And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; Genesis 26:1-3.
Egypt is not just the name of a country, it’s a system of doing things. The name Egypt means many things to many people. At the beginning of my career years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Egypt for a training. I was surprised to learn that my visa application was denied because had a virgin passport. Of all places to be denied a visa, Egypt!
God intervened & miraculously i was taken back to the consular same day and issued a visa same day. My life is a miracle! I was not going down to Egypt, i was going up to Egypt; it was divine plan. The exposure & experience is a memorabilia in my career and life.
Egypt in scriptures is dislocation from divine plan and purpose, à runaway zone; the city of vagabonds & slavery.
“And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.”Deuteronomy 26:8-9.
The only miracle included for those that went down to Egypt is deliverance.
If Isaac went down into Egypt in disobedience to God’s command, your guess is as good as mine that he would have been stranded & enslaved. Vagabonds move from green pastures prepared by God to the city of lack. Many are stranded in “Egypt” today, the land of disobedience and Curses. Covenant encounter is key to deliverance, signs and wonders are included.
The first step out of Egypt is a change of heart & a return to the word of God.
No matter how far gone on the wrong road, a turning is key to finding the right path of life. Egypt is not an option, its the location of Curses; it looks green but dry on arrival, its not magic but a mirage. The covenant city is à land flowing with milk and honey, this is not heaven. It is the opposite of Egypt; your new destination in God’s plan.
The good land is the covenant city where blessing & multiplication dwells.
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“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:”Genesis 26:12-13.