My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Jeremiah 32:21, “You brought Your people Israel, out of Egypt, with Signs and wonders. With a strong hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we come to know that the people of Israel were in bondage in the land of Egypt for nearly 430 years. God had promised Abraham some hundreds of years ago, that they should come out from where they had been as bondmen. God had chosen them as His own peculiar people for Himself, above all the people. And so He brought them out of their state, of bondage. This was God’s own doing, Since they could not deliver themselves and the enemy would not let them go. Unless and until God through His supernatural power caused Pharaoh to let them go with signs and wonders.
Under the leadership of Moses, God delivered the people of Israel from the hands of the Egyptians by sending several plagues among the people with a view to destroy them. Water changed into blood, large locust were let out, storms of fire, more of frogs, swarm of lice , boils, plagues of darkness over the face of the earth, Hail storms, and in the end since Pharaoh was adamant and hard hearted to let the people go, God sent the final plague which was the death of the firstborn of all the people and animals.
To avoid the punishment, people had to apply the blood of the lamb on the door post of their houses. That night the Lord would pass through the land to strike the Egyptians. And when He sees the blood on the door posts the Lord will pass over the door, and not allow the destroyer to come into their houses to strike them. The first born of those houses which failed to apply the blood on their door post were killed. Pharaoh’ son, as well as many children of the Egyptians were killed that night.
By this gruesome death Pharaoh was terribly upset and commanded the people of Israel to leave the land of Egypt immediately. There were 600,000 men besides children, who left that night. Thus God delivered the people of Israel from the cruel task masters. God said, “So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from the land to a good and large land flowing with milk and honey.”
In the same manner God will deliver you and your family from all your problems in his appointed time, and bring peace and harmony into your lives. He will change your sorrow into joy. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for hearing the cry of your children and setting your eyes upon them. Lord we also thank you for delivering them from their cruel task masters. Lord You had kept your promise which you had made to Abraham. We thank you for your goodness and favour that you show to your children. It pleased the Lord to bless Israel. And so we pray that you will continue to bless your children.