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Let My People Go

Something to think about.

Let My People Go 

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. Exodus 9:1

You are Moses you walk into the court of the pharaoh and make this demand. What was going through Moses’s mind?  Did he have any idea what he was getting into? Was it sheer guts, faith or insanity that would bring him back to the scene of the crime and make such an incredible demand.

I don’t know if Moses at this point knew the extent of the mass of humanity he was asking for. He was gone for forty years herding sheep. I don’t know how herding sheep prepared him for something so monumental as moving millions of people from one location to another.  He was asking to do something that had never been done or attempted. Without any help whatsoever. He did not ask Pharoah for provisions to provide for this mass of humanity.


I think the forty years herding sheep taught Moses one thing. The value of isolation with God. I think he spent time learning to communicate and depend on God for all things at all times.  We take it for granted that Moses heard from God. How would Moses have known it was from God if he didn’t know God?  He did not ask Pharaoh to release the nation of Israel because of great leadership skills or intestinal fortitude or spiritual wisdom. He did it because he recognized Him who asked. And He knew that the one who asked Him was sufficient for the task. 


Even though he had spent his childhood and youth in the court of Pharaoh, he spent forty years unlearning everything he had been taught there. He had to learn about dependence on God.  His education was not about leadership logistics, mass migrations. His education was all about learning who God was and how he could be dependant on Him.

 

“Let My people go” God is still asking the same thing, only He is asking us to be Moses. To know Him well enough to be able to lead a mass migration from death to life in Christ. But for us to succeed in the call of God we must take the time to know who God is. To know that He is the provider of His people, not us.


We want to know how it all plays out before we make the first move. Moses stood before Pharaoh with nothing but a staff and the word of God. God did not show Moses the playbook.? He did not give Him turn by turn instructions. Still, Moses stood before Pharaoh and made this outlandish demand. I wonder if Moses actually expected Pharaoh to comply without resistance. Or did he assume it would be his last day on earth?  

For me, I need to know God well enough to recognize His voice when He speaks to me.

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Revival

“Revival”

Joshua 10 :12-14

12 On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:

Sun, stand still over Gibeon,

and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”

13 So the sun stood still,

and the moon stopped,

till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,

as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.

14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being…

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Revival, I have had this word on my mind for the past few weeks not really knowing what to do about it.

I finally realized what I needed to do, I need to pray for it. But not just I, but every Christian In this country needs to start praying for revival.

Joshua spoke to God and the world stopped turning.

2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people  who are called by my name”.   Are we his people? Are we called by his name?

“Will humble themselves.” Will we humble ourselves before God? “And turn from their wicked ways,”  Will we turn from our wicked ways? “then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.

I know this was written for the Israelites.

It appears to me that this may have been written prophetically for us, now, today for such a time as this. God is not talking to the lost heathen, God is talking to me, God  is talking to you fellow Christian.

If we pray, if we repent, if we turn from our wicked ways will he not hear us today, now?  Will he not send a revival that can change the course of history?  That can change the course of America?

It will not be church leadership that will instigate this revival, it will be the sons and daughters of God. Not by political action, not by wealth or power, not by laws enacted by an immoral judiciary.  It will begin when we as children of God turn to our father and seek his face and plead for the lost of America.

We don’t need to wait  for leadership to get started, they will catch up in due time. We need to boldly go before the creator of time and ask him to send a revival. We need to seek his mercy for our country for our brothers and sisters, for our fathers and mothers. For the lost and deceived.

Fellow brother, fellow sister please pray for revival.

Send this to all who would pray. Lets start a revival!

Ruben Figueroa