Who will Escape?

Background Scripture: Ezekiel 14:12-14, 22

- Who would be qualified to escape? A thousand can fall on the side and ten thousand by the right hand, but a man’s estate can be respected and exempted (Ps.91:5-10; Gal.6:17).

- From the previous examples cited, it is proven that those who will escape are not predetermined, but anyone who desires it will step into the qualification mark:

1. Righteous lifestyle will qualify anyone to escape. Noah, Job, Daniel, Lot were all qualified by righteousness (Ezek. 14:12-14; 2Pet. 2:5-8). The ark of Noah represents salvation in Christ. You may not be Noah but you can enter into the ark and still be saved (2Chr. 20:20). To be born again is your choice and not God’s.

2. Those who stand in the will of God (Mal. 3:17-18). Rahab stood in the will of God against all odds. She would have looked like a deserter or even a bastard, but she never minded those impressions. She did not just escape, she grew into generations of those that were numbered as Christ’s ancestors (Mt.1: 5). Moses would have drowned with the host of Egypt in the red sea, had he not chosen to be in the will of God (Heb.11:24-27).

3. Those whose service of God is by sacrificial covenant (Ps.50:5). The tribe of Levi escaped the curse of Jacob upon their household, which was as a result of their ancestral error. Levi was cursed alongside Reuben and Simeon (Gen.49:2-7; Ezra 9:8). But they escaped the ‘accursed group’ by sacrificial covenant commitment to God (Ex. 32:25-28; Num.3:11-12).

Scripture Text: Ezekiel 14:12-14, 22

Memory Verse: Gal. 6:17

Prayer Action: Oh Lord, break down every stronghold of sin, disobedience in my life; empower me to serve you sacrificially; let me escape from every satanic siege around me, in Jesus Name, Amen.