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Wherefore criest thou unto me?

Started by DiscipleHeLovesToo, May 09, 2012, 07:47:19 pm

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 Exo 14:1-21
(1) And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
(2) Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
(3) For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
(4) And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
(5) And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
(6) And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
(7) And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
(8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
(9) But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
(10) And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
(11) And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
(12) Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
(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? <YOU>  speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
(16) But <YOU> lift thou up thy rod, and <YOU> stretch out thine hand over the sea, and <YOU> 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.  (emphasis added; words enclosed in "<>" added)

this is scripture i don't hear preached about very much.  Moses seemed full of faith and fearless when he spoke the the children of Israel in verses 13 and 14, and nothing is said in this account about Moses 'crying unto the Lord'; yet God's response has to be Truth.

Is God saying this to anyone today? 

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


I think God still speaks to people like this, but I don't think people hear as good as back then, so many different churches and beliefs and man made rules that I think it quinches our faith to a point.
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I preached my first sermon on this very scripture and was very blessed through it.  Absolutely love the statements made in those 3 verses Exodus 14:13-15.  A few things to take out of it is:

1. Do not fear
2. Stand firm
3. Watch the Lord work
4. Complete deliverance is within reach
5. Let God do the work, just relax
6. Step out in victory

That last point, I derived from the verse you titled this thread after v 15, was the crescendo of the message and really in a nutshell everything was like this.  There is no need to fear for God is with you, fighting for you, we just need to stand our ground and stay out of God's way.  He will provide a way of deliverance and freedom.  When He does so, He does not expect us to continue to cry out to Him because the way ahead may seem bumpy, but instead have faith that He is in control and able to save.  Faith is spelled RISK after all right?  So stop crying in desperation for a miracle that has already been provided and step out in faith.  Stop telling God how big our problems are and start telling our problems how big our God is.

Love this scripture!  Thank God for it!
All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us.  He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.


Amen Brother!

as Paul said, 'strive to enter into rest'; yet this does not mean do nothing and wish that God would bless us sometime in the future - but rather be led by the Holy Spirit and when the command is given, we part the sea and pass over to the other side!
Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.