“Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them.” [Exodus 14:19]
Obedience to the voice of God is the action that releases His Angles. Steps of obedience are the steps required to reach your destiny. This morning’s light reveals that God led His people along His path that did require their participation but note this:
God has an angel moving before you to prepare and clear the path: This promise is for all those moving on, moving over or moving out, acting by faith according to God’s plan. “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep and guard you on the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” (Exodus 23:20) Not only does the Lord lead us to a place of destiny, but He leads us to the place prepared for us. That means it is waiting for us and nothing can thwart the plan and purpose of God for your life!
The path that is left behind must in no way govern His army’s steps or halt their progress therefore,… the angel of the Lord moves to the rear …to protect them from the past. The pillar of cloud also move to the rear to hide the way his army takes and so confuse the enemy who would snip at their heals, attempting to slow their progress and steal their freedom. Don’t look back remember Lot’s wife couldn’t resist and became rigid. Don’t pine for the past or whine for old ways—this is God’s journey, mapped out and moving forward.
Be empowered by the steps you take and keep in mind these words penned by Oswald Chambers: “The whole almighty power of God is on our behalf, and when we realize this, life becomes the implicit life of the child. No wonder Jesus said-“Let not your heart be troubled” [John 14:1].