Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:1-2
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, this month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you
Reflections: God informed Moses that the month Israel would experience deliverance from Egyptian bondage would mark the beginning of the Jewish nation. This conveyed the message that, as people of the covenant, they were to note that no power could hold them captive and prevail. God demonstrated this by killing all the firstborns of Egyptian creatures, including their human race. The recalcitrant Egyptian ruler (Pharoah) could not stand this and had to release Israel at once. Interestingly, as Israel marched out of Egypt that day, he pursued them to enslave them again. At this point, Israel had reached the shore of the Red Sea. God initiated an action to settle the matter once and for all. He parted the waters, providing Israel with a safe passage to the other side. He then closed the sea as the Egyptians attempted to access the same channel, killing Pharoah and his army. True to His word, no power could hold His covenant children bound and prevail. As a covenant child of God, the first month of the Jewish calendar is always there to remind you that no power can hold you bound forever. You will always break out of limiting conditions in life!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that no power can hold me bound and prevail.
Confession: No power can hold me bound and prevail.