Leslie Lyons – 08.24.2019
“I will make Pharaoh brave, and he will chase you. But I will defeat Pharaoh and his army. This will bring honor to me. Then the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD.” So the Israelites did what he told them” (Exodus 14:4 ERV).
This morning I was listening to the Bible. Suddenly it came upon my mind a vision of the Egyptians drowning in the Red Sea as told in Exodus 14:1-31. It was illuminated to my understanding that this was a modern-day comparison between the Chinese government and the government of Pharaoh in the time of Moses.
Pharaoh had hardened his heart to resist the influence of God upon his government and reign. His mind was set on the grip of power and control of the people. He assumed it was his right to control the money and wealth of his kingdom. But the truth was he was brutal and he was evil, for he considered himself a god.
Such is the way of one who loves himself and of the world and gives no credence to God almighty
“Don’t love this evil world or the things in it. If you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. This is all there is in the world: wanting to please our sinful selves, wanting the sinful things we see, and being too proud of what we have. But none of these comes from the Father. They come from the world. The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever“. (1 John 2:15-17 ERV)
God has His face set against the Chinese communist government
I sensed God has his face set against the Chinese government. He wishes that they may relinquish control and “Let my people go!”. These are the peoples of China that are of His church, that they may come before Him, and worship freely.
Much like the series of judgments that went forth from Moses to Pharaoh, such will be China’s predicament to deal with.
These are the words I heard spoken to my inner man:
“The mighty tiger of China will be hemmed in and contained until they realize the hand of God is He who is doing such things!“
Blessed be His name.