Where do I fit in with the fight? It is one of the questions I get lately. Everyone wants to participate in the movement that is shaking the world right now, wanting to know what can they do to help. Some have said, “I don’t know what to do or say.” Those are the ones I want to talk to today.
Football is one of America’s favourite sports. When playing football you have different positions, offensive players and defensive players with different strengths.
Quarterback – Are considered the field general. He needs to be able to throw the ball with power and accuracy.
Running Back and Fullback – Are usually quick runners. The Fullback also has to be very strong.
Defensive lines – Are usually big and strong
Linebackers – Are usually strong and fast
To start the game, everyone knows their position. The running back is supposed to take the ball and run it up the field, while the defensive line is supposed to block and tackle those carrying the ball. The running back doesn’t take over the defensive line position or vice versa. That would just cause chaos. As you could imagine???
Many of us are familiar with these positions even those that don’t play or watch football too much. In most movies, the lead star is usually the quarterback, the field general…cause everyone wants to be the general…
But there are also positions which can be underrated…such as the Tight End. The tight end is not a primary scoring position, their primary goal is to block rather than score. We tend to overlook these important positions.
The same in the spirit as the physical. Some of us are called to pray. Yup, pray. It doesn’t seem like it is such a glorious position when everyone else is on the field playing, but this position is super important.
I am calling out all intercessors!!!
Intercessors or Prayer Warriors are one of the most overlooked positions in the body of Christ. You see, when intercessors are praying you are not only blocking curses and the attacks of the enemy but also calling things into existence. You are seeking God for direction to know what is the next strategy to play on the field. You are praying for safety, healing, deliverance and asking God to send His mighty angels to go forth.
And you thought you weren’t doing anything…
…The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. – James 5:16
In Exodus 17, while Joshua led the people of God in the battle against the Amalek, Moses, Aaron and Hur stood on top of the hill. A hill/mountain can represent a place of prayer. Jesus would often go up to the mountains to pray to the Father. With Moses hands up, the Israelites were winning the battle, and when they came down they would lose. Aaron and Hur, (Aaron, the high priest and Hur from the Tribe Judah, representing prayer and praise), held up the leader’s arm as he sat under the rock, Jesus Christ. This is what intercessors do! We pray and praise the Lord during the battle.
We are not all called to be on the field, especially at the same time. Everyone needs to find their position in the game and stay in their position. If you are called to just pray, don’t be ashamed in this wonderful position God has given to you. You are doing more than you realize and more than others realize as well. Your position is critical.
Continue to pray and praise God during this time, we need you.