Summary: Notes from the Upper Room are the words the Lord speaks to me in my quiet time with Him. This message looks at Worship, Praying in Tongues, Rights and Privileges, Conforming to the Image of Christ, and the Neutralizing of the Body of Christ.

Turn to Exodus 17:8-13

(8) Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

(9) And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

Let me ask you a question ladies and gentlemen: do you think what Moses is about to do it an instruction from the Lord? Moses just didn't decide that "You know, tomorrow I'm going to stand on a hill with a rod in my hand as you fight Amalek." No. There is a reason for what he did.

(10) So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

(11) And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

(12) But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

(13) And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Now this is what the Lord shared with me.

Moses stood in the gap for his people during that fight. If he had not been obedient and willing to follow Me, then Israel would not have won that battle. Moses’ raised hands were a type of worship that you can give to Me that defeats attacks of the devil. As long as his hands were raised, the enemy was conquered. When his hands became heavy then the enemy gained the advantage. (I want you to really listen to what the Lord says next.) Notice that the enemy did not conquer; he gained the advantaged. When you worship, you conquer! Because of who you’ve become, the enemy can never conquer you. You have My life and nature - a life and nature that the enemy is powerless to stand against.

This is an example of how war is waged in the realm of the spirit and manifests itself in the realm of the natural. Looking at it from a natural standpoint, what difference would it make if Moses’ hands were raised or lowered? It wouldn’t make any sense in the natural. But in the realm of the spirit, raised hands toward Me is worship. Raised hands and praise and worship on the lips of those who believe means that heaven gets involved in whatever they’re fighting. And when heaven is involved the victory is assured!

Notice that Moses stood on a hill so that he could be seen, not only by the men of Israel but by the Amalekites - Israel’s enemy. When you step out for Me, when you begin to go deeper and deeper into Me, then you will get noticed by the enemy. But know this My son, you are never alone. I’m always with you and whatever you need to conquer these situations, you already have them. I’ve given them to you - 2000 years ago.


Praying in Tongues

All of us, ladies and gentlemen, have the ability to have upper room experiences with the Lord. All it takes is setting your little fanny down and pray in tongues or just sit in his presence quietly.

Turn with me to I Corinthians 14:2, 4

(2) For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: (What does this mean? When you pray in tongues you are having a conversation with God. Sometimes we miss that. When we pray in tongues God is talking back to us and giving us the information we need to fulfill what He has called us to do.)

Again, For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto me, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

(4) He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

Jude 1:20

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Psalm 1:1-3

(1) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

(2) But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

(3) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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