MOSES AND THE RED SEA EXPERIENCE

EPH 4:14‑15

 

  1. We all enjoy the mountain top

  experiences in our Christian walk.

 

  2. We cannot always be on the mountain top,

  but we can live a victorious Christian life

  that God will bless.

 

  3. We must be growing Christians.

 

  4. We are not expected to be perfect but we

  are expected to be growing.

 

  Eph 4:14‑15 14 That we henceforth be no

              more children, tossed to and

              fro, and carried about with

              every wind of doctrine, by the

              sleight of men, and cunning

              craftiness, whereby they lie in

              wait to deceive;

              15 But speaking the truth in

              love, may grow up into him in

              all things, which is the head,

              even Christ:

 

  There are several principles in Moses Red

  Sea experience that will help us to be

  growing Christians.

 

 

  I. REALIZE THE EXTENT OF GOD'S COMPASSION.  

 

  Ex 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw

         the child: and, behold, the babe

         wept. And she had compassion on him,

         and said, This is one of the

         Hebrews' children.

 

   A. God's Compassion is very personal.

 

     1. God sent someone to save Moses.

     2. God wants to save you if He hasn't

        already.

     3. It is a personal experience.

 

   B. God's compassion is for all.

 

  Ex 2:23 And it came to pass in process of

          time, that the king of Egypt died:

          and the children of Israel sighed

          by reason of the bondage, and they

          cried, and their cry came up unto

          God by reason of the bondage.

          

      1. As we progress in our Christian

        experience we must see God's love not

        just for us but for all.

 

     2. We live next door to people and never

        know them ‑ unconcerned ‑ Our fur no

        more.

 

    

John 3:16 For God so loved the world,

               that he gave his only begotten

               Son, that whosoever believeth

               in him should not perish, but

               have everlasting life.

 

  II. REALIZE THE EXTENT OF GOD'S CALL.

 

     A. God chose you for a purpose.

 

         1. God used a burning bush to get

         Moses Attention. What will it take

         for you?

 

  Ex 3:1‑2  1 Now Moses kept the flock of

           Jethro his father in law, the

           priest of Midian: and he led the

           flock to the backside of the

           desert, and came to the mountain

           of God, even to Horeb.

            2 And the angel of the LORD

           appeared unto him in a flame of

           fire out of the midst of a bush:

           and he looked, and, behold, the

           bush burned with fire, and the

           bush was not consumed.

 

        2. When we stand before God we are

           standing on Holy ground

 

          When we are in the will of God we

          are on Holy ground ‑ this place a

          great responsibility upon us to do

          God's will.

          Holy ground Where God will chasten

          those Whom He loves. God will

          provide for and protect those whom

          He commissions.

 

   Ex 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he

          turned aside to see, God called

          unto him out of the midst of the

          bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And

          he said, Here am I.

   Ex 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither:

          put off thy shoes from off thy

          feet, for the place whereon thou

          standest is holy ground.

 

          Staying in God's will keeps us on

          Holy ground.

 

     B. Moses feared God ‑

 

          The fear of God is the beginning of

          wisdom.

 

  Ps 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the

            beginning of wisdom: a good

            understanding have all they that

            do his commandments: his praise

            endureth for ever.

 

  Prov 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the

            beginning of wisdom: and the

            knowledge of the holy is

            understanding.

 

     Moses realized who he was and who God

     was

 

     C. God revealed the task

 

  Ex 3:7 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;

 

  God will not keep you in darkness

  He wants you to know the task He has for

  you

 

     D. God presents his work to Moses

 

          1. He tells Moses his part

 

  Ex 3:10 Come now therefore, and I will send

          thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest

          bring forth my people the children

          of Israel out of Egypt.

 

     Moses Questions God's Wisdom in this

     matter

 

  Ex 3:11‑14 11 And Moses said unto God, Who

             am I, that I should go unto

             Pharaoh, and that I should bring

             forth the children of Israel out

             of Egypt?

             12 And he said, Certainly I will

             be with thee; and this shall be

             a token unto thee, that I have

             sent thee: When thou hast

             brought forth the people out of

             Egypt, ye shall serve God upon

             this mountain.

             13 And Moses said unto God,

             Behold, when I come unto the

             children of Israel, and shall

             say unto them, The God of your

             fathers hath sent me unto you;

             and they shall say to me, What

             is his name? what shall I say

             unto them?

             14 And God said unto Moses, I AM

             THAT I AM: and he said, Thus

             shalt thou say unto the children

             of Israel, I AM hath sent me

             unto you.

 

  Moses is to GO and GATHER

 

     2. God names the enemy

 

  Ex 3:18 And they shall hearken to thy

          voice: and thou shalt come, thou

          and the elders of Israel, unto the

          king of Egypt, and ye shall say

          unto him, The LORD God of the

          Hebrews hath met with us: and now

          let us go, we beseech thee, three

          days' journey into the wilderness,

          that we may sacrifice to the LORD

          our God.

 

  King of Egypt ‑ Egypt is typical of the

  world ‑ Pharoh is typical of Satan

 

  Our enemy is the Prince of this world.

 

 

  John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this

             world: now shall the prince of

             this world be cast out.

 

  John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much

             with you: for the prince of this

             world cometh, and hath nothing

             in me.

 

  John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince

             of this world is judged.

 

 

         He will not willingly let go

 

  Ex 3:19 And I am sure that the king of

          Egypt will not let you go, no, not

          by a mighty hand.

 

 

     3. Those who work will be rewarded

 

  Ex 3:21 And I will give this people favour

          in the sight of the Egyptians: and

          it shall come to pass, that, when

          ye go, ye shall not go empty:

         

 

     E. God's Tools

 

  Ex 4:1‑2  1 And Moses answered and said,

           But, behold, they will not believe

           me, nor hearken unto my voice: for

           they will say, The LORD hath not

           appeared unto thee.

            2 And the LORD said unto him,

           What is that in thine hand? And he

           said, A rod.

 

     1. What do you have

 

     What do you have that God can use?

 

  Can you mow grass, give an encouraging

  word to a visitor, sing, teach, clean the

  building, pick up some and bring them to

  church, what can you do to make things run

  smoothly at church.

 

     2. Moses uses his weakness as an excuse

 

  Ex 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my

          Lord, I am not eloquent, neither

          heretofore, nor since thou hast

          spoken unto thy servant: but I am

          slow of speech, and of a slow

          tongue.

 

     3. Moses volunteers someone else

 

  Ex 4:13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I

          pray thee, by the hand of him whom

          thou wilt send.

 

     4. God gives Moses a companion

 

  Ex 4:14 And the anger of the LORD was

          kindled against Moses, and he said,

          Is not Aaron the Levite thy

          brother? I know that he can speak

          well. And also, behold, he cometh

          forth to meet thee: and when he

          seeth thee, he will be glad in his

          heart.

 

  God gives us a Companion ‑ Holy Spirit of

  God lives in the heart of every believer.

 

  And God gives a friend. We can visit "2 by

  2"

 

  III. THE EXTENT OF GOD'S COMMANDS

 

   The command is GO.

 

  Ex 4:19 And the LORD said unto Moses in

          Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for

          all the men are dead which sought

          thy life.

 

  Matt 28:19‑20 19 Go ye therefore, and teach

                all nations, baptizing them

                in the name of the Father,

                and of the Son, and of the

                Holy Ghost:

                20 Teaching them to observe

                all things whatsoever I have

                commanded you: and, lo, I am

                with you alway, even unto the

                end of the world. Amen.

               

 

  Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye

             into all the world, and preach

             the gospel to every creature.

            

 

     B. Rescue God's precious ones

 

  Ex 4:22‑23 22 And thou shalt say unto

             Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD,

             Israel is my son, even my

             firstborn:

             23 And I say unto thee, Let my

             son go, that he may serve me:

             and if thou refuse to let him

             go, behold, I will slay thy son,

             even thy firstborn.

 

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