Exo 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Exo 14:15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
We have here,
1. What he must do himself. He must, for the present, leave off praying, and apply himself to his business (Exo_14:15): Wherefore cryest thou unto me? Moses, though he was assured of a good issue to the present distress, yet did not neglect prayer. We read not of one word he said in prayer, but he lifted up to God his heart, the language of which God well understood and took notice of. Moses's silent prayers of faith prevailed more with God than Israel's loud outcries of fear.
Moses had bidden them stand still, and expect orders from God; and now orders are given.
Note, When we are in the way of our duty, though we met with difficulties, we must go forward, and not stand in mute astonishment; we must mind present work and then leave the even to God, use means and trust him with the issue.
Do not gaze backward, nor pause to contemplate anxiously what is in front, but move. If you are faithful, God will carry you through. Work and you shall believe. Do and you shall know. You shall learn more that is worth the learning through your conscience than through your researches. You will be guided to the best convictions, by being heartily engaged in an obedient service.
Beware how you abandon your own cause. Bear your part, according to the imperfect ability that you have received, in the work of your deliverance.
J. B. Brown, B. A.
Is it, March, and I will meet you; or March, for I have led you; I, not you, am responsible for these straits; you are here because through them lies the path to victory and glory.
A great army was gathering behind them; but the angel of God’s presence was visibly in the midst of them. They distrusted and despised Emmanuel—God with them, a visible glory over their host.
The flight from Egypt
I. Their danger. Foe behind, sea in front, mountains on each side.
II. Their dilemma. Knew not which way to turn.
III. Their deliverer. Man’s extremity God’s opportunity.
IV. Their duty. “Go forward.” This demanded faith.
V. Their determination. They obeyed.
The story from which these words are taken is A story of national progress. It is also one of supernatural progress. For us the supernatural is, in the highest and truest sense of the word, natural, for it is the revelation of the nature of God.
Reader, this has been spoken, written on so much of late, and I find it in an old commentary, the natural, becoming supernatural, or the supernatural becoming natural.
This is a call to action, as the last word said, same thing, different text, different way.
Faith, move, go forward, no matter how bad it looks, move on.
Prayer is essential, but also is moving, going forward no matter way we may go through. Pray must be on going, but not just prayer, but prayer and action.
There is little prayer now days by most, and thus, even less action, this is why we are were we are.
I do not have a lot to say on this, as it has all been said, listen, Pray, move, it takes faith,you will have difficulties, but our lord has it all covered.
The supernatural is already becoming natural, I see it all the time. Opened eyes see, and closed eyes believe anything they are told, and follow another with closed, blinded eyes.
Follow the lord and you will never go wrong, this does not mean, “ Painless Christianity”, the norm , is just the opposite, but it is the road to eternal glory. Time to cross that sea of doubt, move in faith, and move forward. Progress must be made, will it start today?