CHARACTER STUDIES: MOSES 20

KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 8:21″  Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. “

The Lord kept the pressure on Pharaoh by manifesting new plague after plague. This time he gives them a swarm of flies.

Moses as at this time has also grown in confidence. He obeyed God’s word and that made him confident. We also grow in confidence in the Lord as we do the word. Those who do the word are meat eaters. The constant practice of the truth is what is described as using meat. Everyone who hears the word and does not act on the it is a baby and is described as taking milk… Hebrews 5:13 and 14 reveals this thought clearly. “for everyone that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness for he is a baby. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil “. Practice the word to be strong.

Moses did not give up after the first time of going to see Pharaoh. The king increased the punishment of the Israelites, and they also blamed Moses for bringing them into trouble. Moses kept going till the point that Pharaoh begins to dread his presence. Dear child of God if you happen to experience any form of failure in any task you are engaged for the Lord, do not give up. Our father God is forever on the throne.

Our earthly momentary experiences whether success or failure does not in any way change Him and the end He has designed for us. Malachi 3:6 reads “For I am the Lord I change not therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed”. You can’t be defeated. Moses kept faith with God, he kept going to see Pharaoh and always repeated what God asked him to tell him. “Let my people go.

In our story, Egypt was plagued with a swarm of flies. These flies looked like beetles which terribly destroyed the vegetation, and a great nuisance to humans and animals.  In this occasion the Lord added that he would separate the dwelling of the children of Israel, that is Goshen from the plague which was to befall the whole of Egypt. (Exodus 8:22). The bible said the land of Egypt was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies. Now for the first time Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said “go ye sacrifice to your God in the land”. He did not want them to go far. Learn also that Satan cannot resist you forever yet he does not want your total freedom.

DO NOT GIVE UP your attacks on him. He would definitely cave in and yield.

 PRAYER

Dear father, may the church of God fully know that, the gates of hell cannot prevail against it so, it must fight on till the enemy is made a footstool for our Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Matthew 16:18-19 ” And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Luke 10:19 ” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

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