This is a guest post by Bishop Tony Osuobeni, Lead Pastor of New Season Global Worship Center, Columbus, Ohio. He is a sought-after conference speaker, attorney, pastor to pastors and mentor to many. He ministers internationally in Europe, Asia and Africa and offers apostolic leadership to churches and ministries in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, India, Canada and the United States. I am excited about his upcoming book, The God of Saviors. He resides in Columbus with his wife Ibiene and their three children – Tarela, Taribo and Tarike. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.
The truth about trouble is that trouble does not last always.
The story of the deliverance of God’s people from their protracted captivity in Egypt in Numbers 20:15-16 is an epic which symbolizes God’s power to set His people free no matter how long they have been in bondage. They lived so long in Egypt and some of them thought God had forgotten them but God had a plan.
God works with time. He uses time to His advantage to help His people out of captivity.
Every problem is manufactured with its expiration date. Everything that has a beginning equally has an end.
The Egyptians vexed God’s people and that’s exactly what the devil does. He specializes in vexing you to frustrate you. He vexes you to stifle your faith. He vexes you to actually destroy you.
The devil can’t break you because the devil didn’t make you. Only God can. There is an end to captivity and Numbers 20:16 shows exactly what you need to do.
Cry to God.
And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border.
Don’t live with captivity and settle in it as if it were a family member. – @osuobenitweets
The enemy loves to come into the family and make himself a family member, but the devil is a liar. The devil and his agents are all liars. Don’t settle for that lie. Cast that evil beast out. Cry out to God.
Be so vexed to release your faith through your tears and God shall redeem your years.
Our God is a Redeemer and Restorer of lost years.
The years the locust, the cankerworm, the caterpillar and the palmerworms have eaten shall be restored unto you. Your evening is about to disappear forever and your morning is around the corner.
You can’t keep going through the same thing over and over and over again. God is saying it is time for you to be delivered from this captivity. It is over! It is time for this problem to come to an end. It is over.
God shall send you an angel that shall drive out your enemy far away from you.
Soon and very soon, you shall look around you to see those Egyptians but you shall see them no more. God shall release you into Kadesh far away from Egypt in Jesus name.
Question: Which problem are you facing right now? Have you applied the Numbers 20:16 strategy yet? Post your comment below.
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