When we read through the life of Moses, we see how the Lord eventually brings Israel into the Promised Land. But, because of their rebellion, it took 40 years to complete a journey that could have taken 11 days.
I’ve been through the Bible, reading about our Patriarchs in the faith. Starting at Genesis 1, I’m now up to Numbers 23-25 in my Daily Readings, seeing again the blessings the Lord put upon His people.
Balak, son of Beor, wanted Balaam to curse Israel (Jacob) for him. He was afraid of them. But how could God Almighty have brought them out of Egypt just to curse them as this man wanted?
He couldn’t. He wouldn’t.
And it’s the same with us. We have been brought out of spiritual ‘Egypt’. We walk through the wilderness of life when going through trials and tribulations. We don’t know why certain, seemingly dreadful things happen to us and we cry ‘foul!’ very often.
But as the Lord reminded me yesterday when I was reading Scripture: He said, “You’re not trusting Me. You’re complaining. All the time. Stop it.”
I’m really shaking the cage walls of life at present, and it isn’t getting any easier. But I’ll tell you this. Christ has not let me apostasise. I’ve got angry very many times, but He is with me still and has not given up on me.
He won’t give up on you either. Should you be going through the fire, remember this: If you’ve been brought out of the life of sin, (spiritual Egypt), and have been walking with God, (having been born of His Spirit), He has promised us all: I will never leave or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5.
Don’t let trials get you down. Do not allow anyone or anything turn you from your faith and belief in Christ. Paul didn’t. We owe it to our Maker to be like Paul who said, “Imitate me then, as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1.
We are now at a critical time in the spiritual fight. It’s time to get on with the fight, folks. However your fight is going, remember, not carnal weapons, but spiritual.
Get Ephesians 6 into you again. Learn how to stay in the fight, but do it as per Scripture. If you’re handling life with someone who is not saved and is causing you trouble, get into, and stay in the Scriptures. If you have someone you can pray with, pray together as often as you can. Get into your secret room and pray to your Father, Who sees in secret. Matthew 6:6.
Don’t keep looking for the prison doors to open. They may not, and you will be downcast. Remember that Christ has already saved you from; IS saving you from, and will complete your salvation from, God’s wrath.
That’s the most important thing of all. You are saved from His wrath. Now, go in the Spirit of the Lord. Be strong, do not give up. Hold fast to what is good, Romans 12:9. Run the race, Hebrews 12:1.
Get Hebrews 6; 10; Romans 1; Jude, 1 & 2 Peter and both Timothy books into you! Also James. All of it. Read a daily Bible plan. The one from BibleGateway is excellent.
Pray always. Without ceasing: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
Remember to read all Scripture verses in context! God be with you and protect you.
My love to you.