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Exodus 17:12

So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed.  But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then 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 one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.  So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.…

John 19:18

Carrying His own cross, He went out to The Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.  There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on each side, with Jesus in the middle.

In reading these two passages in the scriptures,  the Lord made me realize the similarities.. how Mose’s arms being held upright in intercession for the Isrealites was prophetic of Jesus Sacrifice for us on the cross, with HIS arms outstretched as Mose’s arms were.  Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up,  but nails and Love held Jesus’s arms up.

The Isrealites’ battle was against the Amalekites, but the ongoing battle we all face is the battle against our unredeemed soul, sins  and the self-life..   Jesus offered Himself to the Father on our  behalf as our Redeemer to provide a way for us to come to Him for Salvation from the Enemy of Self and sin.     Only through Moses’s intercession and outstretched arms for Isreal was Isreal able to defeat their enemy.  Only through Jesus and His Sacrifice for us, are we able to defeat sin and our self-nature.

Moses sat on a rock while his arms were outstretched but Jesus IS The Rock.. That stone in which the builders rejected, that has become the chief Cornerstone  (Psalm 118:22)

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