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Prayer: the place where victory is released before it is seen.

This is the fifth section of a short series of posts on this section in Exodus and on the place of prayer.

Exodus 17:8-16

You cannot do it alone. When Moses when up to the hill to hold up the staff of the Lord he did not go alone. He took two men with him, Aaron and Hur. Aaron was Moses’ brother. According to Josephus, Hur was the husband of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. He took his brothers with him. Although he began on his own, he relied on the support that his brothers gave him.

It is true with prayer.  The work of an intercessor needs the support and encouragement of other intercessors. We are not in this alone, nor do we do the work alone.  Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” It is His plan that we are not alone.

God used a weak man, Moses. Moses grew tired. Clearly, the power was not from Moses but from God. God chooses, in His wisdom and grace, not to give one man all the abilities or else he and the people will start relying on the man instead of on God. It took three men on a hill to release God’s power on the earth. Take people with you. If there is something you are praying for and have become weary in, do not give up. Share your request with trustworthy brothers that will help support you in prayer. Let them help you. If you see a battle before you, bring your brothers in it with you. Corporate prayer is powerful. When two or more agree! (Matthew 18:19-20)…

Exodus 17:12-13 …so Moses’ hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.

Take Away: You are a human, a weak human. That’s okay! Power doesn’t come from you anyway. It comes from our strong and faithful God. He loves to use us even, and especially, in our weakness. And, you are not alone. God wants you to take people with you. Don’t give up on any point that you are praying to see happen.  Let your brothers and sisters in the Lord help support you in prayer.  And notice others.  Gently and humbly go to others in their need and share their burdens.  The enemy will be overwhelmed in a battle, the place of prayer when you do not give up, but instead bring others alongside you and believe together as one.