WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Scripture: Exodus 12:12-17
In Exodus 12:12-17 it states, “For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; but that which everyone must eat—that only may be prepared by you. So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance.” Once again God was declaring His judgment. This time He was declaring that He would kill everyone in Egypt who did not put the blood on the doorposts. He said He would pass through the land and He would strike all the firstborn in Egypt and against all the gods of Egypt He would execute judgment. And then Israel would know, and then the Egyptians would know Who God is! That is why God did it. And then they all knew and it transformed Israel from slaves into a completely different people. God had a purpose and He executed that purpose. He still has one today and He is willing to execute one today if we will listen and obey. Praying in the Spirit is the pathway to grow in and manifest that wisdom.