KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 5:1 ” And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness”.
Moses finally gets to Pharaoh and tells him to let the children of Israel go to hold a feast unto the Lord. Coming back to Egypt was Moses worry, yet getting to the presence of Pharaoh was his dread but He broke that fear and got to him and told him what God had for him. Fear and shyness have been the biggest setback for many people. Fear will rob you of your opportunity to greatness. We fear when we take God out of the situation leaving ourselves and the condition. The word of God to Moses was that I would be with you. The Lord Jesus word to us is that he would be with us even unto the end of the age or world (Matthew 28:20).
It would just be good for us to take some time each day to practice the presence of the Lord with us. This is an act where you allow your mind to imagine the presence of the Lord being with you. Make his presence so real that nothing should make you fear.
In Exodus 5:2 Pharaoh asked who is the Lord. Always arm yourself with the understanding that anytime you seek to act in the name of the Lord, Satan would raise an opposition. Be certain about who you have believed and the fact that He has sent you. It is normal to have an opposition because that would give you a testimony.
King Pharaoh did not only ask about who the Lord is, he decided to ask the Egyptian task masters to make the Jews make bricks without straw. He decided to make their lives difficult. Satan’s oppositions no matter how frightening it may be cannot stop what God has for you, all you need is to believe God. Satan is always darkness. God almighty is always light. When he comes on the scene Satan’s power and activities is purely vanity. Please in such times try never to listen, look or consider what the enemy may be saying. Just focus on what God has said.
The leaders of the Jews went to Pharaoh to plead with him (Exodus 5:15-20), but did not listen. Note: Never beg the devil for mercy. He would rather punish you the more. They went to accuse Moses of making their lives more terrible. Moses did the right thing; he never went to Pharaoh but to God. When Satan opposition gets worse go to God and listen to what he has and just do it. In Exodus 6:1 the Lord told Moses now shall you see what I would do. God’s resolve is always strong and perfect when the enemy shows his resistance.
Be confident of a great deliverance.
O God my trust is in you, I will never be moved by whatever opposition that the enemy may raise against me.
Isaiah 59:19 ” So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him”.