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God Did It!

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God Did It!

Exodus 14:1–4 KJV 1900
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

The Bible is an incredible book

It provides
++Inspiration
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV 1900
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
It provides
Inspiration
++Illumination
Psalm 119:130 KJV 1900
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.
It provides
Inspiration
Illumination
++Revelation
Deuteronomy 29:29 KJV 1900
29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
The Bible contains
++History
John 1:1–3 KJV 1900
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
The Bible contains
History
++Poetry
Psalm 25:8 KJV 1900
8 Good and upright is the Lord: Therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
Psalm 34:8 KJV 1900
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: Blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm 84:11 KJV 1900
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
The Bible contains
History
Poetry
++Prophesy
Luke 16:16 KJV 1900
16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Luke 24:44 KJV 1900
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

The Bible Is the word of God

It has a
++Practical Nature
It speaks of things
++known in the earth
++difficult to understand
John 3:12 KJV 1900
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
It has a
Practical Nature
++Spiritual Nature
John 6:63 KJV 1900
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
1 Corinthians 2:4 KJV 1900
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
We are commanded
++To heed its commandments
++To obey its principles
++To apply it to our heart
Psalm 119:9 KJV 1900
9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
The Word of God
++Is our protection
++Is our preserver
Psalm 119:11 KJV 1900
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, That I might not sin against thee.
Proverbs 4:23 KJV 1900
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.
Our text looks at a
++Progression
++Process
++Purpose

Knowing the Living God

Luke 19:10 KJV 1900
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
This has been God’s overall objective from the fall of Man.
He is come for that
++Which is no longer visible
++Which was lost

The Progression

God shows himself
++To Moses
Exodus 3:7–8 KJV 1900
7 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
God shows himself
To Moses
++To Israel
Exodus 9:6–7 KJV 1900
6 And the Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. 7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
God shows himself
To Moses
To Israel
++To Egypt
Exodus 14:1–4 KJV 1900
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

The Process

Ezekiel 22:30 KJV 1900
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

God always starts with somebody

He command Moses
++Speak to the people
++Tell them to camp by the sea
He prepares Moses
++Pharaoh is coming
++Wait for Him
Israel will appear lost, confused and vulnerable to him.
1 John 3:8 KJV 1900
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

The Purpose

God delivered you
++Not for your comfort
++Not for your enjoyment
++So that He can deliver others
Exodus 14:18 KJV 1900
18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
God did it
++So Israel would know
++So Pharaoh would know
++So Egypt would know
++So the world would know
Exodus 14:19–20 KJV 1900
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: 20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
 The greatest witness to the world is when God’s people
++Recognize God’s work
++Walk in revealed truth
++Declare “God Did It”
Exodus 14:13–14 KJV 1900
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Exodus 14:31 KJV 1900
31 And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.
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