A Call For Prayer

June 13, 2013

Ex 17:8-16

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.
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.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.  KJV

When I left for college in 1978, I had a dear lady named Edith Henderson who prayed for me and when she died I felt the loss.   I am in desperate need of a battalion or more of such women to pray for me.  At 60 years old, I do not know if I have 10 or 20 years left to stand on the battlefield.  I want to end my life on that field and in victory, not defeat.  I do not wish to be a garrison trooper but rather on the front lines in the heat of the battle.  I do not want to desert or go AWOL.  I may need R&R from time to time, but I do not want to long for it or tarry longer than is needful.  If I am wounded, I want to heal quickly and return to the front.  I have no desire to be removed from active duty and made a reservist.

I have fallen on the field before and took too long to recuperate.  I got lax, lazy and cold.  I want to be on fire burning like a 12 alarm fire but under control like a welder’s torch that can cut through the hardest hearts and destroy the strongholds in my life and in others.   I want to see souls saved for His glory and the saints edified and energized for the work of the ministry.  I am sick of mediocre mechanical ministry.  I want to see revival in my heart, the Church, the nation and the world!  Like Wesley, I want to be so on fire that people cannot help but come and watch me burn and then by the power of God catch the flame for their own souls.

I want all that the Father will give me including discernment and wisdom that I might rightly serve Him and His Bride.  I want to be a master of the armor.  I know that I am nothing in myself and in my flesh dwells no good thing.  It will not be by might or power, but by His Spirit if I am to conquer in His name and enlarge His kingdom.

I also know that no mighty movement of God has happened without much prayer and that many men became mighty men of God because of the prayers of godly women, especially older women.  When the men go bad in a nation it is hard, but there is hope if there are godly women to pray the men back to righteousness.  When the women go bad then there is no hope.  The nation is doomed to judgment because there is no one to intercede.  Thus, understanding the power of holy women I come to plead for your prayers.   I need a multitude of godly older women to be like Aaron and Hur to lift me up and my hands that I and the Joshuas might prevail against the enemy that seeks to have us devoured.

I ask for the older women for they are seasoned in prayer and I need prayers answered.   I will not turn down the prayers of younger women or men, but I strongly covet the Mrs. Hendersons.  My dear older ladies this would be a great opportunity to mentor some younger ladies in prevailing prayers that have substance and not just hype or flippancy.

I ask that you beseech the Lord to fulfill all in me that He would have me be and do, not what I want or you want, but what He wants.  I submit to that kind of prayer with some fear and trepidation for I have no idea what that will entail.  I know my weaknesses to a degree, but I am sure that I will needed honed much more than I can imagine and honing is ofttimes not easy and a tempered sword goes through fire and hammering.  Thus I ask with some inner trembling, but trust that I will praise Him in the congregation for the end results of His work.  I do not want to just sit around, suck air, eat groceries and die a waste of His space.

Will you please answer my call for prayer?   I need you to overcome my blind spots and timidity to be all that He can make me to be.  You need not reply.  If I end up with thousands the enemy may use it to being me to a place of pride and that would be the defeat of the mission.  So, if I do not know exactly how many take up the call it is fine.  I trust at least one will accept the challenge for indeed it is that for I can only imagine how much God will have to work on me in answer to your prayers.   I am sure I will see and feel the difference in my life that your prayers will make.

Thanks to all who take up the challenge and even for those who read this and offer up a short prayer for me.

To arms for His glory!

Bro.  Ron


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