Tuesday, August 18, 2020

GO FORWARD

Today’s Reading: Exodus 14

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

Looking North to Elat from the Israel side of the Red Sea. Off in the distance you can see Mountains of Edom in Jordan. This shoreline contains some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with an amazing variety of sea life. Be sure to click on the link at the end of the blog to learn about amazing coral formations resembling chariot wheels found on the bottom of the Red Sea. Exodus 14:25 tells us that God took off the wheels of the Egyptian chariots.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 14:14

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

 

Hemmed in between the sea and the mountains with water before them and Pharaoh’s forces behind them, Israel meets their first big test of faith – and it appears that all except Moses are in a state of panic. Moses obeys God and God’s people learn the lesson we need to learn also. The NIV translation puts it this way, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” As long as we have the means to resist evil ourselves, we must do so. When we can do nothing, our duty is to wait patiently, quietly, courageously moving forward when God prompts us. Moses probably did not know how God would deliver, but he had no doubt that God would make a way. The words “boldness” (verse 8) and “very afraid” (verse 10) describe the changing feelings of the people. We should not be led by our emotions but by God’s Word. God says to Moses, “Tell the people to go forward” (verse 15).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, speak Your Word to me today through my Bible reading, through a godly leader, or a brother or sister in faith, or by Your “still small Voice” (1 Kings 19:12). Having heard from You, Lord, I am moving forward. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Someone said to an old preacher, “If you believed that God told you to jump through that brick wall, would you jump?” The preacher replied, “Yes, it would be my job to jump. It’s God’s job to make the hole in the wall!” I heard someone else say, “We must attempt things for God that are so humanly impossible that they will surely fail if God is not in them.” I, for one, want them to fail if God is not in them. I have said many times, “We have to be willing to trip and fall, and be made to look like the biggest fool ever, if we are to accomplish all that God wants us to do.” Over the years at the Crossroads ministry, God has done things that were humanly impossible. Sometimes I’ve championed losing causes, but I’d much rather look like a fool than fail to “go forward.” Crossroads/100 Huntley Street is still “moving forward” today!

Yours, moving forward,

David

P.S. Last week my son Ron attached to the blog the most amazing scientific research documentary about the “Exodus.” I’m asking him to put it on again today in case you missed it or in case you did not have time to share it with family members and others who may be sceptical as to the historical reliability of the Scriptures (click here). It was reported online recently that the Egyptian Department of Antiquities have now found many more remains of Pharaoh’s army on the sea bottom.

 

15 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  1. We are moving forward with You, Lord. Amen. Thank you in heaven David for the great message, today. Thank You Lord for showing us how much You are with us. You have made known to us the path of life. You will fill us with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. We love You and praise You with all our hearts, Lord. All for Your glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen, amen and amen. You were on today, two years ago, Lianne Hogg; we are continuing to pray for you, dear sister.

    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7 ESV). You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11 ESV).

    Be Still God Will Fight Your Battles (with lyrics) – James Abbington
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kewjLH1rGqo

  2. Crossroads Prayer Lines: 1-866-273-4444

    If you call 1-800-273-4444, it goes through to an answering machine because it is another phone number, NOT Crossroads Prayer Lines. This is the confusion for those who cannot reach the prayer lines. Be careful to dial the right number, not 1-800.

    Thank You Lord for David and Norma Jean following Your call, all those years ago, to begin a much needed ministry in the prayer lines. Thank You to all the wonderful volunteers who answer the prayer lines and pray for the needs of those who call in. We reach out to You in prayer Lord God, for You are with us and hear us. You never leave us, nor forsake us. Amen.

  3. Thank You, Lord, for Your ways which are always right. Help all Your people to trust in You and do the things that are right and good, helpful and useful. You have plans for each of us, Father, so help us to listen to You, trust and obey. As Moses and William Wilberforce did, so may we work for Your will to be done in our countries. In Jesus’s name, amen

  4. Amen Beverlee, William and Rob. May we be effective witnesses for you in this darkened and troubled world. Thank you saints for all the helpful information in our walk of faith and Happy Belated Birthday to Gauvin.

  5. Thank you Lord for this blog that David was inspired to start; thank you Mainse family for continuing to post it.
    Thank you bloggers for your comments and prayers, and helpful information.
    God Bless your day saints in the Lord.

    The Lord spoke to me in His word this morning, as did the song you posted Beverlee
    “The LORD will fight for you: you need only to be still”

  6. I apologize for a lengthy post.

    Late last year God began directing me to studies and scripture that focused on trusting God Through trials. It would not be long before I realized why and thank God for his hand upon my family and preparing us for the journey we would walk. Exodus 14:13 was one of those scriptures. God instructed Israel to do 3 things:
    1. Fear not
    2. Stand still
    3. See the salvation of the Lord

    Just prior to Covid my eldest son Sheldon, 25, received the devastating news that he had cancer. God immediately spoke to me that I was to be at peace and the scripture he gave me was :

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

    We completed the first surgery, directed to one of very few oncologist that would proceed with treatment due to Covid, 21 chemo treatments with a severe allergic reaction to the chemo drug and an additional surgery that few doctors in Canada perform.

    Through each step God was there making a way. He only asked for me not to fear and to be still in prayer. God is my waymaker and miracle worker. Sheldon has been declared cancer free by the doctors. Thank you to each of you for holding my son in prayer. I believe I am meant to proclaim this miracle for encouragement to others. Nothing is impossible for our God!!!!! Praise His holy name!!!

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