TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Working out your salvation and becoming sanctified is a process. Don’t think every challenge is a curse. The Good Father is training you to be more than a conqueror.
EXODUS: OUR STORY TOO
The Book of Exodus is one of the most important books of the Bible. It defines Israel’s identity.
God says, “I am your God. You are my people. I have chosen you and am giving you a new covenant. I’m bringing you out of captivity, and this is how we’re going to live together.”
That’s our story! Every single one of us has had those mic dropping, season defining experiences when we realize, “I’m lost. This is not good. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m living in the wrong world. I am a man of unclean lips and I have to be delivered.” We realize the world is bigger and meaner than we are, and we don’t know what we’re doing. A messed up life needs a savior.
Then the Lord shows up and says, “You don’t know you. I know you, and I don’t call you a slave. I call you royalty. I’m going to deal with that devil who has owned you.” Yes, Jesus says because of your Father’s covenant with you, He’s going to break the chains of wrong thinking and wrong living that have enslaved you.
That’s when you and God can get alone together in the wilderness, and you find out what it’s like to live close to Him. He shows you how to depend on Him, just like as a child, you had to depend on your daddy for everything and he was glad to love and teach you.
Yes, you and I need a Father and a deliverer! I love this story of a mighty God taking on what His kids are completely incapable of going to war against. He then builds us up so we’re better prepared for the next battle He has to fight for us.
Oh, how I love that! Save us Lord, every day! Is there something that’s ensnared you? Doubt, debt, depression, addiction, fear? Let your Father in heaven go to war for you. Call out for a deliverer, then depend on Him to provide what you need. Move from captivity into the wilderness so He can prepare you for the Promised Land.
Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.
– Psalms 79:9
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BREAK CHAINS AND TEAR DOWN STRONGHOLDS. CALL ON YOUR SAVIOR TO LEAD YOU OUT OF CAPTIVITY INTO HIS PRESENCE!
From my sermon series: EXODUS