The heart of Pharaoh was hardened and he turned against the children of Israel. Pharaoh and the Egyptians pursued the children of Israel. As the Egyptians drew near, the Israelites got very afraid and they started complaining to Moses. However, God told the Israelites through Moses, the Egyptians whom you see today, you will never see them again forever.
“And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.'” Exodus 14:13-14.
In life we meet many people, some of whom end up being bad-willed towards us, they say and do things meant to hurt us. Most people start off with an outer appearance that seems nice but soon who they truly are comes out in the open. We live in a world where many people are used by the devil as an instrument to attack others.
Our real enemy is satan.
Most people do not realize they are in a battle, they treat their enemy as they would treat a friend. Most people do not discern the people who enter their lives will ill-intentions, mostly because such people appear just like any other person. There are people who will seduce you, trick you, manipulate you, play with your mind until you enter into the trap that they have set up for you. Such people will say all the right things and do all the right things, and they end up deceiving many people. Such people are agents of the enemy and their aim is to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you.
We cannot afford to smile with the enemy, he is a devourer and he is continuously crafting ways to destroy us. We have to see the enemy for who he really is, an enemy. If you start befriending and trying to understand your enemy and opening up your life to him, he will destroy you.
Many times we pursue things and people who are not good for us. We get into relationships with people who hate us, whose only plan is to gain favors from us and then walk away. We open our lives to people who should never have had access to us. We entertain people in our lives whose minds and hearts are full of pure evil and perversion. We open our bodies and souls to people whose only intention is to use us and then dispose us just like they would dispose an object. We allow people to continue abusing us; whether verbally, emotionally, sexually, physically, financially, and in many other ways.
We are deceived into thinking that we can change the hearts of people.
Most people look for worth and validation from other people or from things of this world. That is why when someone comes into their lives and starts doing and saying all the right things, they easily fall into that person’s trap. When a person is so in need of acceptance and has faced rejection over and over again in life, they are easy prey for the enemy. Those people fail to realize that the enemy is very cunning and crafty and just like a snake he moves around unnoticed by many people.
A person who is desperately in need of validation and acceptance will not discern a snake or a wolf. They will be smiling with that externally pleasing and charming-appearing person not realizing that they are dealing with a wolf in sheep clothing. Only when things start going downhill do they start seeing the true nature of that charming person, only then do they realize that that person had put on an outer mask meant to deceive their prey.
A person who does not get their worth, identity, and purpose in life from the Lord and only God, is easy prey for the enemy. Deceptive, crafty, cunning people can put on masks for years, they are only discerned by the power of the Holy Spirit.
When the Israelites saw the enemies pursuing them, they started complaining. They said it would have been better for them to serve Egyptians than for them to die in the wilderness. How often do we complain and start wishing for what we had in the past? We complain and start looking back to where we have already been delivered from. We start wishing to go back to what we know, to what we are used to. How many people go back to an abusive person and their lives end up being destroyed or even worse they end up dying? The past is past, let us learn the lessons but keep moving forward. The Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see them again.
Thank God for closed doors; He closed those doors out of love. Thank God for those people and those things that He removed from your life, no matter how painful it was for you to let go.
Moses was told by the Lord to tell the children of Israel to go forward. God made a way for the Israelites in the sea, He made the sea into dry land.
When all the Israelites had crossed, the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.’ And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them in their right and on their left.” Exodus 14:26-29.
When the enemy keeps pursuing or even threatening us, it is easy to lose sight. We might start thinking of the difficult situations as big and forget how powerful our God is. God is our deliverer, and He will save us from the hands of our enemies. Our enemies will know that we serve a living God. The Lord will gain honor for Himself over our enemies. The Lord will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. God will give you rest from your enemies, and you will dwell in safety. The Egyptians who you see today, you shall see them no more forever.
“And He said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'” Exodus 33:14.
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