The Body of Christ are all in our moment to cross over to our promises. As I sat down this morning at 8:15 am this morning to spend time with God, I heard Exodus 14. This is about the crossing of the Red Sea. I started reading it and God started speaking.
Exodus 14:1-4 says, “Then the Lord gave these instructions to Moses: 2 “Order the Israelites to turn back and camp by Pi-hahiroth between Migdol and the sea. Camp there along the shore, across from Baal-zephon. 3 Then Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are confused. They are trapped in the wilderness!’ 4 And once again I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after you.[a] I have planned this in order to display my glory through Pharaoh and his whole army. After this the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord!” So the Israelites camped there as they were told.”
When God instructed Moses to tell the people to “march” towards a place called Pi-Hahiroth and to camp along the shore at a very specific spot. God knew what He was doing. This was part of a very “strategic” plan. In the natural mind, would it even make sense to you to go and sit at a place where there seems to be no way out? No.
Moses simply had to trust God and obey the God given instruction. He was a leader, a Shepard in charge of a flock. This is not an easy job. The people had to trust what Moses said, even if it didn’t make sense to them.
In verse 3, it clearly tells us that God planned it this way. He did it to confuse the Pharaoh, to throw him off for a moment. It also says that God planned it for His great glory. This situation was set up for a miracle and to show the Egyptians that He is the Lord.
In verse 4, God says He will harden the Pharoah’s heart again so that he would chase Moses and the Israelite’s.
Are you in a situation that doesn’t make sense to you? Has God given you a step and you hesitate to do it because you don’t think it will work? Then you are thinking with your natural mind. The natural mind tries to figure things out and always wants to know why.
Does the situation you are in look like a dead end?
How do you think Moses and the Israelite’s may have felt when they were told to go and camp on the shore? It may have looked a bit impossible and puzzling to the natural mind, don’t you think?
This situation that God created challenged their faith and trust level with God.
Is your faith and trust level in God being challenged right now?
This situation that God created for the Israelite’s also challenged their patience.
Does it feel like your patience is being challenged right now?
Read Romans 5:3-5 (NLT)
“3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”
Let’s now look at the definition to “endurance”
- the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
- the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.
Now that you know for sure what endurance means, go back and read Romans 5:3-5 again.
Do you feel like you are stuck in a place where there seems to be no way out?
God has created (allowed) your situation as a means of building and increasing your faith and trust level in God, as well as your endurance. Once that is achieved, the Red Sea WILL PART FOR YOU.
You are crossing over. Your moment of miracle is here! Did you catch that? It’s here and it is here NOW!!
Once Moses AND the Israelite’s (The Shepard AND the flock) together achieved the increase of faith and increase of trust level as well as developed that endurance (to the level He desired), then God did through His willing and obedient vessel the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea.
Body of Christ we are in the prophetic moment of our miraculous crossover! This is not the to give up! Lift your head up and walk in confidence!
Our God is same, yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrews 13:8)
I sense that through this Word from God, He wants to not only encourage you but to also help your perspective. Be careful not to put the blame on Satan for everything. God does allow things in your life to shape and mold you to be more like Him. Let’s be real, it is in those difficult times that you get to see how far you have come and how much you still need to work on.
No matter how long ago God spoke to you those promises, stand up and believe! You are about to receive your promise(s)!