PRAYER THOUGHT: "The praying ones are to the preacher as Aaron and Hur were to Moses. They hold up his hands and decide the issue that is so fiercely raging around them."
Exodus 17:12b NKJV - "...And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun."
The story of the Exodus certainly had its dramatic moments especially when Israel was faced with conflict early on in their escape from Egypt. Remember, these Israelites were not trained in warfare. They had been slaves for over 400 years. Surely their physical stamina was great, but handling swords and bows and arrows may not have been their expertise. However, an enemy had attacked them and Moses went up on a hill and held up his arms in a sign of encouragement to his fighters below. However, Moses' arms became tired and if he lowered them the enemy had the advantage. He needed to keep his arms raised.
Anyone in a "boot camp" scenario will know that it can be torture to keep one's arms raised for an extended period of time. But Moses' arms raised were as a continuous prayer to God for victory. Aaron and Hur realized they had a very important part to play in seeing the Israelites win the conflict. They would support Moses as Moses sought to support his people.
Christian, are you raising up Christian leaders, Christian Missionaries, and Christian Workers in their conflict with the enemy? Will you raise up your prayers to help these people "win the conflict" and win the souls as well?
I want to share a story with you from the life of D. L. Moody that will show the importance of supporting God's ministers in prayer. Later today, take time to look at my Discipleship Studies. I hope to have that story for you to read and, hopefully, for you to follow the example given.
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