Summary: Sometimes it seems like we’re on a run away rollercoaster, in times like these we need to be reminded that (God is still in Control).
I want to start this message by prophesying to somebody: God is in control, it doesn’t matter what is happening in the economy, and it doesn’t matter what is happening on a political level, or whose in the white house.
It doesn’t matter what they do to social security, healthcare, or anything else.
God is in control.
It’s not the government or the president or anybody else. As a child of God your destiny is secure, God is your source and Heaven never has a shortage or needs a bail out.
Read Ex 1:13-17 Lets start with Moses, the deliverer of Gods people (He was destined to bring Gods people out of Egyptian bondage).
But from his birth the enemy was set on his destruction.
That which the enemy had marked for destruction, God had marked for life, Moses grew up in the pharaoh’s house, he had the best of everything in the land, (and the enemy paid the bill).
(God has it under control)
17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
*There are many times in life that from our natural perspective there are easier and faster ways to do things, but God has a better viewpoint, plus God has a higher purpose. Too many times our only initiative is to get through it, ( go through it) but Gods intention is that we grow through it.
14:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: 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.
Here are the children of God from all visible evidence they are trapped, there is no way back, and there is no way forward, they are in that place no one ever wants to be.
* The thing we have to fight is agreeing with the enemy, (We must not agree with the Devil, God has us in his control.
The devil knows the power of words, and he wants you to line up your confession with your circumstances,
But God wants you to line up your confession with his word.
Fear says: It’s over there’s no way out, bury me with my boots on.
Faith says: I don’t know what God is going to do and I don’t know how, but I know God has it all under control.
Ex 14:4 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.
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.
There is an enemy in your life, a battle that has been going on, it seems like you’ve got it under control, but you turn around and it’s there again, You pray and pray and you felt like you’ve got the victory but just when you start to make some progress there it is again.
God said: The egyptians whom you have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
You’ve done everything you know to do, your exhausted, your at the point of giving up, what’s the use,
it’s hopeless, I can’t do it.
Your finally in position for a miracle, for God almighty to do what you could never do, he’s just been waiting for you to recognize Your weakness, and his strength.
You’ll never know his strength till you recognize your weakness
*The Lord told the Apostle Paul: My grace is sufficient for thee and my strength is made perfect in weakness.
The Lord saw the disciples out on the sea fighting a violent storm, but he waited till the forth watch of the night to come to them on the water
#1 Because they didn’t need him yet,
Because they still had strength, and as long as they had strength they didn’t need his
#2 More than likely had they still had strength they wouldn’t have received him in the way that he came to them.