THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
Scripture: Exodus 10:5-8
Verses 5-8 state, “’And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field. They shall fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians—which neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.’ And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, ‘How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed?’ So Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, ‘Go, serve the Lord your God. Who are the ones that are going?’” Egypt was destroyed. The locusts literally ate what was left. God made it clear to Pharaoh and made it clear to everyone else. Egypt was destroyed – there was nothing left. There had been an absolute baptism in the fear of God. They saw and they understood exactly what God was capable of. God demonstrated it, He had a purpose and the purpose was the freedom of His people. So by covenant, God showed up in their behalf and He judged all the gods of Egypt. What do we know about the exodus? We know that God is a Covenant-Keeper. We know that God answers prayer. We know that because the Israelites cried out, God said, yes, I am here, I will bring you out and I will deliver you. Has our God changed? Our Bible says that He has not changed, that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The same God who delivered His people in Egypt is the same judicial Christ of today. We have a better covenant based on better promises because John 16:11 says, “…of judgment because the ruler of this world is judged.” And by prayer we can see His justice prevail in any situation. Are we prepared for what is ahead? Do we realize that the greatest harvest in the history of mankind and the history of the church is in our future? But what will it take to obtain it? I believe it will take the same judicial Christ that brought the Israelites out of Egypt. That is what we need for the end-time harvest. The question is, will we prepare and get to know Him so that we can represent Him in order to bring in that harvest? Moses and Aaron had to go there. The apostles had to go there. I suspect it is time that we realize that we are going to have to go there. The question is, will we? The ruler of this world is judged! How does believing this change us?