Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner

Exodus 17:15

It was as they journeyed through the wilderness after escaping from the slavery in Egypt, the Amalekites came and fought against Israel at Rephidim, and Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek, and tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand”. “

While Moses held up the Staff of God, Israel prevailed, but whenever he put his hand down, Amalek prevailed, so Aaron and Hur held up the tired arms of Moses until the Amalak’s army was defeated. On that day, God revealed Himself as Jehovah-Nissi, (the Lord our banner), “and Moses built an altar and named it The LORD is My Banner“.

Just as soldiers raise their battle standards high, proclaiming allegiance to king and country, so Moses lifted up His Banner to the Lord. Moses raised up the Rod of God to proclaim Whose they were, Who was their true Champion and in Whom they trusted. The Lord God was their Defence and Defender, and so they fought under the authority, direction and power of God.

Like the armies of Israel under the leadership of Joshua, we are not to rely on our own strength, for Christ’s strength is sufficient for all the difficulties and dangers we may face. He is the One upon Whom we are to cast our heavy burdens and rest our weary souls for Jesus won every spiritual battle we are facing in our life.

We too must fight under the same standard, for Christ is our Banner. Jesus is our Jehovah-Nissi. He must be the Commander to Whom we must obey. We must rest our weary soul in Him for His is the Rock of our salvation – and He is our Strong Tower, to Whom we can flee for safety. Yes THE LORD IS OUR BANNER.


Heavenly father thank you for the word you have given us today. We recognise that under Your banner we can face the future in full assurance and peace. Give us strength Lord to stand against the enemy by holding up our staff of prayer and God’s word, and be upheld in truth, through Jesus Christ, my God and Saviour, in Whose name I pray,

A lost sheep found by Jesus sheep 🐑 ✝️