A person becomes an intercessor for one purpose: to petition the Lord on behalf of another. As an intercessor, one petitions the Lord to these ends: for God to extend His mercy and forgiveness, and then, release His power into situations. As an immediate result, lives are changed. In Isaiah the prophet’s lifetime, he stated through a prophetic word that God looked for an intercessor, but He could not find one. “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.” Isaiah 59:16 According to Isaiah, that devastated the Lord. You might ask, “How can God be devastated?” yet, that is the true meaning of the Hebrew word K.J.V. interpreted “wondered”.
God’s devastation happened because He thought of His creation rejecting His means of salvation, His plan of life for them and no one made themselves available to intercede for a different end for these people. For surely, if God had His way, all living beings would open their hearts to receive His Mercy just as the Bible tells us: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering (patient) towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance”. 2 Peter 3:9
Since God is the same yesterday, today and forever, He still desires that every one who draws breath upon this earth experience His best for their life. That best of course includes receiving salvation. Thus, today, the Lord continues to look for those His willing servants who desire to intercede on behalf of others, especially for those in need of salvation. As He looks over your home, city, town or village, will He see you?