Wanda Alger shares an encouraging word for intercessors, specifically the “seasoned generation.” She shares how it will take those who are faithful, dedicated, and mature saints to encourage, equip, and empower those coming up. If we want to see a full turn-around of this nation that so many are praying for, it will require fathers and mothers rising up and taking their place.
For those who doubt their ability to continue standing in the gap to steward this mandate, God wants to give a new weapon for intercession. For those who have carried heartache or disappointment from unmet expectations or unfulfilled dreams, God wants to mantle you with a new faith and perspective to empower your next season.
“…the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair…” (Isaiah 61:3)
Though some intercessors have been called into times of travail in the spirit and weeping for the lost, there are also many whom the Lord is calling forth with the weapon of joy and laughter as a weapon against the enemy. This is not any human-induced demonstration of laughter, but a Holy Spirit mantle of absolute faith and confidence in the King who can laugh in the face of pure evil.