DCLM Daily Manna 15 January 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — God Fulfils His Promises
TOPIC: God Fulfils His Promises
TEXT: Exodus 6:1-13 (KJV)
1 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord.
9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
12 And Moses spake before the Lord, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
13 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
KEY VERSE: “Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments” (EXODUS 6:6).
Often times, our predicaments seem insurmountable. With every passing day, the suffering becomes difficult to bear. We might even get to the point when we begin to assume that the Lord has forgotten us; that we are alone, desolate and inconsolable. But God will never forget to overlook the challenges of His children.
Moses and Aaron had gone to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, with the message from God to free the Israelites from bondage. Instead of heeding their demand, he ordered the doubling of their hard labour. Moses was discouraged, but God was only just beginning the process by which He would deliver the Israelites. He reassured Moses of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and introduced Himself by the new name of Jehovah. He informed him that He was concerned with the plight of the Israelites, and said He would bring them out of slavery in Egypt as He had promised.
When Moses spoke to the Israelites, they refused to listen to him because of their “anguish of spirit, and… cruel bondage”. Moses too was reluctant to go back to Pharaoh with God’s message. But God insisted that he should return to the Israelites and Pharaoh with His message of freedom.
Irrespective of the severity of your condition, God is aware of it. It may appear as if the forces against you are too powerful to dislodge or your condition seems too hopeless. Yet God will not leave or forsake His children. He remembers His covenant with them. And just when they think all hope is lost, He arrives in His mighty power to roll away all their problems.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Cheer up, God will not leave or forsake you.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.