December 9, 2020

GOD’s Deliverance - Bro. T. Stephen

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  Exodus 3:9  “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.”

From the above context we come to know that the Lord in heaven heard the cry of the children of Israel  and was pained at heart to see them being oppressed by the Egyptians. God noticed the afflictions of Israel. Their sorrows; even the secret sorrows of God’s people are known to him. Their cry; God hears the cries of his afflicted people. God promises speedy deliverance by methods out of the common ways of providence.

God heard their groaning, and remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. He looked upon the children of Israel and God acknowledged them. The people of Israel in their humiliation were a people despised by the world.  God was moved in his heart for the oppression of the people was great by the Egyptian   task masters.  He decided to deliver His people from their cruel hands. So He chose Moses for this great purpose. Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, and he led his flock to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.   God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” He hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.  Then the Lord said “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” 

Moses hesitated but  God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”“Say  to the people of Israel: that  “’I am” has sent you.’ ” God also said to Moses, “Say to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God  of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent you.’ This is My name forever.  Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, has  observed you and your affliction, in Egypt,  and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to a land flowing with milk and honey.” ’And they will listen to your voice, God further said, to Moses, that the king of Egypt will not let them go. So God said that He would stretch out His hand and strike Egypt with all the wonders.  And after that Pharaoh will let them go. “Thus God encouraged Moses and prepared him to do this great task. Moses listened and obeyed the voice of God and therefore God blessed him to be the Deliverer and the Leader of Israel.

Are you in great trouble like the Israelites? Are you afraid of your Boss, do you go to work every day with fear  in your heart? Are you afraid of the work you have been assigned to do?  Have you been filled with a kind of fear that troubles you day after day. Remember God has not given you the spirit of fear but of love and of sound mind. Have you been cheated by someone in the office and you are scared you might lose your job. Are you troubled by the evil spirit? You don’t have proper sleep. Then the only remedy is to obey the voice of God. Listen to His voice and call upon Him. Are you willing to listen to His voice? Our God is a God of deliverance. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.  He will send someone to help you,  and deliver you out of your problem which might appear like a huge mountain.  He might be a stranger but God will operate great things for you. If you obey His voice, He will exalt you as He exalted Moses before the Egyptians.  God Bless you.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for appearing to Moses and making him a great leader. Help us to listen and obey your voice and act accordingly. That you may direct our steps and help us walk in truth and discernment. We acknowledge you as our Lord and Master. Deliver us from all our problems and set us free. That we  may reach the appointed goal in our life.

In Jesus name we pray,


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