There are curious circumstances in the Book of Exodus, where Moses told Joshua that as he (Joshua) fought the Amalekites, Moses would sit on a hill with his staff raised in his hand:
Exodus 17:9-11: "Moses said to Joshua, 'Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.' Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed."
Does this have any significance or symbolism to the faithful of the New Testament?