Notes on the Exodus (7)

“Exposing the Exodus”

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

The Fulfilment of God’s Promise (Chapter 1 Verse 7)

This multiplication of the people of Israel is part, at least, of the promise that was given to Abraham. This is a comfort to us. Because the promises of God belong to us (2Corinthians 1:20; 2Corinthians 7:1). He does not lie (Titus 1:2). We can trust, rest implicitly, completely, trusting in the sure word of God (2Peter 1:19). Our confidence in his gospel, the promise of salvation belongs to us (Mark 9:23). Sin’s dreadful penalty with its presence and powerful hold on us can be broken. So come now (Matthew 11:28-30), and find rest for your soul, come and drink freely at the fountain of life-giving water (Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:17). Such glorious provision of relief for man’s raging thirst. In an age of so much mistrust, he is one upon whom you can place all your trust, the true and living God through Jesus Christ his Son.

This fruit is supernatural growth v7. It has got to be miraculous. The land is filled, and Israel is gathering more and more strength, a young and vigorous nation. They are very powerful through sheer numbers alone. It is claimed that the land bore a tradition that it favoured human fertility, but there is more to this growth than that. It is the Lord! He caused them to multiply greatly. But there is nothing new in that, he is after all, the living God, the life-producing God. But this is far from normal. The growth of the church is always supernatural, for each and every soul added is a soul reborn, a miracle of God’s grace. There are times when the growth is accelerated, we call it revival, like at Pentecost. God gives a mighty increase. But God’s people are never called ordinary, for their God is no ordinary God. He is the God that Joseph trusted and through all of his life In affliction, in temptation, in failure, and in prosperity. Joseph came through it all. He triumphed through his GodDare to believe, to trust this God, in all circumstances let him fill you. Worship him! The work of God goes on through every generation, through the slow and the exciting times. Take care that it doesn’t go on without you. Make sure you’re part of what he is doing today.

(© James R Hamilton, written Spring, 2015)

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