It was a chaotic moment in history. Somehow the Egyptian High Priest had figured out from the reading of the stars, that a deliverer was born in Israel. Something had to be done, to retain their name as the World Power! Egypt was the World Power back then. No nation could match up to their army and strength!
The order was given. Egypt didn’t want to be threatened to any degree. They went the extreme mile to steer clear of all doubts. The Pharoah ordered that all newborn man-child, be killed.
The soldiers went out to perform the act with urgency. Imagine for a moment being the mom of a new born child during that time. Terrifying, to say the least. Mom’s perhaps fled in different directions desperately trying to save the lives of their babies, only to be overpowered by the evil soldiers, mercilessly walking away with their swords dripping with the blood of a Hebrew newborn.
Oh, the lament that rang across the land of Goshen….
It was during this time that Jochebed (Mother of Moses) gathered strength in her heart, to fight her battle. A battle between light and darkness. A battle between life and death. A battle between slavery and deliverance. Someone had to commit, to waging the war! When the power of Satan rages against the plans of God, SOMEONE needs to engage in battle!! And Jochebed did.
The Bible teaches us that the weapons of our warfare are not clubs and swords but Praise, Prayer and Fasting, and I believe Jochebed understood it well. She didn’t seek the hand of man, to let her new born live. Rather, as we see in the stories of many awesome women in the Bible, Jochebed BELIEVED in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as she put him in a little basket and let him drift on the river Nile.
‘That Faith’ in the Mighty Hand of God is the beauty that adorns the heart of a woman who fears the LORD.
The enemy may tirelessly throw arrow after arrow to get us down and discouraged. But here’s what the women of the Bible did:
“Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.” Pro 31:25
They clothed themselves with strength (unshakable faith in God) and when they believed, NO power of Egypt, was a match for a woman who held on to her God!!