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Fear Not I am with Thee.

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Title: FEAR YE NOT
Introduction: Moses words to the Israelites was to Fear ye Not. This is coming after the Israelites had just spent 400 years as slaves in Egypt. They had no military training and, as slaves, they were forbidden from possessing weapons. They, themselves, were powerless and defenseless against an army who was dominant over them for generations. All they knew was slavery. Anything outside of slavery was foreign or unknown to them.
Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
But in the midst of their slavery, God sent Moses to lead them from Egypt to the Promised Land. After the 10 plagues Pharoah releases Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt. Once they had took a step out of Egypt, Pharaoh changed his mind and pursue after them. The children of Israel are now fearful for their lives and begins to complain to Moses as to why did he bring us out of the land of Egypt. For the moment it seemed has if they were going to be enslaved again or even killed. They felt that their lives were in danger.
Title: “Three Steps to Your Miracle”
Fear will allow you to assume the worst in any situation.
But through Moses’ faith in God, he bids people to fear not. Calming words to settle the troubled hearts of the Israelites. It was sounds words to still the anxieties the people had.
But why was Moses not fearful and it everybody else was feared the Egyptians?
Moses knew that the Lord was with Him.
Moses was a witness to the 10 plagues so he saw first hand what the God alone can do. The Israelites did not need any special military training or weapons of mass destruction to defeat the Egyptians. All they need was God Himself. Faithful Moses knew that this is but a light thing for God.
Moses was a witness to the 10 plagues so He saw first hand what the Almighty God can do.
He was confident that if the Lord God was on his side there is no reason to fear. He was confident that if God be for us, than who can stand against us? The almighty God will indeed fight for us, and Pharaoh’s army is no match for God and His almighty power.
he was confident that if the Lord God was on his side there is no reason to fear. He was confident that if God be for us, than who can stand against us? The almighty God will indeed fight for us, and Pharaoh’s army is no match for God and His almighty power.
Moses knew that God was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God of Abraham, who God said would be a Father of a great nation and the that He would bless thee and make his name great.. He was the same God of his Fathers.
He knows about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God of Abraham, who God said would be a Father of a great nation and the that He would bless thee and make his name great.. So the words ‘Fear Ye Not’ are not empty words but his words are backed up by God’s protection of the Israelites for generations. These words are strong in that it is packed with God’s promise dating back to the Covenant God made with Abraham. Fear ye Not simply holds weight and was enough to calm the children of Israel who ultimately crossed the Red Sea.
So the words ‘Fear Not’ are not empty words but words are backed up by God’s protection of the Israelites for generations. These words are strong in that it is packed with God’s promise dating back to the Covenant God made with Abraham. Fear Not simply holds weight and was enough to calm the children of Israel who ultimately crossed the Red Sea.
Moses was an eye witness to what God can do. He had a real encounter with God at the burning bush. He saw with is own two eyes all ten plagues that befell upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians. The Lord knew that Moses was on his side.
And because of what God has done already, we too, can reassure that through our faith in God, He will is able to bring us through. No matter the situation He is able.
We may have our own fears in life but word of God comes to us this year which is to Fear Not. What God has done already, we too, can reassure that through our faith in God, He will is able to bring us through. No matter the situation He is able. And because God is the same yesterday, today and forever, He too will bring us out of all our fears. If the Lord had done it before, He can surely do it again.
Because of what God has done already, we too, can reassure that through our faith in God, He will is able to bring us through. No matter the situation He is able.
And because of what God has done already, we too, can reassure that through our faith in God, He will is able to bring us through. No matter the situation He is able.
Introduction: The Hebrews had just spent 400 years as slaves and servants in Egypt. Their captors made sure that they had no military training and, as slaves, they were forbidden from possessing weapons. In the midst of their slavery, God sent Moses to lead them from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Hebrews left Egypt, crossed the Red Sea after it had become dry land and began to journey toward the Promised Land. As they were making their way through the wilderness, they were attacked by the Amalekites, men who were well-trained in warfare, well-equipped with weaponry and men who stood as giants over their diminutive stature. Though the Hebrews and the Amalekites were the offspring of the same parents, (Isaac and Rebecca) they shared little beyond that in common. Jacob fathered the Hebrews and his twin brother Esau fathered the Amalekites and while Jacob and Esau were in the womb, they were fighting then. It should be no surprise that the offspring of Esau is attacking the offspring of Jacob now. Israel was no match for the superior forces of the Amalekite army, but instead of fleeing in retreat, Moses and the Hebrews arose to the battle and they made THREE tremendously important steps that led to their miraculous deliverance. Maybe there are some persons here today who need God to work a miracle for them. If so, let me assure you that you are as close to yours as the people of this text were to theirs. Look with me in and see how God worked this situation out for these people and maybe you can also see how God can work a miracle for you.
Point 1: If we expect the Lord to work miracles for us, We Need to Have Faith in God.
The text says that the far better trained and equipped army of Giant Amalekites attacked Israel but Moses did not panic. The miracles he saw God work during the 10 Plagues in Egypt had grown him. The miracle at the Red Sea had developed him. Turning the bitter water at Mara to sweet water had enhanced him; and, when the Amalekites attacked, Moses knew Who had brought him thus far. Moses immediately responded by taking his first step toward his miracle and it was a STEP OF FAITH. Notice in the text the acts of great faith:
1. Moses exercised faith in God by instructing Joshua to fight against an insurmountable enemy.
Knowing all of this who knows that the promise is beginning to be fulfilled and His promises do not come back to Him void. For the Lord is on our side. Moses did not know how God was going to deliver them out of the hands of Egypt but He definitely knew that He would. And because God is the same yesterday, today and forever, He too will bring us out of all our fears.
a. Though the Egyptians were coming after them.. Fear Not.
2. Joshua exercised faith in God and in Moses by proceeding to mobilize an army.
a. Though the Egyptians were coming after them.. Fear Not.
3. The men of Israel exercised faith in God, faith in Moses and faith in Joshua by preparing themselves to fight against an insurmountable enemy.
4. Aaron and Hur exercised faith in God and faith in Moses by following him up the hill while Joshua and the army confronted Amalek in the valley below. Every one of these actions was a STEP OF FAITH on the part of the Hebrews and that step brought them one step closer to their miracle.
c. Though they afraid.. Fear not.
Parallel Text: (Faith pleases God)
d. Though they had no might against the army.
Summary:
Illustration: Working for two weeks before receiving our first paycheck.
f. Do not doubt the power of the almighty God.
Transition Sentence: Not only did the Israelites take a STEP OF FAITH, but they also took another very important step toward their miracle from God.
Summary: The children of Israel were sore afraid because for a moment it seemed has if they were going to be enslaved again or even killed. Their lives were in danger. As soon as they had left Egypt the first obstacle they had faced caused them to panic and become fearful. The faith that Moses had causes Him to be confident in the ability God to make a way for them. Moses words holds weigh because of His experience of what God has done already. And because what He did before, Moses knows that He can do it again.
Point 2: If we expect the Lord to work miracles for us, We Need to Be Obedient to God.
Conclusion:
Notice the great acts of obedience in this text:
1. When the attack occurred, Moses obeyed God by bringing the matter to Him in prayer, though they still had to fight.
2. Joshua obeyed Moses when he was told to mobilize the army.
3. The soldiers obeyed Joshua when they were told to follow him in battle against Amalek.
4. Hur and Aaron obeyed Moses as they followed him up the hill.
Parallel Text: (Obedience brings blessings)
Illustration: The father, the twin sons, the new car and the MARTA card.
Transition Sentence: Not only did the Israelites take a STEP OF FAITH AND A STEP OF OBEDIENCE, but they also took another very important step toward their miracle from God.
Point 3: If we expect the Lord to work miracles for us, We Need to Work in Harmony with God, with God’s People and with God’s Program.
Notice all of the expressions of harmony and unity being illustrated in this text.
1. Joshua worked in harmony with Moses as he did what he was instructed to do.
2. Joshua and his army worked together as they did battle with the Amalekites.
3. Aaron and Hur followed Moses up the hill and did as they were instructed.
4. Upon discovering that Moses needed help, Aaron and Hur worked together to help Moses achieve his task.
Parallel Text: (Paul and Silas work together and God produced a miracle)
Illustration: The New York Giants in the Super Bowl.
Transition Sentence: To the Summary
Summary:
The Hebrews were certainly between a Rock and a very hard place. The Amalekites were that Hard Place, but God Almighty was the Rock, for He is a Rock in a Weary Land, a Shelter in a time of a storm. Rather than fleeing in fear from the Amalekites, Moses and Israel ran to the Rock and they only needed to make Three Steps in order to receive their miracle from God:
1. They Exercised FAITH in God.
2. They Were OBEDIENT to God.
3. They Worked in UNITY with God.
Conclusion: Are there any persons here today who need a miracle from God? Have you any rivers that seem to be uncrossable? Have you any mountains that you just can’t tunnel through? God specializes in doing things that are impossible, and He can do what no other power can do. Is there any person here today whose home is in turmoil, marriage is challenging or whose children are difficult to manage? Has anyone here received a disappointing medical diagnosis? Are you in financial straits or in need of employment?
Listen my friends; God specializes in doing the unexpected and the impossible. What we need to do is trust and obey God regardless of our situation or circumstance and work with God’s Program, God’s People and God’s Purpose.
If you will trust and obey Him, God has promised to supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory. If you are a good and godly man or woman, He is ordering your footsteps, even through difficult and uncomfortable circumstances. Remember that He will never leave you nor forsake you and that all things are working together for your good. So stand strong, endure hardness as a good soldier, and wait on God to show up in your life and show out in your life.
And if there are any persons here today who have not received Christ as Savior, God has a great miracle prepared for you today. Because of sin, Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, died on a cross for your sins, was buried and after three days, He resurrected from the dead in order to become your Savior. The Miracle of your Salvation is available for you today and there are only Three Steps to Your Miracle.
Step One: Repent! Turn from everything you know to be wrong and turn to Christ.
Step Two: Confess Him as Lord. Agree with God that you are lost without Him and that you need Jesus to be the Lord of your life.
Step Three: Believe in your heart that he died for you and that He arose from the dead.
If you will take those three steps, you will experience a great miracle today. You will be forgiven of all of your sins. The Holy Spirit will come to live in your heart. You will be brought into the family of God and into the Kingdom of His Son.Take your steps and lay claim on your miracle today.
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