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By Braxton King
In the book of Exodus, we have the interesting story of Israel’s victory over Amalek during their journey toward the promised land.
Amalek was the grandson of Esau, who represents the work of the flesh. Moses gave instructions to Joshua to choose out men to go fight against Amalek. He let the men know he would stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in his hand. Moses was on the hill with his hands raised up, and as long as his hands were raised, the children of Israel were winning the battle against Amalek.
Holding your hands up this long would obviously be tiring, and at a point, Moses arms began to come down. The interesting part is that when his arms were weak and began to fall down, the children of Israel would lose against Amalek. It may have taken some time for the children of Israel to realize what was happening. They were in the thick of the battle and knew that, at times, they were winning, and other times, they were losing. It wasn’t until someone obviously looked and realized winning or losing correlated with Moses’s arms being up or down.
His arms were heavy from holding up the rod of God. Aaron and Hur came to Moses’s aid, set him on a rock and steadied his hands. They continued to do this until the setting of the sun, and Joshua defeated Amalek that day.
What a beautiful picture of the ministry of “helps.” Moses had a job to do, which was to hold the rod of God above his head. Over time, he was weakened in his job assignment. Without help, the children of Israel would have lost to Amalek that day.
How important it is that we help others who are struggling in the work God has called them to do. Remember, ministry is a total body ministry. Joshua and Hur stepped in with wisdom, and they helped. The children of Israel won a decisive victory over Amalek. What great work did they do? What great talent did they use to affect this great victory?
They simply set Moses on a rock and lifted up his hands. Wisdom is shown in the fact that they set him on the rock so they could easily prop his hands up. This is something any of us could do.
There is a super natural anointing for the ministry of helps.
The Bible says, “Lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees.” Let us remember ministry is finding a need and meeting it. Joshua and Hur saw the need of the day and they met it. Because of that, Israel won a great victory.
Let’s all go and do likewise.
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