JEHOVAH NISSI: The Lord is my Banner
Exodus 17:8-16 tells the story of the Israelites battle against the Amalekites, an unknown, unforeseen foe. Moses told Joshua to pick some men and go out and fight Amalek. Before the start of the battle, Moses, Aaron and Hur went up on a hill, and Moses took with him the rod that God had used to bring water from a rock to sustain the Israelites (Exodus 17:1-7).
When Moses lifted the rod, Joshua triumphed; when he lowered it, Amalek prevailed. When Aaron and Hur saw that their leader was tiring, they gave Moses a rock to sit on and held up his arms to bring victory to God’s people. And Moses called that place, Jehovah Nissi – The Lord is our Banner. He has not changed.
You can proclaim God's mighty victory over every sort of Amalekite you may come up against.
James 5:16 tells us the “effective, fervent prayer of the righteous” accomplishes great things. There is nothing, nothing in this world that prayer cannot move. There is no enemy, there is no opposition, there is no situation that cannot change through prayer.
Even in the midst of so much loss, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness, mercy, healing, strength, and provision to those who are called by His Name. And the victory goes to the ones on their knees; the people who hold each other up with arms raised in surrender and honor to our God.
We stand and say, as Paul did, “we are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, NKJV)
We are a faithful, praying people and we continue to believe God for a great, powerful move through His Spirit upon His church.
Lift His banner high! This is how we fight our battles.