Sweaty Arm Pits --- Personal Change
Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Oct 31, 2015 (message contributor)
Summary: At some point in the leaders life there was a change, Moses' rod becomes the ROD OF GOD... Moses needed a team ... Aaron and Hur stood neath Moses' arm pits until a total victory came.
SWEATY ARM PITS?... COMPLETE VICTORY
7 WAYS TO HELP THE PREACHER ATTAIN THE MOVE OF GOD.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Exodus 17:12 But Moses hands were heavy; they took a stone, and put it
under him, and he sat there upon; and Aaron and HUR STAYED UP HIS HANDS,
the one on one side and the other on the other side; so Moses hands were
steadied until the going down of the sun.
ONE MAN CAN NEVER ACCOMPLISH THE WORK OF GOD.
It takes a team effort.
Paul gives us a good prayer pattern to follow.
We need to teach others how to pray for our Christian leadership.
Please consider this.
Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and
for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God
for me; 31. That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea and
that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be
refreshed. 33: Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Col. 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance,
to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
1. PRAY FOR UNITY.
Oneness, harmony, togetherness, continuity,
A. We need unity of purpose to thrive.
B. Remember the main thing is to keep the main
thing the main thing.
2. PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE.
Total victory, not one step forward two back;
liberation, rescue, set free.
A. Pray that the man of God will find personal and
B. That God’s man will be an instrument of
deliverance to others.
3. PRAY FOR ACCEPTED BY THE SAINTS.
Willing to receive, assist, support, approval,
no protest, acceptable, help, aid,
to provide what is useful or necessary.
A. Do we find it strange that the acceptance is
not by sinners and the world, but the saints?
B. Overcome jealousy, popularity, competition, tear
down walls of division.
4. PRAY FOR LIVE IN DIVINE JOY.
Pleasure, delight, gladden.
Neh. 8:10... the joy of the Lord is our strength, and we weaken without joy.
A. Have a sense of well being, to delight in God’s work.
B. To focus on solutions and not obstacles and problems.
C. To not tire of people and the circular pattern
people tend to follow.
D. To continue in the work we must have joy.
5. PRAY FOR LIVE IN DIVINE REFRESHMENT.
To restore, revive, renew, recycle.
A. We must guard against loosing our first love.
B. Find time alone, study and prepare.
C. Develop group of friends that know the duty to
hold up arms.
6. PRAY FOR DIVINE PEACE.
Freedom from disturbances, security, order, nothing disquieting, end of
A. Divine peace is a gift of God. (John 14:27)
B. There is a peace that passes all understanding... (Phil 4: 7)
7. PRAY FOR AN OPEN DOOR FOR MINISTRY.
A. We need all barriers to be torn down.
B. All locks and hindrances to be removed.
May God tear down every thing that restricts
C. May you never have to be put on a shelf, not
useable any more.
Let’s ponder holding up the man and rod of God.
There are standards to HOLD UP and to HOLD HIGH.
SOMETHING WONDER HAPPENS FOLLWING GOD...
MOSES' ROD CHANGES... WHAT WAS MOSES' ROD...
TAKES ON A NEW NATURE...
Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand?
And he said, A rod.
MOSES ROD CHANGED SOMEWHERE IN HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH
GOD... MOSES' ROD BECAME THE ROD OF GOD...
Exodus 4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass,
and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Exodus 17:9 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
GOD HAS CHANGED A WONDERING, WANDERING MAN INTO A
Exodus 17:15. Moses knew the battle was the Lord’s and not his.
He built an altar to God, Jehovah-nissi.
THE DIVINE LEADER NEED MORE THAN A DIVINE ROD, HE NEEDED A
The work of God was team work.
Where each stands for the other and all stand for the Lord.
T-- together ** E--each ** A--accomplishes** M--more
A. Moses carried the leadership role, his hands
were, intercession before the people and God.
B. Joshua was the warrior, advancing the cause.
C. Joshua could never win without Moses standing in