God once called a man to help deliver a nation and told a prophet to back him up. Their teamwork and determination to fulfill the word of the Lord over their nation was epic. Not only did their journey make history; their prophetic partnership gives strategic insights for today’s version of the same story.
The man was Moses and the prophet who stood in the gap was Aaron. Through their own journey, we can see some amazing parallels in how God is now using another man, President Donald J. Trump, to help deliver our own nation through the prophetic word of the Lord.
GOD SPOKE THE END RESULT, BUT DIDN’T PROVIDE THE DETAILS
But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand. So, I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all the wonders that I will do in it; after that he will let you go. And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty. (Exodus 3:19-21 ESV)
When God called Moses, He declared the final result, but not the details of the deliverance. His commission was short and to the point. Though the king of Egypt would be stubborn, God would win in the end, and the people would gain their freedom. God didn’t bother to fill in the gaps. He never even mentioned any plagues. He only spoke of “wonders.” From God’s viewpoint, what He was going to do would be wonderful and extraordinary. He just didn’t tell Moses what the process would look like.
The initial word of the Lord for our nation concerning President Trump and his two consecutive terms, has remained unchanged among many prophets and intercessors. And yet, the length of the process and the endless roadblocks to breakthrough have caused many to question the initial word. Evidently, knowing all the details – or timetable – isn’t God’s priority. Faithfulness to His word is.
GOD CALLED FOR ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE, NOT PERSONAL DEBATE
And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, Israel is my firstborn son, and I say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve me.” If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.’” (Exodus 4:21 ESV)
Moses was told to do “all the miracles” that God put within his power. God had actually only shown him two (healing his leprous hand and turning the staff into a snake), so there’s no indication Moses knew of any others. Little did he know that there would actually be ten miracles/plagues before it was all said and done. This drawn-out contest would also test God’s leader as Pharaoh repeatedly tempted Moses to make deals and compromise God’s laws (see Exodus 10:9-11). Thankfully, Moses never budged. It was God’s way – or no way.
Given the lack of strategic information, it seems God determined this whole assignment was on a “need to know” basis. When Moses questioned Him about the tedious process or his seeming lack of success, the Lord simply told him to hold the line and repeat the command. The unknowns didn’t make him or Aaron false prophets. It simply made them totally dependent on God.
GOD USED A LEADER AND A PROPHET TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION
Aaron spoke all the words that the Lord had spoken to Moses and did the signs in the sight of the people. And the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped. (Exodus 4:30-31)
Moses felt unqualified for the task and asked for a mouthpiece. God obliged and called Aaron as Moses’ prophet. Though Moses would receive the instructions and blueprint from the Lord, it was Aaron who would declare them in the midst of the people and use the shepherd’s staff to release the word of the Lord. This partnership served to solidify God’s purposes in the eyes of the people and brought unity and authority in prayer.
In like manner, God has called President Trump to complete a mammoth assignment from heaven, asking church leaders and the prophets to stand behind him. Even in his first campaign in 2015, Donald J. Trump met with church leaders urging them to use their voices to reach fields he knew he couldn’t reach. If we are to see God’s promises fulfilled and demonic principalities overthrown, we the people must back up God’s leader to accomplish this epic mission.
THE LORD MADE MOSES “TO BE AS A GOD” TO PHAROAH AND THE PEOPLE
(Concerning Aaron) He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him. (Exodus 4:16)
And the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. (Exodus 7:1)
Because of the immensity of the commission, God placed upon Moses such great authority from heaven, it caused others to look at him like a god. This was not the result of human worship or starry-eyed adoration, but a recognition and honor of one whom God’s hand was upon. It was the tangible fear of God that was placed there, on purpose, for God to accomplish His plan. This is not some Old Testament gimmick because God continues to use rulers in our own day with a similar heaven-sent anointing and authority that deters evildoers.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:3-4)
For those who acknowledge God’s mantle upon President Trump, it is not worship of a man or misplaced priorities as much as an affirmation of God’s hand, anointing, and authority on the one He has called and chosen to fulfill a heavenly mandate.
PEOPLE WON’T LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD BECAUSE OF IMPATIENCE AND PERSONAL PAIN
Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken (impatient) spirit and harsh slavery. (Exodus 6:9)
Though there is certainly unbelief at work in this story, Scripture indicates the people wouldn’t listen to Moses because they got impatient and were hurting. They didn’t realize the magnitude of the mission nor the requirements that had to be met before they were granted freedom. Every time Moses repeated God’s promise, all the people felt were the harsh sentences being placed upon them by their Egyptian taskmasters. The more Moses and Aaron tried to speak the word of the Lord, the more the people rebelled (see Exodus 5:21-23). And yet, God never answered their complaints. He simply reiterated His word.
Though many of us are continually looking for the latest prophetic updates that might relieve some of our frustration, God simply continues to reaffirm His initial promise and calls us to trust Him in the process. We can’t complain when He doesn’t reveal the details and we cannot allow the attacks of the enemy or the negative circumstances to bring bitterness of soul. It will cost us dearly if we do.
THE PROGRESSION OF PLAGUES CAUSED AN AWAKENING – ON BOTH SIDES
Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not yet understand that Egypt is ruined?” (Exodus 10:7)
The negative circumstances produced by the ten plagues were not random. Not only did they counter many of the supposed powers of Egypt’s gods, they got progressively personal and catastrophic. By the seventh plague, even Pharaoh’s servants were heeding Moses’ warnings and by the eighth plague, they were begging Pharaoh to let Israel go! God was making sure that both Israel and Egypt got His message. He, alone, was God.
Could it be that in this increasingly frustrating journey in our own nation, God is going after more than just a remnant? Could He be taking this time to reach to the furthest corners of the earth to compel even hardened unbelievers and stubborn rebels to acknowledge His Lordship? If so – are we willing to give Him the needed time to accomplish His goal?
GOD ALWAYS PROTECTS HIS OWN
Thus, I will put a division (set redemption) between my people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall happen. (Exodus 8:23, see also Exodus 9:4 and 10:23)
Just as God protected His people in Goshen (which means “drawing near”), so He continues to offer His protection to those who draw near to His presence with absolute trust. Regardless of the snare of the fowler or the pestilence that stalks, Psalm 91 is still a great insurance policy for those who abide and obey. He delights in setting us apart as those who live, not by empty promises or counterfeit solutions, but by the word of the Lord and the power of HIS might.
GOD’S TARGET IS THE HUMBLING OF ONE’S HEART – NOT THE JUSTICE OF ONE’S CAUSE
But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. You are still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go. (Exodus 9:16-17)
Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? (Exodus 10:3)
God made it clear from the beginning that He was going after the Pharaoh’s pride. Seeing his arrogance as a root of Egypt’s demonic tyranny, God’s goal was to compel this adversary to humble himself before the Lord: “But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand” (Exodus 3:19 ESV). Not only was He going to force Pharaoh to yield and release the Israelites, God was going to make sure they took the spoils of Egypt with them. Though the process would be painful, the result would be all of Egypt calling for Israel’s freedom and God’s people leaving with an abundant reward.
WHEN DARKNESS IS FELT, THE BREAKTHROUGH IS NEAR
The ninth plague of darkness was so dramatic and other-worldly, it was literally “felt” (see Exodus 10:21). More than just a sunless day, God’s darkness immobilized all of Egypt for three full days. It only took one more final death blow to break the will of the king’s rebellious heart. After his arrogant pride brought the death of his own son, he finally learned that God’s people were going on HIS terms, not the Pharaoh’s.
Through this entire prophetic journey, both in Moses’ time and in our own, God is not delaying His word – He’s actually fulfilling it! By putting His axe to the root of generational strongholds and demonic principalities over the nations, He is making sure we never have to pass this way again. By going after the pride of men’s hearts, He is dismantling Leviathan’s grip and destroying the lies that feed it.
Ultimately, our reward will not be in getting out of Egypt or even of crossing the Red Sea. Our reward will come when we charge into the promised land with boldness of heart and take out the giants once and for all. Let’s not make the same mistake the Israelites did and shrink back in fear. Let’s learn the lessons from our bondage and allow them to build our courage for what lies ahead. If we can see God IN THE MIDST of all that plagues us, our faith can – and will – overcome the world!
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