Thursday, January 01, 2009

Which way to the Promise Land?

At some point or another we have all faced that SPIRITUAL fork in the road when we are not sure what to do and where to go but we KNOW a decision must be made. You find yourself looking and screaming to the heavens for an audible word from the LORD on what to do and all you can hear is all the confusion in your own head. I have read Exodus 14:13 more times than I count and I always taken the words LITERALLY but I read it today and got revelation about it. Exodus 14:13 (NIV) And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which HE will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. Moses was not telling the people to stand still in the natural (which is how I took it) instead he was telling the people to stand still in their faith. See the people did have to move from where they were to go through the Red Sea and it was during their physical movement that their spirits had to stand FIRM in the truth about God. I am sure the walk through the Red Sea with high sea walls on either side of them was very scary for the people of Israel. The walk through the sea was scary and the destination to the unknown was even scarier but still they did as the LORD commanded them to. It is easier to trust God when you have a sense of what HE is doing and where HE is leading you but when the road dead ends and you have just oppression behind you and the unknown in front..things can seem scary.
Today the LORD is staying on the first day of 2009 STAND FIRM and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring about for you today. Everything feels scary and you don't know where God is in all the wreckage but still stand firm. God will never leave you nor forsake you. The truth is with either choice- LEFT or RIGHT you are still ending up in the promise land. Trust the God in your that you are well able to handle the trouble HE has trust you with.
Like with the Israelites God has promised to us that deliverance and victory is ours. Believe that in the midst of all the opposing and contradictory circumstances. His promise to them is HIS word to us today it is written in Exodus 3:7-8 (NKJV) And the LORD said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and Jebusites. Be Blessed, Manie