The history books report King Herod the Great ruled for some 36 years. You may recall his relentless pursuit to hunt and kill a newborn which was Jesus. The great escape takes place in the second chapter of the gospel of Matthew.
“After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” Matthew 2:13 (HCSB)
The intensely beautiful story of the birth of Jesus begins with an angel of the Lord appearing to Joseph in a dream. Obedience led Joseph and Mary on a journey that would change eternity.
Is the Lord sending you an angel to instruct and guide you? Is the Holy Spirit nudging you to “Get up!” or act quickly?
Thankfully, in the example of Peter and of Joseph they listened, they obeyed, and they acted swiftly. Their lives were spared because of the protection of the Lord.
Peter and Joseph encourage me to act quickly when my Spirit nudges me. When this happens the Holy Spirit is telling us something. He may tell us to flee a bad relationship, flee an immoral act, flee an unhealthy choice. Am I listening? Are you!?
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