HE BROUGHT US OUT TO BRING US IN

 

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Deuteronomy 6:23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

 

God did not just save us for Heaven but also for a destiny and purpose on Earth. The Old Testament example of God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt is a fitting example that should speak to us of God’s plan. Deuteronomy 6:23 says He brought them out (of Egypt) to bring them in (to their Promised Land/inheritance). He didn’t just deliver them from the bondage and slavery of Egypt but planned to bring them in to a land of blessing, fruitfulness, and victory over their enemies. In the same way He didn’t just bring us out of a life of bondage and slavery to sin, satan, and the curse but to also bring us into a life of blessing, fruitfulness, and victory In Christ.

 

We have a spiritual inheritance in Christ that not only takes care of our future in Heaven but our present life on Earth. What is interesting and worth noting is that one of the elements that produced the victories for the children of Israel’s EXIT OUT OF Egypt and ENTRY INTO their Promised Land was God’s favor. The children of Israel received favor and to be favored means to be the object of kind regard, good will, or the recipient of benevolent acts of kindness. When the nation of Israel CAME OUT of bondage from the Egyptians, the scriptures reveal, “The Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians so that they let unto them such things as they required; and they spoiled the Egyptians (Exodus 12:36).” As to their ENTRY INTO the Promised Land it says that it was God’s favor that produced the victories for the children of Israel, “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. 2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. 3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a FAVOR unto them (Psalm 44:1-3).”

 

Favor is ours as the righteous in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21; Psalm 5:12). We need to claim the favor of God to experience and enter into all God has planned for us.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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