by Joann Laporte
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Psalms 28:8-9 (NASB) "The LORD is their strength, and He is a saving defense to His anointed. Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them forever."
Before the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt the Lord brought a series of plagues against Egypt not only because Pharaoh refused to let His people go but also because God intended the plagues to reveal His power not only to the Egyptians but also His own people. Let us take a look at some of the scriptures about the plagues and the supernatural protection of the Lord for His people. The Lord is saying today that the same supernatural protection He provided for Israel is still available to His people today.
Exodus 7:3-5 “But I will make Pharaoh’s heart stubborn so I can multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 Even then Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you. So I will bring down my fist on Egypt. Then I will rescue my forces—my people, the Israelites—from the land of Egypt with great acts of judgment. 5 When I raise my powerful hand and bring out the Israelites, the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.”
Exodus 7:17 “So this is what the LORD says: “I will show you that I am the LORD.” Look! I will strike the water of the Nile with this staff in my hand, and the river will turn to blood.”
Exodus 8:22 “But this time I will spare the region of Goshen, where my people live. No flies will be found there. Then you will know that I am the LORD and that I am present even in the heart of your land.”
Exodus 9:4 “But the LORD will again make a distinction between the livestock of the Israelites and that of the Egyptians. Not a single one of Israel’s animals will die!”
Exodus 9:13-17 “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh. Tell him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so they can worship me. 14 If you don’t, I will send more plagues on you and your officials and your people. Then you will know that there is no one like me in all the earth. 15 By now I could have lifted my hand and struck you and your people with a plague to wipe you off the face of the earth. 16 But I have spared you for a purpose—to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth. 17 But you still lord it over my people and refuse to let them go.”
Exodus 9:26 “The only place without hail was the region of Goshen, where the people of Israel lived.”
Exodus 10:23 “During all that time the people could not see each other, and no one moved. But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.”
Exodus 12:12-13 “On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the LORD! 13 But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
I have provided supernatural protection for you. Even as destruction takes place all around you I will be your Defense; a wall of protection around you which shall stand against every storm. In this season I will make a clear distinction between My people and those of My enemies especially those who refuse to acknowledge me as Lord and is continuously disobedient and refuses to yield to My hand of power. I want My people to know that I am still in your land; your God is with you, even in a dry and weary land I will not abandon you. You can be sure that I have heard your groaning and I have seen your tears and I am well aware of your need at all times. I have not abandoned you and I will protect you from all hurt, harm and danger. For have I not said in My Word, though ten thousand fall at your side no harm shall come near you?. And though the earth quakes and shakes I will preserve the lives of My people for many generation. My hand is not short My child; it can reach into the deepest, darkest of tests and circumstances and save, heal and deliver. In this hour I will lift My hand to protect you and you shall prosper where your enemy has spoken desolation and you shall thrive because My supernatural protection is upon you, says the Lord.
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