“But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt till another king arose who did not know Joseph. This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live.” (Acts 7: 17-19)
The deliverance of a whole nation is not impossible, and it wouldn’t be a first. God sought out a people for Himself, gave them His blessing, and began leading them into the fullness of that blessing, including a land in which to dwell—a land of blessing, the Promised Land.
Difficulties arose, and the people wrestled against God’s authority. They doubted and struggled to trust a God they could not see while the peoples around them had visible expression of their gods—many gods, many idols. An accepted expression of idol worship at that time included killing children for various ceremonial sacrifices, and God’s people came under that pagan requirement while enslaved in Egypt.
But God sent a deliverer, a man named Moses, who, born into the generation of babies marked for death at birth, emerged through years of preparation to lead the nation out of the bondage that was supposed to destroy them. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today a cruel Antichrist—anti-righteousness, anti-family—taskmaster grasps for power in the spirit realm. Families are pressured in countless ways to risk their children’s lives for trendy, philosophical ideals. Blinded to the threat, many parents fail to teach their children and allow their family altar to go silent. As a result, many children have grown up and have been drawn into pagan ways and beliefs.
It is time to cover your children! Guard them with prayer, instruct and disciple them. Declare concerning your children that they are taught of the Lord and their peace is therefore great; declare that they are a posterity—that men will see and say of them, “they are the Lord’s, a posterity raised to serve and worship Him only.”
Exodus 1:22 | Acts 7:17-19 | Isaiah 54:13 | Isaiah 61:7-9 | Verses@Once