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PROMISED LAND 2004
Dr. Stan Coffey
We are going to continue today in the thought of the journey into freedom, our Promised Land 2004, claiming our Canaan. Today we are going to talk about the weapons of our warfare. If you are going to go to battle, you better have the right weapons. We have the right weapons available to us, the weapons that we need as believers to win the victory that God has given to us. I want us to look at Exodus 17: 8-16. This is about the children of Israel after they have come out of Egypt across the Red Sea. This is the first time they encounter an enemy. The very first time they fall into a battle.
Exodus 17: 8-16 – Then came Amalek and fought with Israel in Rehpidim. 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." So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses "held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 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. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven." And Moses built an altar and called its name,The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; for he said, "Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."
I was reminded again this week of the words from our President, George W. Bush, when he addressed a joint session of Congress after September 11, 2001, regard ...
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