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JOSHUA
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Thursday, May 19, 2022

SUDDEN ATTACK

Exodus 17:8   Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim.

An avalanche of problems will ‘suddenly’ come on us, have you noticed that? While you solve one, the other is ready to come upon you….and smash you…so how do I confront these issues? Verse 8 starts with ‘then Amalek came and fought’, so I moved to verse 7 to read the matter, it says: the Israelites asked” "Is the LORD among us, or not?"  Look at that!  The devil knew this is the right time to enter the camp when there are: fear, doubts, confusion, disharmony, quarrels, fights, and turbulence. Did you get that now?  The Amalekites entered to fight the people of God because they were not united in spirit, same thing happens in Christian homes when brothers, sisters, dad and mom fight over petty issues. 

The devil attacked the people when they were emotionally, physically and psychologically weak; however, there was one man in the camp who was ready for the battle, his name was Joshua.  Wow, God reserves the best for the right day!

Joshua had to be in the prayer closet and hidden until God’s call in his life. As I read, Exodus 33:11” So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle”, the words, “Joshua did not depart from the tabernacle” enthralled me and ignited a fire in my heart. I kept reading those words over and over again! Each time I read I could feel the anointing of God fill me. I felt a fresh love to be in His Presence and cling on to Him surge inside me. Everybody left but Joshua clung to God! Everybody returned to their tents but Joshua cleaved to God! Powerful! Are you ready to explode for God? Mathew Henry says, “Those that cleave to the Lord fix, but those that leave Him ever wander.” Because of his intimacy with God, Joshua was ready to meet the sudden attack of the Amalekites!

After I return from my ministry trips, my eight year old son Joshua would cling on to me all the time, (he is a 22 years old pastor now) he would just stick to me and refuse to move, afraid that I would leave him behind again. Likewise, we also ought to embrace God, as though we cannot bear to be without Him or move away from His presence. Do we feel that way? If we did, then our lives will never be the same again!  Deuteronomy 30:20 says, “…you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them." This scripture is simply wonderful!

 

 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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