I’m reading a book that speaks of a difference between prayer and intercession. Intercession is used in Romans 8, where Jesus intercedes for us. But in two places in the NT, we intercede. Here is more about it as well as those two scripture verses:
The Greek word is ἒντευξις, énteuxis, used as “petition,” and in the New Testament “intercession.” The English word is derived from Latin intercedo, “to come between,” which strangely has the somewhat opposed meanings of “obstruct” and “to interpose on behalf of” a person, and finally “to intercede.” The growth of meaning in this word in the various languages is highly suggestive. In the Greek New Testament we find the word in 1Ti_2:1; 1Ti_4:5; ἐντυγχάνω,:
~1Ti 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,
~1Ti 4:4-5 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving; for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. (Prayer here is translated intercession in 1 Tim 2:1)
In the book that I am reading, as Jesus took our place on the cross, this man feels called, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, to intercede which is essentially taking the others place or that their illness would be his. Jesus’ work paid it all, but he feels that if you are in need with finances and I have the means, I should give it to you. He doesn’t phrase it this way but it is as if the Lord, at His beckoning, would have us put our money where our mouth is in regard to someone’s health or possibly another area as well.
I posted this on the thread “What Exactly is Prayer” and one of the participants suggested posting it to a larger audience so here it is. What are other’s opinions?