Sunday Meditation

John 14

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever– the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

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It has been awhile since I have seen anything that struck me in Christian Prophetic words. I have attributed that to my own lethargy. Today, I read something that jostled my spirit.

“The young men of this hour shall become like the Joshuas and the Moses’ of this hour. For, you see, Moses’ prayer was more scary and more powerful than Joshua’s fighting. Joshua never grew weary of fighting, but Moses grew weary of praying. For My people have grown weary of praying. Their arms have fallen down to the ground and the priests have lifted them up, but Moses grew weary in prayer — but Joshua did not grow weary in battle.

“This generation shall go into battle against the faithless generation and the perverse generation, but the old order shall hold up their arms and pray and, when they get tired of praying, lift their arms up and allow them to keep their arms extended. For as long as the old generation drops their hands and stops praying, then the generation of Joshua shall stop winning the battles.”

-Kim Clement

There are lots of critical voices concerning Charismatic ministries. I know that, and I have no desire at this point to argue that… I give you this quote, and you can take it or leave it. To me, it speaks volumes.

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Moses held the rod of God in his hand. He held the symbol of authority.

The two who held up the arms of Moses were Aaron, representative of the priesthood and whose name means “bright” or “light bringer”, and Hur, whose name means “free, noble” according to one source and either “white stuff,cloth” or “hole ( as ‘to bore’)” . At the end of this encounter Moses called the place.”Jehovah ( YAWEH) nissi” , “the Lord is my banner”.

Oftentimes there are clues to the spiritual significance within names.

‘Aaron’ is the more obvious. Upholding the arms of victory in prayer is the priesthood of the Believer. “Without vision the people perish”. To pray in a way that leads to victory in the battle of our circumstances one needs light, revelation, understanding. How do you get such things? Ask. And when you receive it go forward in it.

Hur is a little more obscure. Priests were instructed to wear white linen. this is always representative of purity and spiritual cleanness. It is the white robes of the forgiven state. The freedom of release from our trespasses and debts. This makes us kings and princes in the house of God. It gives the nobility, it bores through the veil and the barrier between God and man. I think it could also denote the humility that comes with the forgiven state.

We are free to serve God, we are indebted to Him to uphold His Will in the earth- that is our allegiance. That is our desire and the more we reflect His purity and holiness, the more we will strengthen the arms of prayer. This is the way to hold the moral high ground.

The place where we are standing becomes “The Lord is our banner”. Banners were the standards that were recognizable in the confusion of the battle. You could know where you stood by gaging your proximity to your banner, you could also know whether your side had any hope of victory by checking on the status of the banner.

Holding up the flag held alot more meaning than just the symbolic one. It could very well signify your very future. When God Himself is the banner…. you are no longer dependent upon the inability of yourself or your fellow man. Your are now assured that it is no less Power than God’s that holds the standard.

There is great light and freedom in that assurance.

For some reason all of this remeinds me of this verse:

Micah 6:7-9 (New King James Version)

Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
Ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

The LORD’s voice cries to the city–
Wisdom shall see Your name:
“Hear the rod!
Who has appointed it?

Justice on the one side, mercy upon the other, humility in the method.

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