Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Moses Did Not Say, "Let My People Go"

Image result for Moses let my people goIf someone were to have asked me yesterday, what did Moses say to Pharaoh, I would have said, "Let My people go!"  But, after re-reading Scripture, I realize that is not what he said to Pharaoh. We only remember the first part of the command.
Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says The LORD God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.’”  Ex. 5:1 - (a feast in worship of God.)
And The LORD spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says The LORD, “Let My people go, that they may worship Me."  Ex. 8:1
What "Egypt" do you desire God to deliver you from?  Me from? 

He doesn't just want us "delivered".  He wants us delivered so that we might worship Him with our lives.


God knows who will honor Him, love Him, and worship Him with their lives. He knows who will be grateful to Him; who will appreciate the "deliverance" thereby laying down their lives to serve Him in whatever capacity we are called to.  


It's not enough to pray for deliverance from our "Egypt's".  If that is our only aim, what will we do when we reach the "promised land"?  What is the goal, once our prayers have been answered?


God Almighty expected the Israelites to worship Him in the wilderness out of gratitude.  But, not much had changed within the hearts of the delivered - even though God did mighty miracles to set His people free. While Moses was up on the mountain receiving The Ten Commandments, the Israelites were busy building an idol. They still grumbled and complained.


So, they wandered for 40 years and eventually the next generation made it to the Promised Land.


God doesn't want us in bondage, He doesn't want us to stay slaves to anything unGodly.  We pray and cry out for God to come through for us.  And when He does, then what?


He desires us to worship and serve Him. He does not "deliver" us from our stressors just to please us, which is what this "blessing generation" is being brainwashed to believe. 


He answers our prayers with a specific goal in mind.  

Think of Joseph, God delivered time after time from horrific circumstances.  He answered Joseph prayers.  Joseph chose to serve and worship The LORD God with his whole being and life. The fulfillment of the calling of God on his life was all that mattered to him.  

Is it yours?  Is it mine?  For what purpose shall our prayers be answered?

Because of Him and Unto Him,





7 comments:

Andrew Ronzino said...

Wow! This is fantastic. I never thought of it that way before. Thank for sharing this, Mom! I love you.

Betty Draper said...

Great thoughts to start my day with, thanks Diane.

A New Song said...

Spot on! My husband and I were Just discussing this topic! People want relief so they can get back to doing what they WERE doing. T.L Osbourne told a story about a guy who kept coming down to be prayed for, for healing but he didn't want salvation. As well, I find that it is certainly amazing how we can rationalize stuff to try to con God. Excellent share sister!

Floyd said...

Excellent point and lesson! Being released is for a purpose, not just for the show of sovereignty of our Father, but to show our hearts of gratitude!

Thanks for sharing your wisdom that is a gift from God.

Saleslady371 said...

Reading through the Bible and in the old testament now, it is a repeated story how God delivered and the people forgot Him. I can see so clearly the consequences reminding me He does not want to be forgotten once our prayers are answered.

Good to see a post from you again!
Love and hugs,
Mary

Diane Ronzino said...

Andrew, it's nice to know you can still learn something from your mother! LOL. I love you.

Diane Ronzino said...

Thanks all for coming by to read. I appreciate your comments!