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Summary: What are the impossible situations that you are facing today? I have good news for you my friend. You don’t have to panic. You don’t have to give up. You don’t have to close your eyes to ignore the problem and pretend that they do not exist.

FACING THE IMPOSSIBLE

What are the impossible situations that you are facing today? I have good news for you my friend: You don’t have to panic! You don’t have to give up! You don’t have to close your eyes to ignore the problem and pretend that they do not exist! Let us read our text today.

Exo 14:9 So the Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea beside Pi Hahiroth, before Baal Zephon.

Exo 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.

Exo 14:11 Then they said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?

Exo 14:12 "Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ’Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians?’ For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness."

Exo 14:13 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.

Exo 14:14 "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

On the above reading from the scripture, we found the people of God facing the impossible situation. On their back are the enemies marching to take them. On their left and right are tower of rocks and desert while on their front is the Red Sea. They are literally surrounded by big problems and they have little time to think and find the solution for their escape.

Risk Management Expert may give some suggestions:

1. Lift the surrender banner before the enemy could kill all of them

2. Take chances by quickly mobilizing the people to fight back the enemy

3. Delay their capture by hiding on the rocks or running on the desert.

However, God through His prophet Moses gave the threefold solution and it is completely different from the human stand point. Moses speaks the word of God to the people:

Exo 14:13 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.

Exo 14:14 "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

GOD’S THREEFOLD FORMULA TO FACE THE IMPOSSIBLE:

I. DO NOT BE AFRAID – (No need to surrender)

I.I. STAND STILL – (No need to fight back)

III. SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD (No need to hide)

We all know that it is not an easy thing to relax in the face of danger; It seems not practical to do nothing in time of distress or expect that something good is going to happen when all what you can see are darkness everywhere.

My friend,

1. You cannot overcome your fear unless you bring the problem to God in PRAYER.

2. You cannot stand still and hold your peace unless you learn to trust everything on the POWER OF GOD.

3. You cannot visualize the salvation of the Lord unless you immerse yourself in PRAISE AND WORSHIP.

These are the 3 important things; the secret so you can do what Moses has commanded to God’s people. Yes you need these three important weapons to overcome the impossible.

• PRAYER

• POWER OF GOD

• PRAISE AND WORSHIP

When the impossible situation struck the people of God, the Prophet of God reveal the specific things to do.

I. DON’T PANIC BUT BRING THE PROBLEM TO GOD IN PRAYER (“Do not be afraid”)

I.I. DO NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM BY YOUR SELF BUT TRUST IN THE POWER OF GOD.(Stand still”)

III. DO NOT COMPLAIN BUT VISUALIZE THE VICTORY THROUGH PRAISE AND WORSHIP (“See the salvation of the Lord”)

Pray, Trust in the power of God, Praise and Worship Him. These are simple things to do. But are these things proven to work to solve the most complicated situations in life?

To answer this question, let us put these three weapons in a true to life acid test. Let us use the national danger that Israel had faced during the reign of Jehoshaphat.

THE NATIONAL DANGER:

2Ch 20:1 After this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat.

2Ch 20:2 Messengers came and told Jehoshaphat, "A vast army from Edom is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea. They are already at Hazazon-tamar." (This was another name for En-gedi.)

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