With the intercessor in mind. Our nation needs you. Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set the over the Nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down and to destroy and to throw down to build and to plant. I Was Made For War Matteh's - Our Nation
In the Liturgical dance community, some have called them war sticks in comparison to the term Matteh or Mattah which means staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe. Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Gideon Elisha and others in scripture have used and carried a staff (matteh) God makes Moses staff the object of power and freedom for the people of Egypt. You can find that in Exodus 3:17 You shall take in your hand this staff, with which you shall perform the signs."
According to the old testament Lexicon, Matteh is mentioned 204 times in the Old Testament. It equates to spiritual power.
Mattehs are used during corporate praise and worship as well as private time with the Lord during prayer and intercession, with or without music. They are also used to prophetically to decree and declare what is to come and take place from the spiritual to the natural, a manifestation if you will. The war sticks are a symbol of authority used to deflect plans of wickedness. Just like we use flags or tambourines and banners. The tapping of the sticks together produces a sound in the atmosphere of victory, overcoming, power and dominion. And we know it’s not the actual ministry tool that has the power, but the God in us who uses us who has the power.
The Matteh's are made of dowel wood, treated with essential oils, embellished, painted and prayed over during worship time with the Lord. They are 16 inches in length and 1 and 1/4 round.