Discern, Deduce, Decide

Discern, Deduce, Decide

We must understand the connection between above and below.

Exodus 17:8-13
8 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9 Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” 10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

  • Great Leaders Still Get Tired
    • Don’t Go Alone
    • Don’t Just Bring Anyone, Bring The Right People
    • The Weight Of The Battle Is Heavy
      • It’s more than just the weight of the staff

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

  • We Must Understand The Connection Between Above And Below
    • Discern – Be Aware That You Should Be Aware
      • Imagine You Are A Valley Fighter Without Mountain Awareness
        • Everything in your mind is about your ability an your opponent’s strength.
        • You would believe you are winning at times and then losing at times.
        • You would believe you are doing well at times and doing bad at times..
        • You would have confidence at times and feel hopeless while losing.
        • All the while believing that you or your squad are determining your fate.
      • We are fighting down here in the valley
      • But the battle is won up there

2 Chronicles 20:15
And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the LORD to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.

1 Samuel 17:47
and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hand.”

    • Deduce – Put It Together
      • Find A Way In The Middle Of The Fight
      • You Won’t Always Have All The Information – It’s Okay
      • We Must Train Our Discernment
        • We must inform our deduction with God’s Word
        • We must inspire our deduction with worship
      • Deduction connected the dots from the mountain to the valley
    • Decide – Take Action
      • Be Helpful – Get the man a chair
      • Hold Up Their Hands – as they bear the weight of the battle
      • The people in the valley are depending on you to decide