Jesus wept over Jerusalem before he entered the temple to flip tables and drive out the money changers (Luke 19:41-46). This is the heart of intercession. It’s in the weeping that we gain God’s perspective and heart.
The world has distorted marriage, sexuality, family, you name it…But without weeping, we have nothing to say. As we are moved to tears, Holy Spirit begins to show us our own complicity in the state of things. Like 1 Peter 4:17 says, “judgment begins…with God’s household.”
If we are not willing to weep, we risk becoming Pharisees who point out everything that’s wrong in the world from a calloused and “superior” heart.
In order to weep, we must, by necessity, step into that person or people group’s shoes. That is exactly what Jesus did for us when he took on human form and lived among us and died for us. He demonstrated the purest form of intercession! Furthermore, he ascended to heaven in a glorified human body (Acts 1:9), and the Bible says he LIVES to make intercession for us (Heb. 7:25).
So, the next time you find yourself angry at a person or in an uproar at a particular injustice, pause to hear the heart of God. You may find yourself weeping. In my experience, the result of such brokenness is always alignment to pray the right prayer.
There is a place for righteous anger, but “human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:20). If we allow God to turn our anger into tears before we try to “right wrongs,” it will produce an outward expression that is righteous, just like Jesus when he started flipping tables in the temple.
God, raise up weeping prophets like Jeremiah! Awaken humble intercessors like Daniel – people who would identify with the sins of their people and repent on their behalf. Rouse intercessors that are willing to WEEP before they flip the tables of injustice.
Wow this blessed me 🙌 I have been working on this, especially when it comes to the girls’ father.
Yes Tiff, it is not easy, but possible with the help of Holy Spirit. I am working on this too. <3
Thanks Pastor Karina this really made me think. Sometime we start out weeping and then after awhile our tears dry up because we don’t see any significant change. we can’t afford to let our weep to cease. Our tears do change things we can’t let them dry up nor stop believing that God doesn’t see them! Thanks for writing this PK. It was a good reminder and helpful 🙏🏾
😭😭 This is so on point for me! The Lord has been reminded me of an encounter I had when my husband was being prayed for 2 years ago. I have been interceding for him but God reminded me in my weeping of a time I was over come yelling in tongues as my pastor prayed for him. I felt the wrath of God for the demons tormenting him but the intense, unconditional, relentless love of God for him and the fight for his soul. I’ve never felt God’s love and wrath at the same time so intensely. I felt like I was going to explode. This post reminds me so much of that and what keeps me pressing forward in the fight for his soul 🙏 Do it Jesus!
Wow Karina, yes!! I always think of when Jesus wept before calling Lazarus out of the grave. He stepped into the pain of the those mourning for their brother and friend. I use to hate feeling so deeply for others but now I am so grateful to be sensitive to those around me. I love this so much. Thank you for sharing it with us!
I am so glad to hear from you, Karina !
Yes, it is a great reminder that we have to see through Jesus eye first before we put finger onto other people.