BIBLE READING|EXODUS 14:8-14
Pharaoh and his task masters thoroughly afflicted the children of Israel for over 400 years.
This included the killing of their male children (Ex. 1:14-22).
When the children of Israel cried unto God by the reason of their affliction, (Exodus 2:23), He decided to avenge the blood and affliction of His people on Egypt.
“The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.” – (Exodus 15:3).
When we allow God fight the battles of our lives, He proves Himself as a man of war. In spite of the plagues God visited upon Egypt, Pharaoh and his army remained defiant – not still willing to allow Israel go without resistance. Even after the children of Israel left Egypt under the visible and undeniable hand of God upon Pharaoh and his subjects, (slaying overnight all the first born of human and animal), Pharaoh still stubbornly chose to pursue them.
One important lesson to learn here is that the enemy doesn’t easily give up on his captives. It takes our resistance and resilience under God to free ourselves from the control of the enemy. Oftentimes, we find ourselves struggling to overcome the opposition. No person can fight Satan on his own strength, but when we invite God into the scene, He takes up the battles of our lives. The Bible says, vengeance belongs to God – Romans 12:19, Psalms 94:1. The Lord will take vengeance on the enemies of His people.
Allow God fight for you in His own due time. When we surrender the battles of our lives to God, the peace of God which passes all understanding becomes our portion.
PRAYER: O Lord, fight my battles for me.
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