And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, John 3:14
We lift Jesus high above our circumstances in recognition of the fact that there is power in our worship. And we also recognise that God gives us the victory when we praise him.
Moses’s strategy for victory against the enemies of the Israelites was hands raised towards God. “Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.” Exodus 17:11-13
When we lift our hands in praise and adoration to God then we will have victory over every situation that comes to test us. There is power when we worship and offer praise to God. Our worship takes our eyes off the difficulty and circumstances and places our trust and focus on God. Hands raised towards God in complete surrender as we accept that we do not have the power to fight this battle on our own.
In recognition of our Jehovah Most High, we invite God unto our difficulties. We adore him as Lord and King and hail him as our Prince of Peace who overthrows kingdoms and causes our enemies to flee.