition to a confident faith-filled prophetic declaration. 

For several years, I’ve asked my mind to notify me whenever I find myself asking for something in prayer.  I then determine whether I already know God’s heart on this matter.  If I don’t, then I continue to ask e.g. “if any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God who gives….”   But if I already know what God’s heart is on the matter then (for me) it isn’t appropriate to ask, I must now assume my kingly role of co-ruling with Jesus.  I must speak (from Heaven) to earth… prophesying Father’s heart into the matter.

One doesn’t need to assume any responsibility when we just ‘throw up’ a beggar petition before Heaven… we’ll just let God sort it out… no need for maturity here.  Babies ask for anything and everything… mommies and daddies sort it all out.  But as we mature, we must assume more and more responsibility about what kind of prayer we’re praying.  Jesus said it this way, “I can do nothing apart from my Father”.  He didn’t pray anything without finding Father’s will first… He then assumed His kingly role of releasing Father’s will… “Be healed”; “Rise up”; “Storm be still”, etc.  No plaintiff / beggar prayers here.

Yes, there are a few occasions where Jesus prayed ‘asking prayers’… in the Garden “Father, if it be Thy will… never-the-less Thy will be done”… He needed to know for sure.  And at Lazarus’ tomb (John 11:41-44) he prayed our old type of prayers ONLY so that people would know by who’s power he raised Lazarus from the dead… “Father I thank you that You hear me….” But after he prayed a prayer to get everyone ‘on page’ with Him, He then prayed a Jesus prayer, commanding with a “loud voice”, “Lazarus come forth!”  The reality is that once we know Father’s will, then we’re invited to assume our co-heir position of co-ruling with Jesus from Heaven to earth.

Disclaimer:  This growth process into our kingly role has nothing to do with grasping to be a ‘big dog’; it has nothing to do with being arrogant, pompous or presumptuous; it has nothing to do with just spouting out memorized Scripture; it has nothing to do with ‘grunting’ harder to get more righteous and more spiritual.  NO!  A thousand times, No.

It has to do with simply believing the truth about who we are… kings and priests unto our God, and co-heirs with Jesus… whatever is true of Him is true of us… and whatever He’s been called to do is what we’ve been called to do.  It has to do with debunking the devil’s lies and myths that we were poor mortals waiting for death to set us free, make us righteous, glorify us, etc…    The devil would love to keep us in a powerless state until death, which would in effect make death our savior.  Many of us have believed that Jesus couldn’t make us righteous in this life.  We would need Jesus plus our death, then we could be righteous.  Wow, when we put it like this, it just sounds awful, doesn’t it?

I imagine this is going to take several years for the body of Christ to catch on, but the fact is, it has already started… we’ve already begun to enter the Kingdom Age and it’s a great time for us kings to assume our roles.

Liberation revelation is coming… it’s here.  We’re embracing and learning.  More, Lord!!!!


DPM Update – 2012 September

29 Sep

Dear Friends

Introducing Avalee Joy Hendrickson
Our son Markus, and wife Allison, have a new ‘bundle of joy’ (pun intended).  Avalee was born August 22th, weighing 7lbs 7oz and was 20” long.  A couple of weeks ago, several of our family and extended family rallied in Franklin, TN to meet our beautiful granddaughter and celebrate her arrival.  Baby, mommy and daddy are all doing very well.  As I held her I told her that I can hardly wait to take her out on a date and buy her an ice cream cone and do the really special stuff that Grandpa’s do.  I’ll probably have to wait just a little while for that occasion, but will be checking in frequently.  We’re super excited about having two grandchildren now.  Things are picking up….   🙂   (Family pic)

Redding, CA with Deeper Waters team
Debbie and I were in Redding for the last two weeks.  On this trip Bob Hartley, Michael Sullivant, Jeff Lovett, and Deb and I traveled together.  The team stayed in Rolland and Heidi Baker’s house which is about 30 minutes north of Redding, sits on top of a mountain and has a stunning view.  There’s nearly a 360 degree view from the geodesic dome house.  Wild deer came up and ate food right out of your hand.  One night we encountered a fox and a bear while driving up the mountain. Several days the northern California’s wildfires created a diminished view, but even so, the panorama was therapeutic and refreshing which made this location a perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle.

Bill and Beni Johnson made us all feel very welcome… even entertaining us on their houseboat one afternoon and inviting us to their staff meetings.  We led one of the chapels in Bethel’s elementary school (BCS), a session in the House of Prayer and a session of Bethel’s ministry school (BSSM), hosted four over-the-top house church meetings in the Baker’s home and had many excellent one-on-one meetings with various leaders.  Each meeting was so inspiring and filled with HOPE!  The prophetic words Bob shared over individuals were quite remarkable and occasionally I followed up with a personal song over them.  Luke & Lydia accompanied us most of the worship times. There was unusual favor, love and care given and received by all on this trip.

Family Reunion
Next week our family will be in Branson, MO for a reunion of our extended-family.  This is a highlight of fun, nature, family.

Northland Trip
We plan to be in the Northland for the middle of October… attending the RAIN conference (Oct 10-13) in The Cities and then ‘making the rounds’ in MN and WI as the Lord leads.

Recent testimony
A pastor from TX was enamored with the testimonies of the healing anointing at Bethel but was very turned off by the extra-normal manifestations that sometimes occur… gold dust, feathers, etc.   So this pastor told his associate pastor that he was going to go to Bethel church and get the healing anointing but was not the least interested in the other stuff.  As he was talking to his associate pastor, gold began to appear on his face and hands.  This was rather startling to him, so he called his wife and told her what was happening.  While he was on the phone with his wife, she interrupted and said, “It’s happening to me also!”  Later that day at the family dinner table the same thing happened with the kids.  And to top it off, gold dust appeared on the family dog’s paws.  Needless to say, the pastor was overwhelmed, made the trip to Bethel a few days later, attended a staff meeting and exclaimed, “I’m here… and I want it ALL.”    Is that fun or what?!

Thank you for your sincere and hope-filled prayers for us.  We truly appreciate your care… and your prayers for our health, families, schedules, relationships… and our hearts.

Much love

Mark and Debbie

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