Jehovah-nissi = "Jehovah is my banner"
Banner-something lifted up, standard, signal, signal pole, ensign, banner, sign.
Whatever your Amalek is...God wants to be your banner (Jehovah-nissi) and give you deliverance.
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 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.
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
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.
And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi: For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn [that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from generation to generation
As I studied Exodus 17:8-15 I noted several things.
During the battle there was a chain of strength through the natural help of one man helping another man remain steady until the going down of the sun.
The going down of the sun would be the problem ending or the end of the battle.
As we pray for one another with the strength and power of the Holy Spirit we are operating in such a manner as Moses, Aaron, and Hur who stood in the gap during the battle for Joshua and Israel.
Joshua was sent to battle by his commander, Moses.
Aaron and Hur went with Moses to the top of the hill and Moses stood on the hill with the rod of God in his hand. .
As Moses held up his hands during the battle, Israel and Joshua prevailed.
When Moses hands came down, the enemy prevailed.
I saw hands lifted as " Praise". Pick up your hands.
Don't allow discouragement to cause you to have heavy hands.
Trust God, He is able and willing to give deliverance.
When Moses became tired and dropped his hands, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat thereon. (Rest in Christ)
Then Aaron and Hur held up his hands one on each side of him.
Whether the battle is yours or you are standing for someone else's battle, remember to take a stand on God's word.
When we become weary in the battle, we must also rest on the stone (Jesus Christ) and find strength for every battle.
Ask the Holy Spirit (God) to enable you to continue to stand and if needed to send help for your hands.
Joshua was physically welding a sword on the physical battlefield, yet the unseen 3 were causing the victory spiritually with God's help.
We also, have an unseen 3 working on our behalf.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Remember, Whatever your Amalek is...God wants to be your banner (Jehovah-nissi) and give you and those you love, deliverance.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
ABC-Simple Salvation Prayer
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