Exodus 17:9 “And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.”

Rules of engagement (ROE) are military directives meant to describe the circumstances under which the soldier will enter into and continue combat with opposing forces. It is usually an order issued by a competent military authority stating when, where, how and against whom military force may be used and what actions the soldier may take on their own authority.

A good soldier always wait for these rules from his commanding officer before engaging the enemy. Failure to follow these rules could have grave consequences.

The instruction of Moses to Joshua here were rules of engagement. These rules are critical to the success or failure of a soldier in war situations. The reason why many people loose battles is simply a failure to expressly obey their rules of engagement.

Moses told Joshua who to go with, what to do and when to engage the enemy.

Exodus 17:10 “So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek…”

Joshua followed the order strictly and went to battle. He didn’t move until the instructions were given. Friend, I want you to know this applies to every facet of our lives as well.

As a business man, you’ll need it before taking the deal. You’ll need to know whether to do the business or not. You’ll need who to do the business with and when to start.

In your career, you’ll need the rules to know what to do per time. You’ll even need the rules to know what job to apply for and when. You’ll need them to know when to “engage” the road before a journey. It’s as serious as that!

In the New Testament dispensation, our rules of engagement comes from the Word, the Holy Spirit and from our Spiritual Authorities.

Friend, never make a move until the rules are given with clarity, that’s why you have the Holy Ghost, listen to Him!

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