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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Today's Devotion
Let's look at the PLACE and POWER of prayer in life's battles. I want to take you to an important Bible story found in Exodus 17:8-15, let's read it together:

"While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. Moses commanded Joshua, 'Choose some men to go out and fight the army of Amalek for us. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill, holding the staff of God in my hand.' So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses' arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle. After the victory, the LORD instructed Moses, 'Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua: I will erase the memory of Amalek from under heaven.' Moses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-nissi (which means 'the LORD is my banner')" (Exodus 17:8-15).

What do we learn from this incident?
  • Sometimes your enemies are your relatives.
  • Amalek was a grandson of Esau, Jacob's brother. In other words, they were facing an enemy that was related to them! (Verse 8).
  • Spiritual attacks can come from some very unexpected places.
  • When it does, be prepared to pray.
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Today's ScriptShare
"On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, 'Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, "Rivers of living water will flow from his heart."' (When he said 'living water,' he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory)" (John 7:37-39).
The LORD bless you and keep you; 
The LORD make His face shine on you, 
And be gracious to you; 
The LORD lift up His countenance on you, 
And give you peace.
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