SPRING FORTH NOW
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
As we celebrate Resurrection Day, I am challenged that there must be a deeper meaning for Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection than our release from external oppressions of evil and overcoming our internal struggle with the wiles of the devil. Perhaps that is why I am no longer easily satisfied, I want more, I want to enjoy every promise Jesus’s sacrifice paid for, it is no longer acceptable to just be, I want to live and live abundantly; operate in the manifestation of His signs and wonders. Therefore, it must be something deeper, greater, and more empowering than just getting past that which stands in my way because if the truth is told, there will always be some obstacles, something attempting to keep me from my promises. I want to be Delivered, transported from my what is to what shall be while what is, is still going on; to be conscious, engaged, and empowered in and through my oppression to live abundantly, revealing and experiencing God’s signs and wonders. Therefore, I believe we are challenged by Christ’s resurrection to stretch our faith; believe and act on what can and should be for our lives, despite and in spite of our external and internal oppressions with an eye toward our being raised through the process to the manifestation of our promises. Just as God heard the Israelites’ cry for relief, He hears ours and is attentive to our genuine need, using the process to stretch our faith as He is actively engaged, revealing and our experiencing His signs and wonders, while providing an alternative, His promises for our lives. Know that God’s alternative is our land flowing with milk and honey; our living abundantly, although at times it may be occupied and cultivated by something and/or someone else, they are just holding our stuff in preparation for us to believe and thus possess. This Resurrection Day, Breathe: New Life by engaging your process of Deliverance; believing and acting on what can and should be for your life, and watch God’s signs and wonders follow you!