When you Feel like Your Enemies are Gaining on You

Do you feel that your enemies are gaining on you, or that they have favor? Do you feel like the Lords provision in your life is also being given to your enemy?

“13But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! 16 Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground. 17 And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they will charge in after the Israelites. My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his troops, his chariots, and his charioteers. 18 When my glory is displayed through them, all Egypt will see my glory and know that I am the Lord!”

19 Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to the rear of the camp. The pillar of cloud also moved from the front and stood behind them. 20 The cloud settled between the Egyptian and Israelite camps. As darkness fell, the cloud turned to fire, lighting up the night. But the Egyptians and Israelites did not approach each other all night.

21 Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land. 22 So the people of Israel walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on each side!

23 Then the Egyptians—all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and charioteers—chased them into the middle of the sea. 24 But just before dawn the Lord looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw their forces into total confusion. 25 He twisted[b] their chariot wheels, making their chariots difficult to drive. “Let’s get out of here—away from these Israelites!” the Egyptians shouted. “The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt!”

26 When all the Israelites had reached the other side, the Lord said to Moses, “Raise your hand over the sea again. Then the waters will rush back and cover the Egyptians and their chariots and charioteers.” 27 So as the sun began to rise, Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the water rushed back into its usual place. The Egyptians tried to escape, but the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered all the chariots and charioteers—the entire army of Pharaoh. Of all the Egyptians who had chased the Israelites into the sea, not a single one survived.

29 But the people of Israel had walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, as the water stood up like a wall on both sides. 30 That is how the Lord rescued Israel from the hand of the Egyptians that day. And the Israelites saw the bodies of the Egyptians washed up on the seashore. 31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses. “ 

// Exodus 14:13-31 

13But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

God is not going to give your enemies the same favor He will give you. He WILL fight for you!! God is telling Moses that HE will take care of the Egyptians. God is going to fight for them. Gods protection has now come behind them. The enemy does not see this. The enemy does not see the provision and protection. They cannot even sense what God is doing for you! 

Whatever enemy you are facing today, they will attempt to be successful, BUT, with Gods favor, you will be victorious! God is going to take care of it. The provision God is giving you is not the same provision God gives your enemies. God will protect you. 

God WILL take care of YOU and IT!

“That is how the Lord rescued Israel from the hand of the Egyptians that day.” 

Blessings of obedience 

In today’s world, most of all look for success. We want that. We want to succeed, we want to be blesses, right? The main thing we need to realize about success and being blessed, if that this world has nothing to offer apart from the power of God. Nothing. 

 I want God to look at my life, and bless me! 

 Deuteronomy 28: 1-2 tells us,

If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God”

 If. You. Obey.

 This tells us that blessings will happen to you, if you obey!

 The Lord will COMMAND the blessing to you! We must only obey. God is the only one who sets the rules for blessings. Not us! IF you want to live a blessed life, even when obedience is hard, it is the rule for us to be blessed. Jesus points out to us in John 13:17 that blessings come from obeying the truth, not just knowing it. “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” 

 Know the truth, obey it, and be blessed!

 It is important to realize that when we obey God, we will never be disappointed. Obedience always leads to blessings, always. The Lord desires to bless us!

 Set a goal to obey the Lord and watch Him unlock blessings in our lives! 

Answered Prayer

Has God answered your prayer?

Did you cry out to the Lord and He moved you? Has he moved you into a better, new, free place? But have you found out that this place comes with challenges? Have you waited for children and now you know the WORK behind them?Did you want to start your own business but now you have the reality of it?! Did you wait for marriage and now you are seeing the challenges with it?!

Has he answered your prayer but now you are in the place of the challenges that come with that answered prayer?
“Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the Lord heard everything they said. Then the Lord’s anger blazed against them, and he sent a fire to rage among them, and he destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. Then the people screamed to Moses for help, and when he prayed to the Lord, the fire stopped. After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means “the place of burning”), because fire from the Lord had burned among them there. Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!” The manna looked like small coriander seeds, and it was pale yellow like gum resin. The people would go out and gather it from the ground. They made flour by grinding it with hand mills or pounding it in mortars. Then they boiled it in a pot and made it into flat cakes. These cakes tasted like pastries baked with olive oil. The manna came down on the camp with the dew during the night.” Number 11:1-9
We remember.
“We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted.”
Do remember the time that the challenges were not there?
We can look at the promises that God has fulfilled in our lives and we can start zoning in on problems of it. We forget the preceptive we had when we were on our knees begging for that promise.
 You forget the bondage you were in and now the freedom you have!!!
 Change your perceptive.
 We must understand like the nation of Israel, yes, they had that food but they were in bondage. You may have had certain things but you were in BONDAGE and now you are FREE.
Your promise has been fulfilled!!
Remember where God has brought you.

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