Numbers teaching text & prayer
And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.
And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.
Have you ever wondered why the Hebrews in their 40 years of wandering in the desert were only attacked once (Exodus 17:8 ~ 13) in their comings and goings, and that not successfully?
The reason is declared in Numbers 10:34-36 wherein Moses said to the Lord - "Rise up Lord and let your enemies be scattered and let those who hate you flee before you." And when they rested, Moses would say, "Return (*reside tranquilly) O Lord, to the myriad thousands of Israel."
The answer is that the enemies never hated or wished to attack the Hebrews per se, (or us), but rather they hated the Lord who was in them and in us. Therefore, when God went forth, all those haters were forced to flee and the Hebrews were kept in God's perfect safety. And when they made camp and God returned to reside tranquilly, the enemies of God were ordained to fail in their attack.
You may ask, "What has this to do with me? I am not an ark (of the covenant) and I don't have one before me."
The answer is this: "I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. He resides in me. The word of God is in me and since John 1:1 says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," therefore I have the same authority as Moses to send God forth to protect me from the enemies that hate Him. And when I come back or stop anywhere, I have the same right to call Him back to reside tranquilly with me so that the enemies of the Lord cannot prevail against me."
*The word 'return' used in the King James Version is translated as "reside tranquilly" in the English translation from the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible)
1. And it comes that as I set forward, I will say:
"Rise up from upon me, O Lord. Go forth and let thine enemies be scattered. Let those who hate you flee before You, for out of me shall come forth the Word of the Lord."
2. And it comes that as I rest, I will say:
"Lord, I am now rested. Return O Lord and rest tranquilly upon me for my protection from those that hate You.”