Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo; April 30th, 2019 Tuesday ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D ;
RAISE THOSE HANDS ;
(There’s Power Released When You Lift Your Hands To God) ;
TO THE BIBLE 1 Timothy 2:8 AMPC
“I desire therefore that in every place men should pray, without anger or quarreling or resentment or doubt [in their minds], lifting up holy hands.”
Do you recall the account of the children of Israel recording victory over the Amalekites in the Bible? Moses had just instructed Joshua to take soldiers to fight Amalek. Joshua did as Moses instructed, but Moses decided to go to the top of the hills, with Aaron and Hur, while Joshua battled the Amalekites. As the battle progressed, Aaron and Hur made an observation. They noticed that every time Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed in the battle against Amalek. However, when his hands went down, Amalek prevailed. They decided, therefore, to support Moses by lifting his hands on either side, while Moses sat on a stone. As a result, the Bible says, “…Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword”(Exodus17:13).
What’s most inspiring about this is how an act of faith in the earth activated heavenly powers, and caused victory for God’s people. Moses wasn’t talking, but as long as his hands were lifted to the Lord, Israel prevailed. It shows that there’s a profuse effusion of divine power as we lift our hands in prayer and worship. There’s victory-power through our hands. No wonder Paul said, “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” (1 Timothy 2:8). If you want to see more success and victories in your life, learn to lift your hands to the Lord as you set your mind on Him in prayer and worship.
Perhaps you’re in church, and the Pastor or leader says, “Lift your hands to the Lord in worship,” don’t take them up and bring them down carelessly, because you feel tired. Keep them lifted to the Lord. Train yourself in this. There’s something deeply spiritual about lifting and waving your hands to the Lord in worship and prayer. It signals victory and dominion over your circumstances and adversaries. Glory to God!
Let my prayer be set before You as incense,
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice
Praising the LORD in His House at Night
A Song of Ascents.
Behold, bless the LORD,
All you servants of the LORD,
Who by night stand in the house of the LORD!
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary,
And bless the LORD.
Gracious Father, my hands are lifted to you in worship and adoration. There’s none like you; you’re great and mighty; you alone are God! In every generation, you’re the same: faithful, righteous, and true! You’re my ever-present help in times of need. I worship you today.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Luke 23:50-24:1-12, 2 Samuel 7-8
1 Corinthians 1:22-31, Psalm 141-142
Go ahead to speak in tongues, lifting your holy hands to the Lord.