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THE LORD - My Banner

by: Tamika Crane

Jehovah Nissi, the Lord who is my Banner, has conquered every spiritual battle that we may face in our lives.

"Moses built an altar and called it THE LORD is my Banner." Exodus 17:15 (NIV)

Jehovah Nissi means The Lord who is my banner. In Exodus 17:15, Moses builds an altar and calls it the Lord is my Banner. This is a very significant scripture verse because earlier in the chapter, Moses is instructed to hold up his hands so that the Israelites could defeat the Amalekites. If he lowered his hands, then the Amalekites would win. When Moses grew weary of holding up his hands, Aaron and Hur held them up for him. After the Israelites defeated the Amalekites, God told Moses to remember what He had done here. When Moses was building the altar, He was building an altar to testify to the victory God had given them. Banners are a symbol of victory and power. This battle was one instance where God showed His people that He was their Banner. Through Him, His people would walk in victory.

During the battle, His people unknowingly waved a banner with God’s seal covering it. They were walking in victory but were unaware that God had already won the fight. Jehovah Nissi, the Lord who is my Banner, has conquered every spiritual battle that we may face in our lives. He has won and we can walk in His victory without the fear of losing against the kingdom of darkness.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank you for all that you have done for us. Thank you for going before us and winning the ultimate fight on our behalf. You truly are our Jehovah Nissi and, wherever we go, we will wave your Banner. You have won the victory and death could not hold you back. Thank you Father for being a mighty conqueror who will never let us go into battle unarmed. Help us to be mighty warriors who face each trial with the knowledge that you have already defeated the enemy. Amen.