June 5, 2022: Hands Up!
“Hands Up” is not a sign of surrender for us when in the midst of the battle against the enemy. But on the other hand, it is quite the contrary. In this case, it is a symbol of prayer and support. (l Kings 8:54, Psalm 144:2) When Moses lowered his hands in the battle due to fatigue, Aaron and Hur interceded by holding up his hands, and the enemy was defeated. (Exodus 17:8-13) Truly, Moses was in good hands! This biblical account is a powerful allegory of the role that intercessors play in the success of a ministry. Likewise, intercessors can stand in the gap and help carry the burdens by holding up the hands of our ministers and those who lead the fight in the spiritual battles of the Church, so that the victory may be won!
The Apostle Paul stated, “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith” (ll Thessalonians 3:1-2). Even earlier, Paul had expressed, “Brethern, pray for us” in l Thessalonians 5:25. It is evident that one of a minister’s primary responsibilities is to deliver the messages that God has given. Any prayer provides a covering from the attack of the enemy and other hindrances that would attempt to prohibit the Word from coming forth.
The Apostle Paul needed a helping hand and requested prayer so that the message he was carrying would have free course in God’s full power and anointing. Paul also recognized that the enemy would try to impede progress directly through the work of wickedness and evil men, as he often faced opposition. Likewise, it is so for all ministers who have a message that God has given them to relay.
Let’s put our hands up in the air and pray for the ministry.
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