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God Will Make A Way

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Exodus 14:10-16 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD. Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt,have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? “Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to served the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. “But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”

The Israelites had been in bondage for 490 years when God delivered them from the hand of the Egyptians. They had a bondage mentality that caused them to not be able to see anything good that the Lord would do in their futures. They also could not understand God's love for them and His ability to protect them. They were afraid and because of their fear they were willing to continue in the land of bondage, serving their enemies.

Many times people who have lived in an abusive situation have this same mentality. They can't seem to shake the fear the comes when they think of doing anything different, being anywhere different or living a life of good instead of evil. They can be led out of bondage, but only God can deliver them from the bondage mentality. This takes time and consistency in Him showing them that He is for them, not against them and that He will protect them. Immediately after Moses led the people out of Egypt they saw the enemy coming up behind them and they were afraid. They could not imagine anything but defeat because of the bondage mentality that they lived under.

“And when Pharoah drew near......they were afraid.” Is the enemy drawing near to you this morning? Does it feel as if he is closing in on you? The Israelites cried out to the LORD in their fear. They were so afraid they couldn't move forward. They saw the Red Sea before them and the enemy behind them and they felt trapped. Sometimes we feel the same way when the pressures of life close in around us. We feel trapped, like we are between a rock and a hard spot. We can't turn back because the enemy is there and we are afraid to go forward because there is an insurmountable object in front of us. The unknown awaits us and we don't know how we will overcome it.

Moses told the children of Israel “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today you shall see again no more forever.”

Once we face our fears they no longer have a hold over us. David said in Psalm 56:3 “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You”. God goes before us into every situation. He is able to deliver us even when it looks like an impossible situation. God makes a way for us to cross over the insurmountable objects ahead of us. We can trust Him to protect and provide for His children. He has promised us in Hebrews 13:5, 6 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5, 6 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do t me?”

We can boldly proclaim in the face of fear that we don't need anything but the LORD! He is the One who goes before us into every situation. We can boldly say that we do not have to fear anything that the devil throws at us because our God is able to take care of us.

As a believer in Christ Jesus, we are children of the New Covenant. Now, if God protected His children under the Old Covenant recorded for us to read in the Old Testament, how much more will He protect those who are His under the New Covenant. It is said in Hebrews 8:6 that Jesus is the Mediator of a better covenant which was established on better promises. God has not changed from His power to protect from the Old Testament to the New; He has promised His covenant to us, even as adopted children; a covenant of protection and provision.

Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

God gave His only begotten Son that we might inherit all His promises; that we might be delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

Colossians 1:13, 14 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

The enemy has no hold over a child of God! We do not have to fear what the devil can do to us because our God is able to deliver us, to protect us and to provide for our every need. When the enemy comes to you with his threats of destruction you can look him right in the face and tell him to get away from you because your God is standing between you and him. Command the devil to get behind you because Your God is able to deliver you. Stand still today and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf!

Father, I thank You for being our God. I thank You for going before us into every situation and for defeating the enemy on our behalf. You are great and greatly to be praised. You are well able to deliver us from any foe that comes against us. If You are for us then who could possibly stand against us. Thank You for providing for our deliverance from whatever enemy we are facing. Thank You for bringing us through the sea that may be ahead of us. You are God; there is nothing too difficult for You. Father, I pray for my friends this morning who may be afraid. I rebuke the enemy in their lives right now in the name of Jesus. I speak to that mountain that may be ahead of them and command it to move right now in Jesus' name. I declare that they will win the battle because You are defeating the enemy on their behalf. Thank You, Father, for the victory that You have assured us of when we are in Christ Jesus. To You be the honor and the glory for it. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen
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    Moses and Aaron leading the Israeli people out of Egypt is one of my fav Bible stories. When I have difficulty with like, I think on the miracles that Heaven produced to get the Israeli people out of Egypt. I also think on how Jesus fed them. I have a blog about that.
    1963 days ago
    Thank you for an awesome lesson today Avanell. I agree that God has not given us a spirit of fear and we should all kknow that He goes before us and conquers our enemy. I keep remembering that Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Almighty God will stand with us and carry us through our battles, whatever they are. God is first place in my life. God bless you for your teaching.
    1964 days ago
    Thank you for this great message and blessing. I have solace in knowing my GOD will always be with me. I love your daily messages. Bless you my friend.
    1964 days ago
    It is interesting how the people kept wanting to turn back and return to slavery in Egypt rather than trust God in the desert. This blog is a wonderful reminder that even in the desert, God will provide and most of all, He will be with us!
    1964 days ago
    Yes, Amen.

    I know I need to break free from 'bondage mentality' and I know that nothing is too difficult for God, but I just can't see it at the moment - how I could ever have victory over my 'enemies'.
    1964 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Always good reminders on fear. I am thankful that no matter what background we come from and what one thing we can't seem to quite let go, the Lord stays and holds our hand through it until we GET it! Thanks, Avanell! I give Him the Glory for all He does!
    1964 days ago
    tHE lord is always there for me. Thank you for the good reminder that He cares and love us so much.
    1964 days ago
  • HAGIN2010
    Hi avanell

    I was abused and was in bondage for a very long time. However for some of that time it was self imposed. I didn't know to turn to god Perhaps my life may have been very different had I chose to turn to god earlier. However one cannot go back and change the past. I am very happy to not be in bondage today.
    1964 days ago
    I left Egypt. It didn't take me 490 years, but it almost felt like it before I could be persuaded that the Lord would fight for me! You are right, Avanell. Once we give up fear there is nothing left to fear! What inspired words today as people fear lack and world conditions. There is no fear that is uncommon to man. Christ releases us from all fear. If He hasn't, some serious talk is required!
    1964 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    Nicely put! I tend to forget in times of crisis that God is always in my corner. Reminders like this just let me breathe a sigh of relief. Thank goodness I don't need to face the day alone!
    1964 days ago
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