The Back Side Of The Desert

Article written by Brother Bledsoe

I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
Acts 7:34

Is God aware of your need? Does He know? Does He care that you are hurting? Has He responded to the cry of your heart? Are these questions that even pertain to your life or need?

The verse above exploded off of the pages of the Bible to me as if God was speaking them directly to me. I wonder of they might speak to you also?

This is referring to the confrontation of Moses and God on the back side of the desert when Moses saw the bush that was burning but was not consumed. When Moses went aside to see why the bush was not consumed, he heard the voice of God speaking to Him. In Exodus 3:7, God said, “I have surely seen,” which is a message of special emphasis. In our text the emphasis is given by the words “I have seen, I have seen.” Does this not tell us that God is watching over us with loving care?

Next, our text says that God said, “I have heard.” Does this not speak encouragement to us when we cry out to Him in our misery?

Then He said that I “have come down to deliver.” God has come to us to set us free from the bondage of sin and death. Did not Jesus say, “I am come that they (us) might have life and have it more abundantly?” Yes, God came down in the person of His only begotten Son. Yes, His coming down to us back then is still as effective today as it was 2000 years ago.

God sent Moses to deliver the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage; He sent His Son to deliver us from the bondage of sin and death. Let us praise Him as David did because He does forgive all our iniquities and He does heal all our diseases.  Believe it and be blessed, amen, amen and amen

Pastor Jim Bledose - Prayer ministry and weekly devotion author at Life Church in Phoenix
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