Keep Your Hands Up!

There were a lot of options this week for Reblog Friday. God is doing some amazing work in the blogging world. I chose this one, because, selfishly, it spoke the loudest to me. I have read this one several times and I get something different from it each time. The part that stands out the most to me : “The Israelites were just trying to get to the promise; yet, they faced obstacle after obstacle because they weren’t ready to inherit the promise, and the Amaleks were trying to make sure they never made it there.” Wow! Gets me every time. Please check on this amazing blog.

Pearls For Pigs

“And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.” (Exodus 17:11, KJV)

In this chapter, the Israelites were in the wilderness and they were thirsty. They had been questioning Moses about God’s true presence, if He was with them or not, because they could not find any water. God heard them and instructed Moses to strike a rock and water would be provided. The Israelites had just experienced this miracle when an enemy approached, the Amaleks.

So, God told Moses to have Joshua go out and fight against them. As long as Moses hands were raised with his staff, the Israelites were victorious, but when his staff came down they were no longer victorious.

In life, we find ourselves in desert times. Where we once had provision, we may see a lack in that area, and we…

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