We saw the Israelites short comings in my last blog. Now let’s see how enemy enters when one is weak.
Pharaoh who don’t know or believe in Yahweh realised the strength of the Israelites.So he called up a meeting with his officials and made others look into the matter. Let’s see…
8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
In the above verses we see a new enemy creeping in. The pharaoh. I was wondering how come the new pharaoh didn’t know about Joseph. Was he not taught? Or Was it hidden from his eyes because God wanted to. Whatever the reason may be, the era of oppression was begun.
All these days the officials didn’t realise the strengths of Israelites. Israelites were the common man of the land. But God revealed because God’s count down started. All about His Perfect Timing!
Look how pharaoh’as thoughts were. He was very futuristic. He knew what Israel was capable of and so, he realised direct dealing with the people is not wise.He planned everything shrewdly. First he gave a small amount of burden then slowly he increased their working hours with whipping and beating. Mentally he made the Israelites think they are slaves and had to depend completely on Egyptians for one portion of bread. Sadly, They ended as they thought. Everyday was a horror for them.
Think about it. Sometimes we are also like Israelites. We don’t know how much capable we are. We get so disappointed, dissatisfied, discouraged, angry, upset with ourselves and others. We set boundaries around our lives. We never think about opening and giving space for God to come in, and intervene. Do not do the mistake of our forefathers.
Do not give space to the satan to speak into our lives. Satan is intelligent, shrewd, wise and a good schemer. He twists our life in such a way that we come into his deception.
There are times we realise satan had played in our life and of course we fail and be torn which leads to discouraged thinking “I can’t do this anymore.”.That’s the biggest lie which is sown into our heart by satan.
Know that satan is God’s fallen creation. If satan is intelligent how much more His creator will be! We are redeemed by His blood and have given the right to call Him “Abba Father”. Obviously, the satan is our slave. He is under our feet. Crush him. Never give space for him to crawl up.
Sow the right seeds, which will bring forth hundred fold in you. The one and only word of God.