No More Flies
In the book of Exodus, God struck the land of Egypt during the first three plagues, which also affected the Israelites. But when the fourth plague of flies came, God drew a line in the sand around His people. Although God’s people suffered, a new season came when God drew a line around His people.
Exodus 8:20-24, 31; 12:38; Job 1:21; 1 Peter 2:23; Daniel 3:27; 2 Corinthians 12:9
- The world suffers differently than believers. People get wasted, have affairs, and are hopeless when they suffer. But when a real Christian suffers, he turns his suffering into an opportunity to glorify God.
- Suffer in a way that makes the world want your God. Don’t go through suffering like everyone else. When the Egyptians saw how the Israelites suffered, they wanted the peace, assurance, and comfort the Israelites had from the Lord.
- We are being watched by people when we suffer. The world looks at God’s people when they suffer. Has the way you suffered ever caused someone to convert?
- Live in the freedom of forgiveness. There must be a change of heart and attitude if you want to enter the land of Goshen; forgiveness needs to gush out of us. Relationships are sustained by forgiveness.
- Don’t look like what you have been through. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego went through the fire, but it didn’t smell like smoke. You can go through something in a way that people can’t tell by looking at you. You can’t have pity and power at the same time.
- Scars are proof you allowed your pain to heal. When you keep scratching at hurting and broken places in your life, you are preventing God from healing you. But when you leave it alone, you give God time to heal you.
- Don’t let your prophetic words and dreams die. Flies represent death and decay. God wants the world to see that, regardless of what His people go through, death will not touch them; your dreams won’t die. There is a “No Fly Zone” over God’s people and the plans He has for them.
There is a “No Fly Zone” over the people of God. Even in suffering, no death will touch you or your family. When God allows you to suffer at times, it always works out for your good and His glory when you choose to forgive and walk faithfully with God.