Summary: Spiritual Warfare
TOPIC: HOW TO OVERCOME OUR SPIRITUAL BATTLE?
TEXT: Exodus 17:8 – 16
Christian life is like a battle that sometimes we do not prepare without knowing the enemy is already under attacked. He attacked our relationship, family and even our finances. Maybe now you are under attacked of the enemy, your family, ect.
Here are the things that we need to consider as Christians;
I. WE MUST BE READY FOR THE ATTACKED BY THE ENEMY ANYTIME
A. Eph 6:10-12 “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places
II. WE MUST BE ORGANIZED IN OUR LEADERSHIP TO FACE THE BATTLE.
A. Chose some men and go out fight the Amalekites. Ex. 17: 9
B. Follow carefully for the instructions of your leader.
C. Be obedience all the time. Joshua and the Israelites fought the enemy.
D. Create unity in the Spirit. Ex 17:11 – “As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning”
Ex 17:8-16 – “How Moses was tired (v. 12): His hands were heavy. The strongest arm will fail with being long extended; it is God only whose hand is stretched out still. We do not find that Joshua's hands were heavy in fighting, but Moses's hands were heavy in praying. The more spiritual any service is the more apt we are to fail and flag in it. Praying work, if done with due intenseness of mind and vigour of affection, will be found hard work, and, though the spirit be willing, the flesh will be weak. Our great Intercessor in heaven faints not, nor is he weary, though he attends continually to this very thing.
II. WE MUST NEED AARON UR & JOSHUA
A. Joshua – A victorious commander of Moses against Amalekites.
- On Mount Sinai. When Moses ascended Sinai to receive the two tables for the first time (Ex 24:13), Joshua, who is called his servant, accompanied him part of the way and was the first to meet him on his return (32:17).
- In Charge of Tabernacle. After the defection of Israel and their worship of the golden calf, Moses moved the Tabernacle outside the camp and, returning to the congregation, left it in charge of Joshua (33:11).
- A Spy. Soon after, Joshua was appointed as one of the twelve chiefs sent to explore the land of Canaan (Josh 13:8,16-17). He and Caleb (which see) were the only ones to give an encouraging report of their journey, and they exhorted the people to go up and possess the land (14:6-9).
- Appointed Ruler. When the forty years of wandering had almost passed, Joshua, because of his faithfulness, was one of the few survivors (Num 26:65). Moses, by direction of God (27:18-23), invested him solemnly and publicly with authority, in connection with Eleazar, over the people (Deut 3:28).