Topic: Task-master spirit keeping us in bondage, in poverty and penury, we cast you out of our lives by fire!
Texts: Exodus 1:11, 2:23


The taskmaster or slave-driver spirit as it happened in the biblical time of the Israelites is still in operation in our time. This is an evil spirit that delights in keeping people under hard labour, forcing people to ‘work like elephant only to eat like ants!’ We rebuke this spirit in our lives in the name of Jesus.

The Israelites were victims of circumstance of taskmaster spirit in Egypt for over 400 years. They were multiplying and increasing in number, they grew so rapidly in might and became a threat to the Egyptians. In an attempt to curb this rapid growth, the Egyptians devised a plan as written in Exodus 1:11-14 – “Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens…” And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage… All their services in which they made them serve was with vigour.”

The intent of the Egyptians was to reduce the children of Israel in number and to weaken them. However, this device was divinely frustrated that it could not accomplish its goal. In this order, I pray that the efforts of the likes of Egyptian taskmasters, whether human on non-human to keep us perpetual bondage, in pain and sorrow shall not work, these efforts shall be counter-productive in the name of Jesus. Amen.

In this terrible, agonising, hopeless and helpless situation, God manifested and confirmed Himself to His people as the Hope of the hopeless and the Help of the helpless; He proved Himself as the Refuge and Strength, a very present Help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). God heard the groaning of His children, He remembered His covenant with their fathers, looked upon them and acknowledge them. This season, God will remember all of us for good in the name of Jesus.

Dearly beloved of the LORD, are you a victim of circumstance like the Israelites? Are you in any hopeless and helpless taskmaster-situation? Your time of deliverance is now; the God of turnaround will show forth this season, power will change hand, that agonising situation will be overturned in you favour; that hard labour will be turned to great favour for you; the pain you are experiencing will become great gain for you in the name of Jesus. Amen and amen. God bless you. SHALOM.

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