Daily Devotional (January-22-2022) The wilderness of sin
Exodus 16:1-15 - "And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt. Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness."
The first time I read this scripture, I wondered why this particular wilderness was called the wilderness of sin. It is not just called the wilderness of sin but then it comes with a mystery that has be left untold. The question is, why were the children of Israel at this particular location in time past.
One thing is certain, everything that they ever went through, was a symbolic figure of the real to come (Luke 24:27). This therefore made the wilderness of sin a symbolic figure of a thing which was to manifest in the New Testament.
In this same scripture, something mysterious happened. The bible said it came to pass that when the children of Israel came into the wilderness of Sin that they were hungry and began to murmur against Moses and Aaron. They said, was it not better that we died in Egypt where we had food to eat by the hand of the Lord than to die of hunger in this wilderness. The Lord spoke to Moses and said “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not." And indeed, the Lord fed them with flesh in the twilight (night) and bread in the morning. Now beloveth, this flesh and bread in Exodus 16 was a symbolic figure of something that was yet to manifest. (Colossians 2:17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.) Now, let us look at what Jesus said.
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.” And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. (John 6:32 — John 6:35)
Beloveth, in the wilderness of sin was an embodiment of the message of Jesus Christ. It was a shadow of the salvation plan of God to deliver man from condemnation. In our wilderness of sin, Jesus Christ came forth being the true bread which is life. In the wilderness, they ate flesh and bread which could not sustain them. But Jesus said, I am the true bread, for the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Beloveth, Jesus Christ is an embodiment of eternity. No wonder Paul said in him we live, move and have our being. The mystery is that, Jesus has taken us away from the wilderness of manna and has planted us in the wilderness of life which is the embodiment of himself.
Coming to Jesus Christ is a call of rest. Now, I thought just having this life is enough for me, But Jesus took it to another level by saying "just us the scriptures has said he who believes in me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters". Just being in Him and Him in me makes me a life give. It means when I speak, principalities mush obey.
Our sins are a thing of the past because JESUS CHRIST IS COME. Wherever you are right now, I pray you open up yourself and receive this wonderful wilderness changer. He is ready to cleanse us off all our unrighteousness and to present us before the Father very blameless.
PRAYER: Dear Father, I thank you for the gift of life in your son Jesus Christ. By the blood of your Son, my sins are forgiven, never again will I come back to my wrong doings. Thank you that you have chosen me to be a partaker of your Heavenly calling. My God, honor me with wisdom, Knowledge, Love and Power to live as your Son. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray with thanksgiving. Amen.