“Exposing the Exodus”
The Fulfilment of God’s Promise (Chapter 1 Verse 7)
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 God. Dare 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)