IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: NOT ONE FEEBLE! DELIVERED, HEALED AND ABUNDANTLY BLESSED
Rev. Innocent Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.”
Psalm 105:37 (KJV)
Not one feeble among them! Imagine that! It is awesome enough that He brought them out with silver, gold and raiment, but not one feeble blows my mind.
2,000,000 and not one feeble
According to Exodus 12:37,38 there were 600,000 men beside children and a mixed multitude. Some estimate as many as 2,000,000 as well as flocks and much cattle.
And not one feeble among them!!!
That means if anyone was sick, he was healed. If anyone was lame, he was made whole. If anyone was blind, he was made to see. Old folks who were weak, whose natural strength had left them were given energy like they had when they were young.
There were no ambulances to transport the sick and lame.
They didn’t take stretchers. They didn’t take wheelchairs, or walkers.
They took no dialysis machines or heart-lung machines. Even if these things had been available to them they had no need for anything-because there were no feeble among them.
It all happened in one miraculous night
In one night the children of Israel ate the passover lamb, applied the blood to the doorposts and lintels and the power of the Holy Spirit provided deliverance, healing, and abundance.
Moses was still strong and his eyes were 20/20 when he died at 120 years old.
Deut 34:7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. (NIV)
God protected and provided for them, miraculously
God did not deliver them and then leave them to fend for themselves.
No! He provided protection and guidance in the form of a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. He fed them with manna and quail and provided water out of rocks.
When God brought the twelve tribes of Israel out of the land of Egypt, He was delivering them because He loved them and had a plan for them. However, at the same time everything He did for them is a type and shadow of what He has planned for us all. Before He delivered Israel from Egypt, He had them do specific things, representing the form that their ultimate deliverance would take. They celebrated the Lord’s Passover. They sacrificed a spotless lamb and shed its blood and roasted it without breaking any bones. Then God totally delivered them from their enemy, Egypt. Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God, shed His blood, gave His life and rose again for our deliverance. Jesus delivered us from our enemy, Satan, defeating him totally. The devil no longer has the right to impose sickness, disease or lack upon us.
God brought Israel out of their captivity healthy and blessed. When God brings us out of the captivity of sin, He brings us out with health and with blessing. Jesus is not only our Savior and Deliverer, but He is also our Healer and Provider. The way we receive the benefits of His sacrifice is by our faith in Him and His word. We can receive healing, deliverance and provision from the Lord at the same time as we receive salvation! When Jesus celebrated His last Passover before giving His life for us, He broke the bread, representing His body being broken for our healing. The wine represented His blood, shed to wash away our sin.
“He brought them forth, also, with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” I love texts which sing to me and make me join in! If this verse should get into your hearts and set you singing in a similar way, you will be entertaining a very pleasant visitor—and it will brighten a dark day for you!
Egypt may very fairly represent those states of sorrow and sadness, depression and oppression, into which God’s people come far too frequently. Specially is the house of bondage a true picture of our condition when we are convicted of sin, but are ignorant of the way to escape from its guilt and power! Then, sin, which was once our Goshen of pleasure, becomes our iron furnace of fear. Though we yield to sin when under conviction, yet we are no longer its willing subjects—we feel that we are slaves and we sigh by reason of sore bondage. Glory be to God, He has now brought us out from that state of slavery, and we can sing of freedom given by His own right hand!
Since then we have been permitted, in the order of God’s Providence, to live among evil persons who have had power over us and have used it maliciously. They have hated our God and, therefore, they have hated us, and shown their dislike of us in many harsh and exacting ways. We find no rest with them, but our soul is among lions. They seem as though they would devour us, or else frighten us from following the road to Heaven.
Full often has our gracious God delivered His persecuted people from such a sorrowful condition and brought them into a large room wherein He has made them happy with Christian fellowship and enabled them to go about holy work without let or hindrance.
Righteousness would rise with healing beneath His wings on every soul that now sits in the midnight of despair! Deliverance from a cruel captivity, like that of Israel in Egypt, must be worked by the hand and outstretched arm of Jehovah, alone! When such a liberation is performed, then do we rapturously sing, “HE brought them forth!”
Brothers and Sisters, he must have brought them forth, for they could never have come forth by themselves. If you have read enough of Egyptian history to understand the position and power of the reigning Pharaohs, you will know how impossible it was for a mob of slaves, like the Israelites, to make headway against the imperious monarch and his absolute power. If they had clamored and rebelled, the only possible result would have been to slaughter many—and the still further enslavement of the rest. There was no hope for the most distinguished Israelite against the tyranny of the Pharaoh! He could simply cry, “Get you unto your burdens,” and they could do no less. Pharaoh crushed even his own Egyptians—much more the strangers! You cannot look upon the pyramids and other vast buildings along the Nile and remember that all these were built with unpaid labor, with the whip continually at the workman’s back—without feeling that a pastoral, unarmed race, long held in servitude—could ever have obtained deliverance from the power of Pharaohs if the Omnipotent Jehovah had not espoused their cause. “HE brought them forth!”
Beloved, we can never escape from the bondage of sin by our own power. Our past guilt and the condemnation consequent thereon, have locked us up in a dungeon, whose bars we can never break! The Prince of Darkness, also, has such power over our evil natures that we cannot overcome him, or escape from under his dominion of ourselves. If we are ever set free from sin and Satan, it will be eternally and infinitely true that the Lord brought us forth out of the house of bondage. “Salvation is of the Lord.”
Moreover, the spirit of the people was too crushed to have dared to come forth, even if they could have achieved liberty by a brave revolt. Four hundred years of slavery had ground the very spirit out of the men of Israel. They toiled, they toiled, they toiled—and when Moses came and talked to them about freedom, at first they listened and they hoped—but in a few hours they began to murmur and to complain of Moses and to cry—”Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians.”
We suffer under the burden of our sin unless we find out that Jesus’ blood can wash us clean and we repent and receive his forgiveness. Likewise, we suffer with sickness and disease until we find out that “by His stripes we were healed” (1 Peter 2:24) and we accept His healing power into our bodies. Jesus body was broken so that you can live in divine health. Decide today that you will march out of the bondage of your “Egypt” and receive your deliverance, healing and abundant blessings today.
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