I Have Heard The Groaning of My People
Witchcraft, divination, sorcery, the occult. Upon reading the account of the tribes of Israel’s beginnings in the book of Exodus, one can surmise the deeper hidden mysteries. Some of these mysteries are, in my opinion, what their “norm” was. Slaves in bondage, oppressed by cruel taskmasters and feeling hopeless with no way out. (Much more mystery lies ahead of us in the upcoming chapters in our story, but, let’s stay on track…)
That certainly was not the “norm” in The Beginning. Quite the opposite actually.
As Yah leads His people out of modern-day Babylonian/Egyptian, many are awakening to what we are surrounded by…Today’s “norms”…witchcraft, the occult, transgender, paganism, child sacrifice to just name a few abominations.
Truly, there really isn’t anything new under the sun!
My own story of being led out of personal bondage is a lengthy one, so, I will only share briefly. I was married to a pharmacist. Shortly after moving into my new home, along with my beloved Jack Russell Terrier named Jack, we both sensed that there was a dark presence in our new abode.
All was not well. Creepy music flowed upstairs at night (if you have ever watched the Hollywood movie called The Shining, it was that kind of music). Jack seemed to see and hear things I could not. He took shelter in his safe place, his kennel, on occasions. Before fleeing, he would look at me with a strange look on his brown fur face as if he waited for me to protect him. On several occasions, I heard breathing next to me. Visiting with my mother-in-law in her duplex home next to ours, we, together, witnessed the same activity in her section of the house. She would say nonchalantly “it’s the spooks, it’s the spooks!”
Whatever that thing was, it imitated my voice, causing others to hear me say things I never said. This created many problems in the marriage. There were many other things that occurred in that home.
I cried out to Yah to rescue me from the abuse that took place in that home with this man that saw hooded creatures and “gremlins”.
Suffice to say, that these were the “norms” for my new family. I share that to show you that being brought up around these activities desensitizes one to evil. I believe that this may have been the case with those living in Goshen, surrounded by the Egyptian culture with its occult symbolism and occultic powers.
As with a domestic violence victim. Growing up in that environment one becomes desensitized to it. It is the norm. Dysfunction is the norm. One grows up a victim or victimizer. To leave and never come back takes great courage and a lot of help. The Israelites, after being led out of bondage, wanted to return, just like a victim who wants to go back due to the good memories and forgetting the reality of the trauma. But, again, I am getting ahead of the story!
When I cried out for deliverance from destructive marriages, He heard my cry. Many times I went back to what was familiar, which is the norm. Statistics show that a woman leaves on average seven times before she is ready to leave and never look back…there is a variety of reasons women return. Mainly it is due to finances and the children.
The Israelites wanted to return, but we are jumping ahead of the story!
The focus of this week’s story and blog is this…He heard their cries and sent a deliverer. He hears our cries and He sends a Deliverer!
Whatever your situation, know that He hears you! He hears the cry of the hopeless dope fiend, the prostitute, the homosexual/transgender, the drunk, the housewife in bondage to a harsh taskmaster…
The Tribes are awakening and He is about to do a new thing…He is about to deliver His people again…for the last time! The Father is about to send The Deliverer to break Pharoh’s back and that vast army is about to be overrun by His army led by the Host of Heaven, the Host of the Armies of Heaven…
Look up, for your redemption draws nigh!