quinta-feira, 21 de março de 2019

THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 80

by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA

Day 80

The Red Sea Shore


Exodus 14:10 (NKJV) And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So, they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord.

Picture Moses by the Red Sea shore. Pharaoh with all the chariots in Egypt have them trapped at the Red Sea. Israel can’t swim and they can’t fight and the water is too deep and way to wide. And the children of Israel after crying out to the Lord are verbally accusing Moses of leading them into the wilderness.

Exodus 14:11–12 (NKJV)  Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.”

How quickly Israel forgot the pillar of cloud that protected them day and night when they saw Pharaoh’s chariots approaching. The Lord had led them into the wilderness and to the shore of the Red Sea not to destroy them but to gain honor over Pharaoh so Egypt would know He instead of Pharaoh was God.

Exodus 14:15–18 (NKJV) And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So, I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

You may feel like you are standing on the shore of the Red Sea with Pharaohs chariots closing in to destroy your life. Fear not, the Lord has brought you to this place to show you that He is Lord. 

Psalm 37:23 (AMP) The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].

When you live your life on the Narrow Path the Lord delights in you and sometimes directs your steps into situations to reveal Himself strong and show you nothing is impossible with Him! At other times, you will find yourself in situations that require you to speak to the mountain in the Name of Jesus, so you can discover the authority you have been given. You must remember the ultimate goal is to know Jesus and Father which is live eternal.

Ending Thoughts
If you have taken up your cross and are walking on the Narrow Path of obedience your steps are being order by the Lord and you will come into a wonderful relationship with Him. If you are self-willed, self-seeking the Lord is not ordering your steps to reveal Himself. If that is you repent of your selfish ways and get on the Narrow Path.

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