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            We often limit what God can do, but there is no limit to His might and power.  Psalm 147:5 “Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.”  All through the Scriptures, God declares what He can do and what He has done—therefore, our faith in Him should increase, and we should trust Him more.

            After Abram met a land issue scripturally, by giving the best to another, God says Genesis 15:1 “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”  One reward was his son Isaac. When Sarah laughed, God said Genesis 18:14 “Is anything too hard for the LORD?”

            The apostle reminds by saying Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”  If all that Jesus did and the miracles He performed were written down John 21:25, “I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.”

            Psalm 146:3-6 “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.  His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.  Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth forever.”

            God is the Creator of everything; and anyone who can make something can mend it.  If someone cannot repair it, it is evidence they did not make it.  Factory service centers repair the vehicles they manufacture—their mechanics are trained in the repair of that make and model of vehicle.

            God created the heavens—the sun, moon, and stars.  He created all vegetation, the oceans and all that are in them.  Living creatures in the sea cannot live on land; and those that fly in the air cannot live in water.  God is very resourceful in His work, and He made all the millions of species of everything—with the huge variety of colors, size, and types of creatures.

            Genesis 2:7 “The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”  A human being able to breathe, see, hear, think, love, reason, decide, and even hate—it is an amazing work of creating life!  David praised God, and said Psalm 139:14 “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

            God brings our attention to these things, so we would be inspired to trust Him.  If God could give us such wonderful things as the human body, and free of charge, He would certainly give us the lesser things such as food, clothing, healing, and everything else.  Matthew 6:30 “If God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

            When we think about what God has accomplished—without any help from anyone—we will be inspired to put faith in Him.  Not many people—professing Christians included—ever come to the place where they will not compromise when facing a tough issue—especially those concerning finances or divine healing.

            God enables us to see, hear, think, form a plan, and a heart that can love, hate, rejoice, and grieve.  All these faculties work for us for a lifetime.  If God gave the valuable gift of life, how much more would He give the food to sustain it!  Matthew 6:31-32 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

            God calls our attention to the way He takes care of His creation, so that our heart will be encouraged to trust Him.  We cannot make ourselves live right, but the Creator of the universe can guide us right.  God made the body, so He can mend it.  God is by our side and at our service in the Person of the Holy Spirit—ready to work for us, without cost and without merit on our part.  The Blood of Jesus paid it all.

            The Blood not only pays our debt, but cancels our sin.  The Blood places God and all of His many resources at our service—just as free as anything else we have in our possession and that we use at our discretion.  Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”  If we are in trouble, God is very present to help us.

            God’s primary accomplishment is restoring humanity to the place from where it fell.  We often do not realize how far we have fallen from where God wants us to be.  From day one, we are opposite to what we should be—completely controlled by self and Satan.  Ephesians 2:2 “In time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” 

            When we recall how good God is; how kind, caring, loving, and powerful He is; and then consider how cruel, heartless, and wicked the devil is—that he is the cause of all trouble, sorrow, separation, and sickness in the world, we will definitely admit that—1 John 4:8 “God is love.”

            The devil loves to disturb, attack, and take anything or anyone from us.  Through the Fall, we lost the control of God.  The Lord appeared to the apostle Paul Acts 26:18 saying He was sending him to the Gentiles—“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

            The devil hides his identity and covers his tracks so well, that we would not think he is within a hundred miles of us—but he is constantly trying to harm us, or to take something from us.  We are to thank God Colossians 1:13-14 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.”

            The only way the power of Satan can be broken is by the power of God.  We must be aware that it is often the devil controlling our thoughts or our actions.  We blame the wrong one or the wrong thing all too many times—instead of blaming the devil.  Satan uses any thing or any one he can to hinder our spiritual progress.  He loves to do this and has a host of demons working for him.

            Satan is the same as he always was, but we do not realize, at times, that his power is disturbing our peace; or snatching our faith, or robbing us in some other way.  We also do not always realize that God is more than able to deliver us out of the devil’s power, or more than able to protect us from an agent of Satan.

            God wants us to know and recall how He delivered His people out of Egypt, and the conditions that enabled their freedom.  Israel was under the control of the Egyptian government—which in turn was under the control of Satan.  Over 2,000,000 Israelites left Egypt, but not until God could do what He is always able to do—work in the behalf of those who are willing to trust Him in faith.

            The devil had a firm grip on the Israelites—their bosses were unreasonable, harsh, and brutal.  Instead of easing things for them, they added work on them.  As a last resort, they prayed to God; Psalm 50:15 “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”

            Over 2,000,000 people were freed from the strongest nation on earth at that time; and then supported and sustained in a desert by an unseen, but faithful God.  He has never been seen, but He would always deliver—and He would keep His promise—giving James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift”—from the One who “does not change like shifting shadows.”

            They saw the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire Exodus 13:21, but they never saw God Himself; nevertheless, He came down; visited the land of Egypt, bore them on Eagles wings, kept them for forty years in a desert, and took them to a land of milk and honey.  Anything is possible.

            Pharaoh first said; Exodus 5:2 “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.”  He was just being honest.  Then God began to work and to show what He can do.  Egypt was glad to let them go and glad to see them leave.  It was a remarkable deliverance and an amazing testimony of what God can do.

            Passover is a memorial of what God did for them.  Every time they got into trouble, God called their attention to the idols they had in Egypt, and when they called on Him, He delivered them.  Following the gods of other nations always caused trouble in their family.  God records all these things in the Bible 1 Corinthians 10:11 “for our admonition [warning].”

            There is no greater inspiration of faith, and nothing that will give us more courage and confidence to go through our spiritual battles trusting God, than knowing how He delivered Israel from Egypt.  When we realize that God supplied food for 2,000,000 people, and that we have the same God with us today—and small families in comparison—we will gladly trust God for anything we need—food, clothing, a house to rent, a vehicle to drive, place to work, or anything else.

            They were under the blood of a lamb; we are under the Blood of the true Lamb.  If His Blood is placed on our door today, we can have the same protection, deliverance, and victory they had.  The Blood frees us from every sin and oppression of the devil.  Satan cannot disturb our peace—we are to resist the devil first; then we will see him leave next James 4:7.

            When we face an impassable barrier; serious opposition; or impossible situation—something that we cannot overcome in our strength—then we are told Exodus 14:13, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.”

            They saw the total destruction of the Egyptians on the shore of the sea the following morning—why; because God can and will do such things for those who trust Him in faith.  Romans 8:31-32 “If God be for us, who can be against us?  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”


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