The Cognitive Pneumatics of New Era Intercession
The Cognitive Pneumatics of New Era Intercession by Prophet Angela Powers
Scripture admonishes us to be renewed in the spirit of our mind. Your thoughts need a spirit. It is that spirit that enlivens them and that ports them into the soul so that they can be actuated, embodied and realized in life. Intercession and intercessors are a part of the life cycle of the eternal. When eternity gives birth in the now it uses, among other things, intercession. Prayer and intercession become an umbilical cord between eternity and temporality, but the spirit of your mind becomes an umbilical cord between the word form that spirit is taking and the life form that it will be birthed out to take by the fruits of intercession. An intercessor's cognitive processes are critical. There are certainly elements to that truth that we could tackle here in this article, but we can look to scripture to begin to get a grasp on the depth of this matter. It is Ephesians 4 that states:
[Eph 4:22-24 KJV] 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
What is the spirit governing the law of your mind?
This indicates to us that our mindsets are energized by a set of pneumatics. There is a spirit giving life to the law of our minds, whatever that law may be. Everything in this physical world has a pneumatic source code. Many intercessors pursue intercessory training, and many train them, without probing the spirit of the mind that is being trained. The disconnect with this principle has grave consequences on the success rate of what prayer would produce in our lives. You can pour into your mind more and more information, but it is the pneumatic source code that will determine how it embeds itself, is interpreted and is enacted. If we look again at what Ephesians 4 states, we see it mentions a former conversation. If the spirit of a mind is not addressed and renewed there is a former conversation interrupting your current conversation. Have you ever been having a great conversation with a friend, family member, or colleague only to suddenly be interrupted by someone's untimely or even rude interjection into your subject matter or your flow? That is what the carnal spirit of mind does to the conversation of intercessors with their God and His supernal realms. As intercessors if you and I don't address upfront and regularly the spirit of our mind we either cause the information and training we receive to lie dormant and inoperative or we give carnality more weapons to do damage with. As intercessors we are told a lot about our spirit, but intercession also heavily involves and engages our mind. We can look at Daniel for another scriptural example of this phenomena. Daniel experiences a very weighty unfolding of a night vision which he concludes detailing in the following way:
[Dan 7:25-28 KJV] 25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end. 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. 28 Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
Upon concluding the description of this night vision Daniel says, "my cogitations much troubled me". Daniel as one of scriptures notable intercessors was modeling the kind of intercessory intel that must be processed before it can be prayed; or dealt with at any other level. In using the word cogitations, as recorded in the KJV, Daniel is referring to thoughts. The cogitations means thought, act of thinking, consideration, reflection and to turn over in the mind. These processes, and this engine of turning must be powered, and it is the spirit of one's mind that does so. The faculties of our minds as intercessors determines the level and quality of tools that we have to operate with in processing our conversations with God and His supernal realms, but the spirit of our mind is what determines how those faculties are being used and driven. Daniel was trusted by the Lord with very high intercessory intel because he probed and proved his spirit over and over again before the Lord. Intercessors it is NOT JUST WHAT WE KNOW, it is what we PNEUMA-KNOW that makes the difference. The spirit of your mind can yield intel black outs, block outs and break outs if it is not renewed to the spirit source code of the information that you are being made privy to. Scripture presents us another case study in the context of Daniel's mandate when it records this:
[Dan 4:4-10 KJV] 4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace: 5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. 6 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise [men] of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream. 7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof. 8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom [is] the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, [saying], 9 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods [is] in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof. 10 Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof [was] great.
Nebuchadnezzar says to Daniel that he receives a dream, and when this divine communication comes to his spirit, the vision projects onto his mind and he has thoughts upon his bed. So though the dream is spiritual it cannot be engaged without processes of the mind. Then the king goes on to say that he is unable to UNDERSTAND the vision. Additionally, as he begins to give his motives for calling Daniel he acclaims the SPIRIT THAT IS IN DANIEL, the spirit of the holy gods. In other words, Daniel was the only one who had the RIGHT SPIRIT energizing his mind, and thereby the only one who could process the intel. Until next time!
To be continued.....
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