Exodus 12:40-41 (NIV), “Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD’s divisions left Egypt.”
The Israelites were in bondage for 430 years as slaves in Egypt.
- 430 years . . . in other words . . .
- 5,160 months
- 22,360 weeks
- 156,950 days
And yet, even after that length of time during which time and again the Israelites despaired and lost heart in God’s ability to keep His promise; He still fulfilled His promise “to the very day.”
In my almost 36 years of walking with Christ, I have been amazed at our lack of faith in believing and our waiting with faith-filled hearts for Father to do what He has promised us — both the promises of Scripture and the promises He has spoken and confirmed to us personally or corporately as a church body.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV), “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.”
In my ministry of prophetic intercession, I have the honor and privilege of journeying alongside many brothers and sisters who:
- are placed in the crosshairs of fierce spiritual attack
- expectantly waiting to receive an answer to a desperate need
- longing to be freed from emotional or physical bondage
- waiting with faith-filled hearts for Father to do what He has spoken and confirmed to them personally or corporately as a church body
What have I found time and again?
He is our Father who does not give us stones when we ask for bread, nor does He give us snakes when we ask for fish (Matt 7:9-11).
So what promise today is Father prompting your heart to believe Him for?
If you are despairing or wavering in your belief in God’s ability to keep His promise, may you say along with the father whose son was possessed by an evil spirit , “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24, NIV)
If you are fearing that Father will follow through on His promise to rescue you, may you hear Jesus say to your heart, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:36, NIV)
For He is the God who promises, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. . . .What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.” (Isaiah 46:10-11)
And He does it “to the very day.”