Last month, Michelle gave me the word about a shepherd’s hook and how this related to the gift of discerning of spirits. I found this neat, because Moses also held up a staff and parted the Red Sea as he delivered the Israelites out of Egypt.
Then today, something new resonated in my spirit as I read about how Moses held up his hands on behalf of the Israelites in Exodus 17. As long as his hands were high, the Israelites were winning. But when he lowered them, the enemy began winning. Aaron and Hur helped hold Moses’s arms as he grew tired. When all three of them prayed and worked together, they were unified and victorious. What a neat example of how we cannot to do anything apart from God and how essential intercessory prayer is.
As I researched more on this topic, I read that the holding up of the hands also represents the heart’s attitude in dependent prayer and it can symbolize the ascent of prayer and readiness to receive every good gift from above. How cool is that? I truly believe He is revealing me more and more about the gifts He’s given me and how I can use them help to advance His Kingdom!