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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Set Free

                Have you had your Joy Juice today?  The joy of Jesus will set you free!

                In Exodus 9:1, we read God’s instructions to Moses:
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”

                The Israelites had been in bondage for years and years.  But God brought them out of Egypt in order to worship Him and bring Him glory.  In her book, He Speaks to Me, Priscilla Shirer suggests that we all have “pharaohs” in our lives that threaten to hold us captive. We must remember that God wants to set us free so that we can fully worship and glorify Him….which brings joy to the Father and joy to us! 

                The author writes that one of the “pharaohs” that we may find ourselves facing could be the Pharaoh of Past Mistakes. All of us can think back to choices we’ve made that were not good decisions.  We may live under that shadow of shame; and the enemy loves to keep throwing that memory back at us.  That’s one of his most powerful weapons to steal our joy.  When that “pharaoh” threatens us, we should pull out the SWORD…the Word of God and read this truth:
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19) 

                Let God set you free from the Pharaoh of Past Mistakes. Glorify Him and worship Him with shouts of joy!

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