Young Adults Christian Groups

In Exodus 17 we are confronted with a special little story that reminds us of a very important principal. We read:

Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. 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. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. (Exodus 17:8 – 13)

We know that if we are serving Christ faithfully, we are in a battle. And so I want to ask you the question, and for you to consider carefully, who has your back in the Spiritual Battle you are facing.

If you are a Christian, then whether you like it or not you are in a battle. If you are serving the Lord (which we all should be) in whatever humble way we serve, then you have an enemy who is out to oppose you. This is especially true if you are in leadership, or active in sharing the Gospel, though even if you don’t consider yourself to be active in this area it is still vitally important.

So the question is – who are the people who are holding your arms up? Can I suggest that if you don’t know at least two people who you know are praying for you personally then ask God to lead you to people and don’t rest until you have them. These should be people who you can share honestly with. You might not always be able to share in detail, but you know that when you ask, they will uphold you in prayer.

In Ephesians 6 Paul writes to the church that probably more than any other would be considered his home church and in his famous passage about being prepared for the battle, he knew how much he needed the prayer cover of the Saints, he writes:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:18 – 19)

If you don’t have prayer support, you are vulnerable. So make sure you have that support and that you are frequently sharing how people can pray for you.
And that brings us to the other side of that equation, and that is: Whose arms are you holding? Who are you praying for? Ask God who you should be praying for, and let them know regularly that you continue to hold them up in prayer. Let’s protect one another, and see the enemy defeated.