Topic: Keep Advancing: Don’t Stop [Sunday July 23, 2017]
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:” Exodus 14:15 (KJV).
In Exodus 14, you will notice that after the Israelites had left Egypt, Pharaoh and his army pursued them with horses and chariots in order to bring them back to slavery. You can see that the devil would always fight the plans and purposes of God over your life, but it’s too late because your God is always a step ahead. At the Red sea, we are told that God’s people became stuck and Pharaoh intensified his pursuit thinking he had them pinned down. But unknown to him, it was a set up to wipe them all out. In verse 15, God commanded Moses to tell the people to go forward. Moses would have thought to himself, how can we go forward when the Red Sea is right in front of us? However, all he ever heard was go forward. As impossible as it sounded they went forward. God had spoken and there was no going back. God was saying in effect: you may not see a way through the sea, but I am going to make a way for you even where none exists.
The clincher was that Moses obeyed what God had said, simply by acting on what God said, the people walked through the sea supernaturally and without any struggle. They continued their journey as if nothing happened. This year, no plan of the enemy concerning your life will come to pass. God will prove Himself in your life. You will experience the supernatural. Beloved, God has given you His word, therefore, expect great things to happen for you. It is a decision you must take. You must choose to believe God for what He has said. Don’t cancel yourself out.
Stay connected to God’s word which is the only thing that is constant. Every other thing will fail but not the word. Remember that God’s word to Moses was ‘Go Forward’ and for as long as he took heed to what God, said he had victory.
Further Reading: Exodus 14:1-31
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 33-34; Evening- Acts 24
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.