The Intercessor (Ps 35)

Plead my cause Oh Lord
With those who strive against me
Fight with those Oh Lord
Fight with those who fight against me
Take hold of my weapons
Restrain me from my flesh
Stop those who pursue me
Be to them as a mesh
And say to my soul

“I AM Salvation”

(*This may not need to be clarified, but the intercessor is male or female. I write here as the intercessor is female because this is from my revelation of the scripture and my wrestling with the Lord as I intercede for others.)

The intercessor is not a prayer warrior. The intercessor is not a person who prays for the list of people she her hand. The intercessor is created in a way that is peculiar to many people; sensitive by Design, but not sensitized by the enemy of her soul. The sensitizing of the enemy is for the purpose of making us weak, defenseless, boundary-less. We are not empaths who pick up on everyone’s “stuff”. Sensitivity that is victorious in battle comes from wrestling with the Lord and laying it all before Him, knowing He cares for us.

Truth must be wrestled with. Intercession cannot be made by anyone who does not wrestle with themselves, their flesh, and the truth.

Intercession will destroy your flesh. Intercession is for the purposes of standing between the enemy who destroys people, and God Himself, taking upon them a fraction of the destruction of the enemy and releasing it to the Lord. Intercession is a sort of dying on the cross and crying out “Forgive them for they know now what they do!” (Lk 23:34) Intercession is disarming the principalities and powers, and making a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them (Col 2:15).

Intercessors understand that Jesus has already paid the price, but also have been made aware that He is the Great Intercessor who they follow. (Romans 8:34).

Intercessors have been made to understand that before they can bring a case before the Lord, they must wrestle first with their own flesh. In this first paragraph from Psalm 35, David wrestles with his flesh and acknowledges that in his humanity, he is capable of taking out his human weapons that will not work against principalities. He cries out for the Lord to take his shield and buckler and stand up for him. He cries out to the Lord to restrain him from his own flesh that would rise up to kill his enemies in the spirit. He knows that before he can fight the human enemy, he must triumph over the spiritual enemy and there is only one way. To know who backs him.

“Speak to my soul Lord! Remind me who you are! You are Yeshua! You are Salvation! You are the One who fights for me and goes before me! You have already won.”

So the intercessor first brings their own flesh and soul into alignment with the God of the Universe, the King, the Almighty, Yeshua, by first putting on their whole armor. Standing in the understanding that He is King, and we are made also to stand with Him in battle.

Bring shame and dishonor
To those who seek my life
May they be brought to confusion
Their lives filled with strife
May they be as the chaff
That blows away in the wind
For they love their own darkness
Proud of their sin
And say to my soul

“I AM Salvation”

Once the intercessor has released her own strength and tendencies toward fear and anger to the Lord, and once the intercessor has the confidence that comes after the initial releasing, she now focuses on her enemies, telling the Lord what she wants to see done to them, complaining out of self-pity and still angry because of all the wrongs that have been done, then asking the Lord “oh and while You are at it, remind me you are still with me as my personal Salvation”.

The intercessor likely has been taught that it’s okay to call down curses from her own emotion because “God is on my side” and that others before him have done so, while he keeps telling God to reveal salvation in a greater way to his own soul.

May their pathways be darkened
May an angel pursue them
They have hidden their nets
Bring to them what is due them
In Your hands I release them
Keep me still before You, then
Say to my soul

“I AM Salvation”

She has come to the place in her prayer where she feels she can rejoice because “It’s done! I can rejoice now ! You’ve got my foes, therefore you’ve got my back!
Then Holy Spirit works in her once again and prompts her to pray for their salvation.

My soul will rejoice now
For You have my foes
All my bones now sing
And my countenance glows
Who is Like You Oh Lord
For You have delivered the poor
From the snare of the enemy, holding
them at Death’s door
And You speak to their souls
“I AM Salvation”

The most difficult of all intercessions is for the ones closest to us. Those who are familiar enough with our lives to know our weakest areas. Those who know when we sit and when we rise. Those who have gone into the house of God with us (Ps 55). The intercession for them is often mixed with proclaiming their freedom mixed with our complaint of how unfair it is after all they have done.


Fierce witnesses rise
Asking what I don’t know
Rewarding evil for good
To the sorrow of my soul
Yet when they were sick
I bowed in compassion and prayed
Proclaiming their freedom,
“The Price had been paid!”
I spoke over their souls
“He is Salvation”

Intercession is wrestling with the Lord as we offer up prayer for even our enemies while wrestling with our own flesh and can at times be wrestling with the Lord and releasing anger towards Him for allowing it.

They rejoiced in my trials
They mocked and accused me
Though I did not know it
They tore and abused me
They snarled in their anger
They tried to confuse me
How long will You look on?
How long will they bruise me?
But You spoke to my soul
“I AM Salvation”

It all boils down to “Why did YOU God, let this happen?” and once we get to the place in our intercession, that it was the Lord we were really angry with, (I would not have been struck down if God had done what He was supposed to do) THEN humility comes.

This all You have seen
Speak again to me Lord
For You have delivered me
With a  two-edged sword
Stir up Yourself, now
And bring with You, reward
Bind me now to Your heart with a three-fold cord
And say to my soul
“I AM Salvation”

Salvation:  Hebrew ישועה (yĕshuw`ah).

Ahhh yes, this all you HAVE seen Lord. Speak again to my heart. You have delivered me from so many battles. You have healed me from so many illnesses. You really HAVE been there all along. Rise again in my soul and bind me now more closely to your heart and speak Your name. Bring me friends who will rejoice with me so we can rejoice together and proclaim the mighty name of Yeshuwah.

Everything I need is found in You. I am at peace.

35 Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
Take hold of shield and buckler,
And stand up for my help.
Also draw out the spear,
And stop those who pursue me.
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation.”

Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
Who seek after my life;
Let those be turned back and brought to confusion
Who plot my hurt.
Let them be like chaff before the wind,
And let the angel of the Lord chase them.
Let their way be dark and slippery,
And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.
For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit,
Which they have dug without cause for my life.
Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly,
And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall.

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord;
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
10 All my bones shall say,
“Lord, who is like You,
Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him,
Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?”

11 Fierce witnesses rise up;
They ask me things that I do not know.
12 They reward me evil for good,
To the sorrow of my soul.
13 But as for me, when they were sick,
My clothing was sackcloth;
I humbled myself with fasting;
And my prayer would return to my own heart.
14 I paced about as though he were my friend or brother;
I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.

15 But in my adversity they rejoiced
And gathered together;
Attackers gathered against me,
And I did not know it;
They tore at me and did not cease;
16 With ungodly mockers at feasts
They gnashed at me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue me from their destructions,
My precious life from the lions.
18 I will give You thanks in the great assembly;
I will praise You among many people.

19 Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;
Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
20 For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful matters
Against the quiet ones in the land.
21 They also opened their mouth wide against me,
And said, “Aha, aha!
Our eyes have seen it.

22 This You have seen, O Lord;
Do not keep silence.
O Lord, do not be far from me.
23 Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication,
To my cause, my God and my Lord.
24 Vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness;
And let them not rejoice over me.
25 Let them not say in their hearts, “Ah, so we would have it!”
Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.”

26 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who rejoice at my hurt;
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor
Who exalt themselves against me.

27 Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
“Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness
And of Your praise all the day long.

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