To intercede means to speak on behalf of someone, to bring peace and reconciliation.
Samuel; the Prophet had to intercede on behalf of Israel when God became angry with them.
For intercession to work Israel had to put away two gods; Baal and Ashtoreth.
These gods have symbolisms in relation to us which is revealed in their names.
- Baal means lord.
For intercession to be effective you must make Jesus the Lord of your life. You must not seek to be independent of God.
- Ashtoreth was a god of fertility.
Sexual sins are one of the greatest hindrances to repentance.
1 Samuel 7:4-5
So the Israelites put away their Baals and Ashtoreths, and served the Lord only.
Then Samuel said, “Assemble all Israel at Mizpah, and I will intercede with the Lord for you.”
Do you need intercession or are you interceding for someone? Remember Baal and Ashtoreth have to be put away for intercession to be effective.