Deliverance

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“But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go. Pharaoh said to Moses, ‘Get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die.'”

“Just as you say,” Moses replied. “I will never appear before you again.”

Exodus 10: 27-29

And so began the journey of God’s people fleeing captivity. The people were leaving slavery behind, moving forward with the wonderful plans God had in store for them.

But it was not easy! There was a terrible fight that took place, between all  of the wicked power of Pharaoh, and the people of God. Another way of saying this is that deliverance is never easy. 

Sometimes it means that there is a battle when we are following God, and seeking to do what is right. Maybe we don’t have a Pharaoh, but we may have angry bosses at our job. Or maybe we want a day off to worship God but the answer is no.

Regardless of the hardships we face, God is in our midst! Not only will deliverance take place, but He has wonderful plans for all of us!

Heavenly Father, You know our needs, our circumstances, and we need Your help to follow You. Strengthen us, and deliver us – help us to move forward, walking according to Your will. Amen.

   

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A Day of Rest

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“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

but the seventh day is a sabbath….” 

Exodus 20: 8-10a

Some say the Sabbath day is on Sunday now. Others are adamant that it has to be on Saturday.

And still others say, we don’t need that anymore, because we are under the New Covenant, and everything should only be internal now.

But if we look at the spirit of the law, God is simply saying here that one day a week is to be put aside for rest! Aren’t you glad?

Heavenly Father, thank you for caring about every detail of our lives, and for revealing Your will, about us getting some much needed rest. Amen.

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Now You Will See

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“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Now you will see what I will do

to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go;

because of my mighty hand he will drive them out

of his country.’ God also said to Moses,

“I am the Lord.”

 

Exodus 6: 1, 2

 What battles are you facing?

    

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Exodus 33: 13-14

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Moses said to the Lord, “If you are pleased with me,

teach me your ways so I may know you

and continue to find favor with you.

Remember that this nation is your people.”

 

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you,

and I will give you rest.”

   

Thank you Lord God, that you give all people your rest

as they seek You.

    

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Proverbs 25: 11,12

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“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Like an earing of gold or an ornament of fine gold

is a wise man’s rebuke to a listening ear.”

       

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Exodus 40: 34, 35

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“Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled upon it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.”

 Lord God, even though you do not relate to us in this way now, help us to love and respect Your presence. And may we be tabernacles filled with who You are.

Amen.

  

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