“After they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. The angel said to Him, Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and kill him” Matthew 2:13 (GW)
When the wise men left after they had come to visit Jesus after His birth, an angel from the Lord came to Joseph in a dream and instructed him to take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt. The reason was because Herod who was the king at that time saw Jesus as a threat to his Kingship and was determined to eliminate Him.
It is important to note that even though God had the power to protect Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from Herod; but on this occasion, He instructed them through an angel to flee Bethlehem to Egypt. In other words, they should run away from their base because of Herod’s plan to kill their child.
My brothers and sisters, there are times in life that God’s solution to our problem is for us to flee and not to face them. There are sometimes we might be praying for something and all God wants is for us to flee.
Brothers and sisters, there are some battles that are simply won by fleeing or avoiding them. It is not cowardice to run from your enemies when God has clearly instructed you to run, because He will not fight for you in a battle that He has not sent you to fight. You do not have to win every argument, fight etc. The answer to some threats is just to flee.
I pray that you receive wisdom to know when to fight and when to flee in Jesus name.
Pastor Chuka Duru