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And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. [But] I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. – Exodus 23:28-29

If we take Israel’s Promised Land symbolically as experience of our Spirit filled life in Christ1 then this little verse shows why God doesn’t immediately change everything in our lives, all at once, when we first enter Christ.

God promised to even send hornets ahead of Israel to clear out their land but only as they would be able to occupy, otherwise nature would take over instead. Ever see an unoccupied house, a neglected garden, or someone who bought more home than they could maintain? It’s the same spiritually — God cleans up our lives as we grow and are able to keep it clean.

We may not be able to make some needed changes this year or next but God understands and tenderly leads. He will eventually get to it all when time is right — He is doing the same in those we love, too.

-fritz@langgang.com
1 – Promised Land Symbolism – June 15, 2011

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We Cry, He Listens

[T]he Israelites were still groaning under their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry went up to God, who heard … and remembered his covenant – Exodus 2:23-24 (GNB)

The Exodus from Egypt was an epic event; and if we learn only one thing from it, it would be that when people cry to God he listens.

Teach your children how to cry out to God, it will save their lives.

– fritz@langgang.com

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Pharaoh said, “Lazy, that’s what you are—lazy! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.’ Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.” … Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? – Exodus 5:17,22 (NIV)

God sends Moses to demand release and what does Pharaoh do? He makes the Hebrew’s lives harder – bricks without straw!

Sometimes deliverance begins with things getting worse – quit then and deliverance never happens!

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9

Prayer: Father, by your help I shall not lose heart nor take “No!” as the answer to my freedom! I shall not allow an apparent setback derail my confidence in you! Amen.

Sound Bite: Freedom seldom begins easily

– fritz@langgang.com

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>Empty of Evil

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“When a corrupting spirit is expelled … it says, ‘I’ll go back to my old haunt.’ On return, it finds the person swept and dusted, but vacant. It then … rounds up seven other spirits … and they all move in…That person ends up far worse” – Jesus (Luke 11:24-26 Message)

Being empty of evil is not enough, we must be full of good.

Not doing wrong doesn’t ultimately help, we must do right.

Read the Bible, go to church, pray daily, let God fill up your life with his goodness, let him guide you how to do good things.

– fritz

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