Summary: "Exodus" means "the Way Out." Ex. 15:2 combined with Rev. 15:3 reveals God’s Way out of virtually any problem we face.
Exodus=God’s Way Out: Ex. 15:1-3 & Rev. 15:3
The word “Exodus,” means “The Way Out!”
Intro: Adam came to God and said he was lonely and needed someone to share his life with. God said, “Tell you what, I’ll create someone who will wait on your every needs, serve you, love you be totally dedicated to your happiness.” The man asked, “What will it cost me?” God said, “An arm and a leg!”
The man thought about it and then asked, “What can I get for a rib???”
“What can I get?!” Sounds like an infomercial. You could almost speak of these verses this way.
Today, you can get, God’s approach to problems. I’m telling you, here’s a technique that will work every time, shed those unwanted pounds, get rich, find purpose, heal relationships, it’s ALL here: Exodus 15.
But, wait there’s more, if you call right now, you also get:
1) Freedom from Egypt and the Egyptians; from bondage to sin and to satan.
2) And Peace that passeth understanding, because the Egyptians, sin, bondage, etc. will be DEAD! And will bother you no more.
And as a special added bonus, you also get Power, Light, Life, Love, and you’ll be a City set on a Hill, filled with God’s Joy!
A little exaggerated? Read Ex. 15 and put it together with Rev.
15:3 and you get a PERPETUAL EX. 15:2 EXPERIENCE!
Ex. 15:2, they partied; I mean they PARTIED. If Pittsburgh, (our local team) or the Saints (my team) won the Super Bowl, the celebration would be NOTHING, compared to this!
2 million people, Jewish people, truly free, truly turned loose, Joyfully celebrating that fact. And Rev. 15:3 makes it a permanent position, and 1 Thes. 5:116-18, Phil. 4:4, and Ps. 34:1-4 affirm this fact. How exactly can we experience this?
First, a POSITIVE ATTITUDE. We need God’s attitude and it is amazingly POSITIVE.
Can you imagine God Depressed. Walking back and forth in heaven complaining, feeling sorry for Himself. “Oh my, things aren’t going very well. I’m having a BAD MILLENIUM! All that evil.“
How can we be positive in the face of so much evil. Sept. 11, 2001, was bad, but the Nazi’s were killing that many people every week. God sees it all, yet he is positive; we need a radical commitment to Rom. 8:28!
Illus. Father and daughter were outside walking. Daughter looked up at the stars said, “Oh, how beautiful. If they ‘re this nice on THIS side, imagine what they must be like on GOD’S
God’s side is always, somehow, positive!
Second, A POSITIVE ATTENTION! We need to focus our ATTENTION where God does: On the Solution, not the Problem! We need a Positive Attention!
Ex. 14, the Egyptians are coming, what is everyone talking about? The problem! The Egyptians! The Hopelessness of the situation!
God, says, “Go Forward!” God says, “Go Forward, in the midst of sin, loosing weight, getting physicall fit, getting healthy, getting a powerful prayer life, finding financial prosperity.
And God says, “Go Forward!” With our kids. Most parents spend most of their time talking, complaining, and yelling about the problems.
Illus. (Tongue in cheek) Kids could help here by coming up with positive responses to most repeated complaints, for instance: