Holding Up My Arms (July 2021)
A few months back, my dear friend and her prayer partner were interceding for me. She said that the Lord spoke to them that they must intercede for me on a daily basis. I had been asking the Father, in Jesus’ name, to raise up intercessors on my behalf. I knew the places that I was treading in prayer and in my writings would stir up satan and his demons. I had been experiencing strange things in the night, attacks on my health, waves of anguish of the soul, etc. We read in Psalms 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: But the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” My friend said that she saw into the spirit her prayer partner and her standing on each side of me. They were holding up my arms so that I could continue forward in the battle.
Remember the story of Amalek coming against the Children of Israel? (Exodus 17.) As long as Moses’ hands were held up, Israel prevailed in the battle. Moses became weary and lowered his arms. It was then, that the Children of Israel would begin losing the battle. Aaron and Hur placed a stone for Moses to sit on; and they held up his hands, one on one side of him, and the other on the other side. They held up his hands until the sun went down, then victory became theirs.
My family celebrates different occasions by often going to Cades Cove. We recently went and enjoyed our fellowship; fried chicken and mashed potatoes; horseshoes, tossing baseball, football, and frisbees; and walking through the creek. All of this is probably one of my favorite things to do. Of course, we covered our day with prayer and bound any devil that would attempt to come against any of us, in Jesus’ name. …But something went wrong. A thin frisbee came flying toward me. I never saw it coming, but it crashed into the front of my neck. I had no pain, but I knew that I was falling. Robert caught me which helped break my fall to the ground. I could see, but I couldn’t hear anything. I knew that Robert had bent to the ground on my right side, and Chaunta was bent to my left. I knew that she was warring out loud for my life, even though I could not hear any word that she said. Later, she told me that she thought that I was dying. Family was standing around me. Robert didn’t think that I was breathing, so he blew one gust of wind into my mouth. Life entered me, and I could see my family and hear their voices. Chaunta reminded me later that my intercessor and her prayer partner had interceded and knew that they were on both sides of me while in prayer holding up my hands. Well, to God be all of the glory!!!
There was a long, red mark on my neck for a short time, but it has completely disappeared. I never had any pain in my neck. Why do I tell you this story? Am I comparing myself to Moses? …Not for a minute. I do know that all of us need an Aaron and Hur in our lives. Thank you for holding up my family and me to the Lord in your prayers. I can tell you that satan and his demons are terrified of the Name of Jesus, His Word, and the prayers that are flowing through us and this ministry. They desire to destroy us. I am grateful that I had those who fought for my life at Cades Cove. So, what satan meant for evil, our great and mighty God has somehow turned around for good! We have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!!!