IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: THE POWER OF GOD’S DELIVERANCE: EGYPT WAS GLAD WHEN ISRAEL DEPARTED
Rev. Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them had fallen upon them.”
Psalm 105, verse 38.
This refers to the Israelites’ departure from Egypt, and the fear they inspired in the Egyptians after the plagues God brought upon them.
Psalm 105 is a song of praise and thanksgiving to God for his faithfulness and salvation. The psalm recounts God’s many blessings to the people of Israel throughout their history, including their deliverance from slavery in Egypt.
Psalm 105:38 is specifically about God making his people a “terror” to the Egyptians who had enslaved them.
This was part of the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham, that his descendants would be delivered from their bondage and become a great nation. The fear that the Egyptians had of the Israelites shows the power and might of God, who was fulfilling his promise to Abraham and his descendants.
Today In the modern state of Israel, the fear of Israel is the beginning of wisdom to their neighbors.
The Israelis have faced many challenges and threats from their neighbors, including wars, terrorism, and constant tensions. Despite this, they have remained strong and resilient, with the help of God.
God has helped the modern state of Israel so much that their fear is always upon their enemies. One example is the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel was attacked by its neighbors but ultimately emerged victorious. Another example is the modern-day Iron Dome, a missile defense system that has protected the country from rocket attacks.
Israel and Hamas is very much in the news right now as I’m writing this piece. The conflict has been going on for decades, with frequent flare-ups of violence.
The conflict is complex, with many factors and causes, but it’s undeniable that Israel has been able to defend itself and survive despite the constant threat from Hamas and other terrorist groups.
One example is the Yom Kippur War of 1973, when Israel was again attacked by its Arab neighbors, but was able to emerge victorious despite being outnumbered and outgunned.
Another example is the Israeli-Lebanon conflict, in which Israel was able to defend itself against Hezbollah, a terrorist group backed by Iran.
One more example is the First Intifada, which began in 1987 and lasted for six years. This was a period of violence and unrest in which Palestinian militants carried out numerous attacks against Israel. Despite this, Israel was able to defend itself and ultimately emerge victorious, thanks in part to the help of God.
Throughout history, Israel has faced enemies that were much larger and more powerful, yet God has always defended them and brought them victory.
The power of God and the power of faith are certainly intertwined, and they’re both crucial to understanding the history of Israel.
“Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
It’s also echoed in the New Testament, where Jesus is described as the “Anointed One” who has been chosen by God. It’s clear that God has a special protection for those who are his chosen ones, and he will not allow them to be harmed without consequence.
The power of God’s promise to protect his people is well captured in some of these historical examples; One example is the Babylonian Empire, which conquered the Kingdom of Judah and destroyed the city of Jerusalem in 587 BC. However, the Babylonian Empire eventually fell to the Persian Empire, and the Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple.
Another example is the Roman Empire, which persecuted the early Christians but eventually collapsed.
These are just a few examples of how the nations that harmed God’s people eventually suffered the consequences.
“Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
This verse is not only a command from God, but it’s also a promise of protection for his chosen people.
The historical examples we looked at are evidence of this promise being fulfilled. However, this verse doesn’t just apply to the past – it’s still relevant today.
In Genesis 12:3, God promises to bless those who bless the nation of Israel and curse those who curse Israel.
The U.S. has been a strong ally of Israel for many years, and some have suggested that this is because of God’s promise to protect his chosen people.
This promise has been debated and analyzed by many theologians, but it’s clear that the U.S. has benefited greatly from its support of Israel.
The U.S. has given billions of dollars in aid to Israel over the years, and has also used its diplomatic influence to support Israel on the world stage.
The United States’ support for the nation of Israel is not a purely political decision – it’s rooted in a promise made by God to Abraham in the book of Genesis.
This promise has been fulfilled in history, as the U.S. has experienced unprecedented prosperity and influence. While the U.S. may face many challenges in the future, it’s clear that God’s promise of blessing and protection still holds true.
Therefore, America’s support of Israel is not only a practical decision, but also a spiritual one.
Just as God has fought for the nation of Israel and blessed its allies, so he will fight for all those who put their trust in him.
Though we may face difficulties and challenges in life, we can be assured that God is with us and will never leave us. Let us take courage from the example of Israel, and continue to place our trust in God, knowing that he will fight for us and bless us.
Not only will God defend us and bless us, but he will also strike fear into the hearts of our enemies. Even when we don’t take any action against them, they will be terrified of what God might do.
As we continue to place our trust in him, we can have confidence that he will fight for us and protect us from all harm. Let us continue to walk in faith, knowing that God is with us.
Just as God brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, so he will deliver us from our bondage to sin and Satan.
Even as the Egyptians were terrified of the Israelites and gave them gold and silver to send them away, so God will cause our enemies to be afraid of us and give us the victory.
He will not only set us free from bondage, but he will also bless us abundantly.
As we put our trust in God and walk in faith, let us not be afraid of our enemies or what the future holds. Instead, let us look to God for deliverance, knowing that he will fight for us and make us victorious.
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