Release. Restoration. Recompensation.
Understand that in this life, man’s devices, set up by the world system according to the Prince of the world, are placed in your path to prevent you from moving forward according to the Will of God. This is when Spiritual Warfare must be exercised. However, you must know how to fight -the Lord’s way, and know against whom you are fighting.
Natural and Spiritual battles are not new. Let’s go back to the beginning. In Exodus 17:11, God won one battle [against the enemy] when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek [the enemy] prevailed.
But for the purpose of this message, there is something significant I want you to see.
We all know the story of Moses and Pharoah. God commanded Moses to go to Pharaoh in Egypt and tell him, Let my people go that they may serve and worship me.
Ex 5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
Ex 7:16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
Ex 8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
But because the LORD had hardened Pharaoh’s heart, which he told Moses in chapter 4, Pharaoh was allowed to chide, derail, and burden the people even more. Read Exodus chapters 5 through 12.
Ex 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go
Well, Moses gave Gods command to Pharaoh many times and showed a few signs that the Lord was not playing. Pharoah decided to play games.
Exodus 8:8 Pharoah told Moses he would let the people go if the plague was removed.
He lied. No wonder. The Devil is a liar and a murderer from the beginning. Jn 8:44
Exodus 8:25 Although Pharoah consented to let the people go sacrifice, he changed God’s commandment location. Pharoah told Moses they could go worship in the land. God said the wilderness.
If it ain’t the whole truth, it is still a lie.
Pharoah began placing restrictions on the release to prevent fulfilling the whole truth of Gods commandment.
God is a God of completeness and entirety. Satan wants to wear you down so you’ll accept mere morsels.
Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Ps 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Ps 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Exodus 10:10, 24, Pharoah said he would let them go, but not their property or possession.
Finally, in Exodus 12:30-32, Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
BLESS YOU! After all the *%#@%$&*^% You caused me.,. which is what the carnal mind would think and say.
Ah, but you are supposed to be children of God. You are supposed to know better. Jesus said on the cross, forgive them [children of disobedience] for they know not what they do. Lk 23:34
What was placed in your heart while dealing with your oppressor; Pharoah?
Jer 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
As you know different physical keys unlock different doors. Your car key will not unlock the door to your house. Jesus gave us spiritual keys to the Kingdom (Mt 16:19) to perform an action using our mouth, an aspect of Spiritual Warfare. Furthermore, know that each key unlocks different doors.
The Keys to Release, Restoration, and Recompensation
- Mt 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Lk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
More than Enough
And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
Use Kingdom sense. Heed not to their conjunctures that place restrictions on you.
Wait on the salvation of the Lord.
Do Not Give Up. Do Not Give In.