February 21, 2020
There are still many God’s people who are being embittered by the world system. Without realizing it, their existence is just the same as the Israelites in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 1: 13-14 (NKJV) So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.
It turns out that since long time there have been many people who actually do something that they don’t like. But they have no choice. They have to do it for sustaining their lives. If not, they will not earn money and they cannot eat. So this world system will ‘squeeze’ their lives. They are given the work that makes them unable to rest. They come home so late even in the morning. And in a few more hours they will have to go back to work.
The condition above will result in both positive and negative effects. The positive is their skill is increasing. The negative is their health is undermined by ‘death’. These positive-negative effects indicate that the system derives from the fruits of the knowledge of good and evil.
God doesn’t want His people to live from the system of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. And God WANTS to deliver us as He delivered Israel from the hand of Pharaoh. What made Israel delivered by God? Because they CRIED OUT to Him!
Exodus 2:23-25 (NKJV) Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.
As long as we still consider ‘the work that eats away’ as a ‘normal thing’, then we will be there forever. Moreover, if we assume that we “cannot worship” because having a lot work is a normal thing, we will be there forever. We become the slaves to this world system. Even though we have become experts there, still we are slaves! God never wants us to stay there! So the key of deliverance is with us. If we CRY OUT to Him, He will surely deliver us!
Exodus 3:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’
“I am who I am” or ’eh•yeh ’ă•šer ’eh•yeh – has a free meaning: I will be whatever you need in all situations or events that you are going through.
So God will help us with various ways. Either He gives us a new job or just makes us a ‘boss’ because our abilities are above average so we have the authority on using time freely. He also can move us to other division.
God could use various ways! The key is to CRY OUT to Him. Because God never wants us to live as the SLAVES OF THE WORLD SYSTEM!! He makes us to be STARS IN THE SKY!
Genesis 15:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
When we CRY OUT to Him, then right away we are reconnecting with HIS ETERNAL COVENANT!! He will surely speak to us. THE WORD IS THE SOLUTION FOR US. Our part is to understand accurately (make sure the intention of our hearts focus on the truth and love Him – listen diligently) then JUST OBEY (joyfully).
Deuteronomy 28: 1 (NKJV) “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
Deuteronomy 28: 13-14(NKJV) And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
I feel that GOD IS IN ACTION!! He is delivering His people from the slavery of this world system. So we can be ‘a nation’ that inherits the same spirit, destiny and agenda to present the government of the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth. We are not move as individual who becomes slave to this world system, but corporately as ONE INSTITUTION THAT DEFEATS THE WORLD!! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus