Summary: Are you coming in agreement with what God has said about you or are you in rebellion?
Rebellion or Faith
Background - God’s people were living in slavery to the Egyption people.
Exodus 2:23 (quickview) And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
God’s people were in a bad spot, they were in trouble so they began to cry out to God. There’s an entire message right there. When your having trouble in your body, trouble in your marriage, trouble in our finances, trouble in your relationships, or trouble in your mind, call out to the God who will hear you. God heard the cry of his people. You see you could go talk to a doctor about the trouble in your body, you could go to a counselor about the trouble in your marriage, your could go to a financial advisor about the trouble in your finances, your could to a psychologist about the trouble in your mind and all those things are fine and they will listen to your problems and give you advise on what to do based on their earthly knowledge. I don’t have anything against doctor, counselors, financial advisors, or psychologist, however, only God can look down on your situation and do a supernatural work. You see sometime we have situations in our life that only God can change. When your in trouble who do you cry out to? When you were a child and you were scared, or in trouble you cried out to your parents someone you knew would come running when you were in trouble. We’re God’s children and when were in trouble and we cry out to him, he hears our cry and remembers the covenant. He remembers His promises He has made to you. Will you remember to cry out to him? You see for the God’s people were in slavery and they needed more than just some advice.
So what did God do about there sufferings?
7And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
God sent them a man to lead them out of bondage. Moses and Aaron and a stick to convince a Pharaoh to set all their slaves free. Sure. So Moses and Aaron go to talk with Pharaoh and tell hey our God says let His people go. And God tells Moses and Aaron I will multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt. And God tells them when you go to talk with Pharaoh he’s going to want to see a miracle. So God tells them through down the rod it will turn into a snake. So it happened just as God said. And Pharaoh said no biggy, and he had his sorcerers do the same. Pharaoh says nope not letting them go. So the next morning God sends them all down by the river bank. Long story short the rivers are turned to blood and all the fish die. There is no drinking water in Egypt. Still Pharaoh isn’t budging. So God’s people saw the miracle of the waters. Next come the frogs, then lice, then flies, then God caused all the livestock of the Egyptians to die, but none of Israel livestock died, then boils, then pestilence, then thunder, hail and fire, but not in Goshen were God’s people were living, then locusts, and then a great darkness, then he caused the Egyptians to give God’s people their silver and gold jewelry, and then God smote the first born of the Egyptian people and their cattle. Not one house was with out one dead the scripture says. Through all of this God’s people seeing that miracles and signs. So finally Pharaoh says go. But then he changes his mind and he and his armies follow after to kill them. Moses is backed up water on one side and Pharaoh coming hard. So God’s people of great faith who have been seeing all these miraculous events take place say. Turn to Exodus 14:10 (quickview) And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.