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God Brings Us Out and Through: So We Can Glorify Him with What He’s Given Us

April 13, 2020

“Then I shall grant these people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians. …when you go, you will not leave empty-handed. Every woman is to ask her neighbor… for silver and gold jewelry and clothing. …So you will plunder the Egyptians” (Exodus 3:21–22). Have you ever wondered where all the gold, silver and fine fabrics came from to build the tabernacle in the wilderness? God asked the Israelites, whoever was willing, to contribute these treasures for the making of His dwelling place among them. T...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Give Us Good Things

April 12, 2020

“So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, to bring them up out of that land into a good and large land, a land flowing with milk and honey…” (Exodus 3:8). At Passover, we sing the song “Dayenu,” which means “enough” in Hebrew. The first line of the song declares, “If He had brought us out of Egypt, it would have been enough.” We know that God didn’t merely free the Israelites from Egypt and leave it at that. He parted the Sea for them and then brought the wat...

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A Message of Hope, Encouragement, and How to Overcome from the Book of Revelation

April 12, 2020

When we face times of trial or uncertainty in the world as Believers we should first turn to the Scriptures and prayer. We often look at the scriptures as our source of hope, encouragement or to be inspired to overcome. We tend to look in lots of places in the Scriptures other than the book of Revelation as a source of hope. However, I think you can find encouragement and should take time to use this book as a source of inspiration. In the book of Revelation, we find the world to be in the mo...

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Hope Through Pursuing the God Who Draws Near | Day 7

April 12, 2020

“Have them make a Sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them." Exodus 25:8 (TLV) From the garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem, the Lord shows us over and over how much He desires to make Himself known to us and dwell or be with us. Consider His appearing to Moses in the burning bush, revealing His attributes and righteousness on Mount Sinai, and the detailed construction of the Tabernacle which foreshadowed Yeshua’s life on earth when he was among us. These are some of the examples...

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Prayers to Pray this Passover

April 11, 2020

Pesach, or Passover, is steeped in biblical history, practice and significance. It is one of the three Feasts for which Jewish men are told to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread following it are a time of remembering God’s deliverance, ceasing from labor and experiencing refreshment. Modern-day celebrations include families and friends gathering not only to share in the Passover Seder but also for traveling, visiting and recreation. The Passover recorded...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Draw Us Apart to Him

April 11, 2020

“I will take you to Myself as a people, and I will be your God…” (Exodus 6:7a). Life can be hard. It can serve up pain, sorrow or demands bigger than we feel equipped to bear. As Believers in Jesus, we have God’s presence with us always through His Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Life’s challenges have the ability to draw us closer to God in search of the strength and comfort only He can provide. During centuries of slavery, God never left the Israelites. And in His time, He stepped in to re...

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Hope in God's Purposes Even in Hard Times | Day 6

April 11, 2020

So Adonai said to him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he said. Exodus 4:2 (TLV) Shiphra and Puah were Hebrew midwives who defied a cruel and powerful despot out of fear of God and avoided a genocide of Hebrew babies. Bezalel and Oholiab were called out of their usual work into leadership and execution of God’s blueprint for the tabernacle. And Moses was drawn out of the water and into the palace; banished to the desert; and then raised up to lead the people of God. Exodus 4:2...

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Hope in God Who Provides Me with Rest | Day 5

April 10, 2020

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest,” He answered. Exodus 33:14 (TLV) When the children of Israel were slaves of Pharaoh, there was no rest. However, the Lord graciously brought His people into the practice of Shabbat, and even prioritized it as one of the Ten Words (Ten Commandments). It was a day of sabbath rest to remind them He, as Creator of the world, rested after His work. Because He delivered them and provided for them, they were now able to trust and honor Hi...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Show the World Who He Is

April 10, 2020

“The Egyptians will know that I am Adonai, when I stretch out My hand against Egypt, and bring out Bnei-Yisrael from among them” (Exodus 7:5). There are far more unbelievers in the world today than Believers. Everything from complacency to cynicism keeps people from searching for God. Many, like the Egyptians who enslaved Israel, fail to recognize the one true God due to their loyalty to false gods. As God works in our lives, sustaining us through trials or supernaturally protecting us from...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Show Us Who He Is

April 09, 2020

“…so you may know that I am Adonai” (Exodus 10:2). Living in this physical world as we do, sometimes we need reminders of just who our invisible, spiritual God is. Exodus chapter 10 tells us that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that He could perform more signs before him and his officials – so that Israel would know their God. He told Moses that it was also to enable the Jewish people to share with their children and grandchildren the mighty things God did in the process of rescuing them...

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