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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Do not be afraid



Exo 4:3

The LORD said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it.
Exo 4:4
Then the LORD said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.



Moses had already experienced the supernatural and to him it was by now normal but when God told him to throw his staff on the ground and it became a snake Moses gut reaction was to run from it. He had a healthy fear of snakes but when God told him to pick it up again by the tail he did not hesitate in obeying even when he was afraid. Now I don't know anything about snakes but usually to control a snake you have to hold its head and not the tail. A snake if held by the tail will normally turn to bite the handler.

There are 3 points I would like to make

1) Moses was not shocked by the supernatural but did fear snakes
2) Moses controlled his initial reaction of fear and was able to obey God
3) He obeyed Gods instructions without hesitation.

God may not require you to pick up a snake. But there are plenty of fears which we have which hold us back from being the best person God intends us to be

Colossians 3 10 .. put on the new self .. which is constantly being renewed in the image of God ... in order to bring you into full knowledge of Him.

As your new self  grows in maturity pray that God will highlight and address the fears which hold you back. Fear of intimacy due to past hurts. Fear of failure in the new job or situation. Most people have a number of fears which can control their entire lives

YOU HOWEVER ARE NO LONGER A SLAVE TO FEAR.

BUT the Spirit God gave you does not make you timid, but gives you power, love and self-discipline.
Exodus 4 2-4;1 Ti 1 : 7;Col 3:10.

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