Faith Steps

Ex 14:10-16

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. 11 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? 12 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."

13 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.

14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

And the Lord said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me?

Tell the children of Israel to go forward.

16 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.

 

Israel was standing between their past and their future

         

They were afraid – because the future was unknown & uncertain

          As bad as the past was, it was known – it wasn’t uncertain

12 “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 many of you are letting Fear keep you in a bad situation?

 

13 Don’t be afraid – This is not just about feelings or emotions

Do not show respect 

 

13 “Stand still” doesn’t mean don’t do anything

  Yatsab: Take a firm stand; confront

 

14 “Hold your peace”

  Charash:  Be deaf, mute, silent

 

15 “Tell the children of Israel to go forward.

 

The Lord said this before He told Moses to lift up his rod & divide the sea

 

 

To get to the future, your promise, your dream – you have to Move Forward

 

***Show “River” slide

The problem w/ moving forward was all of that water in front of them

          Yes, there is something on the other side

 

I can’t do thatI’m afraid of water

 

That can’t be God

 

Maybe I need to wait

 

Isn’t the Lord supposed to make a way first?

          No, You have to take the first STEP

 

If it’s the Lord, the conditions would be more favorable

 

“See the salvation of the Lord”

          If you want God to save you, you have to believe Him – Faith

 

Function in 2 Dimensions – in “the heavens and in the earth”

 

To experience Success

You must have the FAITH to take steps BEFORE the water divides

 

Some were walking in water before anything happened

Keep going forward!

 

What if they had waited for the waters to divide before walking?

          They would have died in that spot – died in their past

 

Go ahead and STEP

          It involves RISK – FAITH

 

***Show “Divided Water” slide

 

Stop waiting on things to happen

          What STEPS of FAITH are you going to take when you leave here

To make things happen

         

Ex 14:10-16

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. 11 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? 12 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."

13 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.

14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

And the Lord said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me?

Tell the children of Israel to go forward.

16 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.

 

Israel was standing between their past and their future

         

They were afraid – because the future was unknown & uncertain

          As bad as the past was, it was known – it wasn’t uncertain

12 “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 many of you are letting Fear will keep you in a bad situation

 

13 Don’t be afraid – This is not just about feelings or emotions

Do not show respect 

 

13 “Stand still” doesn’t mean don’t do anything

  Yatsab: Take a firm stand; confront

 

14 “Hold your peace”

  Charash:  Be deaf, mute, silent

 

15 “Tell the children of Israel to go forward.

 

The Lord said this before He told Moses to lift up his rod & divide the sea

 

 

 

 

To get to the future, your promise, your dream – you have to Move Forward

 

The problem w/ moving forward was all of that water in front of them

          Yes, there is something on the other side

 

I can’t do thatI’m afraid of water

 

That can’t be God

 

Maybe I need to wait

 

Isn’t the Lord supposed to make a way first?

          No, You have to take the first STEP

 

If it’s the Lord, the conditions would be more favorable

 

“See the salvation of the Lord”

          If you want God to save you, you have to believe Him – Faith

 

Function in 2 Dimensions – in “the heavens and in the earth”

 

To experience Success

You must have the FAITH to take steps BEFORE the water divides

 

Some were walking in water before anything happened

Keep going forward!

 

What if they had waited for the waters to divide before walking?

          They would have died in that spot – died in their past

 

Go ahead and STEP

          It involves RISK – FAITH

 

Stop waiting on things to happen

          What STEPS of FAITH are you going to take when you leave here

To make things happen

         

Dwayne Hunt