There have been countless bank robberies and train robberies committed in the past. In fact there are many kinds of robberies people have done which we know are illegal.
Usually the robbers would yell in the process of a robbery
"This is a hold up! keep your hands raised where I can see them and no one will get hurt"
Did you know God wants you to holdup His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for you, for others in prayer? That this is the greatest legal holdup we can do to have atonement for salvation of our souls or in prayer for another?
Moses did holdups, did you know that?
He held up His staff towards the heavens and God saw the holdup of prayer which gave his people Israel, protection and blessing. When he kept the staff raised no one got hurt.
One can pray, "God, Dear Father I hold up your Son Jesus on my behalf as having died for me on the cross shedding His blood, I believe this in my heart, then you raised him from the dead that I now call on His name out loud as my Lord and savior.
One can pray, "God, Dear Father I holdup Jesus your Son on behalf of my friend to open his eyes to listen to your plan of salvation for him to know you personally in the Spirit"
Anyone can do a holdup
Will you ever do a holdup?
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.