306 – Promise of Angelic Protection
July 29, 1988
Thank You, Lord. I take this for just what it says: in listening for Your voice and obeying You, we have Your blessing and protection.
Exodus 23:20-33 He is sending an angel ahead of us on our journey!
20 an angel will go ahead of us to guard us and bring us to the place God has prepared for us.
21 pay attention to him and listen to what he says: do not rebel against him! My presence is in him.
22 If we listen carefully and do what He says, God shall be an enemy to our enemies.
24 Do not bow down before other gods or worship them or follow their practices; demolish them.
25 WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND HIS BLESSING WILL BE UPON YOUR FOOD AND WATER.
I WILL TAKE SICKNESS AWAY FROM THE MIDST OF YOU.
26 None will miscarry or be barren,
I WILL GIVE YOU A FULL LIFE SPAN.
27 I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter.
I will make your enemies turn their backs and run.
29 Little by little I will drive them out – until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
32 Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods.
33 Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against Me, because the worship of their gods will be a snare to you.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, NOT KNOWING where he was going. Hebrews 11:8
Just as we had ‘gone out now knowing’ on our trip from Reno to New York, and at other times in our Christian walk, this is what God was requiring/requesting at this juncture.