GOD OUR BANNER

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“And Moses built an altar and named it, “The Lord Is My Banner.” He said, “Indeed, [my] hand is [lifted up] toward the Lord’s throne. The Lord will be at war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:16

 
One of the names of God that we will study today is Jehovah Nissi – The Lord is my Banner. This name for God is found in Exodus 17:15 (HCSB). Take a peek at the context with me from verses 9-12. “Moses said to Joshua, “Select some men for us, and go fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the hilltop with God’s staff in my hand.” Joshua did as Moses had told him, and fought against Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. While Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, but whenever he put his hand down, Amalek prevailed.”

In this passage Moses held God’s staff in his hand and as long as his hands and God’s staff were raised, Joshua and the Israelites won the war with the Amalekites. What I want us to pay particular attention to is that this battle was all about God. Joshua, Moses, Aaron, Hur, and the Israelite armies were simply vessels God used, but the battle itself was orchestrated by God. Moses knew this and wanted to make certain the Israelites knew it and remembered it. Nothing that he or they did in the physical realm brought about victory. God’s presence and power took them into the battle and assured the victory when the battle was done.

What battles are you fighting today? Is the battle you are in one that the Lord has chosen for you? Strange question, isn’t it? Scripture is very clear in this particular passage that the Lord, in fact, chooses certain battles for us to fight. Does He lead the way as Jehovah Nissi in your current battles? Perhaps the battle you are in is a battle that you have chosen, one that is outside the will of God? Are you fighting in your own strength? Are you struggling to be victorious in the battle? If Jehovah Nissi is leading the way in your struggle, then you are assured success, but if you are fighting your battle in your own strength, your defeat is imminent.

Where in your life do you need God to show Himself strong as Jehovah Nissi – the Lord my Banner – and go before you so that you may know victory?

BIBLE READING
Exodus 17:1-16

SAY THIS PRAYER
I lift up Jesus in my life now, consequently, let every battle end in victory in my life, family, church and nation in Jesus name.

PROPHETIC RELEASE
Any battle not meant for you, I command it to come to an end now in Jesus name!

PRAISE REPORT
<Result released>
For over five months, my result was withheld. I did all I could all to no avail. I came for an anointing service where daddy laid hands on me. I also got the anointing oil and applied it at home whenever I pray. Days later, my result was released. Out of about 200 people whose results were withheld, mine was the only one released. Praise God!
–    Nnorom C.

You are next in line for a testimony!

[*Use the “30 days of Total Victory” prayer book to pray – Day 27. http://www.praise-tv.org/category/join-the-prayers/]

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