Well, Team, no dramatic news for you. It is like a football game where the score is 49 to 49. We scored on the enemy a handful of times, but he came right back and scored on us quite solidly an equal number of times.
So we are still in the game, but still on the wrong side of the Red Sea.
Unlike previous weeks, we have no great ah ha moments to report.
We are quick to add, however, that what we see in the natural does not represent everything that is going on, so we assume that you were highly effective in chipping away at the enemy’s position in the spiritual realm, even though we don’t see it here – yet.
Meanwhile, I keep getting reminded over and over that getting across the Red Sea is not the objective. It is just a milestone.
The objective is to take possession of the land of Canaan and that failed to happen because of the flaws in the people’s perspective of God.
Personally, I am deeply concerned about that. It is so important for me to do what I need to do each day to fight the sundry fires that are burning here or there, but Pharaoh is not the issue – it is God. In the midst of the fire, my most important responsibility is to grow enormously in my understanding of the nature of God.
It was mostly sheer panic that made the Hebrews trust God and walk through the Red Sea at night. But it took rock solid faith to embrace the challenge of entering the promised land.
Then, 40 years later, it took obedience and determination to wipe out the resistance movement, so they didn’t – opting for comfort instead.
I am not having a fun week right now. But I am vastly more concerned about growing my spirit into the knowledge of God needed for steps two and three, than I am about getting Pharaoh dead and off my back.
Prayer commitments were up again this week. You guys are awesome. Thank you so much for joining me in a very personal fight.
Copyright February 2014 by Arthur Burk
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