“When the Philistine rulers heard that Israel had gathered at Mizpah, they mobilized their army and advanced. The Israelites were badly frightened when they learned that the Philistines were approaching. “Don’t stop pleading with the Lord our God to save us from the Philistines!” they begged Samuel.” 1 Samuel 7:7-8 (NLT)
The Philistines heard. The gathering at Mizpah was so powerful, it noised abroad in the region. The celebration unto the Lord, got the attention of their enemies. Just as God was moving in the area of deliverance, healing and restoration the sound reached the ear of the enemy. Just as they rejoiced and shouted the word, the decrees and promises of God, the enemy mobilized against them. Just as they believed on His word, the enemy prepared to defeat. The people became fearful/frightened in a great way when they learned of the enemy’s plans. In the confines of their gathering, they rejoiced but right outside – great fear. Their pleas for intercession rang out loud. But, they understood the power of intercession. They understood, in their own strength, they were no match for the powers that be, but God. They understood, they were in need of a savior, the Lord strong in might, mighty in battle. They understood, there was nothing too hard for the Lord. What seems impossible with man, is possible with God. Today, the body of believers is crying, pleading and begging for intercession. The enemy has mobilized and ready to attack. The enemy wants to stop the cries of the Saints. Though his threats and anger rage, Samuels/Intercessors are in position and on their post. God sought for Intercessors, one who would stand in the gap and build up the hedge. Intercession is not a onetime prayer but consistent. Samuels must continue to pray until the victory is won. Remember, Jesus our Chief Intercessor, who begun the work is able to complete it!