Spiritual warfare was defined in part one and we and we noted
that Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Continuing from the previous part, another key point to note,
which is also of critical importance, is that we should all take our
rightful position without under-estimating each other’s responsibility.
Joshua who was down in the valley was as vital to the whole equation as
Aaron who was lifting up the hands of Moses.
My prayer is that we shall all learn to love one another, embrace one
another, and be one as Jesus Christ prayed in John 17. When we are
in one accord, and of one mind, great things do happen. It may be
challenging getting many people to be of one mind and one accord; but
start with your cell or Bible study group, or your family and see the victory
that will spring forth as you war in the spirit in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen
The lifting of hands is symbolic. First and foremost, it is a sign of
surrender. Friend, it is wonderful to have great expectations from
God but when you come into His presence, or as you war in the
spirit, you have to surrender all your plans to Him. We have to let
only His will prevail; this is the key to total victory in spiritual
warfare. When there is no surrender of our will, our plans, our
self; God will not move until we come to a place where we say
– “Not my will but thine Lord.” When our hands are fully lifted,
declaring, I give up Lord, have your way then He knows we are
ready to receive what He has for us.
The lifting up of hands is a form of worship. Hands are lifted up
in adoration and worship to the King. When we lift up our hands,
our hearts and all that is in us to the King of Kings, we are
invoking God’s presence in our midst and He has declared in
His Word that He inhibits the praises of His people. According
to the Psalmist, When He is lifted up, “His enemies are
scattered” Jehoshaphat, Joshua and even David show us that
worship cannot be separated from spiritual warfare.