“You dear children are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” – 1 John 4:4 (NIV).
When Moses, the prophet, stepped up and faced Ramses, the pharaoh, and calmly asked, “Let my people go” it was not like old times (Exodus 5:1). Prior he had run off when it became known he had killed an Egyptian to save the life of a Jew (Exodus 2: 11-25). He had not lingered to see if his God could fight back for him. Moses was terrified of the power of the enemy.
Far off in exile he must have reflected on the power of the God he believed in against that of his enemies. Who was more powerful? Finally God would reveal himself to him one day in a bush fire and tell him to go back and free the Jews under captivity (Exodus 3).
It was a different Moses who faced Ramses this time. He wasn’t afraid as before. He knew his God was greater than all other gods of Pharaohs as he clearly revealed through numerous miracles.
As believers we are faced with all kinds of enemies who dare the God we believe in. Let us be like Moses who after an encounter with God himself knew the power he had. It is the same power we all have here. That no matter the size or nature of the enemy our God is far greater than all the forces out there.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that whatever obstacle, I may face, I know your power is greater than all the forces out there.