Numbers 25:1-9, 14-18; 31:1-18; Judges8:28 Studying the history of the Midianites through the pages of the Bible reveals some interesting facts. Most fascinating is that they were almost annihilated by Moses who had married one of them (Zipporah) and had lived with them for 40 years while he was in exile. For Moses, he must … Continue reading The Midianites – who were they? 🤓
Numbers 32:8-15; Deuteronomy 9:23; Jeremiah 29:4-7 - God didn’t intend for the Israelites to spend 40 years wandering in the Wilderness. In fact God thought them ready to possess the promised land within 2 years of leaving Egypt. But right at the border of receiving the promise, the people succumbed to fear, rebelling against God, … Continue reading Why God allows “the wilderness” and the importance of responding correctly while in it
Numbers 9:17-23; 10:33-34 Why did the cloud and pillar of fire keep moving all over the place during the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness? Studying it, I found that in our wilderness seasons, God tells us when to move and when to stop. Whether it was two days, a month or a year that the … Continue reading Echoes from the wilderness: The cloud and pillar of fire. ☁️🔥
Exodus 14:13-15; 2 Chronicles 20:21-22; Daniel 9:20-23; 10:12-13; Mark 6:47-51; John 6:18-21 One of the questions we often ask as we go through life is what should I be doing right now? For example we could be believing God for something and we have such tremendous faith that we see the vision so clearly. The … Continue reading God moves as we move! 😁
Exodus 23:29-30; Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10-11 With God, everything truly works together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. This means that in painting God’s canvas for our lives, there’s a role for the good and bad stroke of the brush. Looking at this Israelite story where God … Continue reading Are our lives void of challenges when walking with God? 😪 🤷🏾♂️
Exodus 14:13-15 Here, Moses tells the people to keep silent and remain calm. BUT God says why are simply crying to me?! 😦 God tells him to keep it moving!!! Yes the red sea (your big problem) is in front of you but keep pushing forward in faith even when you cannot see what God … Continue reading Should we be idle when praying and waiting on God? 🤔
Isaiah 35:6-8; Isaiah 43:18-20; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Like Joseph’s or the Israelite’s journey, God first shows us a vision of our future (perhaps through a burning desire or He speaks to us), then there’s the wilderness experience (where God seems distant and we’re receiving only what we need and not what we want) to prepare … Continue reading The 3 step process on the “Highway of Holiness” – how God prepares us for His big move.
Job 23:10-11; Job 23:14; Isaiah 1:25-26; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; 1 Peter 1:6-7 The Bible often says after our wilderness trials, we become like pure gold. Pure gold after refining is: 1) Soft and pliable i.e. responds positively and easily to the moulding of God and what God is saying. 2) Transparent i.e. people don’t see … Continue reading Understanding the allegory of pure gold
Luke 5:39 “No man who is used to the old wine will immediately desire the new wine. The key word here is “immediately,” because we are human beings with habits and patterns. God must break those comfort zones by emptying the old wine and allowing us to go through a dry time of preparation with … Continue reading What is God doing while we’re waiting for the new wine?
Luke 5:39; Matthew 9:14-17 Some reasons God takes us through the wilderness and what did Jesus mean from the new wine skin parable? 🤔Excerpt from “God where are you?!” - John Bevere“In the Bible, wine is a symbol of God’s presence. Paul says in Ephesians 5: 18, “And do not be drunk with wine in … Continue reading Why God takes us through the wilderness – understanding the new wine skin