The idea to use a military against an enemy was not the idea of men, it was the idea of God. Israel was not just a nation, they were a military force to be reckoned with of which God was the head of their army. Imagery of military is both natural and spiritual with Paul speaking to us in Ephesians 6 and 2 Corinthians 10 about a spiritual war that uses spiritual weapons. The Old Testament identifies God as the Lord of Hosts, Commander of the Angel Armies, A Mighty Warrior, A King who has never lost a battle (Isaiah 6, the train of a king’s robe was a testimony to the victories they won). Abraham was a military leader, Deborah went to war with Barak, Saul was removed from his position as king for not defeating the enemy completely and David was a man of war. The point is, the military is both spiritual and physical and it is necessary when dealing with enemies.
In prayer this morning, I saw a canopy being lifted up over the United States of America as intercessors prayed for the salvation and vindication of this nation. The Holy Spirit said, “Just as when Aaron and Hur lifted up the arms of Moses and the battle was won, so the intercessors are lifted up a canopy over this nation so the invisible war being fought by the natural military can be won.” Most people have no clue the war we are in because it is an invisible war, both in the realm of the spirit and in the natural realm. It is a war with the same ancient enemy Israel fought when they left Egypt, we are at war with the spirit of the Amalekites both spiritually and naturally.
Exodus 17 says it this way, “Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle. After the victory, the LORD instructed Moses, “Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua: I will erase the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” Moses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-Nissi (which means “the LORD is my banner”). He said, “They have raised their fist against the LORD’s throne, so now the LORD will be at war with Amalek generation after generation.”
In the days of Saul, Agag was an Amalekite, in the days of Esther, Hamaan was an Amalekite, the enemy may change names but it is the same Amalekite spirit that is being destroyed. This war is invisible to The natural eye, but it is very real to the military in the natural and the intercessors that know what is going on. The war is being won, but we must keep holding up the canopy over our nation until this ancient enemy is completely eradicated. The Lord is still our banner!