“Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today
The Sea Is Divided
Exodus 14:13 “But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. 14“The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.”
15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. 16“As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land. 17“As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18“Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I am honored through Pharaoh, through his chariots and his horsemen.”
19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. 24At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”
26 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.”
1 Kings 18:36. “At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word. 37“Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again.” 38Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God.” 40Then Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
The Triumphs of Faith
Hebrews 11;1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. “ 2 For by it the men of old gained approval.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
32 And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33who by faith
performed acts of righteousness,
shut the mouths of lions,
v34 quenched the power of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword,
from weakness were made strong,
became mighty in war,
put foreign armies to flight.
v35 Women received back their dead by resurrection;
and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;
v 36 others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.
39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore,”
Study these words, gain understanding and get wisdom:
FINALLY – Strong’s Greek 3064: From now on, henceforth, finally. remaining time.
BE STRONG – ἐνδυναμοῦσθε (endynamousthe) Verb – Strong’s Greek 1743: To fill with power, strengthen, make strong. From en and dunamoo; to empower.
LORD – Κυρίῳ (Kyriō), Noun, Strong’s Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
MIGHTY – κράτει (kratei) Noun – Strong’s Greek 2904: Dominion, strength, power; a mighty deed. Perhaps a primary word; vigor. Strong’s Concordance kratos: strength, might Original Word: κράτος, ους, τό Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: kratos Phonetic Spelling: (krat’-os) Definition: strength, might Usage: dominion, strength, power; a mighty deed.
POWER – ἰσχύος (ischyos) Noun – Strong’s Greek 2479: Strength (absolutely), power, might, force, ability. From a derivative of is; forcefulness. ischus: strength, might Original Word: ἰσχύς, ύος, ἡ Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: ischus Phonetic Spelling: (is-khoos’) Definition: strength, might Usage: strength (absolutely), power, might, force, ability. HELPS Word-studies 2479 isxýs (from the Gk root is, “force” and 2192/exō, “have”) – properly, force to overcoming immediate resistance.
MAKE YOR STAND – στῆναι (stēnai) Verb – Aorist Infinitive Active Strong’s Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah’-o; to stand, used in various applications.
STAND YOUR GROUND – ἀντιστῆναι (antistēnai) Verb – Aorist Infinitive Active Strong’s Greek 436: To set against; I withstand, resist, oppose. From anti and histemi; to stand against, i.e. Oppose. histémi: to make to stand, to stand Original Word: ἵστημι Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: histémi Phonetic Spelling: (his’-tay-mee) Definition: to make to stand, to stand Usage: trans: (a) I make to stand, place, set up, establish, appoint; mid: I place myself, stand, (b) I set in balance, weigh; intrans: (c) I stand, stand by, stand still; met: I stand ready, stand firm, am steadfast.
STAND – στῆναι (stēnai) Verb – Aorist Infinitive Active Strong’s Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah’-o; to stand, used in various applications.
Psalm 24:7-8 Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
(These “ancient gates” are the mind of mankind, and God says, “Lift up your heads, O gates, O ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in”)
This is written for those of us who would rather fight than pray, use our muscle instead of His Spirit which resides within us, fight our own battles rather than letting God win our victories –
SURRENDER TO GOD AND OVERCOME BY THE WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY AND BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, AND HE WILL FIGHT AND WIN OUR BATTLES – IT IS WRITTEN.
Your Brother and Friend,