As Long as Moses held his hands up, the Israelites we’re winning, but when he got tired and lowered his hands the enemies would win .
Tell your neighbor keep your hands up, say ok but I need your help, even if you don’t like me because we are in this together.
Teeth and tongue fall out sometime. Jesus put it this way, one body, one spirit
The eye can’t tell the legs I don’t need you, it’s like you can see the million dollars but can’t walk to get it because you pissed off the legs.
In the text we see Moses
God chosen vessel to lead His people out of Egypt to the promised land.
Joshua and the troops was sent into the valley while Moses stayed on the top of the hill with the Rod of God in his hands .
Let me make this point now
Because everything in the old testament points to Jesus. We now have that same rod Moses had
It’s called the name of Jesus.
They ran into trouble on there way . God has promised you a better life and the devil don’t want you to get there, put all kind of road bloks in your way, use family and friends to block you, but how many know that if God is for you, who can be against you.
God will put some real friends in your life to help you make it to your promise Land, not frenemies.
Not Facebook friends .
But ride or die friends.
There is so much to unpack in this text, but can I just give you the Readers digest version.
Let me give you my thesis
1. We are going to have to fight to get to the promise Land, but we don’t fight like everyone else.
The amalekites was ruthless mean people, ungodly.
There task was to stop God’s people. That’s the devil, he came to kill, steal and destroy, but Jesus said I came that you may have life and have life abundantly.
If you belong to me.
We fight on our knees.
We pray and praise God
And He will fight for us.
It’s in the text. You just stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
2. We need the The Lord.
Notice when Mose got tired and his hands fell down.
They would lose.
God was showing them and showing us, we will fail without him, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Rev. Ike said you can’t lose with the stuff I use. No I can’t lose with God on my side, no matter what the odds are.
3. The third point is that we need each other. I need you and you need me and we both need God.
We are called to be brothers and sisters.
Cast our burdens on one another. We are depending on God but are interdependent on each other.
Let me brings this close to home.
Moses got tired. Have you ever got tired.?
Tired of mess tired of the condition of our community.
Tired of the fake love
Tired of getting the short end of the stick.
Say neighbor help is on the way but in the mean time
Although I don’t know you
And I don’t like you but God has commanded me to help you hold your hands up
Because one day my hands will get tired.
We have to stop burning Bridges because you never know when you have to go back across it.
We have to help one another
To get our hands up in a position of praise.
When your hands are up they are pointing towards God that has all power
And he will transfer that power to you.
When praises go up
The blessings of the Lord came down, blessings in the form of my bills being paid, my child can go to school , blessings of healing, bless with my soulmate or God change the one I have. that’s what Moses was doing
But he got tired and his friends each one on each side, held his hands up.
So the blessings of winning the battle was there’s.
You have to pray and praise and press way through.
1 Timothy 2:8
Men everywhere to pray, lifting up Holy hands without anger.
Say neighbor if help me keep my hands up, we both can when, we can when the war on drugs in our neighborhood.
We can stamp out poverty
We can reduce gun violence
We can reduce domestic violence,
We can make it to the promise Land together on this side of the Jordan if you help me to hold my hands up.
I don’t mean just physically I mean help me emotionally when I get down depressed
Feel like I can’t make, give me some encouragement.
we can lift our hands up everywhere except church at a ballgame we do something call The Wave at the hole in the wall we say lift your hands up in the air wave them like you just don’t care.
After Israel defeated the amalekites army.
Moses built an altar call Annette Jehovah nissi mean the Lord is my banner.
Israel rally around the banner which is God
He will deliver us he will rescue us.
If I can do it in the club
I am going to do it for Jesus
He is the one that on a Friday, He carried his cross
But He got tired and a black man came to help Him because He had to stretches hands wide. So we could have the victory .