“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 the Hebrew people faced the darkness of night in faith. They were told to be dressed and ready to go (Exodus 12:11) as they observed the first Passover meal. It was life or death, 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. Has God shown Himself strong in your life? I say yes.
We must have the same heart they had. We must be so glad to be “leaving” that we are willing to face the darkness with relief. We must take into the darkness the light, riches and wisdom of God, the true riches harvested from what we have learned in Christ. By this we avoid being victims of this lost and dying world. We avoid being victims of the powers seeking to cause us to hate and curse others. We will not violate the Word’s of protection given and demonstrated by Messiah Jesus. We will forgive to be forgiven!
In this our season of preparation, coming to know good and evil and learning to choose good has always been one of God’s primary goals in us 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)
Very specific instructions direct us to God’s righteousness and His kingdom which are synonymous. (Matthew 6:33 and Romans 14:17 (NASB) 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Unrighteousness will not inherit the kingdom! Jesus taught us and showed us that righteousness does! He taught us what kingdom righteousness is. We must do as He did, think as He thought, and speak from the abundance He has filled our hearts with.
As we face dusk, we know darkness follows, it appears to be the sunset of God. God 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 calmly 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. So shall ours forever more!
Knowing we are prepared, we must accept the darkness and lawlessness as the beginning of our exodus into the millennia, into eternal life.
“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
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