Battle for May  - BANNERS
Exodus 17:8-16

Perhaps your church has a banner closet that is like ours. Seasons bring change. A word fitly spoken. I’ve worked on quite a few over the years. This year is the 58th annual conference. That makes 58 custom banners created for conference themes. We raise a banner for Victory in Jesus for 2020.

Yahweh Nissi – The Lord is my banner. Moses raises his arms for victory over the Amalekites. Read the story in Exodus 17:8-16. Most of you will remember this one. Arms raised = winning. Arms lowered = losing. Moses needed help to keep them up. Joshua was thankful that day for the Lord and his servants. They built an altar and called it – the Lord is my banner.

So far 2020 hasn’t been a banner year. I am eternally grateful for all those who have been there to prop me up when I felt weary. A call, a note, and songs and scripture flooding my Facebook. Perhaps you have tuned in to Pastors across the country who are bringing the gospel message via YouTube. I recently “followed” Debbie Giles who is airing a Bible study from her home in Mesa. Aaron and Hur are very real to me. That Barnabas side of the body of Christ. A challenge for others to come alongside and hold each other up.

Psalm 20:5 says “May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banner in the name of our God.” In verses 6-8 we read: “Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious powers of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.”

And a shout out to our central tri-state friends who are bringing a video clip to their ladies who would be attending a rally this weekend.

The battle belongs to the Lord. Keep praying and keep the faith.  We who have Jesus as our Savior will meet again.

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