Victory over Amalek

Victory over Amalek

This story is almost overshadowed in Exodus 17 by the dramatic “striking of the rock” by the rod of Moses that resulted in water for over two million faultfinding people and their livestock.  Amalek , a picture of the “flesh” I’ve heard it preached, came to fight Israel at Rephidim. These war-like descendants of Esau  ambushed the weak and feeble stragglers  and had no fear of God.   Joshua was to choose men to go fight (the first mention of Joshua in the scriptures and their first battle) while Moses went up the hill with Aaron and Hur to pray. It was a long, hard battle but Joshua finally disabled Amalek with the sword . (a sword is a picture of the Word of God) “And the Lord said to Moses, write this for a memorial in the book and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua…” This is the first mention of Moses writing anything….Amalek will be no more be remembered under heaven!   “And Moses built an alter and called the name of it, The Lord is my Banner  JEHOVAH- NISSI.”  Today we battle the sins of the flesh through prayer and the Word.  The “flesh” (Amalek) will make you too busy , tired or distracted to pray…It will be a fight but we must persevere!!!!  


You will need brass brads and glue for this lesson.  Cotten may be added to Moses’s beard. You may want to add some “battle scenes” …

"battle scene"

“battle scene”

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