Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Are You Holding Up Your Pastor's Arms

Your Pastor was sent to you by God to bring you the word, and to feed His sheep. A pastor's job is not a solo act however. It takes many people to fuflfill a calling from the Lord. It takes, nursery workers, secretaries, choir members, ushers, greeters, teachers, janitors, it takes an entire congregation to hold up the arms of your pastor.

When we read the scripture of the battle where Joshua went to fight against Amalek, Moses had to hold up his arms during the entire battle, for if he let down his arm, the enemy would start defeating them, but as long as he held up his arms they were winning.

Exodus 17 v 9-12.....And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand." So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword......

It is the same in your church, if you do not help support your pastor in the way he is leading the church, whether it be with building new buildings, or sending out missionaries, or youth camp sponsors, whatever it might be, then you are letting the enemy get a foothold in your church family.

Our pastors just do not wake up one day and decide to build a new building or start some new project. Most of the time these things are areas the LORD has showed them that they need to build on. So they pray about it, seek the LORD on what his word has to say about it, then bring it before you. Then it is up to you to either stand under him and hold up his arms, or walk away and let the enemy start taking over. This may seem like a small thing to you, you may say, my little bit won't help, but that is just the point, you need to take your eyes off your little bit, and put your eyes on GOD and what He can do with that little bit. He will defeat an entire army with your little bit. AMEN!

So make sure you support your pastor's arms when he comes before you with a battle plan. Because when you build buildings, and send out missionaries, etc., you are fighting for the LORD, by bringing His word to more people. AMEN!

We can not all be Joshua's out in the battle, but we do each of us have the ability to become Aarons or Hurs and support our pastor. Ask your pastor how can you best support him? AMEN!


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