Helping Hand-6

Exodus 17:11 “It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning.”
Exodus 17:12 “But Moses’ hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. So his hands remained steady until the sun went down.”
Exodus 17:13 “Joshua defeated Amalek and its army in battle.” (MSG)
…From yesterday…
The rod represents the word of God, while his going up to the top of the hill is synonymous to prayer. I love that strategy.
Beloved, how do you fight your battles? Do you just fight on the ground in the enemy’s territory as an army or you employ the “air force” as well? Take a cue from the great prophet Moses and change strategy.
There are wars that will weary you if you fight alone. You must employ all that is available to you in the armed forces. If you read earlier in Exodus 17:6, Moses struck the rock and water gushed out. That was “naval,” an indication of the Holy Spirit. Never you go to war without those three weapons strategically put in place.
The reason we lose some wars is simply because we only engage the enemy in his territory. The enemy knows the terrain well; so you must go higher to a place he knows nothing about! The place of prayer and the word!
But then as powerful as his strategy was, Moses experienced “burn out” in the place of prayer.
Exodus 17:12 “But Moses’ hands [were] heavy; and they took a stone, and put [it] under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”
Moses’ hands became heavy. As anointed as he was, his physical strength failed him. Moses knew before time that it might come to this and therefore prepared for the moment. How, you may ask.
To be continued…
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