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Going to Egypt is typified in the Old Testament as going to the world, to the beggarly elements, rather than seeking the Lord’s help. God gave us some good logic and some sound reasoning as to why we shouldn’t go to Egypt (or the world). He states that such help is vain, for the Egyptians are only men, not God; and their horses are flesh, not spirit. Zechariah 4:6b “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

We need to learn along life’s journey that it is by God’s Spirit that things happen, by His Spirit that problems are solved, by His Spirit that needs are met.

It is really a shame to trust in something, only to find out later that we were deceived, that the very thing we had trusted in failed us. How many times do you look to man instead of to the Lord? How many times do you place your hope in some man, thinking you’ll find help from him, only to find that your hope has been in vain? How many times have you leaned heavily on the arm of flesh, only to find it crumbling and falling right before your eyes, leaving you disappointed and still in need of help?

God wants to help us. He doesn’t want us to turn to the beggarly elements of this world to try to find our help. But God wants to stretch forth His arm to meet our every need – if we will only look to Him.

We find through prayer and supplication that there is no problem too hard for God to solve. He wants to stretch forth His hand to help His people. He earnestly wants us to put our trust in Him at all times, for He has the answer to every problem. Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Pastors Tim and Katrina Yaden

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