December 19, 2023 – 12/19/2023
12 – Perfect Government
19 – Faith

Exodus 12:19 (NKJV) – For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land.

The Israelites were fruitful and had multiplied into a nation. The blessing of God had begun to make them a threat to Pharaoh, who was afraid they’d overturn Egyptian rule. God Almighty delivered the Hebrews out of Egypt. But before their great escape, He gave them specific instructions on how to align with Him and His agenda instead of the wicked agenda they were surrounded by.

Declaration: I will come under God’s protection through the blood of Jesus and the host of heaven. I will seek God’s face and turn away from any evil way within me. I will listen to and obey the voice of God and the instruction of His Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

God ain’t playing. All the Church’s enemies — God’s enemies — will ultimately be defeated. Even in the darkest days, when it seems evil is prevailing, it’s not. It can’t. Why? Because long before the chiefs of Israel put their feet on the necks of their foes, God promised us One who would put his foot on the neck of our greatest foe.

However, the Lord does require us to operate according to the laws of His Kingdom. Listen, the enemy knows the rules. Just look at him going before God in the Book of Job. Right at the beginning, we’re shown court in session before the throne of God Almighty. The enemy could go no further than what God would allow.

The Hebrews were instructed to place the blood of a lamb on their doorposts in order for the death angel to pass over their family and household. The kings of Israel were commanded to write copies of the Torah and read it so that he would not depart from its teachings and would fear the Lord. Jesus tells us to love our neighbors the same way we love ourselves.

It never fails, when we depart from the direction of God, we tend to go real wrong, real fast. Don’t be like Samson. Instead of breaking every single directive the Lord gives to lead and guide your life, choose life! Choose blessing! Don’t walk in a curse by going your own way. Instead, Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
– Proverbs 3:5-6

From my sermon: Stand On It 3: Put Your Foot On Its Neck