Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 

Exodus 17:8-13

There is so much to learn from this. Our Lord Jesus Christ after He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. He entered and assumed His office as our high priest, advocate, and intercessor. In our spiritual warfare we are like Joshua, down in the valley warring against Amalek. But the secret of our victory is the hands of Jesus lifted on high interceding for us. Amalek symbolizes the flesh, that is all that is opposed to our life in the spirit. It is time we remind ourselves that we are not alone in our battles and that victory is sure because our intercessor’s hands are lifted up and strengthening our week hands and granting us victory always.