And God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I am has sent me to you.” Exodus 3:14 NKJV
The children of Israel lived in bondage 400 years. The Egyptians used and abused them to support their lavish lifestyle. The God of Israel saw their pain and anguish.
Moses was Jewish but was raised as a prince of Egypt. God told Moses to lead Israel out of bondage into a land flowing with milk and honey. Moses asked God, “Who am I that I should bring Israel out of Egypt?” God answered, “I will certainly be with you.”
People are living in bondage today. Some are in bondage to drugs and alcohol. Some are enslaved by false religion and legalism. Millions of people live in hopelessness and despair. There are many forms of bondage. Much of it is self-imposed!
It does not matter to God how a person becomes a slave to sin. Jesus wants to deliver everyone from bondage.
Moses identified with the oppressors. God revealed to Moses that he was a Hebrew and not an Egyptian. Moses chose to live among God’s people rather than the Egyptians as a prince. Moses began to identify with the oppressed more than the oppressors.
Has Jesus revealed Himself to you? Have you chosen to live among the people of God? Have you walked away from the temporary pleasures of sin?
God wants to use you to deliver people. You may be thinking, “Who am I that I should serve Jesus.” You belong to the Lord. God created you in His image and likeness. Jesus will surely be with you when you step out in faith to serve Him by serving His people!
You are unique. There is no one quite like you in all creation. God knows there are people only you can reach. Jesus is not asking you to be their savior. Jesus is not asking you to rescue them. Jesus wants you to be His hands and feet so He can rescue them!
Jesus may send you to share the gospel with your co-workers. He may send you to speak to your neighbors. Jesus may even send you to a foreign nation. Jesus has chosen you to set people free from bondage to unbelief, hopelessness, and despair!
The Promised Land was not special because it flowed with milk and honey. It was special because it was the place where God chose to dwell among His people. Jesus wants all people to dwell in the promised land of intimate relationship with Him.
Wherever God sends you, whomever He sends you to, you will not be alone. Jesus will certainly be with you!
Make disciples for Jesus wherever the Lord sends you!
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