Bible In One Year-Day 27 (Sunday, January 27, 2014)
Commentary: Exodus 17-19. The first problem faced by the Israelites after witnessing the defeat of Pharaoh and his chariots was food and water. They had exhausted all they carried out of Egypt; emptied of all Egyptian food. Nothing of Egypt should be with them. Fasting is just a great way of bringing health to the body, Isa58:8.
Isaiah 58:8 “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.”
They needed to be set free from Egyptian yokes of garlic and cucumber which they were used to. God brought them through that route for them to start having new things in preparation for the Promised Land. For the mere fact that God called you for an assignment or you become a Christian does not mean that you will not go through moments of lack or difficulties. The truth is that, the things acquired from Egypt which could divert your mind or make God your second consideration will have to be reaped off you. Until you become totally dependent on God, things like this will happen. Many lose a lot of things when they become genuine Christians. God is aware and His newness starts from His supplies for daily survival, Psalm68:19.
Psalms 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”
He supplied the type of food that was never in history and fresh water from a new fountain, just to flush out Egyptian deposits in their body, soul and spirit and give them satisfaction. The next problem was the reaping of ancestral seed. What Jacob did to Esau was the first war they had to fight. In Gen36:12, we could see who the ancestor of the Amalekites was, Esau. The Amalekites were the descendants of Esau’s grand-son, born to him by a concubine. It will surprise you that Haman, in the book of Esther, was also a descendant of Amalek through Agag, the son of their one time king. This is the spirit of revenge and bitterness of heart. There are ancestral battles we need to fight on our way to the Promised Land. The spirit of the Amalekites is responsible for pull backs in our journey of life. They resist systematic progress and advancement. The spirit causes evil conspiracies against our moving to the next level. The spirit is responsible for satanic road blocks and weariness in prayers just as Moses’ hand was getting heavier. The spirit gain strength when you relax in your spiritual warfare. It is a spirit you don’t have to give up on but to decisively deal with, if you don’t want epileptic breakthrough (up today and down tomorrow), Exod17:14. There is, however, no how you could deal with such spirit without making Jesus Christ your banner, Phil2:10. Joshua and Jethro were one of the most important people in Moses’ life. Apart from the glory of God in Moses’ life, these set of people still made meanings in his life. I pray that the people that will be of help to you in realizing your divine assignment, God will bring in your way this year, in the name of Jesus. After the defeat of the Amalekites, and after Moses had set up a standard government (as tutored by Jethro), God told all the people to get prepare for His address to the people. God had demonstrated His saving grace to the people, Exo19:4, He needed to let them know about His keeping grace. The battle of Mordecai with Haman was an unfinished war. We thank the Lord that after this battle, we never had of any attack of the Agagites against the Israelites anymore. Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me more of you. Next mile in the trip is Exodus20-23. Keep the fire burning and alive. Tell somebody about Jesus today!!!