Day 12 of 21 Days of Prayer - Winter 2020. Victory in Rephidim. Continue to fuel your mind with an "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me attitude (Philippians 4:19)." God loves us and all of heaven is cheering for us every time we press towards our goal.
Stay the course. Stay with God’s plan. Do not be discouraged by what you have not accomplished in life, or with what doesn’t make sense, or by what may seem like defeat. Focus on God’s plan for your life.
Rest in Rephidim
I’m reminded about a story in Exodus chapter 17. Moses had set up camp at Rephidim, a dry place without water, to rest. It's important to rest when God says rest. God refuels your spiritual character during rest even if it's in a dry place, like Rephidim.
Are you tired? Do you feel like giving up? Well, don’t. God will give you rest, fuel, and victory in Rephidim.
Fuel in Rephidim
Not long after the arrival, the people complained to Moses because they were thirsty for water and they doubted God. They began to reminiscence about the good ole days in Egypt where things were plentiful. Moses cried out to God. On God’s command, Moses smote the rock and the water gushed out. There was enough water for all the people.
Today, you may be in the place of Rephidim. Things are dry. Nothing is going your way. You can’t get a promotion at your place of employment. You haven’t had a new business contract in months. This is not the time to doubt God. This is the time to put your trust in an absolute God. Cry out to God like Moses and God will fuel your thirst. Cry out to God and he will provide enough not only for you but for your entire circle of influence.
A believer can find fuel in the presence of God while experiencing Rephidims.
When we surrender ourselves to God during our Rephidims, God will flood our lives with a copious stream of blessing. The blessing during your Rephidim will give you the fuel to defeat your enemy. God wants to provide you with fuel to win battles while you’re in Rephidim.
Battles in Rephidim
While in Rephidim, the Israelites were attacked by Amalek and his army. Moses being a student of the greatest general, God Almighty, didn’t hesitate to protect the children of Israel. He commanded Joshua to take a few men and fight Amalek and his people. Joshua, Aaron and Hur didn’t question the plan. They heard, obeyed, and followed the orders. During battle, sometimes you don’t always have time to explain God’s commands. And, if you’re a team player, neither do you have time to question God’s commands. Just suit up and prepare for battle.
Moses wasn’t worried about his opponent or how strong they were. Moses went to the top of the hill to hold up the rod of God. Aaron and Hur accompanied Moses.
During the battle, Moses noticed when he lifted his hands, Israel prevailed; and when he lowered his hands, the Amalekites prevailed. When Moses grew tired of holding up the rod of God in his hands, Aaron and Hur joined him. Aaron and Hur stood on each side of Moses to support his arms while he held up the rod of God. The Israelites defeated Amalek and his army.
Victory in Rephidim
What we can learn from Rephidim is that God gives us rest.
What we can learn from Rephidim is that God has plenty to refuel us.
What we can learn from Rephidim is that battles aren’t meant to be fought alone.
It’s not that Moses couldn’t carry his load. He just got tired. God allows us to rest so that we can be ready for battle during our Rephidims or dry places. God will sit you on a stone, and provide others to prop you up while you’re in Rephidim so that you can defeat your enemy.
God will give you victory in Rephidim.
God will help you remove the Amaleks that's blocking your destiny. When the Amalek's are removed, promotion comes. New business contracts will land on your desk. Financial opportunities will flow like copious streams.
God has allowed you to stop in Rephidim for rest, spiritual fuel, and victory over your Amaleks so that you can move forward. You will experience Rephidim on your road to destiny.
You might not be the smartest. You might not be the best dressed. You might not be the best looking. You might not have the largest business in the city. You might not have the largest church in the city. You might not have the finances to do everything you need to do.
You have a heart that seeks the presence of God even when you’re in dry places. You seek God while in Rephidim. Man looks at the outside, but you serve a God that looks at the heart (I Samuel 16:7).
Don’t take your eyes off God while in Rephidim. Seek God's face in Rephidim. Praise him in Rephidim. Don't complain in Rephidim. Don't reminisce about Egypt, your past, in Rephidim. Don't talk back in Rephidim. Listen for the voice of God in Rephidim. He will provide you instructions to win battles in dry places. You may be surrounded by your enemies, but God surrounds your enemies. Remember to trust God in Rephidim.
The presence of God gave Moses and the children of Israel victory over the Amalekites. When you walk out of Rephidim, you will be waving the banner “Jehovah Nissi”, meaning, “The Lord is my Banner”. The Lord is my victory. The Lord is the next generation’s victory banner.
The victory lies in the presence of God.
Let’s Pray Aloud…
Lord, forgive me for complaining while in Rephidim. Holy Spirit, fuel me with living water so that I can experience rest, revitalization, and victory over my Amaleks while in Rephidim, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
~inspiring hope, Dr. Regina M. Daigre
Visionary Leader and Founder of Prayer Firewall
P.S.: If you don't know Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to be born again, pray this prayer aloud:
Lord God, forgive me for my sins. Jesus, come into my heart. I make you, Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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