“And I will put a division between My people and thy people: tomorrow shall this sign be. And the Lord did so.” (Ex. 8:23-24)


This word “division,” the Hebrew “peduth,” is used elsewhere as redemption, and while it includes the thought of separation, it is separation as the result of redemption. “He sent redemption unto His people.” (Ps. 111:9) "Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption.” (Ps. 130:7)


Eventually Israel did leave Egypt, but first there was an irrefutable witness given, as God worked a REDEMPTIVE – SEPARATION between His own, and the Egyptians. When this was done, so that no more did plagues come upon the Israelites, all the land bear witness that these people belonged to Jehovah, a different God than the gods they served.


“That ye may know that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.” (Ex. 11:7)


Put a difference – literally, sever, set apart. Right now it may be difficult to distinguish between the ”elect” and the rest of the world. They all share the same afflictions, the shortages, the pressures and tensions of this age. But wait, just as surely as the Word is true of Israel of old, so it shall be fulfilled again. God shall put a difference, working a redemptive separation, setting apart unto Himself His elect.


“For wherein shall it be known here that I and Thy people have found grace in Thy sight? Is it not in that Thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, I and Thy people, from all the people that are on the face of the earth.” (Ex. 33:15) People will begin to see the signs, and wonder. How come these things don’t happen to you? Why don’s you need tranquilizers against the mental pressures of the day? It is because we have made the Lord, even the Most High our habitation. To dwell in Him, covered with His hand, “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling” (Ps. 91:10) It is truly a God-wrought redemption!

















PUT a DIFFERENCE [Ray Prinzing]          1

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