KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 14:9 “But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon“.
When the king of Egypt and his servants got to know that the Israelites had left, their hearts were turned against them. Satan would never want the freedom of any subject of his. It is up to every child of God to know that the devil is defeated and must insist on that to stay free. They asked themselves why have we allowed Israel to go?
Every child of God must know that, if Satan could not hold you under his grips and you had your liberty to be born again. How can he and his defeated devils now torment you? They could not hold you when you were under their full grips, but allowed you to be born again. Can they now come over and make you slaves of theirs again.? This is what you must not allow to happen. Pharaoh and his people are on a mission impossible, and are searching for more trouble. Right under their power and supervision these Israelites left. Would they be able to take them captive when they are no more under their control?
The children of Israel became fearful when they saw the chariots of Egypt come up against them. They got so fearful that they spoke against Moses and the Lord. Why this turn of events? Psalm 103:7 reads “He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israelites”. The children of Israel only knew God by what he did. Moses knew Him by whom He was and HOW he did His things.
The different between those who are able to stand and overcome in difficult trying times, and those who give up when times are rough is that; the first group have meditated on his word, practiced the word and known that God would always do what He has said. Such a man knows the ways of God. Those who can’t stand adversity might have seen the deeds, signs or miracles of God but have not acted on the word to know how faithful God is. They only know the acts of God. These people would only fret and murmur because they know their end has come.
Moses said unto them “Fear not standstill and see the salvation of the Lord….”. He added the Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace….”. (Exodus 14:14,15). Moses spoke in faith not knowing what to do. God responded by telling him what to do, out of his faith declarations.
Faith in God is our sure access for a release of the power of God unto salvation. You may not know what to do in a moment of crisis Like Moses express your faith in God by speaking in faith with a corresponding action. God would always respond to your faith in Him.
I am doer of the word of God, and so, I am not moved by any situation. God will show up because I trust Him by doing what He has said.
Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.
Exodus 14:21 ” And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.”