Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christ Breaks Every Chain!

    

There is Freedom in Christ that no one else can offer.



Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Message)

5- "Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. 6- Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track".
 
     Are you facing an insurmountable problem today, that seems impossible to go through?   Then I have Good News for you.   Multitudes before you have faced such odds in their lives that seemed as if it would consume them.

     The nation of Israel faced such circumstances at one time in their history. They had been living in slavery in the land of Egypt for 430 years with no hope of freedom in sight.  But, God had a plan that they never expected to take place.  Living in slavery had become a way of life to them, but God defeated Pharaoh and freed them.

     Soon after they left Egypt, the evil Pharaoh, realizing the free labor he had lost, sent his army after the Israelites to bring them back into enslavement.

     The Children of Israel were approaching the Red Sea, which was at full tide, when they caught sight of the massive Egyptian army closing in behind them.  They were so terrified, and felt trapped by the Red Sea before them and the approaching Army behind them.

     The people cried out to Moses, their leader, 


(Exodus 14:11-12)
"Did you bring us out into the desert to die because there were no graves in Egypt"? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!"
(Exodus 14:13-14 )  
Moses answered the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still, and see what the LORD will do to save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again. The Lord is fighting for you! So be Still!"
(Exodus 14:15-16) 
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to start moving. Raise your staff, stretch out you hand over the sea, and divide the water. Then the Israelites will go through the sea on dry ground".


     There may be a "RED SEA" situation in your life today.  Any change from your present circumstances may seem impossible.  You may have wondered where God is and why He is allowing you to be surrounded by what seems to be hopelessness. 

     Moses and the children of Israel made a decision that day at the Red Sea.  You have to make that same decision  in your life today.

     God may be asking you to step out into an unknown future that He has prepared for you.  This is frightening for us, when we are trusting our own efforts and not the unseen Hand of God. 

     If you continue to stand still and choose not to obey Him, the enemy that is pursuing you will overtake you and pull you away from God's great plan for your life.

Let The Chains Fall!


     God never speaks untruth to our hearts.  Do what He is telling you (in your heart) to do. 

     You will find deliverance from all that has engulfed you waiting on the other side.




2 comments:

  1. It's interesting that Moses told the Israelites to be still and see what God will do to save them. And then God told Moses to tell the Israelites to get moving.

    Like you said, if we've heard what God's plan for us is, and don't take action, we open ourselves up to the enemy's advances.

    The key is to be still long enough to hear from God and then have the courage to take action.

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    1. I'm so thankful for God's loving patience with us,.

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