LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS 14:16 (NLT)
"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."
10 KEYS - THE MYSTERY OF YOUR RED SEA ( CHALLENGE ).
1.Your red sea is an opportunity for God to bring honour to His name . Exo 14:17 (NIV) "I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen."
2.Your red sea is a divine set up for your promotion , if you refuse to bow to it. Daniel 3:18 (NLT)"But even if he doesn't, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up."
The faith of these three hebrew boys drive me , they told the king ,direct, we will not bow ! . Listen to me friend , No matter the power of the devil troubling your life , do not bow , tell him to get lost. Why? If God is the one that is for you , who can succeed against you ? Roms 8:31
3.Your red sea is only waiting for you to speak to it with a stubborn and relentless kind of faith . Mark 11:23 (ESV)"Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him." Faith is a force that can stop the powers of the wicked.
4.If you refuse to go forward , your red sea will never go backward . Exo 14:15 (NASB)"Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward."
5.Your red sea is only seeking attention, command it and it will bow to you .Phil 2:10 (NLT)"that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,"
6.Despise your red sea (mockers , the reproach , shame) don't give it any attention ,but focus your mind on the victory ahead like Jesus . Heb 12:2 (Amp)Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God."
7.Know this truth and take advantage of it , God created that red sea (Satan,his human agents) .Isaiah 54:17 (NIV)""See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc;" So believe God and let Him fight your battles for you . Amen. Exo 14:14
8.Your red sea only understands one language , the WORD ! Jesus told Satan the deceiver in the wilderness it is written . Matt 4:4"But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." use the word . why? His name is Jesus aka The word of God .Rev 19:13
9.Fear will never move that red sea . Stop it now ! Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."
10.Your red sea will always bow to your faith . Eph 6:16 (NIV) "In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Personal quote :
" What you imagine your red sea to be that is what it will be to you . imagine it "small not big" Prov 23:7
PRAYER :Father empower my life with strength to break the power behind my red sea now in the name of Jesus , Amen.