WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
Scripture: Exodus 6:1-7
Exodus 6:1-7 says, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.’ And God spoke to Moses and said to him: ‘I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord I was not known to them. I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers. And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to the children of Israel: “I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”’” Moses had the responsibility of introducing the Lord to his own people in a different form. In many ways, we have the same issue with our generation. Everyone knows Jesus the Savior, but few know Jesus the Judge. In Moses’ time, the Jews knew God, the pre-existent One, but they did not know Elohim, the God that rules and judges. Moses got to introduce Jehovah, the Lord, to people that only knew El Shaddai, the provider. Moses presented an amazing introduction. The magicians mocked initially. Then, they were introduced to Jehovah the Judge. We are in almost an identical moment, now in the church. The majority of the church knows Jesus the Savior. But few know Jesus the Judge because He has been separated from us. God did not do it – it was the tradition of man. But its source was an assault of the enemy. Are we willing to introduce believers to Jesus the Judge? Are we willing to take that stand and fight that battle? We have an almost identical situation to the one Moses faced. Our contemporaries know the Savior, but they do not know the Judge. Are we ready to prove that God is Judge of all the Earth today? Will the Lord back us up? He will if we do it at His direction, but He won’t if we do it on our own. That means we have to be in His purpose and in His time. Let’s make sure that we are! Our faith added to God’s purpose moves God’s Hand! Watch for it!