Scripture Reading: Numbers 9:15-23
Beloved, like the children of Israel, we are journeying to the Promised Land. Like them, we are going to the land the Lord promised to give to those who will become victorious. It is a land we have not been to before. So, we do not know the road that leads to it. When the children of Israel left Egypt, the land of captivity and great suffering, they were filled with joy. The bible said, “They were leaving triumphantly. ” But the joy soon turned into fears, weeping and anguish. For in front of them was the Red Sea, behind them the Egyptian army, with all their horses, chariots, and drivers coming furiously against them.
They turned to Moses and complained, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way and brought us out of Egypt?” (AMP) While they were complaining to Moses, the cloud of the Lord’s presence was still standing right before them. But because they focused their attention to their trouble, they forgot the Lord who brought them out and who was also leading them to the Promised Land. One secret they failed to understand was the fact that God knew the end of that journey from the beginning, and, as a master planner, he had his strategies. Exodus 13:17-18 says, “When the King of Egypt let the people go, God did not take them by the road that goes up the coast to Philistia, although it was the shortest way. God thought, “I do not want the people to change their minds and return to Egypt when they see that they are going to have to fight”-to take the promise land) instead, he led them in a roundabout way through the desert towards the Red Sea. The Israelites were armed for battle.” (GNB) God knew where he was leading them to, he knew all that they would face, and he was on ground to give them victory at every point; but they did not understand. Beloved, I do not know the Red Sea that is before you now or the Egyptian army coming behind you. Maybe, you are struggling with that spirit called fear now, or there is this feeling inside of you that God is not there, or shame looming around you. Hear this; you are creating your problems to look bigger than your
God who is right there with you, ready to give you victory. Instead of magnifying your troubles, magnify the Lord, and the Egyptians you see today you shall see them no more.
MASS: GREEN Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126:l-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5,6 (R. see 3) Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 PSALTER WEEK-2
- Take some time out to look away from your unpleasant situations and give God a glorious praise that will get the devil confused (2 Chronicles 20-22).
- Now ask God to give you a revelation of his presence and understanding of how he leads you. (Numbers 9:15-23).
- I decree that all evil clouds covering my perfect view of God, fade away as early morning dew at sunset in the name of Jesus
- Lord God of power and might, arise on my behalf to do battle for my relations (list them) in Jesus name
- Holy and powerful God, standing on the authority in your word in Job 5:12,1 decree that all evil weapons of warfare raised against me shall no longer be effective in Jesus name
- The enterprise of witches and wizards against me shall no longer succeed in the name of Jesus
- Let the cloud of your presence cover me and my family, homes, offices, schools and on the highways in Jesus name
Exercise: Throughout today, keep magnifying God bigger than all your troubles no matter what may come your way.
Memory Verse: Romans 8:28