Psalm 105 37-41 He also brought them out with silver and gold,
And there was none feeble among His tribes.
Egypt was glad when they departed,
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
He spread a cloud for a covering,
And fire to give light in the night.
The people asked, and He brought quail,
And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river.
As I shared in the last article “Do not get Passed-Over, the Passover is a type and shadow of our Salvation in Jesus. If you have not read it please read that article before you go on.
In the final judgement that was about to plague Egypt, we read that God tells Moses to have Israel slay the lambs and wipe their blood on the door posts of their homes. This is a picture of Jesus’ blood on our hearts in which the judgement of God passes-over us. Jesus came to break the slavery of Egypt the (world) and then set us free to go first to Mount Sinai and meet with God and then to travel to the Promise Land.
The Promise Land
I want to start out by clearing up an error that so many in the past and present day church have made; Heaven is not the Promise Land. So many have clung to the idea that when God promised us a promise land, He was talking about Heaven. He is not. God told Israel to go to the Promise Land and in that land, they would have to fight and conquer it. Heaven and eternal life is a free gift given by God. In heaven there are no wars, no struggles and no giants to conquer. Israel’s deliverance from Egypt was free but their promises were not!
When we look at our salvation and the things I am going to share, you will see there are many battles in this Christian life. If you want the blessing of the promises, you will have to muster courage, take hold by faith and battle for the things God promised you in salvation. The blessings are a part of your salvation but they are not all automatic, there are wars to be fought and won,
The reason God gave these promises, is because they are part of your Salvation benefits, but like I said, although they are yours they do not come automatically. They are only accessed through faith and faith is required to receive them. The Lord told Israel that they received the promise land but they were still required to go and take possession. This requirement is still required for us today.
Jesus made it clear in the gospels if you doubt you will do without. So as we march on to our promises there will be giants and wars to be faced. So as Israel had to march toward their territory so must we march on in salvation to possess all that Jesus promised us.
Understanding Our Promises is not in our Theology but rather in a Word.
You can see right away that during their deliverance from Egypt, Israel received the same as we do at the moment of our Salvation. In the article I wrote “Returning to Faith,” I showed you the Greek words for “salvation” and the word “saved.” Let us look once again at these Greek words for a better understanding. Please study and memorize these two words.
sózó: to save
Short Definition: I save, heal
Definition: I save, heal, preserve, rescue.
Short Definition: deliverance, salvation
Definition: welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.
Sozo: I Save: I Rescue
Salvation: Deliverance, Safety
- welfare: the health, happiness and fortunes of a person or group.
- prosperity: the state of being prosperous.
- deliverance: the action of being rescued or set free
- preservation: support something: 1.retain 2. maintain or keep alive 3.keep safe
- salvation: deliverance from mistakes, and errors
- safety and saved : the condition of being protected and rescued from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.
- heal: to make a person to become sound and healthy again.
Aren’t these the same things we want for our own children? Jesus asked a question in the Gospels.
Luke: 7;11 If YOU then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Why do we think God wants any less for us? Do you want your children to be failures, to get sick, be paralyzed or contact some horrible disease? Do you want them to live a life in poverty? Of course not!
We need religion to help us believe the opposite is true!! What I mean by this is, if we would read the Bible for what it says and not filtered to what we are taught in church, theologians and every denominational doctrine, then our belief system would be so much stronger.
Prosperity and Being Prosperous
When we become children of God we are promised prosperity if we believe. As I stated in previous articles; prosperity is not God wanting us all rich as so many love to quote. I believe prosperity is; whatever God calls you to to be, He will prosper you and you will have success. Ask yourself a question, did God call me for a certain assignment in life because He wanted me to fail? Did God call me to be a mother or father only to see our children fail, was this failure His will? I do not believe so. Jesus stated He does nothing without the father telling him. Now, did Jesus ever fail? No!, and the reason Jesus never failed was because He did nothing without God’s direction. Even with God’s direction Jesus relied on the power from the Holy Spirit to accomplish the job.
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Psalm 105:37 And there was none feeble among His tribes.
Psalm 105:37 there were no sick and feeble folk among them than. (Living Translation)
And there was none feeble (Lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness)
Now this is a powerful statement; there was none lacking any physical strength, there was none sick! I shared with you a picture of some holocaust victims on the left. I wanted you to get a picture of what happened to these men who lived in inhumane conditions for 6 years or less. These men suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany and were used as human slaves. Can you imagine what the Children of Israel looked like living this way for 430 years? This means they lived in this condition from their birth and then grew up in these conditions. Imagine how beaten they were, especially after the past few years of living in the battle between Moses and Pharaoh? Now we read there was none feeble among them. After they received the Passover meal, they were all healed, they were all restored to perfect health so they could leave Egypt.
When Jesus went to the cross he bore your sickness and disease.
God helped Israel make their triumphant exit. He made sure that because of the last plague on Egypt, there would be no mob vengeance for Egypt’s loss of their first-born and no riots as they left. God placed in the heart of the Egyptians a gladness and a fear that they were leaving. So glad that they gave valuable gifts as they left. God’s hand was there to help and bless Israel as they left their captivity. Not one person lifted a hand to stir a riot against them.
However, there was one hard headed fool, Pharaoh. Pharaoh chose again to harden his heart and attack the leaving Israelites. He chased them to the Red Sea where God then did another miracle of protection by splitting the Rea Sea giving the Israelites dry ground on which to cross. Unfortunately for Pharaoh and his army, this was the end of Egypt’s king. For God lifted His protection and the Red Sea closed over them and they all drowned? The world’s great superpower was destroyed with no problem.
Psalm 105 40-41:The people asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river.
God fed the people of Israel, a nation now living in a desert. No natural or man-made facilities were there to handle such an exodus. God made it clear that He took care of anywhere from 600,000 people to 4 million people. However many were there, it was a problem only Jehovah God could solve. He fed them with manna and quail. He let water flow from a rock (the picture is Split Rock at Mount Horeb.) This is where Moses struck the rock and it supplied the water for millions of people. The caption in this photo says a man can walk between that crack of the rock and it has been proven the split was caused by water erosion. A great testament to the Word of God and proof of the Bible. God says in the New Testament:
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
God is our father and provider. He promises His children to supply their needs just like He took care of Israel in the desert. If God can feed several million people in the middle of nowhere; do you think your need of one person or family is a challenge to God? Just like His family in the desert wilderness, God will supply you no matter where you are. Even if He has to split something or rain down manna from Heaven to feed you. (I always thought manna was like a communion wafer from heaven but as I studied this I found out it looked like a coriander seed (right) and then ground down for flour.
As we have seen from this article, the same blessings that were supplied to Israel are also available to you. They are in the New Covenant – supplied by the blood of Jesus at the cross. Unfortunately, so many in Church through unbelief, bad doctrines or theology have forfeited these blessings.
Your unbelief will cost you either though your church teachings or your natural unbelief in the supernatural. It does not matter what the reason is, if you live in unbelief you will not receive anything from God. Jesus went to Nazareth, yet because of their unbelief Jesus could not do many great works. That same principle applies to us all. Yes Jesus is God and He was the Savior at Nazareth. However, the Nazarines stopped the flow of of God’s great works through their lack of faith and all their stupid questions.
Matthew 13:55-57: Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him.
Hebrews 8:6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (Read Psalm 103)