Psalm 95 encourages us, “Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.” This is a specific reference to Israel when they were delivered from captivity in Egypt and led to the Promised Land. Once out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, God assigned an angel to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. All that they had to do was follow the angel’s instructions and they would have been in “the land” within a year or two, living the good life in the blessing of the Lord. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. Instead, they complained every chance that they had, and worse, they created an idol and attributed the works of God to it. For their wickedness, they wandered in the desert for 40 years. God declared that the faithless people would not enter in His rest. Only when that generation died off was Israel allowed to enter the Promised Land. The psalmist exhorts God’s people to learn from Israel’s terrible example.
The writer of Hebrews quotes Psalm 95 as an encouragement to Christians to stay faithful to God. He is quite clear that, as believers, we must stay true to the faith. Do not be seduced by lying spirits that use lies and half-truths to draw God’s people from Him. We must properly discern the truth. How do we discern the truth? By wielding the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God.
This week we look at the parallels between the deliverance of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land, and the impending deliverance of the United States of America from the wickedness that has taken root in government. I’ve said before that I believe we will see a Red Sea level deliverance event. Just like Israel, the time is takes for us to go from the land of oppression to the land of promise depends on the faith of the believers. Stay strong. Do not waver. Trust God.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, my friends!
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