Who's on Staff?
Exodus 17: 11-12
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.
Amalek known as the Amalekites were direct descendants of Esau. To me, it seems as though Esau’s deep resentment and hatred for his brother Jacob carried down through his descendants, even until this very day.
These very people were direct descendants of Abraham and they knew what God told Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you.” Genesis 12: 3. This nation no longer exists.
Unlike when God Himself delivered the Hebrews from pharaoh’s army by drowning them in the Red Sea, The Israelites are having to fight this battle themselves.
Moses has placed himself on top of a mountain behind the battle so that his army could see him. As he lifts his staff the very staff he held over the Red Sea, he stands as an intercessor for his nation. Imagine the consequences if Israel would have lost, the entire people would have suffered genocide.
As Moses’s arms grew weak two more intercessors joined in and shared in the pain.
I am so grateful for the intercessor’s I have in my life, people who have shared in my pain and prayed me through to victory time and time again.
It’s like they pray for a Banner to be placed before me, and that Banner is God.
Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:
He is: Jehovah-Nissi
The Lord My Banner