By Samuel O. Doku (Washington, DC). The Book of Exodus captures the captivity of the Israelites in slavery in Egypt and their liberation from bondage by Moses under the guidance of God. In Mr. Derick Mimba’s message on the prayer line Wednesday morning, he invoked God’s effervescent and ubiquitous spirit to create new paths of success and blessings in the lives of His children, just like He did for the Israelites eons ago.
Mr. Mimba read Exodus 14 and then asked: “Have you ever been trapped by your problems? Do you go to bed worrying over how to solve your problems? I am here to tell you not to worry over things you don’t have the power to control. Leave everything in the hands of the Lord, and He will make a way for you,” assured Mr. Mimba.
He continued: “We have no control over our problems; only God can change our situation. God will make a way for you when your back is against the wall. Satan deceives God’s children to make them feel neglected by God. When the Israelites thought there was no way, God went to their rescue after 40 years in the wilderness and in the desert. When the Israelites thought the end was near because Pharaoh and his marauding soldiers were closing in on them, they went to Moses and complained bitterly, questioning the wisdom in their liberation, but Moses comforted and assured them in Exodus 14: 13-14: “. . . Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid, stand firm and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you and you only have to keep still.’”
Mr. Mimba asserted that as children of God, God wants us to know that the battle is His. “Every problem that we overcome is an opportunity for us to see His glory,” said Brother Derick. He narrated the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who Nebuchadnezzar cast into a fiery furnace, yet they remained intact because of the glory of God. He told of the story of Daniel, who King Darius threw into a den of starving lions, yet they walked away from Daniel to prove that God is the alpha and omega, and He alone can call the shots.
Mr. Mimba cited 1 John 3: 10, “The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.” Clearly, Daniel, Meshach, Abednego, and Shadrach proved themselves to be children of God, so neither Nebuchadnezzar nor Darius could touch them in Babylon.
In a series of rhetorical questions bound by anaphora and epistrophe` for effect, Brother Derick asked: “When you are in trouble, can you trust Him? When you have a problem, can you trust Him? When you are frustrated, can you trust Him? When everything seems lost, can you trust? When seemingly you have hit the end of the road, can you still trust Him? “Whatever dire situation in which you find yourself, can you trust Him?
He stated that “God is not the end; He is the new beginning. He made a way for the Israelites in Egypt; He made a way for them to cross the Red Sea; He made a way for them in the wilderness. He can make a way for you too. He is the sovereign God of great power. He makes the way when there is no way,” surmised Mr. Mimba. He also read Daniel 6: 10-23 and Daniel 23: 25 as evidence to support the veracity of his message.
Pastor Georges Ntemi moderated the prayer line on Wednesday. In a corollary, he affirmed Mr. Mimba’s enunciation of the Red Sea miracle and noted: “The parting of the Red Sea is our life Every journey is given by God through prayer. The Israelites prayed for God to deliver them. You are praying for your opportunity, your own individual journey. Just trust, for God already knows,” said Pastor Georges.
He pointed out that our enemies are around us, and they want to use us, but God has given us the power to separate ourselves from them. He noted: “Separate yourself from useless things and walk gallantly to your destiny. When God puts you on a journey, He wants to acknowledge you, but all glory belongs to God. Don’t complain; trust because He is the maker of the Universe.”
Pastor Georges also mentioned Hosea and stated that it is a place of great failure because that’s where Joshua was defeated. “Hosea is also a place of hope because that’s where God opened the door of hope to the children of Israel. Be confident that the Lord will open doors for you. Just trust in Him and everything will be all right,” noted Pastor Georges.