"Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword." - Exodus 17:8-13
In 1991, Ron Howard Directed and Kurt Russell starred in the film "Backdraft". The script depicted the deep commitment of firefighters to one another in the most dangerous set of circumstances. When real firefighters are asked about their brotherhood, the occasional reference is made to a key phrase in the above film... "You Go, We Go".
Joshua was the General. He led his troops into the very first military encounter on the journey. The orders were clear and the enemy was formidable. The fight was on. Did Moses just give the order and return to his office for a fresh cup of java? No! Moses held up his hands in prayer while Hur and Aaron helped him. The battle was won by both Joshua AND Moses; because by persistent prayer ... "You Go, We Go."
The spiritual battle is very real and quite dangerous. The need for prayer support is constant as Paul put it in 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 ... "Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith." Pray for your pastors, missionaries and church family fervently my friend, because by persistent prayer... "You Go, We Go".