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The Lord Will Fight for You!

This promise is one God has patiently worked all of my life to teach me. Having been molested as a child, it was difficult to overcome the hurt and anger that God ‘let’ it happen. He is still working on me to be still and let Him fight for me in the battles that He is allowing in the first place. It is for His glory, my growth, and to help someone else to know that He, Jehovah, is the LORD. I look at it as win, win, win, when I stop fretting and remember this Scripture:

God had just led Moses and His people out of Egypt, and Pharaoh’s heart was once again hardened against them, to go after them. They were trapped between Pharaoh and his army and the sea, beside Pihahiroth. The people feared for their lives and quickly forgot the oppression they had left, deceiving themselves thinking it would have been better had they stayed in Egypt and continued in slavery and bondage, than to serve the Lord God Almighty.

Exodus 14:14 “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Be still and know that He is God!

Exodus 14: 13-31:

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.

14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

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.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

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.

22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2016 in God's Love

 

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“I Will Deliver”

A while back I found “The Collected Works of D. L. Moody” (1837-1899) on my Kindle Fire. It has blessed my walk with our Lord tremendously. This man truly had a heart for leading the Lost to Jesus and discipling them to lead others to Him. He was known to go out into the streets at night (if he had not done it that day), searching for even one lost soul to bring to Jesus so as to fulfill his goal of talking to at least one man each day about the condition of his soul. I just finished reading one of his last sermons that he did titled “The Ninety-First Psalm” where he discusses the seven “I wills” that God told Moses He would do in the last three verses. I agree with Mr. Moody’s statement: “If they could get burned down into our souls, it would be a help to us all through life. When God says He will do a thing, there is no power on earth or in perdition that can keep Him from doing that which He has promised to do.” It is my desire to share this sermon over the next few posts. There are very few churches today who actually teach and preach the true Word of God. My prayer is that this will accomplish God’s perfect plan where ever He would send it. I am very blessed to attend a church led by a Man of God who also has a heart for the lost. I keep my Pastor Brockman in prayer daily for God’s guidance and protection as he follows God’s plan for his life at Colorado Springs Baptist Church.

Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”

I. “I WILL DELIVER” When God called Moses to go down into Egypt to deliver the children of Israel from the hand of the Egyptians, in all the world there was not a man who, humanly speaking, was less qualified than Moses. He had made the attempt once before to deliver the children of Israel, and he began by delivering one man. He failed in that, and killed an Egyptian, and had to run off into the desert, and stay there forty years. He had tried to deliver the Hebrews in his own way, he was working in his own strength and doing it in the energy of the flesh. He had all the wisdom of the Egyptians, but that did not help him. He had to be taken back into Horeb, and kept there forty years in the school of God, before God could trust him to deliver the children of Israel in God’s way. (Haven’t we all been there so many times in our growing walk with the Lord? ‘Our’ fleshly plans are most certain to fail. I still pray each day that God will help me trust Him fully to accomplish HIS perfect will through me, especially when I think I have all these ‘grand’ ideas of my own. Anna)

Then God came to him and said, “I am come down to deliver,” and when God worked through Moses three million were delivered as easy as I can turn my hand over. God could do it. It was no trouble when God came on the scene. Learn this lesson: If we want to be delivered, from every inward and outward foe, we must look to a higher source than ourselves. We cannot do it in our own strength. We all have some weak point in our character. When we would go forward, it drags us back, and when we would rise up into higher spheres of usefulness and the atmosphere of Heaven, something drags us down. Now I have no sympathy with the idea that GOD puts us behind the blood and saves us, and then leaves us in Egypt to be under the old taskmaster. I believe God brings us out of Egypt into the promised land, and that it is the privilege of every child of God to be delivered from every foe, from every besetting sin.

If there is some sin that is getting the mastery over you, you certainly cannot be useful. You certainly cannot bring forth fruit to the honor and glory of God until you get self-control. “He that ruleth his spirit [is better] than he that taketh a city.” If we haven’t got victory over jealousy, over envy, over self-seeking and covetousness and worldly amusements and worldly pleasure, if we are not delivered from all these things, we are not going to have power with God or with men, and we are not going to be as useful as we might be if we got deliverance from every evil. There isn’t an evil within or without but what He will deliver us from if we will let Him. That is what He wants to do. As God said to Moses, “I am come down to deliver.” If He could deliver three million slaves from the hands of the mightiest monarch on earth, don’t you think He can deliver us from every besetting sin, and give us complete victory over ourselves, over our temper, over our dispositions, over our irritableness and peevishness and snappishness? If we want it and desire it above everything else, we can get victory.

People are apt to think that these little things (as we call them) are weaknesses that we are not responsible for; that they are misfortunes, that we inherited them. I have heard people talk about their temper. They say, “Well, I inherited it from my father and mother; they were quick-tempered, and I got it from them.” Well, that is a poor place to hide, my friend. Grace ought to deliver us from all those things. A lady came to me some time ago and said she had great trouble with her temper now, and she was more irritable than she was five years ago, and she wanted to know if I didn’t think it was wrong. I said, “I should think you were backsliding. If you have not better control over yourself now than you had five years ago, there is something radically wrong.” “Well,” she said, “I should like to know how I am going to mend it. Can you tell me.” “Yes.” “How?” I said, “When you get angry with people and give them a good scolding, go right to them after you have made up your mind that you have done wrong, and tell them you have sinned and ask them to forgive you.” She said she wouldn’t like to do that. Of course she wouldn’t; but she will never get victory until she treats it as sin. Do not look upon it as weakness or misfortune, but SIN. No child of God ought to lose control of temper without confessing it.

A lady came to me some time ago and said that she had got so in the habit of exaggerating that people accused her of misrepresentation. She wanted to know if there was any way she could overcome it. “Certainly,” I said. “How?” “Next time you catch yourself at it, go right to the party and tell them you lied.” “Oh!” she said, “I wouldn’t like to call it lying.” Of course not, but a lie is a lie all the same, and you will never overcome those sins until you treat them as sins and get them out of your nature. If you want to shine in the light of God and be useful, you must overcome, you must be delivered. And that is what God says He will do; He will deliver.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2015 in God's Love

 

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