All over the world, the enemy has stepped up his attack on the Body of Christ, however, those that ought to be watching are either blind, sleeping or have left their duty post. Fortunately, the enemy has nothing new to offer but to recycle the same ammunition he had used from the very beginning. There is therefore, a need to understand this tactic in order to stand against it and defeat it. As His children, God Almighty is our Shelter and Protector against the forces that confront us on a daily basis to bring us down. In the Bible, the people of Amalek had a way of attacking people that was similar to the operations of the devil. The Bible says “They met you along the way and attacked all your stragglers from behind when you were tired and weary. They did not fear God.” Deuteronomy 25:18. This is the same pattern the devil employs against the children of God. He has no fear of God as exemplified in his temptation of Jesus Christ. His age long system of attacking those that became weary and fall away from the flock is still in force. The hunting lion or wolf can only get its prey if the prey is alone or lagging behind the rest of the flock. However, if the flock is together, the hunting animal would try to scatter them by frightening them, once they begin to run, it catches the stragglers or those that are either young or too weak to run. The same with the devil, he attacks stragglers, those that have let down their guards or have broken the hedge God put around them. No wonder the Lord admonishes us in Hebrews 10:25 not to forsake the assembly of the children of God. As we fellowship together, we are actually banding together; thus, it becomes difficult for the enemy to attack any one of us and get away with it. Like David, we are to go after it and rescue the prey from its mouth. But a situation where one becomes a straggler, then such becomes an easy prey for the devil. The Bible warns us that our fight is not with flesh and blood, but with principalities, powers of darkness and spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. With this manner of enemy, without the Lord Jesus Christ's help, we cannot prevail. However, when we  stand together in unison with Christ nothing will by any means hurt us. The Bible says in Exodus 17:8-16 that the people of Amalek came to fight against the people of God. They were defeated in this battle and the Lord made a promise that He would constantly be at war with Amalek from generation to generation – verse 16. Friend, there can never be a truce between God Almighty and the devil, neither are we to call a truce with the devil “…you must completely destroy them. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” Deuteronomy 7:2b. What is most interesting about this account was the position of Moses that resulted in Joshua and the children of Israel defeating Amalek. Their victory was not because of their experience or prowess. Rather, victory came by the position that was taken by Israel represented by Moses. As the battle commenced Moses, Aaron and Hur went up the hill; and as long as Moses held up his hands, Israel gained victory against their enemies. However once he puts his hands down the enemy wins. Moses holding up his hands above his head symbolized Israel’s total dependence on the power of God. When he lowered his hands it is a picture of independence and the enemy gained advantage. With the assistance of Aaron and Hur, Moses’s hands remained uplifted and steady, I believe with their support, he did not feel the pain of lifting his hands above his head and a great victory was recorded for Israel. To defeat pride, anger and all expressions of self and the devil as enumerated in Galatians 5:20-21, it is not for us to depend on our prowess and experiences, but to raise and walk in the Word of God at all times. In this position, we are more than conquerors! Bringing Aaron and Hur on the scene was to teach us not to forsake the gathering of one another. As we do this, whoever is weary amongst us is strengthened and a great victory is wrought in our lives. God bless you.     


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