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God’s ‘Faith-full’ Daughter – Miriam!!

  • NOW [Amram] a man of the house of Levi [the priestly tribe] went and took as his wife [Jochebed] a daughter of Levi. And the woman became pregnant and bore a son; and when she saw that he was [exceedingly] beautiful, she hid him three months (Ex 2:1)

Hey Neighbor!

Today is Friday, April 29th and It’s My Birthday!!

Today I am blessed by the Lord to have turned 49 years old. 🥳

Thank You Jesus!!🙏🏾

I am so grateful for one more day to bask in God’s glorious grace and His enduring mercies!!

Now, Today I also have Your Super- Faith Sunday Answer: Who Is She??

She is Miriam!!

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She is Moses’ older sister…and she was just a little girl when Moses’ mother, Jochebed hid Moses in a basket amongst the rushes by the brink of the Nile.

Scripture gives us very little background about Miriam in Exodus 2, but it does reveal her dedication and concern for her little brother, Moses.

Now can you imagine being present at a time like this??

Your infant sibling’s life has just been spared and preserved by one of God’s ‘faith-full’ midwives…

Remember, Shiprah and Puah feared and revered God and refused to carry out Pharoah’s live-abortion edict from the birthing stool!!

Now when this evil plan failed, Pharaoh decided to proceed with a more evil genocidal edict; killing all the male Hebrew children on site.

  • Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son born [to the Hebrews] you shall cast into the river [Nile], but every daughter you shall allow to live (Exodus 1:22)

This is where we first meet Miriam, at the Nile River – where she is watching and waiting to see what is to become of her baby brother Moses, who is in the papyrus basket.

No!!

Scripture does not give us very much insight into the heart and thoughts of this little girl- but there is a clear indication that she loves Moses and like most children, she regretted seeing her family torn apart by Pharaoh’s evil edict.

So we find ‘Faith-full’ Miriam present and – on the scene as her baby brother is rescued from the Nile by Pharaoh’s daughter!

Wow!

Look at that – God has sent the daughter of the Hebrew’s persecutor to deliver Moses – who would someday become the deliverer of the Hebrew people!!

God had sent Pharoah’s daughter as his Lifeguard to rescue him from the River and to rescind her father’s death sentence against this man child’s life.

When Miriam saw Pharoah’s daughter holding her brother, the spirit of the Lord must have caused her to spring into action with information, provision, and resources.

This little girl spoke up quickly – preserving her family…

‘Faith-fully’ recommending the child’s own mother to serve as his nurse, unbeknownst to Pharaoh’s daughter.

Miriam quickly ran to retrieve her own mother to come and receive Moses from the hands of Pharoah’s daughter; reuniting mother and son, and restoring the family unit, and ultimately removing the threat against Moses’ life!!

No longer would Jochebed be forced to hide and to hush her sons cries!!

No longer would Jochebed nurse her son in fear!!

No longer would should she lay awake at night, worrying and anticipating a thud at the door; as Egyptian soldiers break-in to raid her home and snatch her baby boy from the safety of her arms!!

Any threat to or against the life of this man child, Moses, would now be struck down by Pharoah- himself!!

God is ALWAYS FAITHFUL!!

Not only has God returned Moses to his own mother’s bosom, but He has also caused the Egyptian armies who sought his life to now serve as Moses’ very own bodyguards , protecting and securing the doors @ Amram’s House!!

And for the Double-Bonus Round…

God has even caused and required Pharaoh to provide Jochebed with compensation to care for, and to nurse her very own son!!

Amazing!!

Is there anything too hard or too wonderful for Our Lord??

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Thanks so much to everyone who participated this week!!

Much applause to the following participants for 💯 Answers: 👏👏👏🏆🏆🏆✅✅✅✅

Pedro Villarreal -https://kingdomthoughtsministries.wordpress.com/

Barb –

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CF Leach –

https://rhemalogy.com/

Evidence Mutumbu –

https://evidencemutumbu.wordpress.com/current-projects/

And

Beverley Wright –

https://becomingtheoilandwine.com/

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Thanks So Much For Stopping By!!

Tomorrow is Solution Saturday, and I will have your Answer to This Week’s Trivia Thursday’s Riddle!!

Until Then,

God Loves💕You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Super- Faith Sunday Challenge 4/24 – Who Is She??

Hey Neighbor! 

Today is Sunday, 4/24/2022 and for Us…

It’s another Super-Faith Sunday, where each Sunday, we feature one of the ‘faith-full’ females from the Bible. 

Today we are in Exodus, with a ‘faith-full’ young girl, hoping and praying that God would rescue and spare the life of her little brother, who had been born into a time when a man child was seen as a threat; and therefore a evil millstone had been placed about his neck. 

Here is Her Story.

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Month after month she had helped her mother keep the child’s cries concealed. She was dutiful and obedient in every way to help keep her little brother quiet and content – and unnoticed!!

You see, her baby brother was an unwanted child. 

Not unwanted by her mother and father, for he was indeed a beautiful baby, and her mother had adored him instantly! 

Not unwanted by her, nor her other (older) brother, because they were both ecstatic about the arrival of their baby brother. 

But this child was unwanted by the government!!

In fact, many of the expectant mothers were worried sick, having heard rumors that the midwives had partnered with the government to injure and kill the Israelite newborns at the birthing stool. 

She remembered watching Shiprah so closely, when her mother’s time to deliver the child had come. 

Her mother was in great pain, but instead of holding the cool towel to her mother’s forehead, she seemed paralyzed, she was unable to take her eyes off the midwife. 

She watched as Miss Shiprah’s eyes filled with tears. She noticed how intently the woman stared at the newborn…she saw how the midwife studied the infant…she saw her reluctance and noticed her long hesitation, before she had finally cut the male child’s umbilical cord.

They had successfully hidden her brother now for 3 months, but today her mother seemed very sad and she was behaving very strangely toward the child. 

She watched her mother wrap the child up and put him in a basket. How perfectly content her baby brother seemed, as he lay inside the basket… 

It was obviously a difficult day for her mother…

Her head was hung so low, and she heard her mother’s repetitive sighs and tearful groaning. Her mother left with the baby in the basket, slowly closing the door behind her…

But she secretly followed behind her mom, watching her and pondering…

Why was her mother in such despair??

Why had she hidden her brother in this strange basket??

And why was she taking them both toward the river??

Again she watched her intently, but from afar.

She needed to see what her mother had intended with that basket, and most of all, she wanted to see what would become of her beautiful baby brother. 

She watched as her mothers fingers released the basket, and as the downstream current caught hold of it – and now he was off and away – down the Nile River!!

She followed him from the shoreline as the basket progressed downstream.

She felt her little heart pounding in her chest, as she looked all about for crocodiles and other predatory animals…but what could she do??

She listened for his cries, as she continued to watch and follow him. 

Still walking along the shoreline, sometimes running alongside, but all the while praying that no evil would befall her beautiful little brother. 

What else could she do for him now??

She was just a little child!! 

Only God could save her baby brother now!! 

Who Is She?? 

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Grab Your Bibles and Have Fun!!

I will post Your Answer on Tuesday, 4/26/2022. 

Thanks For Stopping By!!

Until Then, 

God Loves You💕 And So Do I!!

-Tam

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God’s ’Faith-full’ Princess- Rahab!!

Hey Neighbor!

Today I have Your Answer to Our Super-Faith Sunday Challenge from 4/10.

This ’faith-full’ female’s name is, Rahab!!

And here is her story!!

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She had quickly placed the red cord in her window- intentionally and strategically, but not for the purpose of luring a simple minded man to her ‘red light,’ near the entrance to Jericho. 

Although this same scarlet cord may have been used for a marking and as a method to render her wages for her ‘services’ in times past, it was now being re-purposed for a shield of mercy.

It was now securely hung from her window as a sign- It communicated a message to the Israelite Armies to yield and to spare only the lives of those who dwelled inside of Rahab, the harlot’s home. 

But no longer was she using her home for secluded stay to strangers, who had come seeking her sexual favors, she was now providing clandestine shelter to her family, and to her father’s household, as they desperately sought the grace and favor of the God of Heaven and Earth.

Rahab was no longer using her home as a den for sin, but now it was a safe-haven and a strong tower for the righteous!!

Yes!!

It had been confirmed that The Lord was about to take the city and destroy its’ inhabitants, but all who were ‘sheltered in place’ in Rahab’s house would be kept alive. Just as the first-born Israelites were saved from the death angel in Egypt.

You see, Rahab believed that the God of these Israelites, The One who had caused the waters and the waves to come crashing down upon Pharoah’s armies, would also cause the walls in Jericho to come crashing down; blotting out the lives of those who had refused to obey Him!!

But could this same God blot out the reproach and stigma of Rahab’s former disobedience??

Would she always be called ‘Rahab- the Harlot’ or could God He give her a ‘new name’ and call her a princess, like Sarah- the Mother of Nations??

Rahab chose to believe that her God was able!!

So She stretched forth her hand, and took hold to God’s – by faith, not looking back – like Lot’s wife!!

But with her eyes locked and loaded on her ‘fruit-filled’ future. 

If God was able to bring forth life from Sarah’s dead womb, He could also give her new life-burying her past sins in the rubble that had once been called, Jericho. 

I often wonder if Salmon was one of those 2 men who had come to Rahab that evening??

This we may never know, but we do know that God had transformed Rahab, and He clothed her in righteousness when she believed.

And she stretched forth her faith – putting it into action when she ’faith-fully’ delivered Joshua’s men out the treacherous hands of their pursuers.

And if Salmon had truly been one of those 2 men, hidden upon Rehab’s roof, how could he have hardened his heart against her, having seen her blind faith – Rahab believed in His God, yet she had not ‘eyed’ His marvelous works!!

Salmon would have seen Rahab’s courage, and how she confidently sided with him and his companion; showing him favor by boldly betraying her own country and thus, risking her life – for his. 

She had been his eyes and ears, as he spied out the land. Rahab was Salmon’s inside informant, providing him testimony of how the inhabitants had feared the Israelites- She was the ‘seal’ that stamped his favorable report that he had submitted to Joshua. 

Salmon’s eyes ceased to see this woman as simply a prostitute, instead…Salmon saw ‘marriage material.’

He saw a capable and industrious woman – who was by no means perfect, but who was much like the familiar, virtuous woman from Proverbs 31.

Salmon saw a woman who sought out wool and flax – that which she used to cover and protect him securely upon her roof!! (Prov 31:13)

Salmon saw a woman who had dressed herself with strength, and had used her strong and firm arms to let him down from her window. (Prov 31:17)

Prov 18:22 tells Us that when a man findeth a wife, he findeth a good thing!! 

Well, Salmon had found a ’good’ thing in Rahab!! 

Yes!!

Rahab became Salmon’s wife and mother to their son, Boaz. 

Yes!!

That is the same Boaz who married Ruth!!

And check out the remaining genealogy from Matthew 1:5-6:

-Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of King David….

Now notice as you read through this genealogy, listed above👆The scarlet stains of Rahab’s past are no longer on the page!!

She is no longer Rahab, the Harlot – but simply Rahab.

She, who had once been called a prostitute, is now called a princess!! 

Indeed God had transformed Rahab, and He caused her latter years to be better than her former; and God gave Rahab beauty, because by faith, she surrendered her ashes!!

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-Tam

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