Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
Through strategic intercession we can access the sub-consciousness, the heart, the will and also the consciousness!
Because no-one is greater than God, the Word of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit, it is actually possible to save Anyone !
There are exceptions to this, as the Bible prophesies that not everyone will be saved, but the plan of God is that all come to repentance, and so, if you focus your prayers on an person, in the right way, you can guarantee their salvation, as long as you listen to God in all things, and don’t lean on your own understanding!
The key to getting anyone saved is to understand that God has full authority over the persons life, and as a believer, you have authority to execute this authority!
It is not important if the person does not respond to the gospel message, because God is able to soften or harden their hearts, they key to this is proverbs 21:1 and the example of how God worked through Pharaoh to release the Israelites from Egypt.
Two things are important for this message:
1> To understand the Word of God, and to trust in what God says, not on the persons arguments against the gospel
2> To understand people through the eyes of God, and through what the Holy Spirit shows you, also through the revelation of the Word of God (Jer 17 etc)
People are complex, people are simple, God is complex and yet simple also, using the knowledge of God, you simply pray for the person – in power!
Through strategic intercession we can access the sub-conscious, the heart, the will and also the consciousness.
“The heart of the King is in the hand of the Lord, and like streams of water He makes it flow where He wishes” – Proverbs 21:1
Take some time to meditate on this scripture, understand it, and know that God is in control
We can see how God works out Proverbs 21:1 when God causes Pharaoh to release the Israelites:
But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites.
Yet Pharaoh's heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go.
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD."
Moses said to Pharaoh, "I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile." "Tomorrow," Pharaoh said. Moses replied, "It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God.
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.
During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested. 32 Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me."
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. Pharaoh will think, 'The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.' And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." So the Israelites did this.
As you can see from these scriptures, God softens Pharaohs heart, then hardens it !
The key thing is here, that God works in such a way as to leave Pharaoh believing he is in control of everything, but Pharaoh is never in control, God is in control of everything !
“The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.”
“for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose”
God works in you to will to do His will. It is God who works in the heart of the believer to make them will to do His will. In the same way God can work in the unbelievers heart to will to do His will, this is a very powerful prayer tactic.
Pray what you know:
Ask God what His will is for the unbeliever, then pray it through, the Word of God says that Gods will is for them to be saved, so this is a good start, pray for the Rhema, then pray that through for the unbeliever, for example:
1 Pray for saving faith
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
2 Pray for them to understand the Gospel
The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
3 Pray God gives them a hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
4 Pray God convicts them of sin, righteousness and judgment
But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt[a] in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
5 Pray God drops eternity into their hearts
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment
The Bible tells you what to pray for, it is the Christians duty to pray these things through. The key to getting someone saved is making them want to be saved ! Therefore it is important to understand why unbelievers don’t want to listen to the gospel.
Why people refuse to be saved:
- They need to be convinced that what your telling them is the truth
- They feel they will be deprived of their freedom if they become a Christian
- Their perception of the Church
- They feel they need nothing else
Pray that God helps the unbeliever to ask these questions:
What is the meaning of life ? Is there a God ? How was the Universe Created ? Is my daily routine fulfilling my life ? Why did Jesus die on the Cross ?
God has put the revelation of the revelation of the Kingdom of God in the hearts of the unsaved (that is why there is no excuse), at the very least people have the ability to reason, and this itself is enough to get them to seek to find out if there is a God! Unbelievers want to be saved, and they want you to convince or persuade them.
Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.
Christians many times fail to see the heart of the unbeliever, and so do not seek to get through to them in a powerful and effective way.
The church needs to ask God to show them the point of contact or need for every person.
Strategies for getting through to the unbeliever
Seek God for understanding, or to strengthen and increase the understanding you have so that it is released in more power through intercession
- Know the authority you have in Christ (Armor of God, power of God, power of the name of Jesus, the Blood, the Word, the Holy Spirit)
- Knowledge of the Word of God, Promises of God
- The heart of God, the Burden of the Lord – this is very powerful and vital to everything, pray God increases what you already have
- Strength / Endurance / Stamina / Faith – true prayer means persistence and consistence, praying for hours and fasting for example.
“The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers” 2 Corinthians 4:4
Pray that God cuts through this blindness and opens the eyes of their hearts.
Things to pray for to get someone saved:
We have the ability to access the persons mind, will, emotions and understanding through the power of dreams, you can get through to anyone through the power of dreams.
God can give dreams and interpretations to unbelievers, resulting in their understanding being enlightened. The most formal person dreams ! In the dream state or dream world – the person can become completely different to how they appear to be in everyday life – they can become more receptive to message of the Lord – in the place of dreams is where people can turn to God without you even preaching !
Dreams to pray for – pray for dreams about hell, heaven, eternity, wisdom, Jesus, the Cross, the Resurrection, anything that will get them to understand there is more to this life, that there is a place after death, and that they need salvation!
When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up.
He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk.
Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. "I had a dream," he was saying. "A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed." His friend responded, "This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands."
Pray for Angel visitations for people, this is a very powerful tactic. Pray for the Lord to send Angels to minister the Gospel of Salvation to their hearts. The Angels will speak directly to their hearts and cut through their consciousness, thus making their conscious receptive to the ministry of the Gospel, and creating in them a natural hunger and understanding for and of the Kingdom of God.
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"
Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked.
The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. 5Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. 6He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea."
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
Pray God imparts revelation and understanding to the person.
Many people don’t turn to God because of pre-conceived misconceptions of who God is. Pray God gives them wisdom and understanding. This will result in the person becoming interested in the things of the Kingdom, and seeking to know more about who God is, or ‘if there is a God’.
That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws. And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever.
Pray that God sends divine appointments, seasoned workers of the Gospel to speak to them at the right place at the right time.
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, "Ananias!" "Yes, Lord," he answered. The Lord told him, "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight."
Burden of the Lord:
Pray God puts a burden on their hearts to be saved, they may not rationalize this, but they will all of a sudden want to become born-again – this is a very powerful prayer tactic!
Pray the Holy Spirit draws them to God, giving them a burden to become born-again!
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying:"I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.
Presence of the Holy Spirit:
Pray for God to anoint the person. Although many unsaved people may seem strong outwardly, they are unable to be strong, because they do not know the Lord, they are dead without Christ, and their ‘strength’ or ‘wisdom’ is taking them to hell. The anointing can change them in an instant, giving them confidence, trust, peace, understanding, and wisdom. The power of God can make the timid person bold, and the confident person helpless. People need to be changed if they are going to become disciples and not just converts.
As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul's heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. When they arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he joined in their prophesying. When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, "What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?"
(1 Samuel 10:9-11)
To guarantee someone’s salvation, you will need to pray – persistently ! This means taking the time to intercede for someone, it is one thing to understand what to do, but another to apply it!
Taking time to intercede for hours can result in a person being saved for an eternity ! Persistent, continuous, unceasing prayer along with fasting for a certain number of days can be more effective than a lifetime of ‘mediocre’ praying.
Ok, so here are some tactics:
1. Fast for the person and pray for at least 3 hours just for that person
2. Share this teaching with someone else and get them to pray the same things as yourself, also get them to fast
3. If you can get a whole prayer group to intercede for one person using this teaching, then you can bring people into the kingdom one by one, and God will increase your authority to save 10’s, 100’s and 1000’s using this tactic – you can take a whole town, island or country if you obey Jesus ! (I have already started on an island in the Mediterranean, and have future plans for Israel)
4. Claim the blood of Jesus over their salvation
5. Claim the anointing of God for them
6. Claim Angelic protection
7. Set aside at least ½ hour a day to pray for this person, get someone else to do the same also
8. Ask God to speak to you as you pray, the right prayer can be more powerful than hours or even days of praying!
9. Be specific in your prayers, pray for a variety of different things for them
10. When the person starts to respond to the gospel more, invite them to a church or share the gospel with them, but pray also for wisdom, for the right timing and the right scriptures etc
11. Sometimes it is wiser not to invite the person to church or share too much teaching, as people may resent this, when God is working out a more powerful work in their lives, to give them a greater hunger to be saved – then share !
12. Claim the promises of God !
13. Claim their salvation – spend some time interceding, and some time claiming –claiming is VERY powerful !
Understanding people is very important when praying for them.
Pray God gives you understanding about people, what you see on the surface is not the fullness of who the person is, here are some scriptures about how God sees people:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and beyond cure. Who can understand it? "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?