Who's Movie Is It?
We must realize, that even though it doesn't seem like it at times, this is God's movie. He is the author, producer and director.
We read in Exodus, contrary to popular belief, that the Israelites were actually very comfortable for the 400 years since Joseph.
"And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them" Exodus 1:7
They were so prosperous and comfortable, that God had to make life uncomfortable for them, so they would leave Egypt. It was He who hardened Pharaoh's heart to begin with, so they would no longer be comfortable where they were. He brought tribulation upon them until they cried out to God because of their discomfort. When the time came, He repeatedly hardened Pharaoh's heart so that He would not let them go, making their tribulation harder.
"And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go." Exodus 4:21
Moses kept going before Pharaoh and asking, "Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go", knowing the answer would be no.
When they left Egypt, God provided for their needs so well, that we can look at it and wonder how so many wanted to return.
He "made a way, where there is no way" when He parted the Red Sea and caused Manna to fall from Heaven that they wouldn't go hungry. He even caused water to flow from dry rock, that they wouldn't go thirsty.
Now, in these end times, God is calling His people out of the world, the spiritual land of Egypt. However, like the Israelites, they have grown fruitful and increased abundantly in the world. This is the reason for the Great Tribulation and those, who are not ready to leave their worldly comfort behind and exercise their faith, will be left behind and will not enter the promised land, His Kingdom.
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food and the body is more than clothing" Luke 12:22
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." 1 Thessalonians 5:4
Don't be like those in Exodus, who after God delivered them from Egypt, resisted God's will and chose only to see hardship and the lack of comfort, even when God provided for their NEEDS so miraculously? God wants His people to rise up together in faith, that you may be enraptured in His Prescience, enabling you to enter the promised land, His kingdom of absolute love, peace and joy?
The Lord is coming through the clouds of delusion, confusion and doubt, to reveal the truth of God's awesome, overwhelming, majestic, eternal prescience, that we will all undoubtedly receive when He comes. True love will conquer all in the end!
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." Romans 13:11
We can say we have faith in God when our lives are comfortable and when our fleshly desires are satisfied. It's only when it's put to the test do we realise how little our faith and trust really is. I thank God that He has revealed the absolute truth to me, to the point that I am beyond the shadow of a doubt that I can put my faith and trust in Him. Not because of what was written in a book thousands of years ago, but because He has proved it to me in my own life.
Copyright © 2014 Carl (Little John) Painter