“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”. (Exodus 12:31-32 KJV)
Moses did not relent in issuing God’s command to Pharaoh to “let my people go”, but Pharaoh refused. However, that did not deter Moses nor intimidate him, he persevered despite going against a brick wall. Moses’ confidence was borne out of his encounter with God, and for that reason, he did not entertain any doubt about what God had said; as far as he was concerned, Pharaoh was fighting a lost battle, in trying to keep God’s people in slavery. Moses had an understanding that he was not going to Pharaoh in his capacity as Moses, but as the representative of God, therefore He had the backing of Heaven. Ever before Moses even stepped out to confront Pharaoh, God told him in Exodus 7:1 (KJV), “See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh…” That meant that every word of God from Moses’ lips carried the full authority of God’s power. Beloved, you are God’s ambassador here on earth, and your words carry power. If any word is to fall to the ground, it must be the word of the enemy, not yours, because God cannot fail.
The key here was that Moses was consistent in declaring what God told him to say. Many times, believers get intimidated when they come against any form of resistance. A situation does not appear as if it is conforming to God’s word in that moment, and we get weary and stop speaking. Listen, Moses never kept quiet; he kept speaking until Pharaoh gave in and said, “Go serve the Lord as you have said”.
What Pharaoh are you contending against, and what have you been saying to him? Remember that Pharaoh did not say, “Go as God has said”. He said go as you have said. Child of God, you must understand that your words carry weight. If you read that account too fast, you will think that Pharaoh is saying it in anger. No! He was actually pleading. That was why he asked Moses to bless him. It was also the reason why the children of Israel could go back and demand their silver and gold. It was not that they were rushing. No! It was the enemy that was terrorized. I declare that your terror will be upon your enemy, in Jesus’ name.
Further Reading: Mark 11: 12-23, Proverbs 18:20-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Kings 6-7; Evening- Luke 20:27-47