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Israel Celebrates the Feast of Passover

This week marks the Feast of Passover, celebrated by Jews around the world. Join us as we remember the tremendous outpouring of God's covenant faithfulness in leading the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt, into a life of worship and dependence on Him.

Exodus 15:22-24 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

The people were totally unprepared for this situation. They could not conceive that such a thing would happen to them when God was actually leading them and when God had just granted them such a tremendous deliverance and vicory.

God, however, was not unprepared. No matter how many times you feel unprepared, God is never unprepared. God never has an emergency. God is never confronted with a situation for which he has no answer.

The people grumbled, but Moses had the sense to pray:

Exodus 15:25-26 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Act of Faith

It is important to note that the scripture doesn't say the tree made the water sweet. There was nothing magical about that tree. It was the supernatural power of God that made the water sweet. The casting in of the tree was the act of faith that released the miracle-working power of God into the water. That is how God's miracle-working power is usually released in our lives. It takes a specific act of faith to release that power.

The act of faith is the key that unlocks the miracle-working power of God and makes it available in the situation where we need it.

-- Derek Prince, Life's Bitter Pool

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