Ex 6:5-9 "You can be sure that I have heard the groans of the people of Israel, who are now slaves to the Egyptians. And I am well aware of my covenant with them. “Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment. I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt. I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the Lord!’” So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery.
God said, “YOU CAN BE SURE I HAVE HEARD”. We need to realise that God knows what you’re going through, but He doesn’t sit back and do nothing. He promised to rescue Israel from slavery, to redeem them powerfully and to even claim them as His own people. The problem we see in verse 9 is that they refused to listen, because they had become too discouraged by their circumstances.
It’s easy for us to focus on the problems that are in our face. Satan wants us to think we don’t matter; he wants us to think God won’t respond and that our circumstances aren’t going to get any better, and whilst we are not walking as children of God that is true, but we need to come back to the truth that God made us in His image and likeness. He crowned us with Himself. He didn’t just promise to ‘rescue us from slavery, to redeem us powerfully and to even claim them as His own people’ – He has already done that. Jesus died to redeem us and rescue us. He provide a way for us to come back into right standing with God.
Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged by your circumstances. As a child of God; as one who has relationship with Him; as one who walks in authority because the Holy Spirit is living in you, declare your place in God! Declare your breakthrough, because you don’t need to be discouraged. Romans 8:37 says, “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” So let's choose to walk out from under discouragement and walk in the victory that Jesus intended for us to live in.
Father I declare that my salvation is in Jesus Christ. I declare that you are my breakthrough. Whatever I am facing today is not greater than Jesus. He was given the name that is above every name and today I declare that breakthrough, freedom, redemption and deliverance are mine. I choose to walk out from discouragement and I choose to walk in the knowledge that I have been claimed as God’s own, In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour!! Amen!
May your week be a week of Breakthrough! God bless, Adrian Nyhuis