- Word of the Lord to Egyptians
- Word of the Lord to Moses
- Word of the Lord to Abraham
- God's Purpose
- Word of the Lord -5
- Word of the Lord - 4
- Word of the Lord - 3
- Word of the Lord - 2
- Anointing of the Holy Spirit
- Word of the Lord - 1
- Divine strength
- God’s plan in the life of Joshua
- The ministries of the resurrected Jesus
- Good Friday – Blessings that Jesus Earned on the Cross
- God Who goes before us
- God who delivers
- The blessings of God’s children
- Understanding the Will of God
- Blessings of Isaac
- God who gives victory
God who gives victory
God who gives victory
In the above passage we read the people of Israel multiplied and grew. The more they were afflicted, the more they grew. This is the basic principle in the Bible where we can understand how the Lord intervenes and multiplies his people when they are afflicted. The Lord God gave victory to the afflicted people of Israel by being with them. The Lord knew all the pains and sufferings of the Israelites. The Lord suppressed the hands of Egyptians who tried to affect the growth of Israelites. In the verse, we read the word ‘but’ describes how the Lord stood with them and gave victory. Same way the Lord had looked upon our afflictions last year and he will give us a victory and proliferation this year. Today, let us meditate on how the hands of the Lord led the Israelites victoriously.
We see the Israelites migrated to Egypt believing in the words of Joseph. He promised them a good life and an abundance. When father Jacob died, the people had only Joseph as their support. Joseph took care of them and acted as their pillar of support in the land of Egypt. They were completely dependent on Joseph. When Joseph died, they were filled with fear concerning their future. The death of Joseph afflicted them. Their sole hope was cut off. During this situation, we read in verse 7 the Lord of Victory blessed them and they increased. In a time when they should have withered down, the Lord enabled them to multiply abundantly.
We read in Habakkuk 3:17-18 ‘’ As recorded in this verse, prophet Habakkuk rejoiced in the Lord in all circumstances. The Lord trained the prophet in the previous chapter on living by faith. We read in Habakkuk 2:4 ‘’ We the children of God must rejoice in the Lord in all kinds of situations. When we do so, the Lord God will give us new blessings. The Lord will give us the blessing of filling the land like how the people of Israelites increased and filled the land.
Here we see a new King arose up over Egypt after the passing of Joseph. The King was not aware of Joseph and was wondering about the increasing population of Israel. For this cause, he disliked the Israelites and stood against them. He saw the Israelites as their enemy and he dealt tactfully with them. The Lord not only purposed to increase the people of Israel but also wanted them to overcome oppositions. No matter how many conspire against us, even if it be a king that rise up against us, the Lord God will destroy them. As recorded in Exodus 14:14 ‘’ The battle of the Lord helped the Israelites to overcome the wise plans of Pharaoh.
We read in Exodus 14:17 ‘’ This verse we see the Lord clearly explains in detail about the plans of Pharaoh. In Exodus 14:25 ‘’ The Egyptians confessed themselves by witnessing the battle of the Lord. They proclaimed the name of the Lord and fled to their place. In the end, the Egyptians who conspired against the people of God fell into the trap that God had for them. We see the Lord brought Judgment on the Gods of Egypt (Exodus 12:12) and enabled Israelites to overcome them. Even in our lives, the hands of the Lord will take away all the traps in our lives and he will protect our families. The Lord will battle for us and make us overcome all evil snares in our lives.
We see the Lord gives them honor for all their afflictions. When we are continuously afflicted or face oppositions, we should understand that the Lord will honor us. The people grieved at the children of Israel by witnessing their increase. In the lines of Mr.Rajagopalachari (First Governor General of India 1951-52 and Chief Minister of Madras 1952-53) said, ‘Christians are like bugs, leave them alone, if you squash them, they will multiply.’ We the children of God should be confident that we will be recompensed for our afflictions and we will be honored. Amen.