JHOPSD Staff (Aaron's Staff)
One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)
One master passion in the breast like Aaron's serpent swallows up the rest. Alexander Pope.
I picked up stones and began to throw them at this huge snake probably 40 feet long and four feet in diameter. The stones were bouncing off of him like mere grains of sand; the large serpent went over to a foundation in which there were many other smaller snakes. I continued to throw stones at the snakes, all I seemed to be doing was agitating the snakes. Then I heard a voice: "Raise up serpents to contend with these serpents."
I Woke up thinking about the scripture be as shrewd as a serpent as harmless as a dove. (Matthew 10:16). Then later I was talking to Mark and we were talking about JHOP staff positions, and Mark stopped me and said, "It's your dream, it's Aaron's staff. They were the serpents that ate all the other serpents." They threw down their staffs, which also became serpents! But then Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs. (Exodus 7:12)
In ancient times according to the testimony of scripture the Staff of Aaron represents his tribe and his house (Numbers 17). Aaron and his family were set apart to God as consecrated priests who were to stand, serve, minister and burn (2 Chronicles 29:11). Today believers in Jesus are called to fulfill the same purposes: to stand before God, to serve Him, to minister to the Lord, and to offer the fragrant incense of our prayers (Revelation 5:8). In fact God calls us a "Kingdom of Priests" who rule through intercession and to stretch forth our staff in intercession and prayer and rule in the midst of our enemies (Psalm 110:2) just like Moses and Aaron who brought the Word of the Lord with power as they stood before Pharaoh in Egypt.
The contending house of prayer exists to raise up those who will go into full time intercession and warfare against the spirit of the age, through loving Jesus, exalting his name in the earth, intercession, worship, and prayer.