JEHOVAH – NISSI: THE LORD OUR BANNER
1. Read the text carefully and answer the following questions.
a. What were the circumstances involved in the revealing of this name to Israel?
b. The Amalekites were a perpetual sore in the side of Israel. In this story, what parallel can you draw to contemporary Christian life concerning these people? To what in the Christian life can they be compared?
c. To consider this question further, see Galatians 5:17. What do we war against continually according to this passage?
See also Romans 7:21-24. What warfare is described in this passage
2. What led to victory for Israel over the Amalekites? Exodus 17:11-13
See also Ephesians 6:18 and 1 Thessalonians 5:17. What do these verses add to your thinking?
The victory of Israel obviously depended upon Moses continually standing before God and not being weary in his praying. What in the story suggested that prayer was involved? vs. 11-12
What other strategies do you have in not giving way to the carnal nature in your life?
3. The Revelation of the Name Jehovah-Nissi; The Lord Our Banner, Exodus 17:15-16. This name has to do with warfare. In this instance, the warfare involved God’s very own. Our Father is willing to wage warfare on our behalf. One area of great battle has to do with our carnal nature. List areas involving your carnal nature that are the most difficult for you to deal with.
The Lord Our Banner desires to give us victory. Read Romans 8 and learn of the victory that is ours over our carnal nature.
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