Posted by: peebles | January 25, 2012

Exodus 5, Bricks without straw.

This is an amazing story, one to which we can all relate. There is spiritual battle that rages for the soul, where the evil taskmasters will do everything to stop someone from having the freedom to worship the true and living God, and having a personal relationship with Him. Furthermore, the hard taskmasters will try to get people to blame God if things go wrong, and try to deflect the blame somehow towards God. These “taskmasters” will oppress you and try to bring you down to a place where you feel you are stuck between a rock and hard place, and things go from bad to worse, where you are told to make, ‘bricks without straw’. Though they beat you and torment you, they want you to come to a place where you would not want to seek the face of God, because you think that it is Him that is doing this to you. But God has only good things for your life. God wants to bless you, and bring you up out of these circumstances, from the place where you are told to make, ‘bricks without straw’, to a land of blessing. 
No matter how hard the enemy tries to defeat you, no matter how difficult things get, even though you feel as if you are in a place where everything is going against you, where you are told to make, ‘bricks without straw’, know this, you have something inside so strong! No matter how hard the enemy tries to pull you down, you WILL get through these times. You will be set free from their taunts, you will rise above it all and move on, because the Bible says in 1 John 4:4 (KJV),Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”. 
 
Just as God promised His people that He would deliver them, by His mighty outstretched hand, by signs and miracles, so God will deliver you. By His mighty power, He will set you free from the hard taskmasters who taunt by telling you that you’re no good, you will never amount to anything, you’re worthless, you can’t doing anything right, you’re lazy and beat you down. But God always wants to bless and encourage you, He wants to be the up lifter of your head. He thinks you’re fantastic, you’re the apple of His eye. To Him you’re beautiful, to God you are amazing, and God will bring you a mighty deliverance from making, ‘bricks without straw’, to a place of blessing. 
Now listen to this, from the book of Jeremiah 29:10-11 (NIV), “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’” 
 
God has only good things for your life. It is not in God’s nature to be bad towards you. That is a lie from the enemy, who does not want you to see, that God loves you, so he blinds your eyes to the truth. The enemy wants to beat you down so low, and have you broken inside and down trodden, ‘making bricks without straw’. But the Bibles says in Matthew 11: 28 to 30 (Amplified Bible), from the very lips of Jesus, himself, “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good — not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.”  
 
My friend, sometimes the storms of life hit us hard, and we can feel as we are making, ‘bricks without straw’. Nothing is going right for us at all, and we are stuck between a rock and hard place. However, do not despair, for God is about to deliver you, and bring you out from the oppression of the enemy. He will bring you a mighty deliverance, by His mighty outstretched arm. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He will cause a miracle to happen. He will bring you up and out of your, ‘Egypt of hardship’, to the land of blessing, because He loves you.
God bless you my friend, Matthew.

Responses

  1. Bless You, your words and edifying scriptures are just what I needed to hear right now. I of course know much of the scripture, and have access to Bibles, Television preachers, and the Holy Spirit to rely on, but, sometimes we need someone to remind us that every good thing that comes from above… is of God,..Bless You
    paul

  2. Once again I take encouragement! Pressing forward, hallelujah!

  3. Thank you. We so need to hear that God cares because it sometimes seems that He is out playing golf. A friend told me a few days ago, ‘Anne, the Lord hasn’t forgotten you.’ I said, ‘Bernice, it feels like He doesn’t remember I exist.’


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