Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Season of the Son: It’s Your Time! (Part 2)

The Season of the Son: It’s Your Time! (Part 2)
15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. 16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. 17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.– Numbers 9: 15-17

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. – Romans 8:14
As a pillar of a cloud God led His people along the way. As a pillar of fire, He gave them light by night. What a sight to behold! Moses and the children of Israel estimated to be three million strong, walking in an orderly procession being led by a cloud. And not just being led by the cloud, but also being covered by the cloud. Imagine an assembly of people that must have covered an area several miles long being covered by a cloud several miles long, moving with the people underneath it. Imagine, as a pillar of fire God not only giving His people light at night, remember there were no street lights at that time. The pillar of fire also provided heat because even though desert temperatures can reach 130 degrees during the day the temperature can go down to zero at night.
Seeing this procession must have struck fear in the hearts of the enemies of God’s people. Pharaoh saw the greatness of God’s people and driven by fear, devised a plan to enslave them. “He spoke to his people in alarm, "There are way too many of these Israelites for us to handle. We've got to do something: Let's devise a plan to contain them…” (Exodus 1:9). Balak saw the greatness of God’s people and driven by fear, called on Balaam to curse them. “…I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me…” (Numbers 22:6). Now if you were wondering what happened to the people that Pharaoh enslaved, and the people whom Balak wanted Balaam to curse – from Pharaoh they were delivered and Balaam made this pronouncement, “How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed…” (Numbers 23:8).
My friend, as you move through life just remember this - there are more for you that those against. The enemy knows that you are great and mighty through God to the pulling of every enemy stronghold. You are surrounded by an innumerable company of angels you are never alone. God walks with you to cover you from the heat of the day. During your darkest times, He will be your light. During the coldest times He will be your heat. Enslavement cannot contain your greatness and a curse cannot stop the blessing that is on your life. (To be continued)

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