“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (NASB)
Contrary to the great movie by Cecil B Demille, The Ten Commandments, the exodus did not happen in broad daylight.
“Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
Deuteronomy 16:1 (NASB)
Freedom came as they faced the darkness of night. Darkness was upon them. Their true freedom lay beyond the darkness but they had to endure the darkness first. They trusted God. He had shown Himself strong.
We must have the same heart. We must be so glad to “leave” that we are willing to face the darkness with relief and take into the darkness the riches and wisdom of God, the true riches harvested from what we learned to avoid in this lost and dying world.
In our preparation, coming to know good and evil and learning to choose good has always been one of God’s primary goals for our hearts just as it was with Jesus.
Oh yes Jesus had to learn also. “Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.” 16 For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. Isaiah 7:15-16 (NKJV)
Jesus says to us, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
God’s righteousness and His kingdom are synonymous. Jesus taught us what righteousness does! He taught us what kingdom righteousness is.
As we face darkness now, it appears to be the sunset of God. He appears to be diminishing as darkness increases. As sure as the world turns, even more surely, when you know God is real and have a revelation, not just knowledge of Him, we shall welcome the darkness knowing,…knowing that the dawn of our eternal existence is coming without fail as surely as darkness precedes the dawn, as surely as His days begin with the evening.
We must accept the darkness as the beginning of our exodus with the same joy as when we first believed and were delivered from ourselves and the slavery we put ourselves in.
“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
In the guardianship of Christ,
We initiate the return of Christ! (The E-book)
Barnes and Noble, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, many others and around the world. $2.99