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While on earth, Jesus operated in both power {1411 dunamis/ miracles} and authority {1849 exousia / force, influence} 


Luke 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority {1849} and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.


εξουσια exousia ex-oo-see'-ah

from 1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence:authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.


Authority is delegated by one who is in higher authority.  And authority can increase or decrease depending on whether a person is in submission and proper knowing relationship with the One Who gave the authority. 


Luke 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.


Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out demons? and in your name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.


Acts 19:13-16 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon themselves to call over them who had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, who did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.



Every parent is a spiritual door keeper for their children, whether they know their authority or not. It is about the choices they make in their own life to submit to God’s Word and that is passed down spiritually to their children.  They have been given the authority to open spiritual doors and close spiritual doors for their progeny.  This spiritual principal is throughout scripture, related to the good and evil choices and inheritances that are passed down.  We see generational and family strongholds and medical strongholds passed down through the bloodlines.  We also see inherent blessings and gifts and talents passed down.


This principal began at Adam, when he sinned, it opened a door of death that was passed down to all men.  Likewise, when Jesus paid Adam’s price, it opened the door of life for all men to find their Maker once again.


1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


Exodus 20:5-6 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.


Genesis 22:18 And in your descendants shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.  (Abraham)


Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.


Psa 25:12-13  AMP

Who is the man who reverently fears and worships the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose. 13 He himself shall dwell at ease, and his offspring shall inherit the land.


Psalms 112:1-2 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments. 2 His descendants shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.


Consider the authority of Abraham, who carried the father anointing.  In him shall ALL the nations be blessed.  [ Gal 3:8 ] 


Genesis 18:17-19 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.



This concept of opening spiritual doors is also the case for good and evil leaders and all realms of God appointed authority.  Their choices of what they say yes and no to are passed down to those they govern, including their repentance.


Rom 13:1 NLKV

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.






1 Kings 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.


1 Kings 15:25-26 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years. 26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin.


2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.


Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.


2 Samuel 24:10-17 And David's heart condemned him after he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in what I have done: and now, I beseech you, O LORD, take away the iniquity of your servant; for I have done very foolishly. 11 And when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 Go and say unto David, Thus says the LORD, I offer you three things; choose you one of them, that I may do it unto you. 13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto you in your land? or will you flee three months before your enemies, while they pursue you? or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? now consider, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great destress: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man. 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD turned from the destruction, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now your hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 And David spoke unto the LORD when he saw the angel that struck the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let your hand, I pray you, be against me, and against my father's house.


1 Kings 12:28-30 Therefore the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.


2 Chronicles 33:1-10 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: 2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the nations, which the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he raised up altars for Baalim, and made idol poles, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them. 4 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be forever. 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he practiced soothsaying, and used sorcery, and used witchcraft, and dealt with mediums, and with wizards: he did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever: 8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; if only they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses. 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the nations, which the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel. 10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.


Joshua 22:20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.






Genesis 18:27-28 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes: 28 Suppose there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: will you destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.


2 Chronicles 20:18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.


1 Kings 4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.


Jonah 3:6-10 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water: 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. 9 Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented of the disaster, that he had said that he would bring upon them; and he did it not.


Judges 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for the LORD had compassion because of their groanings because of them that oppressed them and vexed them.


Judges 8:28 Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.






The jurisdiction of intercession is connected with favor and authority and both are only when in relationship and friendship with the Lord.  It is a very high honor to be considered the friend of God.  Those who lay down their lives for Him and obey His Word are His friends.  It is a very intimate honor to come before the Father and be heard.  Our lives, faith and hearts can indeed melt His heart and make a difference.  It is incredibly amazing that the Lord God chooses to make Himself - His heart vulnerable to His friends.


John 15:13-16 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you. 15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.


The purpose of intercession is to be a mediator and build a wall for those whose lives are being plundered and wasted because of sin.


6293. פָּגַע paga` paw-gah'

a primitive root; to impinge, by accident or violence, or (figuratively) by importunity:—come (betwixt), cause to entreat, fall (upon), make intercession, intercessor, intreat, lay, light (upon), meet (together), pray, reach, run.


Impinge:  Encroach, entrench, advance, move on, take advantage, trespass.

Importunity:  Urgency, coaxing, dunning, insistence, nagging, persistence, pestering, plaguing, plying, pressing.

Entreat:  Beseech, bid, press, plead.

Intercession:  Intervening, engagement, involvement, participation, mediation, petition, prayer.


Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.


Isaiah 59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.


Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.


Psalms 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.


Exodus 32:10-14 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may grow hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation. 11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your wrath grow hot against your people, whom you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and change from this evil against your people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever. 14 And the LORD turned from the evil which he thought to do unto his people.


Below is a condensed synopsis of some of the kinds of intercessory callings being raised up in the earth. To simply read them is just head knowledge.  To ponder with prayer gives the Lord an opportunity to plant a seed within your understanding and apply them to your own life when quickened.  This is something He can build on. 



Certain intercessors are like hinges in doors.  Like Esther, Abigail, Joseph, etc these hinge intercessors have the power to pray a word, speak a word, make a request, or deposit a word that changes history.  [ Es 5:7; 1 Sam 25:33; Gen 41:46 ] Then based on that word from the hinge person, another who is at a crossroad and making a decision, chooses to open or close a door that brings about great change. 


These hinge people, having been perfectly prepared through a set of events, are then supernaturally put into a position to either open or close a door of history.  They may wait their whole lives to say just one phrase to the right person, who then makes a decision that changes history.  Most of their intercessory authority comes through having yielded to God the preparation of their character




There are some intercessors that are determined, brave-hearted forerunners.  David had this spirit.  [ 2 Sam 24:17; 1 Sam 30:8 ] Like pioneers, they pave the way by breaking ground and then others can occupy what they have broken through.  Most of their intercessory authority comes through the harvest of overcoming, sacrifice and death to self




There are some intercessors that are signs planted in the earth.  They walk their lives out as living parables.  Their lives state in one way or another the Word of the Lord.  Most of their authority in intercession comes through submission/ obedience in areas that goes against the religious status quo.  This is like Hosea marrying the harlot and Isaiah walking around naked and barefoot.  (Sorry that’s the best example I can think of at the moment!)  Reese Howell was such an intercessor.




Over the past 3 decades the Lord has been raising up Elijah intercessors regarding Mal 4:6.  This assignment is building a bridge between 3+ generations, to enable all to cross over safely into the inheritance of possessing the promises of the Bible. Most of their authority is through the travail of staying behind to wait for their children, so they are not left behind.


Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


James 5:16-18 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.




There are some intercessors who have been given their authority by their spiritual identity / DNA in the Lord.  This is like Jesus, He was God’s Son.  His authority came merely on the basis that He was God’s Son.  There are some in the earth that have the calling to be intercessory priests.  These might be after the order of Melchizedek whose authority in intercession comes through walking in righteous paths (the right way) and not straying.  [Ge 14:18; Ps 110:4; Heb 5:6,10; Heb 6:20; Heb 7:1,10-11,15,17,21; 1 Peter 2:5]




These kind of intercessors are like Moses and Elijah who out of obedience, are sent to challenge the rulers and powers over nations.  [ Ex 7:12, 8:18; 1Kings 18:36-39 ] The gods over their nations were being challenged, but Moses and Elijah did not do this by directly addressing principalities.  Deliverers do this by prayer, decree and obedience to the Lord’s command.  They can only do what God tells them to do in how they deliver His people.  Most of their authority comes in being willing to stand in the Word of God and speak what He says to speak in the way He says to speak it. They are filled with holy boldness and dont flinch in the face of the demonic world.  They have learned not to be presumptuous and not act in their own agendas, else they get clobbered.  Smile.


Obadiah 1:21 And saviors {3467} shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.


Strong's Hebrew Dictionary
3467. יָשַׁע yasha`
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יָשַׁע yasha` yaw-shah'

a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor:X at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory.




There are some intercessors who are door keepers.  They have been given the authority to open and close doors on behalf of others.  They are like kings and judges who rule the earth with a rod of iron.  Most of their intercessory authority is walked out through their judiciary decisions/ choices between the holy and the profane in how they live their daily lives.  Their high level of obedience in letting go of the world gives them great authority in their prayers to open and close doors for others. 


They are like bodyguards who stand at a door.  I like to call them Holy Ghost bouncers.  What they open in their own lives is opened for others.  What they shut in their own lives is shut for others.  Another way of looking at a door keeper’s authority is saying that the devil has to go through those who stand on the front line, before he can get to those who are protected.


Isa 22:22-23 NKJV

The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open. 23 I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, And he will become a glorious throne to his father's house.


Rev 3:7-10 NKJV

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens": 8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.


Matthew 16:19 And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.






In summary, intercessory authority is delegated by the Lord to those whom He calls and chooses as intercessors.  These have been tested and prepared and given assignments within His kingdom.  Authority is learned and authority is earned.  This authority is delegated by the Father to be His ambassadors on earth. 


Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.


Luke 19:17 And he said unto him, Well done, good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.



CONFIRMATIONS 5/02/13:  Today is the National Day of Prayer.  I wrote the above teaching under the burden of the Lord, about the Types of Intercessors and an Increase in their Authority.  However I did not know it was the National Day of Prayer.  I found out the next day when I read Pastor James’ Word (May 2) where he said:  I heard the Lord say, “You have not understood the fullness of the authority I have given to you.”  Then several days after that I found out that Bob Jones also received a Word on National Day of Prayer, the need for intercessors to stand in the gap for their regions and for those who are living in sin. 


So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. (Ezekiel 22:30)





Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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