In the Wilderness: Exodus 6

The battle for freedom continues: Exodus 6
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Just before this chapter, Moses cried out to God: Why did You send me? (Exodus 5:22). Nothing seemed to be going right. Moses only saw more trouble, not deliverance.

God answered Moses’s complaint:

“…Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord.'”
Exodus 6:6-8
I am the Lord. God told Moses to remind the people who He was. I am the Lord. It had been 400 years since God had spoken to His people. In the silence they forgot.
Moses spoke to the people…
…but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.
Exodus 6:9
In their present condition, they could not hear what he was saying. A life of slavery breaks our spirits and dulls our ears to the truth of God. Steals our joy and dashes our hopes.
We too live a life of slavery to sin apart from Jesus and I believe many of our worries, troubles, complaints, discouragement, doubts, fears are rooted in forgetting who our God is.
When we let the ways of the world rule our lives, we become blind and deaf to who our Savior is. When we spend more time immersing ourselves in the things of the world, rather than the things of God, we become separated from the reality found in Christ. We begin to believe this is all there is and our eternal perspective is obstructed.
I know my own battle with darkness was because I did not know who my Savior was. I didn’t know His power to rule over evil. His power to redeem. His great love for me. Or His eternal timeline.
Can you hear the good news of Jesus? Does it sound like good news? or like a broken record?
Listen up! Listen to Him say to you:
I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens…
I will deliver you from slavery…
I will redeem you…

Don’t let the lies of the world steal your hope, your life. Open up your heart afresh to the Spirit. Thank Jesus for opening the Way of life. Praise the Father for His great love and power to restore what’s been stolen. Ask Him to bless you with hope and comfort.
Today, remember who He is. Remember who you are before Him. Choose to believe Him and not the lies of the world or the doubts in your heart.
Lord, You are God. You are my Savior. My Prince of Peace.
My God of all Comfort. My Redeemer. Restorer. Rock.
Open my ears and heart to the truth of who You are
and who I am in Christ. Restore to me
the joy of my salvation.
Amen.

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