Summary: If you feel like you’re trapped, if you feel like you’ve hit the wall, if you feel like the enemy has the upper hand: It’s time to praise the Lord (Its a Set Up)
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Vs.13 And Moses said unto the people, fear not stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he will show to you today. For the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.
I came to this house today to prophesy, and I came to tell you that today is your day.
God said to tell you that today is a day of victory, today God is going to deal the death blow to an enemy that has been plaguing your life, dogging your heels, riding your back, breathing down your neck, making your life miserable.
God said today you are going to put something that has been over your head, under your feet.
Listen to our text: The salvation he will show to you (today) for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever.
Egyptians: (Enemies) I don t know what the Egyptians mean to you today, it could be sickness, it could be financial trouble, it could be family strife and turmoil, or it could be people who are trying to destroy your life, attacking your ministry. Or it could be a habit or an addiction that you haven t been able to conquer.
Whatever it is God said to tell you that today is your day for victory.
How many knows that the devil is opposed to you having victory, the devil doesn t want anybody enjoying the abundant life that Jesus came to give us.
After the children of Israel are thrust out of Egypt Pharaoh decides he has made a mistake and wants them back and now he s in hot pursuit of them.
Vs 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
Now Pharaoh is saying: I’ve got them right where I want them, they’re trapped, there’s nowhere for them to go.
I’ve got them right where I want them.
Most of the time when you hear those words it s because somebody believes they have somebody trapped, surrounded, hedged in, no escape.
It’s because they believe that they have the upper hand, and everything is in their favor.
When somebody speaks those words, it’s with a sense of superiority, confidence, and assurance.
It’s spoken with the sense that the other party is at their mercy, and now their fate is in their hands and they have the power to kill, destroy, or save and keep alive.
That s exactly what Pharaoh was thinking.
How many times have you been at the place where it seems like all hell has broken loose against you, and you look around for help but there is no help to be found?
And it feels like you are surrounded and the enemy is coming at you from every side, and then you hear that sinister voice of Satan laughing at you with that attitude of arrogance and self assurance saying: (Now I’ve got you right where I want you).
We’ve all been there: In fact I m talking to some people who are there right now.
You are my assignment because God told me to prophesy to you and to tell you; things aren’t always as they appear.
He told me to tell you that there is more to this than meets the eye.
He told me to tell you that (it’s a set up).