"Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.'" (Exodus 6:1)
To Moses this was a, "Well, perhaps, but I really don't see how it can be done." To God it was, and always is------ "Done."
As you may recall, in Exodus 3 Moses started a sort of argument with God about the whole deliverance of the Hebrews from the Egyptians. Most Jews in Egypt also had probably given up; certainly Moses thought it was a lost cause. But if you read Exodus 6:1-9 you will discover that Jesus, "The Word of God," speaks to Moses as though everything were a "done deal." He speaks of Canaan as though the Jews were already there, because with "The Eternal One" all is done, all is "there." To the Blessed Trinity, the Jews are in The Land, even while still under the Egyptians' whip--------- classic paradox. Oh, that you and I will walk in such reality.
Even with the greatest "faith people," there is a measure of "hope so" to belief in the Word of God, but not to our God. In Jesus Christ, we are already "there," wherever and whatever that may be. He is The God of the Before and the After, or, "the Alpha and the Omega." In Jesus Christ, December 31 of next year is here; where you and I will be, in what condition, and with whom none of us knows, but Our Living Triune God does know. He "sees" us at this moment on December 31 next year, because He is already there, still being God, Savior, Deliverer, Healer, Shepherd, "Faithful and True," literally, "Trustworthy and Truthful."
Whether we are on this planet, with Him in Glory, or being, "caught up...to meet the Lord in the air," we are there, now, securely, eternally. I pray for you a Happy Year; it's only "New" to you and me.
Father, in Jesus' Name, just that, "grain of a mustard seed," is all I ask. Amen.
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When Peter, an 18 year old Norwegian, "heard the call to evangelize China, he not only emptied his wallet into the collection plate, but included a small note with the words, 'and my life.'"
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