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Breaking Away Mountains (BAM)

The BAM National Intercessory Prayer Conference Call began as a group of local intercessors joined together to unite in corporate prayer and intercession. The call of God for intercessors to stand in the gap began to reach others from other cities. It soon became impossible for all of us to meet in one location due to distance, driving time etc. The Lord said "Take back the powers of the air" and join in one "room" called the phone conference room. We now have Pastors, Leaders, Intercessors calling in from all over the US meeting together in our phone conference room. The format is the same as if we met a building; we greet each other, share a brief testimony and begin to pray and interceed together. 

Foundation Scripture

Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

We are raising up an army of intercessors that are Breaking Away Mountains!

If you believe the Lord is directing you in intercessory prayer then we would love to have you join us on the calls. Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request to be included on the call. We will email you back with the phone number and pin code for the call.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Your conference call hosts: Bishop Bill and Minister Connie Anderson

 

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY

Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
 
Prayer Changes Things
The disciples were impressed with the results that Jesus got while in prayer. Every time that something needed to be changed, Jesus went to prayer. The disciples realized that there were things in their life that needed change and obviously prayer changed things, so they came to Jesus and said “Lord, teach us to pray! Are there things in your life that need to be changed? Let’s join with the disciples and ask the Lord to “teach us to pray”!
 
Prayer Neglect
Prayer seems to be the most neglected aspect of a Christian’s life. When I ask people to pray, I am amazed at the difficulty that they have. They struggle as to what to say and act very uncomfortable showing that prayer is not what they are used to doing. If prayer changes things and people are not praying then things are not being changed. Why are Christians not praying? Is it that they have not seen results from their prayers? Are they unsure of how to pray? Do they feel they need to convince God concerning their problems? Do some feel they are trying to manipulate God to do something for them?
 
Lord, Teach Us To Pray
The disciples saw Jesus do many miracles, signs and wonders. I believe they knew that prayer was the key. I don’t think that the disciple was asking necessarily how to pray as much as he was asking Jesus to teach him “to” pray. Even the disciples knew the key to success was a consistent prayer life.
 
In beginning anything, you must understand you won’t do it perfectly. The first time that you tried to bake cookies you may have burned them or they turned out so hard that you used them for coasters. You didn’t quit, you just tried another batch. What about driving a car, playing guitar, or starting a conversation with someone? In the beginning you may be clumsy and uncomfortable but after a while you improve and it becomes second nature. So it is with prayer, God is not judging you on how you pray but is pleased because you do pray. If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Practice makes perfect!
 
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
 
TEACHdidasko - to teach, to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses, to discharge the office of a teacher, to conduct oneself as a teacher, to teach one, to impart instruction, instill doctrine into one, the thing taught or enjoined, to explain or to expound a thing, to teach one something
 
Lets open our hearts for doctrine and instruction so we can move toward a consistent prayer life.
 
TO PRAYproseuchomai - to offer prayers, to pray to God, supplicate, worship: earnestly make prayer.
 
Pros - a preposition of direction; forward to, toward, near to; the destination of the relation,
to the advantage of, with regard to
 
euchomai - to pray to God, to wish, to pray, to pray for
 
To pray means that we are moving toward the destination of a relationship with God. As we pray we are actually offering worship to God and taking the advantage with regard to changing things in our life for the glory of God.
 
WHAT IS PRAYER?
Many times the best way to find out what something is; is to find out what it is not!
 
Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
 
Have you been taught “traditional prayers”? Have these traditional prayers ever changed anything? NO, the traditions of men make the Word of God (concerning prayer) to none effect!
 
Jesus begins to answer the disciples’ request of teach us to pray by saying:
 
Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
 
Prayer is not telling God about your problems in order to “get Him” to do something about it. He already knows your needs before you even come to Him in prayer.
 
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
 
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
 
Prayer is not coming to God as a beggar and shyly asking for an appointment to make your request. Because of the blood of Jesus we can come boldly to His throne because we are His sons and daughters.
 
1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
 
Prayer is not trying to get God’s attention and make him aware of your problems. His eyes are on the righteous and his ears are open to hear every prayer.
 
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
 
2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. (NIV)
 
Prayer is not trying to manipulate God to do something good for us. God has already given us 8,630 promises (ask us about my video on the 8,630 promises). If He has already given us 8,630 promises that concern every area of our life to do us good and to prosper us, they why do we think we have to convince Him of anything. Prayer is simply saying AMEN to the promises that He has already given to us.
 
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
 
Prayer is not trying to get God to change His mind about anything. God is already for us so why change His mind? Find out what the mind of God is about a matter and claim the promise.
 
OK Then, What is Prayer?
Prayer is simply communication with God! Communication is not true communication if it is only one sided. Prayer is not a one way communication. Communication is not communication until both parties understand each other. If you can repeat back to a person what he has communicated to you and that person is satisfied that you understand what he said to you then true communication has occurred.
 
Foundation Scripture for BAM; Breaking Away Mountains
 
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
 
Prayer is communicating to God concerning an issue in your life, hearing what God has already promised about that area of your life and then communicating back to Him until He is satisfied that you really understand what He has promised. After true communication has occurred you can be confident that the promise is yours and you can now speak to the issue (mountain) and expect with confidence that heaven will work with you until that mountain is removed.
 
Let’s look at the Greek for a better understanding of what takes place in prayer.
 
DESIRE - aiteo (ahee-teh'-o); a demand for something due; as well as a search for something hidden, ask, demand, enquire, understand.
 
I know this may sound like we are going to God and demanding Him to do something, but wait listen to what Jesus is saying. He is not telling you to be arrogant, demanding and disrespectful. What He is telling you is how the Kingdom of God operates. The Kingdom operates with legal principles and you are to operate in these principles.
 
Your checkbook is a great parallel to help you understand. When you write a check you are legally making a demand on the banking system for what is already deposited in your account. You wouldn’t be considered arrogant or demanding; you are simply legally activating a release of what you already have in your account to go to the place or person that you are directing it to.
 
Prayer is making a legal demand (writing a check) on what Jesus has already deposited in your heavenly bank account. As you pray (write the check) you are authorizing a release of the provision, power and promises from heaven to benefit your life. 
 
Spiritual Transactions
Each time we pray we are making a spiritual transaction. We are making a legal demand on what is already ours and releasing it in the spiritual realm.
 
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
 
Notice that praying is “in the spirit” or is operating in the spiritual realm. When we make a transaction in the spiritual realm it will influence and change things in the natural realm.
 
First The Spiritual Then The Natural.
 
2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
 
Prayer helps us focus on the things which are not seen (the eternal promises of God) and have the power to change the things that are seen which are only temporary. The reason they are temporary is because we can change them with prayer.
 
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
 
Prayer releases the spiritual forces (angels) to go to battle with us to cause the changes in the natural that need to be changed. People need to change but we do not wrestle with people but the spirits that influence the people. As we pray we war against the true enemy and release heaven to work with us to bring about the will of God into the earth.
 
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
 
 
QUESTIONS:
 
  1. Are your angels unemployed?
 
  1. Are you ready to begin an exciting journey of prayer?
 
  1. Do you have a heavenly bank account with 8, 630 promises waiting for you to make a withdrawal?
 
  1. What does prayer mean to you now?
 
  1. What changes are you going to make in your prayer time?
 
  1. Describe how to make a spiritual transaction.
 
  1. What is the definition of desire according to the Greek New Testament word?
 

THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERCESSION

 
God is Looking For Those Who Will Intercede
 
Isa 59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
 
Intercessor - paga` (paw-gah'); to impinge, by accident or violence, by importunity: come between, fall upon, to encounter, to light upon, to strike, to attack, to reach the mark
 
God could not find an intercessor so He sent Jesus. Jesus was God’s arm of righteousness that brought salvation. Jesus now has been raised from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is the head of the body of Christ. We are members of His body. Today, we the body of Christ, are His arms in the earth carrying out the ministry of intercession.
 
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
 
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
 
The Call And The Equipment For Intercession
 
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
 
Believers in Christ are to put on the whole armor of God and be vessels of God’s power to destroy the works of the devil in the earth. God needs us to intercede to release His power against the enemy. When we respond to His call and enter into intercessory prayer, we will tear down the strongholds of Satan and see God’s rule come into our lives and cities.
 
Our battle is not against flesh and blood (man and woman) but is a spiritual battle. The reason people do what they do is because of demonic influence. We must come against the true enemy through intercession in the spirit. We must love the person and come against the devil.
 
It is time for the church to realize the importance of intercession. We must rise up and put on the whole armor of God and take our place in intercessory prayer. We will win the battle in the spiritual realm which will bring about a change in the physical, natural realm in the lives of people. We will bring down the kingdoms of this world under the control of Satan and bring about the kingdom of God. Pray; Thy Kingdom Come!
 
Making Up The Hedge
 
Ezek 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
 
Hedge - gader (gaw-dare'); an inclosure: fence, wall.
 
Standamad - to remain, to endure, to take one's stand, to tarry, to remain, to continue, to abide, to endure, to persist, to be steadfast, to make a stand, to hold one's ground, to come on the scene, to rise up or against, to cause to stand firm, to maintain
 
Gapperets - a breach, a bursting forth, an outburst, a broken wall
 
As you can see God is looking for intercessors that will come on the scene, take a stand, remain firm and rise against the enemy on the behalf of another. In doing so we will “fill in the gap” leaving no entrance for the enemy to get in and do his evil work.
 
Intercession Is Love In Action
 
Ezek 13:5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
 
Rom 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
 
 
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
 
When we enter into intercession for an individual, we are giving ourselves in obedience to the Lord, thus fulfilling the law of Christ. Love never fails.
 
Proper Intercession
 
Matt 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
 
The scripture declares that we should bind the strong man before we spoil his works or goods. Therefore proper intercession is for us to bind Satan and all his principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places first and then spoil his works.
 
Matt 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
 
As an intercessor you have been given the keys of the kingdom. When you use your keys (authority) to bind, and lock up the enemy’s activity; the person you are interceding for can then go free. As you use your keys to loose the power of God, the person you are interceding for can then be made whole thus spoiling the enemy’s goods.
 
Praying The Word In Intercession
 
Eph 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
 
Intercessions can be as simple as praying the Word for someone. Go ahead use Paul’s prayer and pray for revelation, understanding, wisdom and that their eyes be opened to what God has for their life.
 
1 Cor 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
 
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
 
When you do not know how to pray for someone you can pray in the spirit and expect the Holy Spirit to help you pray the perfect will of God for them.
 
Deep Intercession
 
Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
 
Travailodino - to feel the pains of childbirth
 
Again - palin - oscillatory repetition; once more, again.
 
Just as physical labor at birth is repetitious, repeated, regular, rhythmic, and steady, so also is spiritual labor in intercession. When the Holy Spirit takes you into travail to deliver a person from Satan’s hold, your prayer language in the spirit will come forth out of you repetitiously, regularly, rhythmically, and steadily as you continually press forth in the spirit wrestling against the powers of darkness. You will find yourself continuing without stopping with great intensity of desire and a longing to see freedom come forth until the person or place is delivered form Satan’s hold.
 
Times of Intercession
 
Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ancle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
 
At the daily prayer meeting a miracle of healing took place. Oh, that people would pray everyday and have a special appointment with the Lord.
 
Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
 
A time of intercession brought forth healings, signs, wonders, and a move of the spirit. The building was literally shaken as a result of intense intercessory prayer.
 
Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
 
A time of intercession brought Peter out of prison. The church prayed without ceasing, in other words they kept interceding until an angel was released on Peter’s behalf and set him free to minister to God’s people.
 
Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
 
A time of intercession and praise caused an earthquake, breaking the bondage that held Paul and Silas captive.
 
The Apostle Paul Was An Intercessor
 
Col 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
 
Paul was always interceding as well as teaching and laying doctrine.
 
Col 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
 
Paul demonstrates that in order for the church to be filled with knowledge, wisdom, spiritual understanding and to walk upright before the Lord it takes intercession as well as teaching.
Intercession as well as teaching can be accomplished from a distance. You can intercede for someone even though you are not with them physically. Intercession is in the spirit and so you can stand in the gap, make up the hedge and attack the enemy for anyone in the world.
 
In summary intercession is important in the life of every believer. As we intercede, we release the power of the Holy Spirit against the enemy and bring forth God’s will in the earth. Join the army of intercessors that are binding and loosing; breaking the assignment of the enemy in people’s lives, and bringing the Kingdom of God into people’s lives, your church, your city and the world.
 
 
 
QUESTIONS:
 
  1. Who is God looking for in the church?
 
 
 
  1. Do you hear the call for intercession?
 
 
 
  1. What is some of the “equipment” for intercessors?
 
 
 
  1. Name a “hedge” that is broken and how you can stand in the gap!
 
 
 
  1. Why is love necessary for intercession?
 
 
 
  1. Why is praying the Word and praying in the Spirit both effective in intercession?
 
 
 
  1. What does it mean to be in deep intercession?
 
 
 
  1. Can you schedule times of intercession?
 
 
 
  1. Can God count on you to stand in the gap and be an intercessor?