Therefore, the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why do you find fault with me? Why do you tempt the Lord and try His patience?
But the people thirsted there for water, and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?
So Moses cried to the Lord, What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.
And the Lord said to Moses, Pass on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand the rod with which you smote the river , and go.
Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
He called the place Massah and Meribah because of the faultfinding of the Israelites and because they tempted and tried the patience of the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not?
Then came Amalek and fought with Israel at Rephidim.
And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.
So Joshua did as Moses said and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the hilltop.
When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and when he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed.
But Moses' hands were heavy and grew weary. So took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Then Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side and one on the other side; so his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
And Joshua mowed down and disabled Amalek and his people with the sword.
And the Lord said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in the book and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens.
And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is my Banner;
And he said, Because is a hand against the throne of the Lord, the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
Summary: Battles are not only waged on the battlefield, but often far away at a military headquarters in a room dubbed a “War Room.” Our Prayer Closet is our War Room. It's where we join with God to see the visible manipulated by the invisible.
Summary: This is a subject many Christians would rather avoid (But we are in a Spiritual battle so we might as well admit it and learn how to fight) Our victory exists in only one place and that's the realm of the Spirit.
Summary: At unlikely times and places we too find ourselves engaged in a battle. However, standing together in the strength of the Holy Spirit the battles we fight won’t be lost! The wind of the Spirit will blow us to unlikely places with power to win!
Summary: At unlikely times and places our love for each other will be TESTED. When the relational road becomes rocky God’s Spirit will blow into our lives in order to strengthen us to stand together in UNBROKEN UNITY. You cannot be in relationship with God alone.
Summary: A lot can get accomplished when people work together. It’s no different when it comes to the church. When the Israelites faced their first battle after the exodus they needed to work together in order to be victorious.
Summary: There is a strong relationship between prayer and God's power over the church and our nation. When we raise our hands in prayer to God, the enemy is defeated. When we lower our hands, we allow the enemy to win the battle. The people of God must pray.
Summary: Like Moses, your pastor cannot and is not expected by God to do the work by himself. Like Moses pastors need others who will hold his arms high that they may be steadied and that he may be able to lead as God would have him do.
Summary: If you are going through constant problems in your family, nothing but only PRAYER can give you deliverance. When the enemy deliberately brings you into combat, it is all the more imperative for us to stand against him.
Summary: When we are frustrated with life, we wonder where God is. When no answer comes, we begin to grumble & complain against God & one another. Still, God stands always in our midst & gives us all that we need. Perhaps we need to learn better to trust in God?
Summary: The three truths about life. (1) God uses problems to draw us closer to Himself; (2) You never know God is all you need until God is all you have; (3) Pray as if everything depends on God. Work as if everything depends on you.