SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Scripture: Numbers 33:1-4
Numbers 33:1-4 says, “These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt by their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. Now Moses wrote down the starting points of their journeys at the command of the Lord. And these are their journeys according to their starting points: They departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians. For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had killed among them. Also on their gods the Lord had executed judgments.” God specifically told Moses to write this down. He was making it clear that those journeys of Israel were important. Let’s consider how that is important to us. On the first day they departed from Ramses, the day after Passover, they went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians. How did people who lived as slaves for 400 years, whose parents and grandparents were slaves, have boldness to leave in the sight of their owners? What did God do to turn the mentality of a slave into the boldness of an army? Verse 4 is the answer, “For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had killed among them. Also on their gods the Lord had executed judgments.” How did they go from slavery to having the boldness of the army of the Lord? They saw the judgment of God in their behalf! It was the judgments of God that released the boldness of the Lord. Boldness starts with seeing the judgment of God! Generations of slaves became an army with boldness when they saw the judgments of God. We know the Judicial Christ and because we do, let us demonstrate Him in every way and circumstance that He desires. The fullness of Christ is what Paul prayed for in the book of Ephesians. God is going to do it and we need to get prepared to walk in it. It is time for a harvest in this nation and boldness will be necessary to follow the Spirit. But ushering in a harvest will take our faith, our prayer and God’s Judicial Hand. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall perform this! It is going to take people who are open to the zeal of the Lord of Hosts. Are we open? Are we ready? I trust we are in Jesus’ name!