Revelation of the Word:
Revelation of the Word 11/06/2021 Admin
THEME: WINNING WITHOUT FIGHTING
“Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
-As we saw last week how the Lord fought for the Israelites under the leadership of king Jehoshaphat, God always won their battles even during the time of Moses. The Lord delivered them from the Egyptian captivity and sealed them with His blood during the Passover to protect them from death (Exodus 12:23). From the main passage we see how the Lord fought for them as Moses encouraged them to hold fast their faith in Him. As the Egyptian troops pursued the Israelites, the Lord made a way for them through the Red Sea. As the Lord made a way for the Israelites in battle and in the wilderness, He continues to make a way for us even when there seems to be no way.
The orange-breasted green-pigeon is commonly found in Asia. Its scientific name is Treron bicinctus and its well known for its beauty and care. It is a gentle and prudent bird which natures its young ones (squeakers or squabs), and offers them protection. From the image we see the pigeon covering its squeakers under its wings to protect them from strong tropical and equatorial winds that predominate the mountainous belt, stretching from the highlands of West Asia to through the Himalayas to the mountains of southern Asia regions. The tropical cyclones also known as typhoons occur in the midst of storms that threaten the squabs, but the pigeon offers a peaceful covering for them. The squabs win every battle without fighting. The pigeon keep them warm, protects them from any form of harm and feeds them. Psalm 91:4 tells us that, God will cover us with His feathers, and under His wings we take refuge; His truth shall be our shield and buckler. What can be compared to our Father’s love. This is the great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God (1 John 3:1). The Lord has loved us so much, He has protected us, provided for us, sustained us, and taken good care of us. Like the pigeon squabs, we fully rely on God and take refuge under His feathers for are His children. Matthew 7:9-11 reveals that, if a child asks for bread from his father, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If he being evil, know how to give good gifts to his children, how much more will our Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him. God’s love for us endures forever and nothing can separate us from His love. God is our ever present help in times of need. As much as we are called to apply weapons of war, God fights our battles and we are always on the winning side. Sometimes awful things happen in our lives and we get discouraged. Things may become overwhelming and slowly loose hope. Some end up doubting God’s promises in their lives. Others among us no longer pray and begin to live carelessly. Many suffer stress and their souls gradually get eroded by doubt and unbelief. As believers, we must remember that no problem is beyond the scope of God’s sovereign care for His children. He has promised to take care of us (Philippians 4:19), make good plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11), and love us beyond measure (Romans 8:37–39). It is only through faith in Christ that we live victorious lives. When Sarah was barren, she believed in God and received her healing. When the woman with the issue of blood believed that by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment she would be healed, her health was restored. When the man at the pool of Bethesda had suffered with infirmity for thirty eight years, Jesus had compassion on him and healed him. He performed this sign on a sabbath to reveal that man was not made for Sabbath but Sabbath for man (Mark 2:27). When Peter could no longer find fish, Jesus revealed His power over all creation and provided for him and the other fishermen supernaturally at an unexpected hour. When Isaac was mourning the loss of her mother, the Lord comforted him with a beautiful wife. We who are born of God overcome the world, through our faith in Christ (1 John 5:4). As children of God who live by faith, we triumph over every situation since victory rests with the Lord (Proverbs 21:31) and His love for us can never fail.
Abba Father our Lord and our God, we appreciate You for who You are and what You have done in our lives. You have been a good God to us and a faithful Father. Thank You for loving us with Your everlasting love. Thank You for keeping us safe under Your feathers. Thank You for sustaining us. Thank You for healing our wounds. Thank You for providing us with every good and precious gift. Thank You for the gift of salvation upon us and our descendants. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. Victory rests in You our Lord and God, fight all our battles we humbly ask You. None can be compared to You our loving Father. We are nothing without You Jesus. We cannot make it without You our Everlasting Father. Thank You showing us the way we should go. May Your presence always go before us to make our ways prosperous. We have victory in You dear Jesus. We are more that conquerors in You alone. Only in You do we put our trust. Some trust in horses and others in chariots, but we put all our trust in You. You are our Refuge and Strength, we adore You Lord. Increase our faith dear Jesus and let us see You in every area of our lives. Answer all our prayers and hearts desires Abba Father. We shall prosper because we trust in You Lord. May Your peace be forever in our homes and prosperity within our boarders. Guide our leaders dear Master on how to spend this years budget. No funds will be lost but everything will be utilized for the glory of Your name Jesus, we declare. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Thank You for loving us Abba Father. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord shine His countenance upon you and give You peace. Amen
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Further reading: Psalms 20:7, 2 Chronicles 20:15-17