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Hope in God Who Provides Me with Rest | Day 5

April 10, 2020

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest,” He answered. Exodus 33:14 (TLV) When the children of Israel were slaves of Pharaoh, there was no rest. However, the Lord graciously brought His people into the practice of Shabbat, and even prioritized it as one of the Ten Words (Ten Commandments). It was a day of sabbath rest to remind them He, as Creator of the world, rested after His work. Because He delivered them and provided for them, they were now able to trust and honor Hi...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Show the World Who He Is

April 10, 2020

“The Egyptians will know that I am Adonai, when I stretch out My hand against Egypt, and bring out Bnei-Yisrael from among them” (Exodus 7:5). There are far more unbelievers in the world today than Believers. Everything from complacency to cynicism keeps people from searching for God. Many, like the Egyptians who enslaved Israel, fail to recognize the one true God due to their loyalty to false gods. As God works in our lives, sustaining us through trials or supernaturally protecting us from...

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God Brings Us Out and Through: To Show Us Who He Is

April 09, 2020

“…so you may know that I am Adonai” (Exodus 10:2). Living in this physical world as we do, sometimes we need reminders of just who our invisible, spiritual God is. Exodus chapter 10 tells us that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that He could perform more signs before him and his officials – so that Israel would know their God. He told Moses that it was also to enable the Jewish people to share with their children and grandchildren the mighty things God did in the process of rescuing them...

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God Brings Us Out and Through Because He Loves Us

April 08, 2020

“Then Adonai said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their slave masters, for I know their pains. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians...” (Exodus 3:7–8a). Who would have thought that Passover 2020 would find us experiencing our own “plague”? The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the globe with startling speed, leaving much of the world “sheltered in place” or engaged in “social distancing” ...

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Hope Through the Blood of the Lamb | Day 3

April 08, 2020

From Exodus 12:13: And when I see the blood I will pass over you I love celebrating Passover every year. But when I was a teenager the biblical account of the Passover became meaningful in a way that touches me to this day. The Lord used that story to help me understand the gift of salvation through Yeshua through a simple Gospel pamphlet. It was about how the children of Israel by faith applied the blood of a spotless lamb on their doorposts and lintels, and once that had been done, the peop...

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The Power of Passover

April 07, 2020

Have you ever seen the beginning of a marathon? Last year, around 40,000 racers lined up en masse to run the London Marathon. Organizers advised runners ahead of time that those at the back of the pack may not cross the start line for 15 minutes after the signal to begin the race. Now imagine what it must have been like as the Israelites left Egypt in the Exodus. Scholars agree that the crowd probably numbered well over 2 million people. How do 2 million people just leave? And the Israelit...

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A Call to Prayer: END Coronavirus this Passover

April 06, 2020

We want to invite you to join us, Wednesday April 8th at sundown in a specific time of prayer that the Lord would end COVID-19, the coronavirus, during this Holy Season. Watch the short video invitation and plan to pray the prayer included in this message with us this Wednesday at sundown. May the Lord protect and deliver His people, Jew & Gentile alike, and the nations of the Earth from this disease at this time!

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Hope that Delivers: Thoughts from the Book of Exodus

April 05, 2020

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and shalom in trusting, so you may overflow with hope in the power of the Ruach ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit). —Romans 15:13 Stop for a moment and think. What are you hoping to be delivered from at this time? It might be something specific, like global pandemic. It might be something more abstract but every bit as real and pervasive, like fear. The bo...

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Hope When Idols Fail | Day 4

April 03, 2020

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:2-3 (NIV) How did the children of Israel find themselves in flagrant sin and under God’s weighty wrath in the second half of Exodus 32? No doubt by way of a long slippery slope! Their propensity for idolatry is revealed in numerous passages, including the simple things mentioned in Exodus 16:3 (meat, bread, Egypt). By the time we get to the story of the g...

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Hope in the God Who Guides | Day 2

April 03, 2020

You in Your lovingkindness led the people You have redeemed. You guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation. Exodus 15:13 (TLV) When I was a little girl, we took a cross-country trip from Arizona to New England. My dad brought a big United States atlas and used a yellow highlighter to mark our route from state to state to state, all the way to my cousin’s hometown in Massachusetts. I loved tracing my finger along the route, even though all the different place names, roads, an...

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