Day 247 Swords of Iron – “Holding up Moses’ arms!”

Chaim begins the video by talking about how happy everyone in Israel is since the news broke about the rescue of the four hostages. However, he says that this war is not like other wars he fought in before, including the Second Lebanon War and previous rounds of fighting in Gaza.

He says that this is a global struggle, a spiritual war between the freedom-loving democracies and the barbarians and tyrants. He says that every single person on this planet is on the front lines of this war, which is everywhere. He says that some people are soldiers fighting in kinetic battles, but many others are prayer warriors who must support those who are on the front lines of the kinetic battles, the media battles and the diplomatic battles.

He says that these prayer warriors must support the others like those who held up the arms of Moses during the battles against Amelek described in Exodus 17:8-16; Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

Chaim says this battle is still going on, the banner is still raised, and we all still have work to do.

Switching back to talking about the rescue of the hostages, Chaim gives some details about how it all came together, from the weeks of meticulous planning to the step-by-step execution of the plan. One Israeli counter-terrorism police officer, Arnon Zamora, was killed, but otherwise, the mission proceeded as planned until there was a snag. A vehicle meant to be used to extract the soldiers and the hostages was disabled, and large numbers of heavily armed terrorists began to arrive in the area. This made it necessary to activate an emergency procedure whereby massive firepower from the land, air and sea was directed at the approaching crowds of heavily armed terrorists to allow the Israeli teams to get out of the area.

Eventually, the Israeli teams and the hostages got back to safety and shortly thereafter the hostages were returned to the loving arms of their families.

Chaim says he believes there will be more rescues and more victories, but he asks his viewers to do their part by praying into the situation, praying for the soldiers and the remaining hostages and Israeli government officials who must make decisions and take action to put plans into motion.

He concludes by quoting Psalms 44:5; Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.


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