Divine escortFlorence Jornsen
Exodus 33:14-16 AMP
And the Lord said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest [by bringing you and the people into the promised land].” And Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go [with me], do not lead us up from here. For how then can it be known that Your people and I have found favor in Your sight? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we are distinguished, Your people and I, from all the [other] people on the face of the earth?”
Distinguished personalities do not embark on a journey alone. They move in a convoy with escorts in front and behind, and Cyrene blowing to announce their coming. The Cyrene is meant to clear the way off obstacles so that they can pass through swiftly, smoothly and safely. May God’s glory and his angels announce your glorification and may the grace of God distinguish you right now.
PRAYING FOR GUIDANCE
During the exodus of the Israelites which was led by Moses, he made an intercession to God. First he inquired of God saying, “you said I should lead your people but you have not let me know whom you’re going to send with me”. God said ” my presence will go with you and I will see you through the journey to the end” God would not let the children of Israel go alone because they were distinguished personalities. The only way to prove their distinction from other nations is with his awesome presence. Moses needed to be sure so he prayed the more saying, “if your presence doesn’t take the lead here, call this trip off right now, how will people know that we are special, if you don’t escort us?”
Journeying through life without divine escort is dangerous. Remember how Dinah went out unescorted and was raped. (Genesis 34:1 AMP. ) There are many adversaries you will encounter that you can’t combat with your natural strength. You need supernatural backing. In Exodus 23:20-23: God assured the Israelites that he will send his angels before them to keep them in the way and to bring them to the place he has prepared for them. God instructed them to obey the voice of the angel and not provoke him because he will not pardon their transgression. God’s name is in the angel. On the contrary if they obey the angel then he shall fight for them. He shall be an enemy to their enemies.
ASSURANCE OF HIS PRESENCE
Action plan: to be assured of his presence in our lives today, we need to live a life of obedience to his instructions, be holy, be righteous, be prayerful, fellowship together in his name, because he said, “where two or three are gathered in my name I am there in the midst of them. We need to proclaim his word to lead sinners to his saving grace, then his presence will remain with us. He said I will be with you always to the end of the world. His name is Emmanuel meaning God is with us. God is with us saving his people from their sin.
Dear God, I ask that you create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me, cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy spirit from me. Give me grace not to provoke the angel of your presence. Amen!
QUOTE: Journeying through life without divine escort is dangerous ~ Florence Jornsen
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