The teaching series continues in Exodus 17 as the children of Israel are engaged in battle with the Amalekites. From this passage we learn the importance of why we must defeat a sabotage to our destiny. We also see the importance of prevailing prayer and support from others when we are vulnerable. The revelation of God’s name Jehovah Nissi is also studied. We discover Jesus Christ as our Jehovah Nissi.
Today’s message was brought by our guest speaker, Ryan Beaty.
When we face seasons of life that feel as though we are walking in desert places we all tend to ask the question, “Is the Lord among us, or not?” The people of Israel asked the same question when faced with the dilemma of not having water. Would they depend on the Lord to continue to provide for them as He always had? What do we do when we are thirsty, physically and spiritually? Where do we turn?
The children of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land are seriously exasperating. Though God has provided for them supernaturally on two different occasions….here they are 30 days into the journey and they are still steeped in unbelief and constant grumbling and complaining. They have forgotten His miracles. They have forgotten His goodness and His plans. Before we become too judgmental, we must take a hard evaluation of our own attitudes and ask Holy Spirit to shine the Light of His Presence into the recesses of our hearts. We may need a readjustment!