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 it 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. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
-Victory is written as teshuah in Hebrew & it means triumph, win, conquest, success, contention. It can be defined as a success over an enemy in battle or war or an engagement ending in such triumph.
-It was shortly after the Israelites deliverance from the hands of the Egyptians that they were attacked by the Amalekites. Moses knew that the secret of winning the war was to keep his hands lifted in collaboration. He demonstrated that we should fight our battles in prayer with our spiritual hands lifted for when we grow weary the enemies prevails. Just like Amalek was a spirit of destruction; we wrestle against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age & spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places but not flesh & blood (Eph 6:12). We also know that the enemy works through men to bring war & cause destruction in places where there is peace. Moses later built an altar of prayer & praise, & called it The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; for the Lord promised to fight the Amalekites for many generations. We are therefore called to put on the whole armor of God & pray persistently in agreement that we may emerge victorious by the help of the Lord.
Victory belongs to You Lord, we thank You for Your works of grace. We rebuke all the plans of the evil one to destroy our country, our families & that which has been promised in our lives. We proclaim that no weapon fashioned against us & our nation shall prosper in Your name Jesus, that we may have success in all things. You are our Banner Lord, fight for us & give us peace. All glory, power & authority belongs to You Father. Amen
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
-The psalmist instructs us to give God the highest praise for His great & mighty acts. A song of victory to the Lord Whose right hand & holy arm have gained Him glory in His works of salvation. The psalmist is also keen to notice that the earth & all creation sing, shout & rejoice joyfully at His name. He uses imagery to describe praise by the roaring of the sea, clapping of hands by the rivers & unity of hills in adoring the Creator. When we envisage the divinity of Christ Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified, died, descended to the dead, resurrected victoriously & is seated at the right hand of the Father, all creation genuflect in glory of His name. In the same manner, He makes sacrifices in our daily lives which sometimes we do not comprehend; so that His mercy & love richly dwell in our hearts. We should therefore give thanks to the Lord all the time & in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ.
We give You praise & honour Father, for Your mercies endures forever. We exalt Your holy name Jehovah for You always hear our prayers. You have done wonders & marvellous things in all the earth for Your righteousness sake, we glorify You. We thank You for all things. All victory, power & authority belong to You Lord, now & forever. Amen
1 John 5:3-5
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
-Our Faith in Christ is the source of victory, the spiritual armour by which we overcome temptations. By Faith we cleave to Christ Who sanctifies & purifies our hearts from those sensual lusts in the world which sway us away from His laws. It is by the indwelling Spirit of grace which is greater than the deceiver who dwells in the world that we are able to flee from him & he from us. The Holy Spirit grants us the victory that Christ obtained for us all so that our words & deeds may reflect His true nature.
Oh Divine Master by Whom is all victory & grace; have mercy on us. Give us firmer faith that it may act as light in our hearts to cast out all darkness. Stay in us Father for we are weak & weary; & without You we always fall. In Your word we find truth; help us to follow Your will. Amen
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
-The sting of death is sin; but Christ Who is incorruptible, & immortal died & took away this sting so that we may rejoice with Him at the end of time. The strength of sin is the law for no one can quench its demands, endure its curse or cleanse his own transgressions but only through Christ Jesus, Who has made atonement for our sins & remission of it. He took the keys of hades & resurrected from the dead achieving His redemption goal; that we may be made holy just like the Father. We may therefore boast in our infirmities & needs for Christs’ sake because when we are weak then we are strong; for His grace is sufficient for us & His strength made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:9-10).
Oh powerful & ever living God, look kindly upon us Your sons that we may always finds favour in Your sight. By Your grace strengthen us when are weak & see us through difficult times. Hear our prayers from the deepest parts of our hearts & fulfil our needs. Shine Your face upon us & give us peace. Amen
A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench, Till He sends forth justice to victory; And in His name Gentiles will trust.”
-Christ Who is gentle at heart, came to heal all our sicknesses & take away our burdens for we were like bruised reeds about to break. He did not leave us orphan but gave us the Holy Spirit Who dwells in our hearts that our lamps may never run out of oil like a smoking wick. He obtained victory over all our sins & weaknesses that we may always call Him Abba Father.
-Victory is written as teshuah in Hebrew & it means triumph, win, conquest, success & contention. It can be defined as success over an enemy in battle or war or an engagement ending in such triumph.
-It was after the Israelites deliverance from the hands of the Egyptians that they were attacked by the Amalekites. Moses knew the secret of winning the war. He sat on a stone, a position of authority & lifted his hands, & with the help of Aaron & Hur, they were able to conquer the Amalekites (Exo 17:11-13). He later built an altar of prayer & praise to God, & called it The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; for the Lord promised to fight the Amalekites for many generations. That means that the Amalek spirit is a spirit of destruction which opposes Gods ‘ will. Apostle Paul confirms to us that we wrestle against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this age & spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places but not human beings (Eph 6:12). Just like Moses did, we should fight our battles in prayer with our spiritual hands lifted in agreement; for when we grow weary in faith the enemies prevails. Our Faith in Christ is therefore our source of victory, the spiritual armour by which we overcome temptations. By Faith we cleave to Christ Who sanctifies & purifies our hearts from those sensual lusts in the world which sway us away from His laws (1 John 5:3-5). Apostle Paul tells us that the law is not a burden for whatever is born of God overcomes the world. Christ overcame death which originated from sin & draws it’s power from the law. By the indwelling of the Spirit, our words & deeds reflect Gods’ true nature, that we may always make firm decisions to follow Christ despite our fleshly lusts. He took the keys of hades & resurrected from the dead achieving the ultimate victory; that we may remain holy just like the Father & inherit His kingdom (1 Cor 15:55-57). We may therefore boast in our infirmities & needs for Christs’ sake because when we are weak then we are strong; for His grace is sufficient for us & His strength made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:9-10). It is only just therefore to give God the highest praise for sacrificing His life for us that His salvation & righteousness may become evident in all the earth (Psa 98:1-2). In the same manner; He makes sacrifices by His mercy & grace, in our daily lives; which sometimes do not comprehend; that we may also obtain victory in our walk with Him. We should therefore give thanks to the Lord all the time & in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ.
Lord our Father, You are our King & Saviour, our only God, we praise You & give You thanks for everything You have done & continue to do in our lives. Our nation is regaining stability economically, politically & socially, we exult Your name. You have also transformed our lives in many ways since we were infants, we glorify You. We know that more victories are coming soon into our lives, families & nation for Your namesake. We exult Your holy name & proclaim that victory & power belong to You; forever. Amen