“When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became His sanctuary and Israel His dominion. The sea saw it and fled (Exodus 14:16); Jordan turned back (Joshua 3:17). The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs (Exodus 19:18). What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned? O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O little hills, like lambs? Tremble, O earth, at the Presence of the Lord, at the Presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water (Exodus 17:6), the flint into a fountain of waters (Numbers 20:11).”
As I searched through the Scripture this morning, I repeatedly returned to this passage. I felt drawn to the tenacity of the Lord as He delivered His children from the bonds of slavery in Egypt and led them, sometimes kicking and screaming, into the Promised Land. He literally moved heaven and earth for their sakes!
God never gave up on His children and He never gives up on us.
When He brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, “Judah (Israel) became His sanctuary.” He dwelt among them because of the Holy Tabernacle – His dwelling place built according to His commandments – that traveled with them through the wilderness.
Beloved, WE are the sanctuary of God through the Blood of Jesus and the power of His indwelling Spirit. The Father has gone to great lengths to be with us. He gave His only Son as a sacrifice so that through His Blood we could be cleansed of all unrighteousness. He holds onto us with a powerful grasp. We are His special treasure.
That’s worth repeating, “You are His special treasure!”
God loves you with an everlasting love and He will do anything to sustain you, preserve you and bring you into your Promised Land.
Yes, your Heavenly Father will move heaven and earth to sustain you through your wilderness.
Lord, I receive so much encouragement knowing that You will do anything for me – nothing is too difficult for You. I am comforted to know that I am Your special treasure. Thank You. You, Lord, are my portion and I hope in You. You are precious to me.