2017 Daniel Fast: Awakening
Day 10 Journal Writing Reflection:
How did the devil instill fear and even hatred in Pharaoh to cause him to annihilate the Hebrew males?
Do you see this same kind of fear and hatred in today’s society with Hebrew males?
Day 10 Bible Study– Exodus 1:11-22
Week 2 Memory Verses– 1 John 4:1 (NIV) & Matthew 24:24 (NIV)
Spiritual Gift of Knowledge
Exodus 1:11-22 (NIV)
11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites
13 and worked them ruthlessly.
14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,
16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.”
17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
Pharaoh and his officials realized that the more they (Egyptians) oppressed the Hebrews, the more they multiplied (increased in number) and spread (break or burst out from a womb or enclosure). Can you see that in your own life? The closer you get to birthing what God has for you, the more you’re hated by people under the influence of the devil. In the same way that the Hebrew Israelites were not broken by oppression, neither will we be. Have you been in oppressive environments with oppressive leaders before? Some leaders oppress because they were oppressed. It is a spirit. You have to begin to pray and fast and labor in the spirit against the spirit of oppression. If it has infiltrated a system and everyone in the system is affected by it, God Himself may have to move you or deliver you from the situation.
I have seen an abnormal measure of demonic oppressive activity in a specific territory or region. Most of the people who lived in the region were oppressed. Those who were oppressed struggled financially. They struggled with familial conflict or severe issues concentrated in their families. They struggled with drugs or alcoholism. They struggled with gang violence and fighting. They struggled with the desire to live at the level of God’s standards for them. Although all of us have some of the same struggles as individuals, this specific region was affected because it was under demonic attack and the oppression was spiritually infectious. Since the children were strategically located in a specific territory, the children were zoned for schools in this territory. The schools struggled with the same spiritual issues that were prevalent in the territory. Although there were pockets of success, it was a struggle to get to the level of success the children deserved. Staff, programs, and grants alone in the absence of spiritual warfare will not be able to break up the demonic activity and oppression at this magnitude or any level for that matter. Also, the enemy strategically set up people who supported his agenda to work in these places. Behind what appears to be all “social ills and socio-economic status issues” is a spiritual force working and operating in the spiritual realm to kill, steal, destroy, oppress, impoverish and ultimately annihilate a specific group of people and the body of Christ. Wake up.
The enemy has a strategic hit out on the chosen people of God and the people of God at large. The Egyptians – used by the enemy for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places – loathed and abhorred the Israelites with sickening dread. They were vexed by their numbers and strength and drive and tenacity. They were sickened by the idea that although they had done everything to break the sons of Israel they could not break them. So, Pharaoh devised a plot to kill off their male children. If the males in this race of people could be annihilated, the women could not continue to produce more children without men.
Can you see (with your spiritual eyes) other Satanic attempts (political, systematic, subliminal or otherwise) to prevent the seed of God from being birthed? In a specific race of people? Do you see this same kind of attack – spiritual always and natural, which is still carried out through the devil’s spiritual agenda? Do you see any groups or individuals in society like the Hebrew midwives taking a stand for God and fearing God more than systems or leaders or wealth or brands or personal gain? We are waking up.