Exodus 17:8-13 NKJV
8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some 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.”
10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
The very first battle the Israelites fought after their exodus from Egypt was against the Amalek. The children of Isreal has not being to war before that time, so this is a very great test for them. They needed more than skills and war experience to win this battle against the Amaleks. The Presence of God in this battle can only do it.
Yes, the Israelites prepared themselves and the battle started, but there is something of note during the battle; "Moses standing on the hill, with the ROD OF GOD in his hand, and whenever he held up his hand, Isreal prevailed and every time he let down his hand, the Amalek prevails." The question now is; "For how long will Moses be able to sustain his hand in the air, before they completely go numb and he will not be able to raise them again?"
THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AARON AND HUR
It is very obvious that the victory of Israelites depends on the the ROD OF GOD in Moses' hand with the Hands raised high up. So the contributions that Aaron and Hur made that day will never go unnoticed.
First of all, they made the prophet comfortable by making Him sit on a stone. After Moses was seated, His hands still has to be raised in the air so both Aaron and Hur took it upon themselves to support the prophet hand by holding it up in the air. And the first battle after exodus was won that day.
MORAL OF THIS STORY
Your contributions to the gospel will never go unnoticed. You may not be a spiritual leader (Pastor, Reverend, Elder, Bishop....etc) and you may not be directly involved in preaching the Gospel but your prayers, your manual labour, financial support and whatever you can do to directly or indirectly support the people involved in gospel mission will not go unnoticed before God.
As you make up your mind to support the gospel, the Lord God Himself will fight your battles for you and make your like meaningful. In Jesus name we pray.
this message was inspired by the Hymn titled
"HARK! THE VOICE OF JESUS CALLING (LYRICS)"
Read each lines of this lyrics, it is a great message for all.
Have a wonderful day.
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