In every journey, there are battles to be fought and victories are won with the help of Jesus. Building altar is our victory shout in the middle of all chaos.
Prayer can win any battle
When Joshua was summoned by Moses to go after the Amalek and fight, Moses went up to the hilltop to intercede. Moses knew it is not because of the strength of Joshua and the people that are going to bring victory but in intercession and in lifting up His name will bring the victory.
Aaron and Hur went up to the hill with Moses. “(11) Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed.” When Moses’ hands grew weary Aaron and Hur held up his hands one on each side…”
When you are in the middle of a battle, look around for people whom God has kept to stand with you. He has given us the family of believers to agree and pray with us, also we have the Holy Spirit to strengthen during difficult times to hold our weary hands and weak knees. Also, in this process, we learn to humble ourselves to ask for help.
You may not be so prominent in the front for other to notice, but thru prayers and intercession, you are advancing the Kingdom of God.
So rise up to the occasion to encourage another brother or sister in Christ who is tired and weak of fighting the battle all by themselves with family, job, finances, children or ministry.
The Lord is my Banner
If two countries are fighting, when do they put the flag up high? The moment they know that a country is winning, they put their flag up high as a sign of victory.
“(13) So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.”
When the hands of Moses remained steady with the help of Aaron and Hur, Joshua overcame the Amalekites.
“(15) And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner, (16) saying, “A hand upon the throne of the Lord! The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
Moses built an altar for the Lord and named it “Jehovah Nissi” – The Lord is My Banner.
He knew that the Israelites were not trained for war in Egypt, but they were slaves to the pharaoh. There is no way that they can win this battle with their little strength and experience. The battle that is going on in the world and in our personal lives cannot be won by our intelligence, experience or by our strength. It may look beyond our capacity.
Moses stood as a symbol of the banner on the hilltop with his hands raised up with the staff in his hand. Staff represents the presence and the anointing of God.
We have the cross as a symbol of victory that has already been raised for us. Jesus has already won the battle for us and has put the victory banner up high.
During times of battles, come to the feet of the cross and see the victory that has been won for us. Build altars of victory shout to our Jehovah Nissi. He is our banner of victory.
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