WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
Scripture: Genesis 15:13-14
Genesis 15:13-14 says, “He said to Abram: ‘Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.’” What God did in Egypt was redeem His people from bondage. According to the biblical definition of the Greek word ap-ol-oo-tro-sis. (hanging sentence). We have been schooled to think of redemption only in terms of sin. But the New Testament expands the application of redemption in Romans 8 when the creation cries out to join the glorious liberty of the sons and daughters of God. The question then becomes, how do we fully represent God as the Ultimate Redeemer? The answer is the same as we see in Egypt. It requires both a pastoral and a judicial anointing. Are we ready to walk in Moses’ footsteps? Moses ministered as a prophet but he also pastored Israel through great transition. His pastoral ministry may have equaled his prophetic ministry. Moses and Jesus are said to be alike in the Bible! Moses fully redeemed and restored the Israelites from the ravages of bondage. That assignment required a double anointing!