Monday, October 19, 2015

The Battle Ground and the Battle Plan - Terrie Chevailier

As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning- Exodus 17:11

I find great direction and wisdom in these verses from Exodus 17 where the Amalekites had set out and attacked the Israelites.  Moses sent Joshua out to fight them with some other men.  As long as Moses had his hands up, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.  SO- when Moses hands grew tired, Aaron and Hur held his hands up for him! I encourage you to read the full story in chapter 17.  After you read it- hear are a few thoughts I want to encourage you to pray over?

The Battle Ground- Where is the battle ground in your home?  What is that reoccurring issue that seems to steal, kill, and destroy?  Finances, friends, rebellious child, marriage discord, strife, broken relationships?   In this story from Exodus, the battle was the Amalekites attacking the Israelites. 

Prayer- Once you have identified the battle, you can see it from a different perspective and go to war in prayer over the situation just as Moses did for Joshua.  If you haven’t seen the movie War Room, go see it!  It will help you understand what it means to fight strategically in prayer over these situations.  Notice that when Moses hands were lifted that Joshua was winning.  When Moses grew tired and weary and lowered his hands, the Amalekites started winning.

Friends- Exodus 17:12-13 When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up--one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset, So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Who are your Aaron and Hur’s?  They would be faith filled friends who love God’s Word and prayer.  Call them!  Ask them to join you in the battle in prayer.  Don’t go at it alone.  Moses didn’t and we shouldn’t either.

Victory- Don’t stop praying until you see the victory!  

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