Monday, February 06, 2012

02/06/12 - the winning side

Exodus 17:10-13 "Joshua did what Moses ordered in order to fight Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. But Moses' hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. So his hands remained steady until the sun went down. Joshua defeated Amalek and its army in battle."

We are in a spiritual battle just as real as the physical one the Israelites were fighting. And we can not do it alone. We must surround ourselves with His army - His family. For we will tire out as Moses did. We will need someone to hold us up. The battle doesn't stop when we grow weary. This is when satan attacks the hardest.

God is our "stone". Christ is our "stone". The Holy Spirit is our "stone". His Word is our "stone". The "stone" we base ourselves on. His family is who holds us up - cares for us - fights for/with us.

So important to be in His Word, His church family, committed - a part of - not just a "pew sitter". Your Bible has to be carried in your heart - it isn't a "coffee table" book.

Our God gave us His only Son so we may be on the winning side of this spiritual battle. It's our choice how we fight - who we fight with. Another example of how our hands are used - for the army of satan or for Him -

The side that has already won.

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