And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi: For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. (Exo 17:9-16)
When the Amalekites fought with Israel, Israel prevailed as long as Moses could keep his hand, with the rod of the Lord in it, raised up as a standard. When Moses got tired, Aaron and Hur stood by and supported him. The Lord gave them victory, not only because of their obedience, but because of the strength and support they provided Moses to accomplish his task.
God called for a memorial, that Israel might remember, when the Amalekites had passed from history, what the Lord had done for Israel. Moses built an alter of remembrance, and dedicated it to The LORD our Banner, for GOD was their Standard.
We who are under the banner of GOD our Saviour by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, are called and commanded to help one another. We are to especially lift up those who are doing the work of the ministry, our leaders and pastors, both in prayer and in physical assistance to get the work done. We all have work to do because of what GOD has called us to do, and we need one another to accomplish the work of GOD. We need to pray for one another, we need to come along side and work together so that the burden is shared.
God has called His own to minisry and missions, of which all are to be a part of and support. He has called us to disciple one another through the teaching of the Word and fellowship with one another. He has commissioned us to the work of evangelism, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we go, and telling those who will hear of the Good News of forgiveness and reconciliation with GOD, that they may believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. Just as He provided victory for Israel, He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, and come under His banner, now and always.