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Friday, 5th January 2017: The Lord will fight for you!

Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:33
And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.

Reflection: The same people who oppressed the Israelites and had vowed never to have them enjoy liberty were now pleading and urging the people of Israel to leave their country in haste. The Egyptians had come to the point where they knew that their god was no march for the God of Israel. Even though they had managed to call any of the attacks hurled against them earlier a mere bluff, this one was too much. Their god had been rendered completely useless and powerless. All the first borns of all living creatures (man and animals) had been killed by the God of Israel and there was great wailing and mourning in every house. Even the heir apparent to their throne lay dead. The only way out for Egypt to survive was to get the people of Israel out immediately. They could not hold on to their avowed position any longer. Your oppressors can vow never to let you have your peace and liberty but God knows how to break their pride, set you free and give you a new story line. The Lord will fight for you.

Prayer: Oh God, cause my oppressors to leave me alone.

Confession: The Lord fights my battles. The pride of my oppressors are broken. I walk in freedom.

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