Exodus

LENT ADVENTURE 2016

The Israelites groaned under their slavery and cried out. Their cries for relief from their hard labor ascended to God:

God listened to their groanings. God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.God saw what was going on with Israel. God understood.  [Exodus 2:23-25 (The Message)]

The family are slaves in captivity. God’s mission and purpose will not be stopped. He begins a conversation with a man called Moses:

7-8 God said, “I’ve taken a good, long look at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I’ve heard their cries for deliverance from their slave masters; I know all about their pain. And now I have come down to help them, pry them loose from the grip of Egypt, get them out of that country and bring them to a good land with wide-open spaces, a land lush with milk and honey…

9-10 “The Israelite cry for help has come to me, and I’ve seen for myself how cruelly they’re being treated by the Egyptians. It’s time for you to go back: I’m sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the People of Israel, out of Egypt.”

11 Moses answered God, “But why me? What makes you think that I could ever go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

12 “I’ll be with you,” God said.

See Exodus3:1-17

“The Exodus reveals the name and character of God the King” – Derek Morphew

YHWH, “I am”, calls Moses.

“I Was Who I Was, I Am Who I Am, I Will Be Who I Will Be”

God enters the situation. God is present. God delivers, God brings salvations. God rescues. God invades History.

“I was, I am, and I will be , from generation to generation, the becoming present one, coming down into the situation of man, to deliver and transform, from bondage to liberty” [1]

What is your situation? Where do you need the divine deliver to rescue you?

Today, call out to Him,  the ‘ever-present-one’, to liberate you, to set you free, to transform you.

We pray: “Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be done” in my life, in my family, in my workplace, in my neighbourhood, in my city…

[1] Derek Morphew, The Breakthrough of the Kingdom, p20

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