Moses & Mandela’s Fight For Freedom!

Exo. 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.

Nelson Mandela was born in Umtata, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa July 18, 1918. He was given a life sentence in 1962, but was released some 27 years later by President F.W. de Klerk in 1990. Imagine the pressure the President must have been under to not only keep Mandela imprisoned, but to keep South Africa under minority rule. So what caused him to free Mandela, and other political figures, despite the realization that many would oppose such a move? Succinctly, it must have been the possibility of Divine Judgment!

With rebelliousness polluting our spirit, the maturation of our judgment (discernment) can be effectively retarded. Our thoughts are influenced by either the Spirit of God, who wants us to live, or the Evil One, who wants to turn us away from God. This, in turn, can render us susceptible to a detrimental judgment (verdict) from God because of some indiscretion on our part. Understanding judgment compels us to live a life that pleases the Father of Lights, who gives every good and perfect gift (Jam. 1:17)!

If we choose not to please Him, the need for “purging” (detrimental judgment) arises (Jhn. 15:2). Even people who are not necessarily religious may be aware that “…God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal. 6:7).” However, a great many people seem unconcern about that contingency, and therein lies the problem Moses would face with Pharaoh in the KEY SCRIPTURE.

Moses was spiritually prepared to “deliver” religious freedom, and Social Justice for the Israelite slaves of Pharaoh. This latter concept is not universal as the political left basically wants everyone to live equally, while the right wants a free market system. Both sides, however, believe in the observance of the law, human rights, and welfare in varying degrees. The moderate holds a position between these two sides.

True love allows Personal Freedom, although it is protective, as evidenced now that all the factions (disagreeing sides) among the Israelites appear to come together. I Jhn. 4:8 says that “…God is love”, so He lets us choose our position, our religion, and – life or death! Jude states “14the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.”

Furthermore, Pharaoh had the choice to free God’s firstborn, or see his first born die (read in the KEY SCRIPTURE). Today’s “Pharaoh” are the task-oriented who won’t operate in the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), misleading God’s people (Rom. 8:14) for their own worldly gain. Surely God’s judgement awaits them! On the other hand, let us remember Mat. 5:11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

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