After experiencing all the goodness and great miracles of deliverance many of the children of Israel were overthrown in the wilderness.
Let’s have a look at scripture:
#1 Corinthians 10; 1- 13
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
So why would the scriptures start by saying “I would not have you to be ignorant?”. Simply because the Lord wants us to be aware.
The children of Israel saw great miracles; they passed through the red sea (Psalm 78; 13) , they had spiritual food (Manna, Psalm 78; 24) ), supernatural water provision (Psalm 78; 20), yet many were overthrown in the wilderness, during difficult times despite what they had experienced.
1 Corthintians 10; 5 reads “But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness”. This means that they did not need to be overthrown in the wilderness.
Let’s remember that 1 Cor 10; 12 reads “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall”. The Lord has made many safety nets available to us, that we should take advantage of.
We must also remember that God is faithful and with every temptation/ difficult time/ wilderness experience, there is always a way of escape.
1 Cor 10; 13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
There is always a way of escape.
Ask the Lord to show you the way of escape.
Escape routes can come in various forms, renewing one’s mind with Gods word, following the Lord's direction to do something e.g a person might be led to attend a bible school, relocation, getting rid of certain associations, divine intervention, the list goes on.
The Lord is faithful. He does not want any situation to overthrow us. Let’s learn to cast all our cares upon the Lord, for He cares for us. Once we have placed the situation into His hands and trust Him, He will guide and lead us into victory.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.