Pharaoh said, “They are entangled in the wilderness.”(Ex14:3) Entangled means “involved”. It would appear that, in the present, they were so worried about rocks, brush and varmints that they forgot about the freedom on the other side of wilderness. “Coming out” may look different and require different decisions and actions than we originally predicted. But going back is not an alternative.
As the people of God assemble today may they realize afresh that Pharaoh’s snakes and their handlers were handled quite effectively by Aaron’s rod (Yahweh’s authority). Yahweh’s heavenly authority exercised through his representatives on earth swallowed up the instruments of threat and intimidation from darkness. Yahweh’s Kingdom is ever-increasing and He still desires His authority to be displayed in the earth to the glory of His name and the advancing of His purposes. ”Pharaoh called in his wise men and sorcerers. The magicians of Egypt did the same thing by their incantations: each man threw down his staff and they all turned into snakes. But then Aaron’s staff swallowed their staffs.” (Ex.7:11-12, Msg)
The ugly, less-than-desirable offensiveness of darkness must be revealed so that the authoritative, superior government of Jahweh may deal with it. That which is hidden in individuals and power structures must be manifested (yes, even in all its ugliness and vile expressions-Mk.4:22). The reason some celebrities and politicians are so opposed to the present administration (and even appear demonized in their reactions) is because the truth of their vileness is being exposed and they know there is more exposure coming. While some in the religious community are loudly voicing the evilness and, therefore, “shortness of the days” we are living in, and while brazen opposition is ferociously attacking all that is sacred, it might behoove the people of the Kingdom of Light to realize that the “nasties” and the “uglies” are being manifest so that, through the sons of God, they may be dealt with (Jn.18:37; 20:21; 1Jn.3:8). We would do well to replace our cries of escapism with declarations of the authority of the risen Christ. Rather than cursing the vileness that is cancerously spreading in the nation, we could declare the known will of God which is life and redemption (Jn.10:10). The superior, authoritative instrument of Jahweh (Aaron’s rod = authority, Ex.7:12) swallowed up the instruments of threat and intimidation from darkness (magicians rods=magicians authority).
We have an unshakeable Kingdom that is ever-increasing and that is why “Pharaoh’s snakes” are manifesting and making a show of themselves with their threatenings and attempting to intimidate. Those of the Light stand up, confront and contradict opposition like the disciples did in Acts 4:29 — “And now they’re at it again! Take care of their threats and give your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message.” God’s Word, standards and truth will never be drug upon the auction block. I heard it said recently, “Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth”. One of my old professors Dr. Anthony Palma wrote a book entitled, “Truth: Antidote for Error”. Truth will contradict darkness and darkness will, in its humanistic determination, defensively and vehemently respond.
Dreams and visions are relentlessly attacked by the enemy until: (1.) they are mature and defeat him or (2.) we relinquish them. Relinquished dreams are no threat to our enemy at all. That is why God raises up midwives who will not sell out to Pharaoh. There is indeed One more desirable and more powerful than Pharaoh. Because God prepared God-fearing midwives, Moses (the offspring of God’s wise planning) was protected, kept alive and led Israel out of Egypt to the promised land.
God is ALWAYS FAITHFUL to raise up midwives to keep His offspring (promise) alive. Be sensitive to recognize them and not drive them away for they will help birth the baby of deliverance for your life. A midwife may be a prophetic word, a song in the night, a teaching or a compassionate person who may have no idea whatsoever that they are the midwife sent by God to help give birth to your deliverance.
(From Marty Gabler’s book “Sheep Have Short Legs”)
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May the Lord bring to their remembrance the good promises others have made to us, no matter how long ago. May they consider the commitments they made and set about honoring those promises. May they not try to follow through with only a “reasonable facsimile thereof” but provide the full measure of the original intention and may God bless it and multiply it beyond initial expectations. Gen. 41:9–”Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: “I remember. . .” v.12–”Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there. . .” v.14–”Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. . .”
Protesting is getting louder and nastier but the truth still contradicts those who despise it. The truth will never go away and it will never be compromised. Truth will never be put on the auction block. The longer the representatives of God’s truth stand in “Pharaoh’s court” and speak truth, the greater the number of “snakes” will manifest themselves. But God’s rod in Aaron’s hand swallowed up Pharaoh’s undesirable, intimidating snakes. (Ex.7:8-12 and Matt.10:26) We will see even more and nastier snakes manifest before all this is over. But they must manifest before they are swallowed up in authoritative truth.