Topic: God Brings Out To Bring In [Tuesday July 25, 2017]
“And he brought us out from thence that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers” Deuteronomy 6:23 (KJV)
Our text today reveals a key principle in the dealings of God with His own people. And that is: He brings out to bring in! He does not bring you out to leave you hanging. In other words, God brings you out because He has a place He wants to bring you into. Religion has told you that you need to get saved, and work hard to be right with God, but does not tell you what you get by being saved. It does not tell you the benefits of the redeemed life.
The gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a complete gospel. It is a total package. It tells you where you are coming from and also lets you know what you are entitled to. We have in time past failed to emphasize the believer’s entitlement. So somebody says “I am a Christian” and he does not even know what makes him one. He is ignorant of what is available to him. The believer is in Christ. That means that everything Jesus deserves, you are entitled to as well. Everything Jesus deserves you also get. What does this mean? It means you are not just redeemed from sin, but you are also blessed.
As a believer, you are standing on a blessed ground where there is no sickness, no lack, no barrenness, no struggle and no curse. On this blessed ground, you are made wealthy. He brought you out so He can set your feet on a solid rock. He does not just bring you out so you can stay on a muddy ground. No! He brought you out, so that you can stay in a wealthy place. He brought you out to bless you and to establish His covenant with you and your seed. He brought you out of darkness, bondage and captivity and brought you into the kingdom of His dear son. Don’t forget that! He brought you out to bring you in so you can truly rest.
Further Reading: Psalm 66:1-12, Exodus 3:7-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 37-39; Evening- Acts 26
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.