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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Prophetic Action: Prayer Note #103




   Dutch Sheets tells us, "Moses stretching forth his rod over the Red Sea is an example of prophetic action (see Exod. 14:21).

   Why did he have to stretch forth his rod?

   Because God said to. He wanted the symbolic rod of authority to be stretched over the Red Sea.  

If there had been no extending of the rod over the sea, there would not have been a rolling back of the sea.

God essentially said, ‘I want a prophetic act to release Me to do this!’

Another example of prophetic action is Moses holding up the rod of authority at Rephidim where Israel was battling with Amalek (see Exodus. 17:9-13).

Moses was
 up on the mountain with the rod of authority lifted. When he held it up, Israel prevailed. When he held it up, Israel prevailed. 

When he lit it down because of fatigue, Amalek prevailed.

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   Morale wasn't the issue. Do you think those soldiers on the battlefield, instead of fighting, were watching Moses?

It had nothing to do with morale – they probably didn't even see the rod going up and down.

It had to do
 with something happening in the realm of the spirit. 

This prophetic action was releasing something in the heavenlies.

As it did, the authority of God was bouncing back to earth and giving victory to the Israelites.

I can’t explain it any more than that. Some things, when dealing with God, simply cannot be explained.”

Today’s Prayer Note #103Prophetic Action, taken from Dutch Sheets’ book, Intercessory Prayer (pg. 220)

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 Prayer Note: Jan 3rd - God’s Way, Even When It Makes no Sense

Psalm 50:15 "Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

Today’s quote:
 Sharon Jaynes prayed: “Dear Father, thank You that I am chosen and dearly loved. While there have been many times in my life where I was not chosen, I rejoice that You chose me! Help me to be an encourager to others who may feel neglected or discarded by others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” {As seen on www.crosswalk.com}

Our
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