No Middle Ground!



"The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff [rod] of God in my hands." So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning" (Exodus 17:8-11).

Notice that there was no middle ground in the battle. Either the Israelites were winner or the Amalekites were winning. There is no peace treaty in the heavenlies, even if we "feel" like there is.

This is a picture of prayer in our spiritual battles. Not just any kind of prayer but prayer using the rod of God, the Word of God.

If you are not constantly assaulting the enemy with the Word of God on your lips, then he is prevailing. If you are speaking the Word as a battle cry, then God’s plan for your life prevails.

"… and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesians 6:17).

Larry Chkoreff

March, 2000