EndtimesPropheticWord has observed:
Paid Intercession by professional intercessors
Dod has a new post up that makes some valid points in very few words: http://worldofdod.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/jessabelle-hires-a-paid-intercessor/
Some people may be amazed on seeing this that professional intecessors actually exist in modern times within protestant ”churches”, especially within the groups that claim to be the most Spirit-filled and ‘anointed’, and the ones that are (allegedly) most on the ball spiritually and the ones most in line with God’s will.
It got me thinking, what do you guys make of paid-for intercessors – on the payroll of companies to pray for their corporate success etc? As far as I’m aware, paid intercessors and their pimps prey mainly within Hyper-Charismatic dominionist circles. Amongst others within the New Apostolic Reformation/Latter Rain/River delusional stream, Todd Bentley and Fresh Fire Minisitries have said they hired paid “professional” intercessors to pray for their business ministry. But they’re not the only ones. The first reformation, among other things, sought to get rid of exactly this kind of stuff. The ‘new’ reformation under ‘Pope’ C Peter Wagner and the diabolical Chucky ‘Kabbalah’ Pierce and Dutch Sheets wants to bring it all back?!
Anyway, it boggles my mind that anybody who knows the Bible even a little bit would –
- a) pay for someone to pray for them
- b) be paid to pray for someone/something
It also boggles my mind that any ‘Christian’ could think a paid intercessor’s prayers would be heard by God at all, let alone that they would consider such prayers to be heard in a superior manner to any one else’s prayers warranting them being paid good money for. Or do you guys think otherwise?
Bringing this up at lunch the other day, this insighted a lot of discussion. What are your thoughts on the above?