Col. 1:24 “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church.”

Heb. 4:14-15 “Let us hold fast our profession.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted lie as we are, yet without sin.”


Leviticus 16


  1. 1.  What is significant about the thermometer versus thermostat illustration? 

  1. 2.Living a consecrated life in this day is similar to living the life of an Old Testament 

        a) slave owner      b) priest 

        c) heathen king      d) slave

  1. 3.When the church at large sets high moral standards the culture  a) flourishes  b) plummets  c) is oblivious  d) remains the same

  1. 4. Does the Lord ever allow His chosen ones to suffer wrongfully?

  1. 5. What biblical examples support your answer?

  1. 6. Intercessors should have victory over the sin of those for whom they pray.  T    F

  1. 7. Intercessors are praying people who do not identify with the people for whom they pray.   T    F

  1. 8. Intercessors should experience a wide variety of sins so that they can understand the sinners for whom they pray.  T     F

  1. 9. Is Jesus praying for you today?

  1. 10.  What is spiritually relevant today about the breastplate worn by the OT high priest?

  1. 11.  We are always called to have victory through God.  The OT method was for Israel to kill their enemies, while in the NT we are commanded to love them into God’s kingdom.   T     F

  1. 12.  Who said,  “...I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according tot he flesh?”

  1. 13.  Who spoke these words to God?  “... Forgive their sin... and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book...”

  1. 14.  List two biblical intercessors: one from the OT and one from the NT.

  1. 15.  Why is there war in the spiritual maternity ward?




Answer these questions in your journal. 


Who has ministered more intimately to you than anyone?  Who has been that one person who understands your situation; the one who has experienced similar trials and feelings?  Let thanksgiving well up in you mind and heart for those who’ve prayed you through your most difficult times.  Please remember this as well; during the worst trials we feel as though no human on earth truly understands what we’re going through.  This is true ...  with one exception - Jesus Christ, the Son of Man.   


Now look ahead and prayerfully consider those for whom the Lord may call you to pray.  Allow for God’s fresh empowerment.  Pray for others and experience the joy of the Lord.

God doesn’t waste our hard times.  What afflictions, trials and generally rough roads have you traveled that enable you to identify with people in similar situations? 

“Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”  (2Cor. 1:4)


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