Thursday, August 28, 2008

What really happens when you pray for someone?

IN Exodus 17:10 - downwards, the Jewish General, Joshua, has led his troops into battle against the brutal Amalekites. And old Moses goes to fight the real battle. The Bible says, "Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning ... Aaron and Hur held his hands up - one on one side, one on the other - so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So, Joshua overcame the Amalekite army."
Just in case someone wondered what this "holding up his hands" business was all about, Moses later explained. He said, "Hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord." Moses made it very clear that he was praying up on that hill. And notice how the battle was decided. Not by what the warriors were doing on the battlefield, but by what the prayer warrior was doing on the hill! That is always where the battles are decided - in the Throne Room of the Most High God as someone intercedes there for someone or something they care about.
God must get tired of us saying, "Well, I can't really do much. I guess all I can do is pray." What? All I can do is go to the One who rules a hundred billion galaxies and focus His love and His power on some person or situation or need? There's nothing else you can do that is even remotely as powerful as that! So who are the people you're praying for on a regular basis?
Commit yourself to be the Moses for some folks you know, and for some servants of God who are fighting on the front lines. And for some lost people for whom no one else may have ever prayed. I can tell you, as one person trying to serve the Most High God, there is nothing more decisive, more important, that you could do for us than to be a regular prayer warrior as we fight for some of those lost people.
Let people know you're fighting for them in the Throne Room of God. Find out what they need you to be praying for. You'll be their Moses, praying down victory for their battle. You'll be their Aaron or Hur, holding up their arms when they can't go another step. When you pray fervently for someone, you are playing a vital part in guarding their life, in meeting their need, in changing their heart, in winning their battle. You are praying for them, you are going to the Throne Room of God for them. You are indeed, giving them the greatest gift anyone can give!
ARE YOU GIVING PEOPLE AROUND YOU THE GREATEST GIFT? THINK ABOUT IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT AND ANYTHING HAPPEN IT WILL AFFECT YOU.
PLS GIVE AND IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU, GOOD MEASURE, PRESS DOWN SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER!
Shalom!

2 comments:

Channelofhealing said...

I Must say am am really Challenged by this post especially for some days now I have been burdened to Pray for the repentance of sin in us and those around us so that we can be approved of God in theses days.
Things are terrible in life right now and only in Prayer can we survive in Jesus Mightgy Name Amen

BTW lovely template, have you fixed the comment box of the other blog cos am not able to comment.

Godbless

Shiloh30 said...

I am glad that someone can see the power of prayer. I pray all the time for my friends and family and for God's will to be done in situations I don't understand, because, what could be more powerful then sitting before the Throne of God, as a child of God, and talking to the Father.

The only power I have alot of time is my prayer and supplication to God, My Father.

Thank you for your lovely post. It was very inspiring.

God bless.

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