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Heavy Loads

By May 22, 2013 No Comments

Exodus 17:8-13 records a remarkable experience in the life of Moses.
“The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.’So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and 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. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. 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 with the sword.”
God seems to indicate there is a direct correlation between Moses’ intercession and the army’s victory. I have always understood Moses’ actions to be an illustration of one of a pastor/leader’s responsibilities. Intercession for the people we pastor is vital to their victory as they fight the good fight of faith each day. That’s a heavy responsibility for pastors.
Moses felt the heaviness. Its seems as though intercessors need intercessors.
That’s where Aaron and Hur came in. As Moses grew weary, the enemy began to win. So they lifted up his arms. The tide of battle turned back towards victory.
What amazes me is that Aaron and Hur let Moses’s hands drop and the tide turned again. Once again they lifted his hands and once again the tide turned. Its seems as though this scene was repeated more than once.
Aaron and Hur were the Minute Managers. They were intercessors for the intercessors.
Don’t doubt that your daily prayer will make a difference in turning the tide.
Let’s battle together.
Have you committed to being a Minute Manager yet?
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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 25 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 36 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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