The Burning Bush Part – 1

Psalm 103:7 —– He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.

When the small harmless baby named Moses was born, Satan recognises that Moses is the one who would deliver God’s people and he plans to destroy him.

The pharaoh of Egypt decrees that all the Hebrew boy babies were to be drowned at birth. Moses’ mother hides her newborn for 3 months. When he is too big to hide, she places him in a wicker basket in the river Nile amongst the reeds. The baby’s crying alerts one of the pharaoh’s daughters who take the baby. Moses’ sister Miriam watches in hiding. She sees the princess is planning to keep the child and asks if she would like a Hebrew midwife. The princess agrees and so Miriam arranges to have the real mother get paid to nurse her own child who now lives among the Egyptian royalty.

Moses grew up in the palace as an adopted son of the pharaoh’s daughter. When he understands that He was adopted, he refuses to be a called an Egyptian and wants to be identified as a Hebrew. He desires to follow the God of the Hebrews. He even refuses his rights as an Egyptian. He leaves the palace. When he witnessed an overseer beating a Hebrew, he struck the Egyptian and killed him, with the beaten Hebrew as a witness. When the pharaoh learns that Moses was the murderer, he orders his execution and Moses flees from there.

Moses is not trained to survive in the desert but God is with Him and ensures his safety. He puts Moses under the wings of Jethro, his father-in-law, so he can train Moses how to survive in the desert. The devil has surely planned to kill Moses in the desert, but God ensures that Moses is safe. Moses is trained to fight by Jethro.

Jethro then expects Moses to work for him. Moses willingly and humbly complies, despite being brought up in the royal family. Moses did not realise that God was preparing him to lead His people out of Egypt into the Promised Land.

In our daily life, we all face battles of some sort or the other. We all have bad days – but did you know the devil preys on us when we are the most vulnerable? Life is never easy for long. Children, work, school and illness often interfere with the plans we’ve made for ourselves, and it is during the times we are enduring the most stress, pain and grief that the devil attacks. But God never gives up on us nor does He ever forsake us. He trains us to fight these battles by using spiritual ammunition. Once we are fully trained, we can now fight the devil.

You don’t want Satan as an ally. He’s treacherous. He’s out to murder you with lies. Has the devil been harassing you about anything in particular? Are you tired of this constant harassment? If so, it’s time for you to stand up, throw back your shoulders, and command him to leave in Jesus’ name! Then determine to stay alert and watchful, constantly on your guard. You can be sure that the enemy will try to come back to accuse you again — but next time, you’ll be ready for him!


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