Prophetic intercessors in the bible
The Prophetic Intercessor “The Gatekeeper”
And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the form of the temple and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, all its forms, all its regulations, all its forms and all its laws, and write it up before their eyes, so that they accurately implement all their forms and regulations. (Eze 43:11)
A few years ago the Lord gave me this text and He told me to write down what He showed me in His Word about His Church. There are many treasures hidden in the Word of God that are revealed by the Holy Spirit. Paul called those hidden treasures, that hidden wisdom, a mystery.
“But what we speak, as a mystery, is the hidden wisdom of God, which God has already ordained from eternity to our glory.” (1 Cor 2: 7)
When the Lord instructed me to study the so-called “Order of David” in the first book of Chronicles, He showed me that the gatekeepers were a picture of the prophetic intercessor.
The intercessor of the end times, the time when we now live I wrote down what I had found and tried to share it with different people, but then it seemed as if people did not understand what it was all about, it was not the right time to share it and I kept the notes In 1994, the fire of God fell in various places and touched people and the end result was that they found a new intimate relationship with Jesus, which happened to me and I enjoyed my new intimate relationship with Jesus and others things like ministry and what I had written were no longer important to me.
One day I asked the Lord if I shouldn’t even throw my notes away, but the Lord said, “No, these are part of the forms and precepts of the temple (the end-time church).”
On January 3, 1998, John Painter (the brother with whom I co-wrote the article about the seven different prophetic anointings of the end times) wrote an article on the internet that was a confirmation to me that it was time to talk about the prophetic intercessor of the end time. John spoke of the Tabernacle of David and that it was a picture of the end-time church, and of the transition period between two tabernacles, the tabernacle of Moses and the tabernacle of David.
In the Bible we read that the presence of God had left the tabernacle at the time the David tabernacle was built, but that people just continued as if nothing had changed. For a while both tabernacles were in use. And dr. Painter said that even in the end times, two tabernacles would be in use at the same time.
That is the ‘church’ with unfaithful leaders and people who are satisfied with empty rituals and traditions of people and the true end-time church that is full of the presence of God and that was built by Jesus and not by man. That temple is a heavenly temple, and we are also the temple of God in which He lives and we worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
Dr. Painter encourages us and writes that it is now time to get our attention, not at the church that will be judged but at the church that will be faithful until the end of days. We must leave the church that has lost God’s presence to Jesus and focus on restoring and building the end-time Church. And he calls this change of focus the transition period.
That transition period is NOW and therefore it is now time to share with you what God has shown me about the prophetic intercessor, the “gatekeeper” in King David’s time. First, let’s look at the Tabernacle of David.
THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID
“After that I will return and rebuild David’s ruined hut, and I will rebuild what has collapsed from it, and I will rebuild it, that the rest of the people may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles for whom my name is. has been called out, says the Lord who does these things “(Acts 15: 16-17 KJV)
These words of the prophet Amos were quoted during the Jerusalem meeting, where it was decided that the Gentiles who had been converted would not be burdened with the additional precepts of Jewish laws. We see here that Jesus’ mission was to call a people for Himself from among the Gentiles and to rebuild David’s decayed hut (tabernacle) so that there would be room for them too. This would happen in the time of “the remnant” or the end time (Zech. 8:12). The Order of David is therefore of great importance to us who live in this end time.
In the Old Testament, King David functioned as a prophet when he received and wrote down the instructions for building the temple from the Spirit. The design of the Temple was a revelation from God to King David and he passed it on to his son Solomon so that he could build the temple according to God’s plan. (1 Chron. 28: 12.19). The Lord revealed to me, through His Spirit, that His gatekeepers are a picture of the prophetic intercessor, and we will now study this further.
GATE WATCHES / PROPHETIC PRAYERS.
The gatekeepers were appointed in their place by King David. Their calling was officially confirmed by Samuel the Seer and King David (1 Chron. 9:22). King David represents Christ here and Samuel represents the Holy Spirit. Christ is the King, and the Head of His Body, the Church. This ministry of the gatekeeper / prophetic intercessor is thus given to the Body of Christ and empowered and anointed by the Holy Spirit. This happens in the same way that the Holy Spirit sent Paul and Barnabas as apostles in Acts 13: 1-4.
THE DUTIES OF THE GATEWATCH / PROPHETIC INTERRUPTER.
The gatekeepers were chosen and assigned to their positions and they were assigned certain tasks. As a result, we know that every prophetic intercessor receives his / her own specific commission from God. The gatekeepers were placed at every gate, the entrances to the tent of meeting, in all four corners of the world, north, east, west and south. (1Ch 9:24) Confident intercessors are called to pray for different countries in this world.
The most important gatekeepers were entrusted with the task of providing the rooms and the riches in the house of God. These gatekeepers were to guard the house of God day and night. They opened the gates every morning. I believe that this is a picture of prophetic intercessors specially called to pray for the ministries in the church (1 Chron 9:26) or for the money needed to do a specific work in the Kingdom of God. (2 Chron. 31:14).
Sallum from the family, the Korachites, and some of his brothers were the doorkeepers at the tent, just as their fathers had been guardians of the entrance to the camp of the Lord (1 Chron. 9:19). They had to watch over who came in and out of the tent of meeting during the day. Some of them were assigned to the items used in the temple. Others were assigned to furniture or other utensils in the sanctuary (v.27-29).
The eldest son of Sallum was appointed over the bakery and other family members over the showbread. And then there were also gatekeepers appointed and they had to watch at the gates of the temple so that no one who was unclean in any way would come in. (2 Chron 23:19)
Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and I believe that God appoints certain prophetic intercessors to pray for us. Especially when we are placed in the front lines and we have to fight the enemy in a spiritual battle, it is good when prophetic intercessors are appointed over us to pray for us and to stop the flying arrows approaching us with their shield of faith. Did you know that the shield of faith in Eph. 6 has the shape of a door or gate? It is important that everything is tested at the gate and not let in!
THE HIDDEN OPERATOR’S OPERATION.
Before we continue, I would like to make some general remarks about the ministry of the prophetic intercessor. First about praying. You may not agree with me and believe that everyone is called to be a intercessor. I believe what the Word of God says on this subject. In it I read that people are called, at certain times, to intercede.
“And their brethren, in their villages, were to minister to them for seven days at certain times,” (1 Chronicles 9:25 KJV). But a prophetic intercessor is a calling from God in FULL TIME, as a gatekeeper in His Temple. 2 Chron 35:15 we read:
“And the singers, the Asaphites, were at their posts according to the commandment of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jedutun the king’s seer; also the gatekeepers at each port. They did not have to interrupt their service, because their brothers, the Levites, prepared it for them. ”
The prophetic intercessor is called and appointed by God in a full-time ministry just like other specific ministries (1 Cor. 12: 5).
Jesus also spoke of this type of ministry in the New Testament when He told his disciples the story of a man going on a journey.
Like a man who went abroad, left his house and gave authority to his slaves, to each his work, and instructed the DOORWARDER to watch. (Marc13: 34)
Jesus also spoke about this kind of ministry when His disciples asked Him if He would teach them to pray:
But when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door, and pray to your Father in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Mat 6: 6)
I would like to think a bit about this text in connection with prayer. The ministry of prophetic intercession is a “hidden ministry.” I once heard an African speaker say at an intercessory conference: “The ministry of intercession is a ministry that removes waste and impurities from the body and where birth takes place. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a place in our body that we normally keep well covered. (1 Cor 12: 20-25).
THE PROPHETIC OPERATION OF INTERRUPTION.
I call this gatekeeper / intercession ministry a prophetic ministry because I believe it is part of the prophet’s ministry from Eph. 4:11. That is, this ministry is one of the 7 types of prophetic ministry. Because this ministry is prophetic, the prophetic intercessor is equipped by the Lord with the ability to see what goes on in people’s hearts. (Luke 2:35). God also shares His heart secrets with the prophetic intercessor (Amos 3: 7).
He reveals these things to them because He wants them to pray about this and so that they can pray in His will and by the Spirit. They receive their reward in the form of joy that they experience when the Lord answers their prayers before their eyes. Sometimes a prophetic intercessor will be sent with a word from God. It is important that the prophetic intercessor does not just prophesy all the time.
Again, God entrusts them with His heart secrets, and they are not always meant for everyone. The prophetic intercessor must also give account of what he says, just like the other prophets. It is good to read Jeremiah 23 from verse 9 well and to live by it. In that chapter we read:
I have not sent those prophets, yet they have walked; I have not spoken to them, yet they have prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, they would have made my people hear my words, they would have made them return from their evil way and from the evil of their actions. (Jer 23: 21-22)
The prophet who has a dream, tell a dream, and who has my word, speak my word truthfully; what does the straw have in common with the corn? saith the word of the Lord. Is not my word like this: like the fire, is the word of the Lord, or like a hammer that crushes a rock? Therefore see, I will be the prophets! saith the word of the Lord, which steal my words from one another: “(Jer 23: 28-30)
When someone is sent by God to speak a prophetic word, that word is confirmed by the Holy Spirit. It lives and is creative and creates space in the life of the recipient, so that the word does not return empty. If that word is not spoken at the right time and in the right place, as indicated by the Holy Spirit, then the creative power is lacking and in many cases the person for whom the word is intended will not be able to receive it.
God alone knows our heart and He knows when our heart is ready to receive that word. Prophetic words that are not spoken at the right time can unnecessarily injure someone and Proverbs says:
“A wounded brother is more inaccessible than a strong city, and disputes are like the bolt of a castle.”
Some intercessors have spoken, with good intentions, while God has not sent them. They see things that need to be changed in the church and God shows them so that they can pray about it in their inner room, but instead, they talk to others about what they have seen, or go to the pastor and bring him a word of admonition and / or correction.
God did not send them and so they become the cause of division in the church and many times the intercessors are the cause of a division in the church. That is why many pastors are not really happy with the intercessors in their congregation.
They are allowed to pray, but prefer not to prophesy. It is therefore important that an intercessor realize what his / her task and place is in the church. Some pastors do not want prophecies to be made in their congregation at all. King David received the word that the prophet Nathan brought him, but King Saul did not receive the word from the prophet Samuel. The prophetic intercessor will also be persecuted and rejected just like the other prophets.
Therefore, he / she must also walk in forgiveness and receive this persecution with joy. (Matt. 5:12). They must always wear their shield of faith so that fiery arrows are stopped in time. The prophetic intercessor, whether they may speak of what they have seen or heard in their inner chamber, or not, must follow the Lord’s guidance and have no fear of man, but carry the fear of the Lord in their hearts. Nor should they accept what others want to impose on them, namely that they may never prophecy.
THE NAMES OF THE GATE WATCHERS AND THEIR MEANING.
The gatekeepers are a picture of the prophetic intercessors of our time and the Holy Spirit told me to pay close attention to the meaning of their names. anointing for intercession. The Holy Spirit decides which anointing is needed for each task. So even when a intercessor is used to functioning in a certain anointing, it can still happen that the Holy Spirit will give him / her another anointing or assignment at a certain time, when needed. We cannot therefore assume that the anointing of a certain person will always be the same.
It is also important to understand that the ministries or tasks sometimes overlap. If we look at the order of David, for example, we see that certain gatekeepers have been appointed to perform certain tasks and to bear certain responsibilities. But at certain times they helped each other. The intercessors often work as a team. The Bible also speaks of “superior” gatekeepers, who supervised and divided the duties among the other gatekeepers.
There are sometimes groups of intercessors, and there God will appoint someone to take the lead. This person knows what the Lord wants to do when they come together as a team. It doesn’t always have to be the same person because the Holy Spirit anoints whoever He wants, every meeting again. It is the Holy Spirit who must lead and not man.
When we study the meaning of the names of the gatekeepers, as instructed by the Holy Spirit, we will discover that these names give us a picture of the ministry of the gatekeeper and of the prophetic intercessor. There are many names in the Old Testament, but the Holy Spirit made it clear to me that only certain names were important and these describe the ministry of intercession.
I have also studied the meaning of other names, but there are so many that I decided to study only those names that the Holy Spirit pointed out to me. You will find that I often speak about the meaning of certain names in the Old Testament. I don’t do that just like that, but only if the Holy Spirit leads me to do this.
was the ‘ruler’ over the gatekeepers and his name means:
EARNING PUNISHMENT FOR BAD ACTIONS
Israel rejoiced in its Maker, let the children of Zion shout for their King; Let the pious people cheer with tribute, exult in their army cities. The praises of God are in their throats, a two-edged sword (Heb 4:12) is in their hand to avenge the nations, punishments to the nations; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with chains of iron; to execute the sentence described to them. That is the splendor of all his companions. Hallelujah. (Psalms 149: 5-9 KJV)
I believe that the nations and kings here represent demonic powers and governments.
In the letter from Judas we see a description of the wicked in our midst during the end times and it says that Enoch prophesied that the Lord would come with his holy tens of thousands to punish all the wicked. Jesus said while on the earth that He did not come to judge, but that the Word He spoke would judge (Heb 4:12). As the number of mockers increases, the loved ones of God must keep themselves in the love of God, by building themselves in their faith and by praying in the Holy Spirit. Enoch was known for his intimate relationship with God and is therefore seventh from Adam (seven is the number of perfection) an image of the end-time church.
HUGGING OR ATTACKING THE HEEL
We must not be pursued by the enemy and his demons, but we must be pursued.
3- TELEM / TALMON
WITH POWER SUPPRESSION OR SHAKING
Since the days of John the Baptist so far, the Kingdom of heaven has broken its course with violence, and violent men are seizing it. (Matthew 11:12 KJV)
1 Chron 9: 21- means:
CONNECTED TO JHWH FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE / RECOVERING JHWH
Jesus is our High Priest and Intercessor, but He wants the intercessors to pray with Him.
1 Chron 26 – means:
KNOWING GOD, HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
A intercessor knows God and has an intimate relationship with Him and God shares His heart secrets with him.
DONATION FROM JHWH.
This ministry is a gift from God to His Church (Eph. 4:11) and falls under the ministry of a prophet.
LION OF JHWH and also FORCED WITH VIOLENCE.
Some intercessors are used by God to pray for the birth of something that God wants to do. The lion roars to defend its prey. (Isaiah 31: 4, Isa 37: 3)
In Jak. 5:16 and 1 John 5:16 we see the prayer of the righteous being heard and someone being healed.
And his sins are forgiven him.
ARE GUARANTEED / ARE SECRET
Pre-prayer takes place behind closed doors.
The intercessor knows God’s heart secrets. He / she is a friend of God just like Abraham was.
As you know, the eldest son was always specially blessed, more than his brothers. Simri was not the oldest but his father raised him as head of the gatekeepers, because he was diligent.
You are certain that there is a gift from the Spirit; the discernment of the spirit. This gift is not only to discern what is of God and what is not, but we have also been given this gift so that we may discern what the Spirit is doing and what He wants to do in a meeting or situation. Many prophetic intercessors have this gift and can “see” or discern what the Spirit wants to do. You need to be able to feel what the Holy Spirit wants to do, because if you continue to prophesy while the Spirit wants to heal, then you can easily walk before the Lord.
We must therefore be able to distinguish what the Lord wants to do in a meeting and the Lord gives this gift to whom He wants. The anointing of Simri and of Sallum is a “superior” anointing and we have already explained that. Always in every meeting there will be someone who will receive that anointing for that moment, as the Spirit wants it, and then that person can take the lead. That makes him / her a ‘superior’ at that moment. Selah !! (think about this).
PRISONER OF GOD, RETURN, RETURN.
This intercessor has a specific assignment from God and receives the power and anointing that he needs. One could call this anointing a shepherd’s anointing. This intercessor is used by God to bring the fear of the Lord and he / she can see what is going on in the human heart. Such a person must keep his / her heart so that one does not become critical or judgmental. God wants the intercessor to be loving and merciful. We need the love of God as described in 1 Cor. 13 to be an effective intercessor. The Holy Spirit fills us with God’s love (Rom 5: 5).