FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
Scripture: Exodus 10:16-19
Exodus 10:16-19 says, “’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?’” Just as Moses declared to Pharaoh, the locusts came. And the locusts ate everything. So the Scripture says that God brought the wind and the wind brought the locusts. Once the locusts came and once they filled the houses of the Egyptians, Pharaoh was ready to repent. Verses 16,17 make it clear – Pharaoh was in the repentance mode. He saw death everywhere. Moses went out and prayed and God brought a very strong west wind which drew the locusts away and blew them into the Red Sea. Not one locust remained in the territory of Egypt. They were all gone through prayer. What does that tell us about insect plagues today? What does that tell us about the power of the covenant when we face infestations that destroy crops. In all these judgments, at certain points, God made a difference between Goshen and the land of Egypt. There were no locusts in Goshen. Are we ready to serve this Jesus? Are we really ready? I think God is ready and He is waiting on us. The only one here who is behind, is us. God is ready to harvest nations. But the ones who are behind are believers. Isn’t it time we caught up? It sure seems like it. Will we get to know the Judicial Christ? We have to put ourselves in the shoes of Moses and walk with him through the land of Egypt. Maybe God will yet walk with us through the counties of each state in America and if the Judicial Christ walks with us then the fear of the Lord will return to the land and we will have the harvest we are looking for. Isn’t it time that we got to know the Judicial Christ?