THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
Scripture: Exodus 14:26-31
In Exodus 14:26-31 we are told, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.’ And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.” Again, we find a God who kills twice. And in this action, He saves His people. The Israelites undoubtedly walked over the dead Egyptians on the seashore. What are we to do in the days ahead? Can we pray and expect God to move in such a way as to remove an unrepentant enemy who will not relent? We certainly have examples of David and others praying it in Scripture and getting those results. We serve a God who saves, but we also serve a God who sanctifies and kills. James died at Herod’s hand! Herod died at God’s Hand. Getting to fully know Him is preparation for the rising tide of evil in the land. Anything less makes us a part of the church at Thyatira, an enabler of evil, and that is dangerous for our eternity. Jesus made it clear – “Fear the Lord!” How much fear of the Lord do we find in the church today? What if God decides to restore it this year? What if the fear of the Lord begins to rise this year because He starts judging evil and compromisers in the church? What if Ananias and Sapphiras begin to happen in the church this year? Will we be ready? I trust, we will. In the last days, we must prepare to be change in God’s pocket, spent as He chooses!