Saturday, October 24, 2015

Overcoming Fear

Exo 14:10  And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
Exo 14:11  And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
Exo 14:12  Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
Exo 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 to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Exo 14:14  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Exo 14:15  And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

Exo 14:16  But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

The children of Israel saw the Egyptian army approaching them and they cried out, wanting to be slaves in Egypt again. They blamed Moses for their fear. The LORD spoke to Moses, fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD. The LORD shall fight for you, hold your peace. The LORD spoke to Moses, why criest to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward.
Stop crying out, fear not, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, the LORD will fight for you, hold your peace, hear the LORD and  then go forward. This is what we must do when trouble comes. Do not panic and cry and blame others. be still, wait upon the LORD your salvation, hold onto your peace. Hear from God and then go forward. The God who opened up the Red Sea will make a way for you if you are a child of God under his covenant. 

There is another powerful promise for you in 1 Corinthians.
1Co 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.

I have seen many delivered from danger who believed this promise, who waited on the Lord and who received directions and then went forward to safety. Your soul will find peace in any situation; salvation is coming, perhaps a great miracle like the parting of the red sea. Maybe you will by faith see your chains fall from you and walk to safety? Even if death should come, we wake in the presence of our Lord. Do not fear, Children of God. God has given you his salvation in Jesus Christ.

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