We live in expectation of God fighting for us and shielding us from the enemy.
+ Rejoice always and give thanks. This is key to battle. Thank the Lord that this oppression will turn out to bring more freedom and territory. It disarms enemy intimidation.
+ God wanted Pharaoh to resist Israel so that God could not only set Israel free, but destroy the gods of Egypt and resource the new Israeli economy.
+ If we're only ever focused on our circumstance instead of on who God is and what God is saying, we always miss the point. God is here. Our deliverance is assured.
+ We are believers. Will we believe positively for God, or negatively in line with our difficult circumstances?
+ The purpose of increased opposition is to take your focus away from what God has said and promised.
+ When God keeps giving you the same word and same promises, it's because there is no other word. That's it. Begin believing it.
+ Something always forms under pressure. Pressure creates granite and diamonds... and you!
+ Favor guarantees freedom, and freedom is the ability to move in the opposite spirit of what is coming against you.
+ The plagues of Egypt each destroyed a household god. But Israel remained shielded.
Where is God building your resilience and stamina in warfare?
What "gods" or strongholds in your thinking or life does He intend to overwhelm?
Where have you seen the goodness of the Lord in the midst of this? Is that what you're focusing on most?
Make a list of His provision and goodness now, then focus on thanksgiving and watch what changes in your perceptions!
There is always Opportunity in the Place of Confinement. Be encouraged!