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Today we are starting a new series based on the book of Exodus, that reveals God’s concern for His people.

The series is titled “The God Who Reveals Himself in Times of Need”

Today we are discussing When God Brings Reassurance.

Text

Exodus 6:2 (AMP)

2 Then God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord.

Scripture Reading

Exodus 6:2-13 (AMP)

Introduction

Moses was greatly discouraged over the opposition of Pharaoh, but God came to bring him great reassurance.

He promised that Moses would see God at work against Pharaoh.

Fighting the enemy and standing for God’s way often causes God’s people to be weary.

Paul said it was possible to “be weary in well doing” in Galatians 6:9.

When we become weary, we have a tendency to doubt, so we need God’s reassurance.

Today let’s look at the assurance God gives. 

  1. God assures us of His character.
  1. The majesty of God.

God brought to Moses’ remembrance His names.

The names disclosed God’s character.

Exodus 6:3 (AMP)

3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob (Israel) as God Almighty [El Shaddai], but by My name, Lord, I did not make Myself known to them [in acts and great miracles].

God Almighty, El Shaddai, means “Mountain God”.

In this name there is the feeling of fear and trembling in the face of God’s overwhelming majesty.

Nothing brings greater assurance than a new insight into the majesty of God.

We need a new sense of awe about God’s greatness.

B. The God who relates.

The climactic step in God’s revelation to Moses came with the disclosure of God’s new name as Jehovah, or Yahweh.

The new name assured Moses that God continued to relate to Israel in a personal way.

2. God assures us by His covenant.

  1. God’s faithfulness in the past.

God told Moses of His faithful covenant to the patriarchs.

Exodus 6:4 (AMP)

4 I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as strangers (temporary residents, foreigners).

God told Moses that He had been faithful in the past.

Look at God’s work with His people in previous years.

He has never renounced one of His promises.

When God makes a covenant, He will be faithful.

B. God’s pledge for the future.

After reminding Moses of His past faithfulness, the Lord pledged the trustworthiness of His Word to Israel in bondage.

Exodus 6:5 (AMP)

5 And I have also heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, whom the Egyptians have enslaved, and I have [faithfully] remembered My covenant [with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob].

God pledges to fulfil His covenant with Israel.

Much of the Christian’s assurance is the promise of God.

Let us trust the covenant that God has made with us.

He will do exactly what He said.

3. God assures us of His challenges.

  1. The promise to anticipate.

Seven Hebrew verbs portrayed what God promised to do for Israel.

“Bring you out”, 

“Rid you,”

“Redeem you”

“Take You”

“Will be to you a God”

“Bring you”

“Give you”.

All of these promises related to the Lord’s redemptive activity of Israel and the gift of a land for their possession.

Slaves in Egypt had a wonderful promise to anticipate.

God’s people have a great future.

God has made bountiful promises of what is ahead for the Christian.

God has made awesome promises about life on earth and even greater promises about life after death.

B. The charge to obey.

God challenged Moses to proclaim faithfully the Lord’s will despite the circumstances.

He charged Moses to combat opposition from Pharaoh and to counteract the indifference of the Hebrews.

God challenged Moses to obey Him despite obstacles and hindrances encountered in the process.

God’s reassurance does not come with promises of an easy road.

He forecasts obstacles and difficulties, but He gives a challenge to obey Him, regardless of anything.

Conclusion.

Are you discouraged in your work for God?

Has persistent doing good made you tired?

Has the lack of response caused you distress?

God can encourage you and bring great comfort.

Listen to Him say, “I am the Lord.”

Until next time

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I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word.

When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer.

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