This weeks Torah portion is one of my favorites as it documents what the great sages say is ”The Bride” being betrothed to Her King.
She is brought up out of Mitzrayim (Egypt) where she suffered great suffering under bondage for 100’s of years and by Great Signs and Wonders YHVH (The LORD) frees Her, and as we discussed before instead of air lifting her via a first class one way ticket to the promised land, He instead takes her into the wilderness. We understand that the wilderness means ”words” and He took Her into this terrible place so that she could be in the perfect environment to actually ”Shema” Hear/Obey Her Kings Voice. (If you wondering what I am going on about look at this post https://ancientbiblicaloils.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/into-the-wilderness/).
True to His promise YHVH (the LORD) The Groom brings Her to Mount Sinai and the betrothal takes place with the Groom and Bride exchanging vows! Wow amazing. How I wish I was allowed to be there on that day and through out that journey in faithfulness!
Anyway, we will discuss this topic again later this week however what i wanted to point out was just before the whole betrothal and exchanging of vows Moshe’s (Moses’s) father in-law comes and visits and this is what our focus text says.
Exo 18:8 Then Moses told his father-in-law all that YHVH (the LORD) had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, ALL THE HARDSHIP that had come upon them in the way, and how YHVH (the LORD) had SAVED them.
This is the crux of the matter.
Even if YHVH (The LORD) takes you out of Mitzrayim (Egypt) with Great Signs, Wonders and with Powerful Miracles DO NOT lose your Hope and your Faith when you meet Hardship on your journey to Freedom aka The Promised Land aka The Kingdom!
As we have discussed before Scripture tells us
Ecc 1:9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
Everything, Everything keeps repeating! We know this to be true because even in the secular world we were taught ”history repeats itself” HaleluYah! This is GOOD very GOOD, because it gives us the ability to look into the future and KNOW 100% without a shadow of a doubt what the end RESULT will BE!
HaleluYah! That just makes me so excited and full of HOPE!
I started out writing this post with a very distressed heart but as I got about 3/4 way through my brother Joseph Israel gave me a video call and we had a great conversation, sharing Abba’s Word of LIFE and I tell you sometimes all you need is for someone to speak Abba’s Word to you. This is one of the ways we carry out/fulfill the second greatest commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself. There is a reason YHVH (The LORD) Instructed The Cohenim (Priests) to say HaBirkat Cohanim (The Priestly Blessing) over the people, and not that the people say the Blessing over themselves! We need to speak LIFE into each other ears and HEARTS!
So with this in mind, Israel I say to you ”Shema” listen closely!
From the witness of YHVH’s (The LORD”s) Word, (The historical record that is going to repeat itself) what is the 100% GUARANTEED END of the hardship you are currently facing right now?
This is the guaranteed outcome!
”and how YHVH (the LORD) had SAVED them.”
Hang in there!
Drive yourself further into our Kings Name and Word, He is our STRONG TOWER!
Chazak V’Emats (Be Strong and Courageous)!
VICTORY IS GUARANTEED!
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