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Hidden But Open

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“And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand” (Exodus 2:12).

TEXT — Exodus 2:11-22


In recent times, archaeologists have made some very important discoveries relating to some biblical events. For instance, in December 2021, some archaeologists discovered in Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom, a nail embedded in the heel bone of a man who was crucified during the Roman era. Earlier in July 2021, a biblical name, Jerubbaal, which was the name given to Gideon after he threw down the altar of Baal made by his father, was found on a pottery sherd from the time of the Judges. These discoveries point to one fact – nothing can be truly hidden that cannot be discovered.

Moses, while growing up, saw the oppression of his people and wanted to apply carnal means to deliver them. He killed an oppressive Egyptian and tried to hide the evidence of his action. Unfortunately, the Israelite he rescued did not join him to conceal the evil matter. So he fled Egypt, knowing his misdeed had been discovered. He ran from the punishment of Pharaoh but never knew he was running into the purpose of God’s salvation for him and his people.

No one can actually run from the shadows of a wrong past. No matter the extent people go to destroy evidence of past actions, sooner or later, mishandled pasts do always come forward to haunt them. If nothing can be hidden easily from the spying eyes of gadgets and devices, what makes modern man think that the almighty God cannot know or remember a misdeed?

Like Moses, instead of trying to bury a past mistake, sin or misnomer fruitlessly, it would be wise to rather expose such deeds to God. Only sincere confession and genuine repentance of such a misdeed will help to clear that past. No matter how bad the past may have been, God is willing to help anyone clear the debt only before we cross over to the other side of eternity.

Thought for the day

Only the blood of Jesus can blot out a dirty and damnable past!
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

1 comment

  1. In crises situations we do expect the Lord to act fast! But sometimes GOD does His things in the “process of time”. The LORD is a God of process. He has His time table to fulfill His promises. Moses didn’t have to help God, his actions complicated the already bad situation. It’s best to follow divine process and other.

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