Fellowship Church Grapevine stated that so when we’re at that dead end; when we’re seeing like there’s no way out, we’re in the glory zone. The glory zone. God’s getting ready to get glory.
So, again, God takes us to a place of desperation. We’re surrounded! We look ahead of us, to the right, to the left, behind us. We better look up, right? We’re surrounded. We’re desperate. We need to be dependent on God, to put both knees down. Then God will deliver us and he will play “Wipeout” on our past. And there are going to be many, many instances in our lives where God has to bring us to desperation to erase and to take care of the past that’s just like biting at our heels, if you feel me.
Exodus 14:4, “I will gain glory for Myself through Pharaoh and all of his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.’ So the Israelites did this.”
What happened? The sea parted, the Israelites walked on dry land, and when the Egyptians got in the middle of the dry land, the Red Sea, whoosh! “Wipeout!” And we’re still talking about that deliverance today! We’re still talking about that miracle today.
Look at Exodus 14. Right before they crossed the Red Sea, Moses was giving them a pep talk. And he’s like, “Okay. Don’t be afraid.”
Ed Young Pastor says maybe you’re right before the miracle. Maybe you’re right before the deliverance. Maybe you’re in this dependence thing and this desperation thing. You’re right there, both knees are down, and you’re waiting. Moses says, “Don’t be afraid.”
What is fear? It’s false evidence appearing real. What is fear? The Bible says 365 times, “Fear not,” or the equivalent thereof. That’s a “Fear not” for every day of the year. Fear not!
And then the Bible says, “Stand firm.”
Moses says, “Stand firm. Just stand firm.”
“Moses, what are we supposed to do?”
If I only would have listened first.” To lecture or to listen. Here is what the scripture says about lecturing, James 1:19-20. I encourage you to read James 1 this afternoon.