The Curse of
Exodus 17: 8 – 13 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.
Our weapons for warring:
• Proverbs 18: 21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
• Proverbs 16: 15
In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favour is like a cloud of the latter rain.
2 Chron 20: 17, 18, 22, 23 17 You will not need to fight in this battle.
Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”
18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.
22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
John 9: 4
I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is
day; the night is coming when no
one can work.
2. WAIT upon God for our destiny
Exodus 33: 7 – 11 7 Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the
camp, and called it the tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that everyone who sought the LORD went out to the tabernacle of meeting which was outside the camp. 8 So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle. 9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. 10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. 11 So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.
Waiting is . . . . • To look forward
• Expect to receive favour
• Continue to be steadfast
Waiting is NOT to idle,
sleep or be lazy!!
3. Make WISE decisions Deut 34: 9 - Now Joshua the son of Nun was
full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses.
God put within him a spirit of FAITH
4. WORSHIP God
Deut 3: 28 28 But command , and
encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.’
Jos 24: 24 24 And the people said to
Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”