THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Scripture: Nehemiah 9:9-11, Psalm 135:8-12
Nehemiah 9:9-11 says, “You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, And heard their cry by the Red Sea. You showed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants, And against all the people of his land. For You knew that they acted proudly against them. So You made a name for Yourself, as it is this day. And You divided the sea before them, So that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; And their persecutors You threw into the deep, As a stone into the mighty waters.” Nehemiah makes it clear that signs and wonders refers to everything the Lord did in Egypt. Isn’t it interesting that when we run the phrase “signs” and “wonders” together, the place they consistently appear is in reference to one thing – what God did in Egypt. Psalm 135:8-12 says, “He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast. He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, Upon Pharaoh and all his servants. He defeated many nations And slew mighty kings—Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan, And all the kingdoms of Canaan—And gave their land as a heritage, A heritage to Israel His people.” Again we see that signs and wonders refers to all the judgments of Egypt. It is time we understood that the early church was asking not just for healing, but for a judicial anointing! They were asking God to show up in judgment, exactly like He had done in Egypt. Are we ready for that? The early church was pushed there and maybe the same circumstances will get us there.