Summary: This message shows that God makes provision for you to conquer your enemies.
Someone Has to Believe God, Why Can’t It Be Your Enemy
When there’s nowhere Else to Turn Pt. 2
Exodus 14: 1-12
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: 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. 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. 5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us? 6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: 7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand. 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
10 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. 11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
1) The Lord Spoke (Talked) to the head (Moses) (The one whom he gave the charge to)
Speak to: 1) The People That Are There 2) The People That Will Come 3) The People That Will Obey
Speak to the Future of the Church (Out of Their loins the future church will be birthed). Vs. 1-2
Turn Back (Camp in the Valley between two Mountains with the Red Sea in front of them).
Against Baalzephon -The place was opposite the Hebrew camp"lord of the north -"the idol or possession of the north; hidden; secret (Abode of the evil demon of the Egyptians).
God Will Defeat the Enemy to Bring Honor to Himself
The Enemy can’t deny God’s Power Vs. 3-9
God Will Show Up When We comply with the Pastorial Relationship that we
26 “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day, 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods which you have not known.
Curse – Blessing Witheld
Harken (Submit) – To the one God has hired to give you: 1) Security 2) Identity 3) Affirmation
In the Wilderness we have to: 1) Wait 2) Obey 3) Follow Vs. 10-12
6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea. 7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.