In obedience to the call
of God, Abraham took his only son Isaac and went to the land of Moriah. Abraham
took his son to the place where God wanted his son to be sacrificed for a burnt offering. Then he laid the wood of the burnt
offering on Isaac and took the fire in his hand and a knife, and the two of them went together. Seeing only the fire and the wood, Isaac looked for the lamb for the burnt offering. Abraham replied to his son, My son, God
will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering. When Abraham
offered his son at the altar, the Angel of the Lord prevented him from sacrificing Isaac, and said, Now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me
Then Abraham saw a ram caught in a thicket by
its horns. He offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham
called the name of the place The-Lord-Will-Provide. This means, In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided. The Lord revealed
to Abraham as Jehovah-Yireh.
When you want to sacrifice for God the best of
your worldly possessions, God Himself would provide a ram for you. Our God wants to test your love for Him. As you build the altar and go to sacrifice what He wants you to, He also would provide a ram for you.
Are you about to sacrifice for the One Who had
already sacrificed His only Son for you on the Cross? Are you sacrificially giving
to the body of Christ, the Church? The Lord will Himself meet all your personal
Do you remain unemployed or unmarried for a long
time, in spite of the fact you sacrificially make intercessory prayers for others? The Lord will Himself provide you the best
job or the best spouse, as the case may be. Are you still bearing a financial burden, despite your sacrificial prayers of
intercession at the altar of God? The Lord will Himself provide you the necessary finances.
Today, He reveals Himself to you as Jehovah-Yireh.
Dear Minister, you have sought funds or helpers
for running your ministry but in vain, despite your many sacrifices for His body. After spending many years in His service,
you have now reached the Mount of the Lord. In the Mount of the Lord, it is the
Lord Who provides all your needs.
Of late, in my ministry to the body of Christ,
when I faced a particular need, I realized my inability to meet that need. I
shared the burden on my heart with my dear friends. While writing to them, I
was led by the Holy Spirit to tell them, The Lord will Himself
You should now rest in the Lord after getting
such a wonderful revelation of His Name Jehovah-Yireh or The-Lord-Will-Provide. My
God shall provide all your needs through Christ Jesus.
When Amalek fought with the people of Israel in Rephidim, 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. Accordingly,
Joshua went and fought with Amalek. Moses, Aaron and Hur went up 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 up 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. Ultimately, 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(Exo.17:8-15).
Amalek is a type of satanic forces who fight
with the people of God and keep them under their bondage. Joshua and his team
are typical of those servants of God who are engaged in the direct warfare with these satanic forces by way of evangelism,
prophecy, edification and building of the body of Christ. They defeat the satanic forces with the two-edged Sword.
Moses, Aaron and Hur are like those servants
of God who are the prayer-warriors, reaching the top of the hill so as to meet God.
These servants of God uphold in their intercessory prayers those servants of God who are directly engaged in the warfare. These prayer warriors have the rod of God i.e. the God-given authority, in their hand. Let us not call them as believers. They are also
the servants of God.
If there are in a prayer group, one of them would lead them in the prayer session like Moses, and the rest of them would be
supporting their prayer leader like Aaron and Hur. If these prayer warriors relent in their prayer life or in their prayer
ministry, the devil will have temporary success over the people of God. Moses
was the great intercessor before God, interceding for the people of God. Similarly,
we have, in our midst, precious intercessors (whom we may not be knowing personally).
These prayer warriors prevail with God like Jacob in prayers. They travail
in prayers until the children are born in the kingdom of God and until the church is revived.
These prayer-warriors have the very authority of God in binding the devils work on this earth. They are like Moses indeed. These days, we recognize and acknowledge the ministries of those servants of
God who perform the ministry of signs and wonders in Jesus Name in a visible manner.
Hardly we recognize and acknowledge these secret warriors of Christ. There
are thousands of housewives, aged people, etc. who perform this wonderful secret ministry.
They are likened to the heart in the body of Christ.
The ministry of Moses, even under the Old Testament,
was a body ministry, whereas many ministers of today claim themselves to be leaders like Moses. If we engage ourselves in a body ministry and fight with the devil, then the Lord will bring us victory
over the devilish forces likened to the Amalekites. And we can proclaim His Name as Jehovah-Nissi.
Our Lord Jesus has already won the devil on the
Cross of Calvary and revealed the Father to us as Jehovah-Nissi. Are you facing
defeat after defeat in your career/profession/education or in your ministry? The
Lord is revealing today as Jehovah-Nissi. Let us worship Him, shouting aloud,
Jehovah-Nissi. Every child of God should proclaim, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner