GOD’S PRESENCE IS WITH US

IMG-20190926-WA0000.jpgMoses told God “If you do not go with us we will not go without you” in Exodus 33:15. Moses needed God’s help to deal with challenges facing Israel. Almighty God’s presence empowers HIS children to live for God. Moses knew that God’s presence in his life is useful to enable him to achieve good success. Moses told God face to face boldly, “If you do not go with me I will not go” in Exodus 33:15. It is Moses saying, “LORD if you are not in it we will not make it so not take single step unless assured of your presence.” IMG-20190926-WA0001.jpgMoses knows power of God’s presence sets Israel apart from all other nations. God’s Presence sets apart God believers because God Emmanuel with us leads us, guides us, works HIS will through us. His Presence drives out fear, confusion. Moses’ attitude was, “We function better if guided or governed by God in battle to survive and defeat enemies. With God’s presence in our midst means none can destroy us with God we are strong and saved because God is strength and our salvation. Let all the nations put trust in their mighty armies, iron chariots, their skilled soldiers. Israel TRUSTS manifest Presence of God to save them in victory.15694974830534073809462848936169.jpgGod answered Moses’ bold statement so “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest” in Exodus 33:14. So “Rest” means “peaceful confidence.” God was saying, “No matter the battles or trials you face you will always find the quiet confidence to rest in God to be steadfast and fearless.” God’s presence and HIS GLORY builds Israel’s confidence in the wilderness by HIS cloud by day and fire at night. Cloud reassures of the manifest Presence of God’s promise with them. 15694975394282205273305591229270.jpgThe tabernacle at night is guided by pillar of fire from God that confirms Presence of God. The cloud of pillar and fire moves and Israel moved, when it stops they stop moving. People of God led directly by God never had to try to figure out direction or the future. They put all confidence in visible cloud of the LORD’S Presence in lifework and HIS divine miracles around. And God’s presence leads to revelation of Christ’s Glory as “God’s Divine Angel” to Israel to send His message of the Gospel to all. 15694975066102057936563823657878.jpgMoses wants God’s continuous presence manifested of the LORD “to know God” more in Exodus 33:13. God told Moses “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest” in Exodus 33:14. Moses is leading stiff necked people complaining, ungrateful, unthankful and Moses feels overwhelmed at times. So God’s visible presence encourages Moses to know for sure God’s promise of peace rest is real. 15694976211898014028697343079302.jpgAssurance of God’s presence reinforces hope in Moses. He wants more of God’s Presence in addition to the cloud pillar and fire sai, “Please Lord show me your GLORY in 33:18. God shows Moses HIS  GLORY by revealing HIS nature passed by and Moses said, The LORD, the LORD God, merciful, gracious, longsuffering, abundant in goodness and truth keeps mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin” in Exodus 34:6–7. God’s GLORY is revelation of HIS goodness, mercy, love and compassion.15694975805887115439538597401111.jpgMoses needs God’s Presence to meet Israel in tabernacle sanctified by God’s GLORY in Exodus 29:43. The “sanctified” “made clean people of God to worship and meet in God’s Presence. In Presence of God is revealed GLORY that lifts you above all circumstances of life.” Moses trusts in God’s Word to send Jesus as the helper of Israel. Christ’s Glory provides power for our defense in Isaiah 4:5. His glory keep us heavenly minded in worst hours of life. Moses in God’s Presence is refreshed and renewed in HIS GLORY. It is revealed in Moses’ face shining from Presence of God. Full revelation of God’s love, grace, mercy, kindness imparted is in Moses more equipped to lead Israel. 15694974507586074282929374186657.jpgIt is looking upon God again to reassure Moses God will see him through all trial he faced. The eyes of the LORD runs to and fro whole earth to show HIMSELF strong on behalf of all whose heart is perfect towards HIM in 2 Chronicles 16 : 9. In these perilous times the presence and assurance of Jesus keeps anguish and fear at bay. God’s nearness and HIS closeness takes away all anxiety, fears and cares hiding in the secret place of the Most High God in Psalm 1:1. Prayer quietly to worship, thank, commit all pain, stress and family cares to God.15694973471175105107001238038324.jpgGod’s condition to HIS Presence in life is trusting God to work all things together for our good in our interest. When it seems all is lost, God steps in for Israel even if God punished them redeems for HIS GLORY and HIS HOLY Name sake. A case in point is King Asa’s God’s people in miraculous victory over an Ethiopian million army. Asa said its God Presence that scattered enemy: “Asa cried, LORD help us they have more with them, we have no power. Help us! We rest in you and in your name against multitudes. So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa” in 2 Chronicles 14:11–12. Asa led his triumphant army back to Jerusalem, the prophet Azariah met him at the city gate with message: “Hear me, Asa, The LORD is with you as you are with HIM. 15694973254101051111939122920987.jpgIf you seek HIM, HE will find you but if you forsake HIM, HE will forsake you. Israel was without God in slavery but when in their trouble they turned to the LORD God of Israel. God heard their cries in Egypt so sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh to deliver them in Exodus 3 : 9. The cry of the Israelites has reached ME. I have seen how they are treated in Egypt in Exodus 2:23-3:22. God Heard Israel’s groaning during 439 years of the cruelty of kings of Egypt. God’s answer to their bondage when they cried was because their cry came up unto God in heaven. Many are crying for years still wondering if God cares about them and this is the reason to hold on by faith in Christ all is well in Jesus Name. God is keenly interested and watching from heaven and will intervene in HIS OWN TIME. Moses and Elijah will come again to deliver people from their bondage on earth. Freewill choice will be given to seek God’s face and join His Kingdom in Christ. This is not fable fairy tell as some mock but is real living history on earth.

MOSES/ISRAEL/CROSS/REDSEA

giphy.gifGod’s people safely crossed the Red Sea as God told Moses to raise his stick up so the sea parted to walk on dry ground. In Exodus 12:29 at midnight Israel left Egypt and in Exodus 14:27 in morning appeared at Red Sea. Egyptians chased them but in six hours the Jews entered Red Sea to safely pass to other shore.15694123241955097815540926192848.jpg15694121419236347393319151113545.jpg15694112440201146684755458898322.jpg15694195640632659964315835755391.jpg15694137330673110498607959219389.jpg15694112053304128772184861679618.jpg15694116334594972027571022835312.jpg15694197434494091984519926200347.jpg15694138144058617377246618318160.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0010.jpg15694133992844109182071327762073.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0009.jpg15694148410012363923266432904609.jpg15694129961112191210653578675628.jpg15694143004806978802933251010001.jpg15694143728276928992467170713455.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0006.jpgPharaoh and his army drowned in Red Sea after the Exodus, changed his mind because of loss of a vital Israelite work force. Pursued Israel to Red Sea after he watched Moses and Israel cross Red Sea in Exodus 14:28 copied Israel in red sea.1569427820034208656777047872090.jpg15694119863757791939153653612819.jpg15694116755157172832651126118793.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0008.jpg15694196138145858426093934761484.jpgPsalm 136:15, God “overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea.” God told Moses to lift up his staff to miraculously part red sea by God’s power authority. It is not by might not by power but by the Spirit of the LORD Jehovah. The people without understanding of Spiritual things of God try to copy miracle of God imitating entered pathway of Red Sea. Things of God are spiritually discerned God overthrew Pharaoh and his army.15694115351631718709396634268254.jpgRameses drown in Red Sea after Moses split sea using God’s power. Moses stops Red Sea after they safely millions cross. Jews prepared for Exodus with blessing of God in Passover. After the stubborn resistance caused plagues, death still Egypt wanted control of enslaved Jews. But Pharaoh drowned in the Red Sea with his army so did not survive. 15693581434292515686777692540656.jpgCrossing the Red Sea was God initiated in bible narrative of Exodus. Pharaoh’s army engulfed by the Red Sea in Exodus 15:4 Pharaoh’s chariots army thrown in the sea despite finest chariots of gold and a strong army. Pharaoh’s chariots or army could not stand against Elohim God’s powerful heavenly hosts. 1569358017343516734793707653963.jpgGod uses HIS supernatural miracles to defend Israel. Larger armies even better equipped by human standards totally annihilated by Elohim in Bible. GOD’S PEOPLE, GOD’S PLANS ON EARTH for Israel continues until God comes back to dwell on earth. God proves that those fighting Israel FIGHT GOD JEHOVAH NISSI THE MIGHTY ONE IN BATTLE.15693576409153132105163891065325.jpg15693578306881730801810535802811.jpg1569357946817256361700212105238.jpgExodus 12:31 says Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Get up, go away from my people you and people of Israel. Go and worship the LORD as you said. 32 Take your flocks your cattle and go. And pray good will come to me also.” 33 Egyptians tried to make people hurry out of the land for fear they, will all die from more punishment from God. 34 So people took dough without yeast, tied pots in their clothes on their shoulders.15693578769287660601779627229678.jpg 35 People of Israel did what Moses said,  asked Egyptians silver, gold and clothes 36 The LORD gave people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians. Egyptians gave all they asked for took best things of Egypt.1569358054260226797318647284794.jpgExodus 37 The people of Israel traveled from Rameses to Succoth about 600,000 men on foot, women and children. 38 Groups of people went with them with many flocks cattle. 39 They made dough brought out of Egypt to make loaves of bread. 40 The people of Israel lived in Egypt 430 years. 41 At the end of the 430 years on same day all the LORD’S people left Egypt at night. 42 The LORD brought them out of Egypt so this night is for the LORD to be remembered by all people of Israel forevermore. God made a way where there was no way to save Israel. Some put confidence in chariots and in horses but Israel’s confidence is in God to fight for them because the battle is the LORD’S.  

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GOD DIDN’T REMOVE REDSEA

e7d5798fb6e085d9f198abb17130bf82God did not remove the red sea when Israel was crossing over to the promised land in living history. God told Moses to lift up the stick already in his hands to part red sea safely with millions of people. This teaches us God uses whatever is at hand to deliver us from problems. Often people pray asking God to remove the challenges from their lives. So focus on removing issues rather asking God for wisdom to deal with the problem faced. The crossing of the red sea is a classic example of God at work through people to reveal HIS Miracle power. God could have shouted for the red sea to part but instead God Chose to use Moses stick to let Israel know God uses even imperfect humble people to do HIS real miracles. Praying in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked Father God if it is possible to remove the cup of sorrow from Him but God sent angel to encourage, strengthen Jesus to go through His Mission on the earth. At times, the reality of challenges is so overwhelming we prefer removal of problems faced. God in HIS Infinite Wisdom Knows us better so helps deal with problems to overcome them. rh-mosescrossesredseaThe ‘red seas’ in life helps us to improve listening skills to follow Godly instructions. Other ‘red seas’ increase faith as we partake God’s Miracle power through us in Jesus Name. The credit and glory always goes to God as vessels of honour to demonstrate HIS POWER on earth to people. Testimony of Godly miracles defeat the devil through the blood of the Lamb Yeshua. This Miracle is well-known globally and today relics of chariots drowned in the red sea are seen and documented to highlight the Victory over enemies of God in history. Therefore, pray and ask God to reveal what is available for you to use for your red sea miracles. God is the same yesterday today and forever so is able to do similar miracles in your life and in your family. salvation-red-seaDo not get angry with God for not removing your ‘red sea’ from you. Instead seek God’s Face to direct you to use abilities, gifts, skills, talents, wisdom the right ‘stick’ at hand to defeat the devil in Jesus Name. Do not set a deadline for God to answer prayer or become restless if answer is delayed as you wish it to happen. God’s Plan for your life is always Higher than yours so depend on God and trust God to guide you to victory. Answers from God are at times different to ours but in long-run things become clearer to understand the thoughts of God for HIS Children. This lesson of Israel crossing the red sea has been disputed as high tide and low tide both of which are still God’s creation so Israel crossed safely but the chariots of horsemen of God’s enemies drowned. It is necessary to give God due Credit not to mock HIS miracles. Living history shows those who mock God’s power do not enjoy the benefits of miracles due to unbelief. Jesus did fewer miracles in the city of Nazareth due to their unbelief. God manifests HIS Presence and Power through Jesus and believers who trust God to do miracles in their lives. Though ‘red sea’ remained firmly in place it parted when God told Moses to lift stick and did so. In same way Israel’s eternal first position before God’s throne and among nations of the earth is forever. Despite red seas Israel graples with, God parts all in right time to resolve issues in life and will do so for you in Jesus Name with thanks and Glory to God Almighty Jehovah Nissi.