Exodus | The 1:11 Series

Under oppression many shrivel, grow weak and submit to their fate… But not the

Isrealites… They Thrived! Growing in numbers and strength. What can we say then about then ourselves with life trials? Are we to be weakened and diminished? Or, is the pressure meant to magnify us, help us grow and multiply?

Life trials sometimes feels like oppression… Especially when it comes to downsizing our lives or losing things we thought were good for us.

The Lord always knows what is coming in our future and is always preparing us to receive, unfortunately it is in our trust that we fail to follow Him. Our minds consistently plays games with us, telling us what it wants instead of trusting and exercising Faith that He is for us and not against us!

Have you ever made it through a terrible time in your life only to find you gained something spiritual out of it?

The Good Lord is His mysterious ways pointed out to me that sometimes, pressure brings diamonds out of coal. The Good Lord brings us through journey’s with the intention that we grow stronger and multiply our abilities and strengths so as to help others walk through hard times. His church will be in a pressure cooker for a while, but what comes out at the end, will be a magnitude of Strong and Faithful Believers who will be His inheritance! Praise God for His mysterious ways! Amen?

Below we are reminded of what the Book of Exodus speaks about…

Exodus

Exodus describes the history of the Israelites leaving Egypt after slavery. The book lays a foundational theology in which God reveals his name, his attributes, his redemption, his law and how he is to be worshiped.

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The Israelites Oppressed

Exodus 1

1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt. 6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. 8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.” 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” 20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. 22Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
This message brought two passages to me to encourage you today!

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

And this one…

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Isn’t it wonderful to know that no matter how many times your enemy tries to stomp you down… You will Prevail! You will Succeed the situation! You will WIN! Praise God for all His Fantastic Mercy and Grace! He is always on our side!
Enjoy your day! Whether you are fighting oppression or resting after the storm… Remember, God’s Got This.

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