TUESDAY 18TH OCT,2016
TOPIC: WHAT YOU NEED IN THE WILDERNESS (1)
TEXT: Psalms 78:52 “But He made His own people go forth like sheep, And guided them in the wilderness like a flock…..”
One of the first radio Bible teachers, started his daily broadcast with the song, ‘My Lord knows the way through the wilderness; all I have to do is follow.’ To get the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan, God took His people through the wilderness—and, spiritually speaking; you’ll have to go through it, too! You can have a wilderness experience anywhere. At a graveside, in a cancer ward, in a divorce court, in an unemployment queue, or when you lose your house but the wilderness can also be a place of miracles. So for the next few days, let’s look at some things you need to survive in the wilderness.
DIRECTION! Without it you end up going round in circles. Notice how God led Israel. He ‘went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud…and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light…He took not away the pillar of the cloud…nor the pillar of fire…from before the people’ (Exodus 13:21-22). God told Moses: ‘Whenever the pillar moves, you move and when the pillar stops, you stop’ but what do you do at night when it’s pitch darkness? There are no candles or oil lamps, and you risk sharing your bed with a scorpion or stepping on a snake on your way to the bathroom. Don’t worry; God has got you covered! The wilderness isn’t alien territory to Him. The Psalmist said, ‘Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’ (Psalms 119:105). For every contingency, condition and circumstance you face, your Bible will guide you, protect you and keep you safe. So stop worrying and start reading it every day.
STUDY THE BIBLE
REV 19; ISAIAH 5&6; PS 109:20-31