This Month's Promise

“As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock,.. so I will look after My sheep.. I will rescue them.”

- (Ezekiel 34:12)

Read: Exodus 14: 1-11


"...Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. ...” (Exodus 14:13)

Today’s text tells us of a classic story of good against evil. It is the story of God against all the forces of the hell. It is the story of Moses, the servant of God against Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt. One day Moses went to Pharaoh with a word from the Lord - “The God of the Hebrews says, “Let my people go, so that they can hold a festival to me in the desert.” But Pharaoh refused to let them go.

Dear friends, just because you get a word from the Lord, just because the Holy Spirit gives you a vision, just because God speaks to you in an audible voice, it does not mean that everything is automatically going to turn out all right. You can have peace in your heart, and you can be absolutely sure that your path will be smooth without hurdles. But be sure, the very next instant, the devil is going to knock you down head over heels! So what do you do? See what Moses did. He did not withdraw. He did not quit, but he went to Pharaoh again and again, with the power of the Lord. Finally, Pharaoh let the Israelites leave the land of Egypt. But within a short time he changed his mind. When the Israelites reached the shores of the Red Sea they saw Pharaoh’s armies charging after them. It looked as if they were going to die on the shores of the sea! Yes; When you are obeying Jesus and walking in His path, Satan will still try to pursue you. When Moses saw Pharaoh’s armies, he did what many of us do when we are faced with an alarming situation. He began to panic. But God commanded Moses to stretch out his hand with his rod over the sea. And when he did, God did a supernatural thing. He divided the waters of the sea and the Israelites marched on the dry ground safely to the other side. God also had a surprise for Satan. With deafening roar the gigantic walls of the water came crashing down on Pharaoh’s armies drowning them to the bottom of the sea. Halleluiah! Remember, because you are in Christ you are always a conqueror!

PRAYER: Dear Lord, let me not panic when satan tries to abandon my plans, block my ways and ruin my life. Let me trust that you will create a way for me and lead me safely on the other shore. In you I am a conqueror. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.