Today’s Scripture passages – Exodus 2:11 – 3:22; Matthew 17:12-27; Psalm 22:1-18; Proverbs 5:7-14
God Remembered His Covenant
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. – Exodus2:23-24
God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has a covenant with them and with every one of His children. He remembers His covenant with me. Do I remember my covenant with Him?
Covenant – an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified; the conditional promises made to humanity by God as revealed in Scripture; the agreement between God and the Israelites in which God promised to protect them if they kept His law and were faithful to Him.
I Am the God of Thy Father
And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. – Exodus 3:3-6
When God calls me, do I stop and say, Here am I? Do I take my shoes off in reverence? Do I take the time to hear Him?
I AM THAT I AM
And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. – Exodus 3:13-14
Never be ashamed to go forth with the Word of God. I AM THAT I AM sent you too!!!
Faith as a grain of mustard seed
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me” And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” – Matthew 17:16-21
Jesus was trying to get the disciples to see that what He is asking them to do in faith was not a supernatural thing, but a normal thing.
It bothered me today that Matthew 17:21 was not read by the person I listen to for my devotions. It was a different translation than the KJV which I normally read. That being said, I can’t ignore any part of God’s Word and especially this one, as I have been changed by the power of both prayer and fasting (together) bringing deliverance!!! Because it is left out of so many versions, many don’t have the chance to receive the revelation of this passage and the manifestation of it in a personal way. It is KEY in my life, but even more – it was KEY here!!!
Our fathers trusted in Thee
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. – Psalms 22:3-5
Depart not from the Words of His mouth
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: – Proverbs 5:7, 9
My Father, I come before you this morning at the beginning of this day that you have given to me, and I thank You for the Words You have given to me. Help them not to depart from them but to ponder them all day long. You are a holy and wonderful God, and as all of the mothers and fathers of the faith living and that have gone before me to be with You, help me to trust in You, Help me to walk out and speak out the faith that You have given me to see those issues of life that loom like great and mighty mountains in people’s lives, depart at the declaration of Your Words. Help me to be a woman of prayer and fasting and help me never to depart from Your Words or forget their revelation and manifestation in my life. Help me remember my end of the covenant I have with You as I know You will never forget Your covenant with me. Oh God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob change me today so that my life lines up with Your perfect and holy will and plan. Please give me a great burden for the lost and help me to walk in Your Love! Touch our nation, Father. Give our leaders encounters with You that save, deliver, and set them on the course You alone have prepared that they would yield and lead our nation according to Your perfect will. I ask this all in the name of Your beautiful Son, Jesus! Amen! Amen!!!