Posted by Deborah Elum

This Week’s Scripture

“On this night the Lord kept His promise to bring His people out of the land of Egypt…”

(Exodus 12:42, NLT)

It is exciting to me to watch people moving into a new or better place. I noticed as I opened the window blinds, a U-Haul moving truck in the driveway next door. New neighbors were moving in!

I saw a man with a dolly unload load after load of furniture and boxes. After the truck was completely empty, he drove off again.

A few hours later, he returned with another load of furniture and boxes. Over the next few days, other trucks came to the same house to deliver new mattresses and appliances.

It reminded me of the biblical account in Exodus. The same thing happened with the people of God in the Old Testament. For centuries God promised the Israelites that they would come out of Egypt after being slaves in a land that they were once honored.

The people of God had lived in Egypt for 430 years as slaves. He promised the Israelites that they too would be moving.

They were moving their families, animals, and all their stuff with them. Now, they would be going to a bigger and better land. A land they could call their own.

Before they left, God instructed them to strip their enemy, the Egyptians, of their wealth.

God caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites and give them whatever they ask for.

The Israelites took gold, silver, and as much clothing as they could carry.

Just like the Israelites, God desires to move us to a new place; a place of abundance, healing, deliverance, joy, peace, love, and so much more.

Have you ever wanted to move to a new place but an enemy was blocking your way? Be encouraged because in the spirit you can move every day.

All we need to do is stop looking back to a land of discouragement and defeat. God has made provisions for the journey. So, let’s get packing and move!

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