Spritual Growth


God Knows Your Affliction

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt”. EXODUS 3:7-10

Introduction: In this Bible context, it was God that was speaking to Moses, he (God) informed him that He has seen the affliction of His people and has heard their cried, so He is ready to save them from their oppressor. Here, God has given Moses a special assignment to save His people from the power of affliction. Let us consider the lesson derived from the Exodus 3:7-10

Firstly, it is clearly revealed that God was aware of the challenges we might be passing through. He is Omnipresent and Omniscience. There is nothing that is happening to you as a person that God is not aware of, however you are mandatory to inform Him of your conditions. God is not happy with what you are passing through, He does not want suffering or affliction for His children. Although, it is possible for you to be in such situation as a result of ignorant and sinful desires.

You’re in that condition as a result of your less concern about the things of God. God is expecting you to tell him what you are passing through as the children of Israel told Him. He said “Call unto me, and I will answer you”. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

Secondly, in Exodus 3:7-10, the verses revealed to us is that the Creator is going to send a savior to save His people from destruction of the enemies. He has ordained Moses at this time to set His people free from the oppressors. The people of God cannot set themselves free without a savior. At this point, God see Moses as a man that was qualified for the task. He called Moses and told him what he will do in order to set his people free.

There is a savior ordained and sent to save you from your affliction. There is a particular prophet sent to give you the right information you need to be free from your problem. In support of this fact, the Lord Jesus Christ make it clear when He said: “But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.” Luke 4:25-27.

Thirdly, this message was sent to you not by accident but by divine arrangement for you to understand and be set free from your predicaments. Despite of thousands of Prophets during the time of Elijah, God sent Prophet Elijah to free the Widow of Sarepta in a city of Sidon from the recession – famine that confronted the nation for three and half years. So also, Prophet Elisha was sent to heal the Naaman the Syrian from his leprosy.

In every generation God use to ordain and send a savior to save His people from destruction. It was Moses that God used to deliver His people from the afflictions of the Egyptians. As Moses was ordained, set and sent by God as a savior to save the people of God from the hands of afflictions and bring them out from the land of Egypt, so also God has ordained and sent Jesus to deliver sinners from the power of sins.

Fourthly, sin is the greatest affliction and oppressor that everyone must be delivered from its bondage. However, God has completed the work of salvation of humanity through Jesus Christ baptism, His death on the cross and His resurrection from the death. The only Savior that sinners needs to save them from this sinful world to eternal life is Jesus Christ, because He has finished the work of redemption on the cross once and all. Hebrews 9:28, Colossians 1:14, Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 3:5, 1 John 2:2.

Conclusion: Before you can be set free from your problem and afflictions, you need a savior sent by God. The only Savior ordained and sent by God to set you free from all your afflictions and sins is Jesus Christ, however, you MUST accept His Lordship and believe in His name in order to be set free. Now is the right and acceptable time for you to come unto Jesus Christ, confess your sins, and repent from it. Accept Jesus as your personal Lord and the only Savior that is capable to save and deliver you from all bondages and afflictions.