Topic: Just Before Breakthrough [DCLM Daily Manna 8 January 2019 Daily Devotional]
Text: Exodus 5:1-14 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves… ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God” (Exodus 5:6-8).
Life experiences have shown that most often, things seem to get worse just before they get better. As such, one is encouraged not to give up hope when it appears that one is experiencing the worst downturn in life.
The children of Israel had been in captivity of the Egyptians for over 400 years now. Their situation was seemingly getting worse with each passing year. Now, it was time for God to fulfil the promise He had given to their great grandfather, Abraham. Having called Moses, God sent him with Aaron to Pharaoh to release the children of Israel to go and worship Him. Instead of listening to their request, Pharaoh was rather enraged and decided to inflict more hardship on the people. They had with joy welcomed Moses and the message of deliverance that he brought. But now, instead of the promised deliverance, they were experiencing the contrary.
As Christians, there may be times we receive a promise of breakthrough, deliverance, healing or answer to one prayer request or the other. We may have even been prayed for by an anointed man of God and have received a clear prophecy of breakthrough. But instead of experiencing the victory immediately, matters may seem to be getting worse. At such a time, there is a tendency to want to feel dejected and give up in despair. But you don’t have to! If the Lord has given you the promise of breakthrough or deliverance, he will surely fulfil it.
Keep believing, confessing and expecting your triumph. Pharaoh turned down the request of Moses to let the Israelites go many times but Moses never gave up. He kept confronting him over and over again until he had no choice but to let the Israelites go. Keep your eyes on the promise and your faith on God, and no matter how tough or stubborn your situation may seem, deliverance will surely come!
Thought For The Day: When your situation is toughest then your breakthrough is nearest!
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.