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Is your house occupied by the presence of God, or is it occupied by the influences of this world? As a military force goes into a country and conquers that country, they set up people there to occupy those zones. Well, Jesus is the invading force that came and stripped Satan, dethroned him and occupied his zone.

We, as Christians, have been called to once again enforce Jesus' authority as occupying forces on planet Earth. We must go back into those zones, push back the forces that have tried to come in, take control again and occupy our zones!

How do you do that? First, it starts in your own home. If you've got people in your home who are not in the place with God that they need to be, it's time for you to occupy your zone. Time is so short, and we cannot allow a single one of our family members to miss out on heaven. We've got to get on our knees and become intense on interceding in their behalf as Jesus called us to do.

We can't play religious games anymore. We cannot come to church, warm the bench, pay our tithe, pacify our conscience and say that we've done our religious duty. We need to take our full responsibility, occupy our zones and get our families saved.

Don't let another year go by without becoming intense in this area. Make it a point of contact that this is the year for your entire family to come into the Kingdom of God. And after you've accomplished that, start spreading out. You can begin interceding for other families.

Abraham's prayer for Sodom and Gomorrah is a clear example of the prayer of intercession. There is an important thing that we need to note from this account.

"And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it..." (Gen. 18:20-21).

As I began to read this, I realized that the Lord came down because their cry was so great. I interpreted that as meaning God will come down when we begin to cry out intensely for our families, for His power, for the move of God, for spiritual intervention, for our own personal needs, etc.

When our cry becomes so great in His ear, God will literally come down. When we begin to cry and say, "God, we need You! We need Your intervention! We need Your help! We need You to move in the midst of our families," He will intervene.

The intensity of your faith will bring God on the scene like nothing else will. The cry of faith invokes a blessing. The word invoke means "to call forth, to put into operation, or to bring it about."

When you give voice to the intensity of your desires, God will come on the scene in your behalf and invoke a blessing upon you or bring about the thing you've been praying for. Your answer will come.

For every need that you have, there is an answer. Regardless of the circumstance, regardless of how dark things look in your life, regardless of how you've failed in the past, if you grab hold of this message and become intense with your faith, you will receive the timely answers to every need in your life.

Don't Put It Off to the Future
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, "If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole."

But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, "Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole." And the woman was made whole from that hour.
(Matt. 9:18-22)
She had such intensity of desire, she was strained, she was focused, she was fixed. She was not going to be denied her heritage. It was in her heart, and she declared it with her mouth. And she was healed immediately.

If you are fed up today with the devil stealing from you and your family, then make him pay. Has the devil stolen your peace, your health, or your finances? Right now, this very moment, you need to become intense over what you're believing God for! Do it now!

If your children are running from the Lord, then you get focused on declaring Jeremiah 31:17: "And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border."

If your peace has been robbed, then become absorbed on confessing Philippians 4:7: "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

If it's your health Satan has attacked, then get intent on being healed. Confess Isaiah 53:5: "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

If you're believing for restoration in your finances, then become engrossed with Philippians 4:19: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Begin to confess with your mouth the Scriptures concerning your situation. There is a verse for everything you're going through. God covered it all when He wrote the Bible. Look up all the Scriptures you can find and speak them over your household. Don't let up in your stand of faith. Your intensity will bring results!

Source: The Intensity of Your Desires by Carolyn Savelle
Excerpt permission granted by Jerry Savelle Publications

Author Biography

Carolyn Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Carolyn Savelle, wife of minister and author Jerry Savelle, is a highly anointed teacher of the Word of God.

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