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by Norman P. Grubb

That is also where the declaration of faith that God is bringing something to pass, not yet visible, is a form of the death. When Rees Howells had this “commission”, in the early days of World War II, confronted with all the might of Hitler and Mussolini, to see and say God would destroy these dicta¬tors and open the world to the gospel, in the power, and spirit—confirmation of the word of faith given them and de¬clared by them, they held the celebra¬tion of the end of that war just at the time when Hitler’s panzers broke through into Holland, Belgium, seized France, and threatened Britain! No wonder the public papers called him a false prophet, and the majority of Gods people, ignorant of the fundamen¬tal principle of intercession, said the same, and some to this day. But read Doris Ruscoe’s little book “The Inter¬cession of Rees Howells” (Christian Literature Crusade), and trace that warfare of faith through to its amazing almost unbelievable open doors and vast worldwide response to the gospel today, far “more exceeding abundantly above” what flees Howells himself “asked or thought”.

Intercession is The Intercessor Himself, The Holy Spirit - Romans 8:27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will operating in us/as us, in His whole divine process of Commission, Cost, Completion. It will so often appear to us in our appearance—humanity that it is we caught up in the commission, we who are torn apart by some forms of dying (certainly usually to our reputa¬tion as fanatics); sometimes physically and materially. But, the Spirit then reminds us, 1 Peter 4:13But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. “These are the sufferings of Christ” by you.

This is He manifesting His Resurrection Life by you - 2 Corinthians 4:11, for ‘We’ is He, no separated ‘we’.

2 Corinthians 4:11For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.

So do I make the point clear? The priest—intercessor is the Bible de¬scription of all of us born of the In¬tercessory—spirit.