There are 7 ‘I wills’ of God which are prophetic promises to you and me.
God said to Moses,
“Therefore say unto the children of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments. And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am the LORD’ ” (Ex 6:6-8).
God fulfilled the 7 ‘I wills’ He declared to the children of Israel.
He brought them out from the burdens of the Egyptians, He rescued them from their bondage, He redeemed them with a stretched out arm and with great judgment to Pharaoh and to the land of Egypt. He took them for a people and become their God.
He led them from the day they come out of the land of Egypt, into the wilderness until they came into the Promised Land and He gave them the land which He swore to Abraham.
God did not make the 7 ‘I wills’ only to the children of Israel but to entire humanity. The 7 ‘I wills’ are prophetic.
The children of Israel in the Old Testament (Old Covenant) are a shadow of the church of the New Testament. Remember that the Old Testament is a shadow of the New Testament.
The 7 ‘I wills’ of God are to the church; God prophetic promise to you and me.
And this is what God prophetically promised you and me;
7 ‘I Wills’ of God: – God Prophetic Promises to You and Me
1. Salvation: – I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians
The same way He brought out the children of Israel from under the burdens of the Egyptians is the same way He promised to save the entire humanity.
Egyptians in the Bible are a symbol of the dark kingdom while pharaoh is a symbol of Satan.
God promised to save you and me from under the burdens of Satan (dark kingdom).
‘I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians’ is God prophetically promising humanity salvation.
2. Deliverance: – I will deliver you from their bondage
The word used is deliver or rescue.
The children of Israel being in bondage in Egypt is a shadow of the church being in Satan bondage.
Bondage of Satan (dark kingdom) include addictions, drunkenness, prostitution, coveting, uncontentent, lying, sexual immorality, homosexuality, love of worldly riches, showing-off and pride, etc.
God prophetically promised humanity deliverance when He said, ‘I will deliver you from their bondage’; deliverance from Satan bondage.
3. Jesus on the cross: – I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments
We see God redeeming the children of Israel from Egypt with a stretched arm and great judgment to Pharaoh and to the land of Egypt, which was a shadow of the ultimate redeeming of humanity on the cross.
On the cross we see God Himself, Jesus Christ, redeeming humanity with stretched out arms and great judgments to the kingdom of darkness.
It is on the cross when Genesis prophecy was fulfilled.
Gen 3:15: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Jesus was bruised on the heel by the serpent and He bruised the head of the serpent. (The spiritual warfare on the cross is beyond our comprehension).
The word ‘redeem’ means to gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
On the cross Jesus redeemed humanity; He paid the price to regain humanity from Satan and bring us to God.
Mt 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many
1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God
Jesus paid the entire price and confirmed it when He said, ‘It is finished’.
God fulfilled His promise to humanity when He redeemed us on the cross with stretched arms and with great judgment to the kingdom of darkness.
4. Adoption: – I will take you to me for a people
After redeeming us and paying the price, God promised to adopt us. And yes! He adopted us.
Apostle Paul stresses out the fact that we are adopted.
Gal 4:5: To redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Eph 1:5: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
We are adopted. Israel is the chosen.
5. Revelation: – I will be to you a God and you shall know that I am the LORD your God
After adopting us, God promised us revelation.
Revelation is God disclosure of Himself and His will to His creation. It is when God reveals Himself to us for us to be able to say we know our God otherwise not.
Revelation comes after salvation and adoption. You cannot be truly saved and not receive revelation from God Himself.
If you do not receive revelation in one way or another, you are not yet saved. Accept Jesus Christ truly in your heart.
6. Direction: – I will bring you into the land which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob
God promised to direct the children of Israel all the way to the land He swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
From the minute they set out from the land of Egypt, into the wilderness, God led them by an Angel, a pillar of cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night and audibly directing their leader Moses until they entered the Promised Land.
The prophetic promise of direction was not only to the children of Israel but to the church.
From the day we are delivered and we come to the cross for salvation, God promised to direct us with an Angel, a pillar of cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night and clear audible instructions until we enter the promised land which He swore to Abraham.
If you do not see the Angel of the Lord, the pillar of cloud by day, pillar of fire by night and hear God audible instructions giving you direction through His true servants, you are yet to be born-again.
Accept Jesus Christ truly in your heart.
7. Inheritance: – I will give it you for a heritage
Which land did God swore to Abraham? Which is the Promise Land; the land flowing with milk and honey?
Today’s Israel is not the land flowing with milk and honey instead it is in a desert (dry place).
Abraham knew that the Promised Land was not the land of Israel but the land of Israel was a shadow of the Promised Land reason Abraham sojourned for His entire life in the land of promise as in a strange land.
Heb 11:9-10: By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Abraham sojourned in the land of promise dwelling in tents looking for the land with the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Which is this land?
The land Abraham was looking for is heaven (the kingdom of heaven).
The kingdom of heaven is the Promised Land.
God has promised us that He will give us the Promised Land which is the kingdom of heaven for heritage (inheritance).
Mt 25:34: Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world’
We are joint-heirs with Jesus Christ for the kingdom of heaven as Apostle Paul said,
Rom 8:17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together
Also the children of Israel will not inherit the today’s land called Israel because this earth will pass away. But we see a new Earth coming down from heaven with a New Jerusalem which the children of Israel will inherit.
Rev 21:1-2: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven
In the 7 prophetic God promises, there are those which are fulfilled (past), those being fulfilled (present) and that which will be fulfilled (future).
The fulfilled prophetic promises are;
- Salvation: – I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians
- Deliverance: – I will deliver you from their bondage
- Jesus on the cross: – I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments
- Adoption: – I will take you to me for a people
God fulfilled all the above many years ago but the time you accept Jesus Christ in your life and be born-again is the time they are fulfilled in your life. It is the time you are saved, delivered, you come to the cross with Jesus and it’s the time you are adopted.
Though deliverance is not a one-time thing, we are still being delivered.
The prophetic promises being fulfilled (present) are;
- Revelation: – I will be to you a God and you shall know that I am the LORD your God
- Direction: – I will bring you into the land which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob
After we accept Jesus Christ (we are brought out of the kingdom of darkness) we leave Egypt and start the journey in the wilderness (world) to the Promised Land. It is when God gives us revelation and direction.
The church is in the journey now into the Promised Land; heaven.
To be fulfilled;
- Inheritance: – I will give it you for a heritage
When we reach the Promised Land it is when God gives us inheritance; the kingdom of heaven.
NB: Very Important
- God does not need humanity help to fulfill His promises.
- For God to fulfill His promises to you and me, He only needs obedience from us.
Realize that though God made this 7 ‘I wills’ to the children of Israel, the rebellious generation did not get into the promised land. They all died (perished) in the wilderness.
The rebellious generation will perish in the world; they will not make it to the Promised Land.
If you are rebellious, indeed you will perish in the world (wilderness) thus not make it to heaven.
Jesus is coming
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Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand