And it happened at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even it was on this very day, all the armies of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.
Exodus 12:41 NKJV
It took ten (10) plagues in Egypt to finally arrive at the place of deliverance for the Children of Israel. God had predicted that He would deliver His people, but told Moses that it would not happen without much resistance from Pharaoh ( see Gen 15:13 & Exodus 3-9). Not only was it hard to convince Pharaoh, it was equally difficult to persuade the children of Israel; who even questioned Moses sanity and his coming as a deliver for God’s people (Exodus 5:21). Deliverance seems never to come without its challenges.
As we examine today’s text we discover that God saw the children of Israel as an army! When I first read this I chuckled and thought “an army? You must be kidding me?” On the surface Israel appeared to be anything but an army of God. And that is just the point that God is trying to make in this passage. When we belong to God, really belong to Him and are His Children, we belong to the Captain of the LORD of Hosts! And the very fact that we are His, places us in a position for sure victory! You see God does not see as we see things, His vision is one that far surpasses what we can see. Where we may see utter hopelessness and defeat, God sees triumph and victory. So how do we get there? How do we view things how God sees them – faith! A faith that results and responds in obedience to what God can do and follows through with what God tells us what to do. This is what will lead to victory!
You see, it wasn’t until the night of the Passover in Exodus chapter twelve (12) that sure deliverance took place. On that night the Children of Israel had to follow the LORD’s prescribed plan in order to experience the salvation and deliverance of the LORD. So it is today, our sure deliverance hinges upon our following God’s plan for our personal exodus and we must to do this by faith! For, “this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.” (I John 5:4 ESV). How’s your faith this morning? Our faith in God, His plan and faithfully obeying His word, will result in a sure deliverance. It did for the children of Israel:
“And on that same day the LORD brought out the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.” Exodus 12:51
It can happen for you today as well! God will deliver!
David Guerrero is a life, marriage and health and wellness coach. He as also the speaker/director for Rekindle the Flame Ministries. If you like to invite David and the RTFM team to speak or do a retreat or event for you, contact us at (715) 310-2196 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit our website at www.rekindletheflameministries.org