“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
Brian Tracy quotes
I thank God for the rising of my family and myself today. I thank God for not allowing death to grace my door today, I thank God for His presence and powerful spirit that I believe is in full control of this life. I thank God for controlling all the elements of creation. I thank God for harmony and favor with man. I thank God for His word that became flesh and dwelled among man and is active and alive and is truth. I praise His holy name for calling me out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Please let the fruits of your lips give honor to Him who is the only wise God. He is in control of what He created.
I want to start this message by prophesying to somebody: God is in control, it doesn’t matter what is happening in the economy, and it doesn’t matter what is happening on a political level, or whose in the white house.
It doesn’t matter what they do to social security, healthcare, or anything else.
God is in control.
It’s not the government or the president or anybody else. As a child of God your destiny is secure, God is your source and Heaven never has a shortage or needs a bail out.
Read Ex 1:13-17 Lets start with Moses, the deliverer of Gods people (He was destined to bring Gods people out of Egyptian bondage).
But from his birth the enemy was set on his destruction.
That which the enemy had marked for destruction, God had marked for life, Moses grew up in the pharaoh’s house, he had the best of everything in the land, (and the enemy paid the bill).
(God has it under control)
17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
*There are many times in life that from our natural perspective there are easier and faster ways to do things, but God has a better viewpoint, plus God has a higher purpose. Too many times our only initiative is to get through it, ( go through it) but Gods intention is that we grow through it.
14:1 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.
Here are the children of God from all visible evidence they are trapped, there is no way back, and there is no way forward, they are in that place no one ever wants to be.
* The thing we have to fight is agreeing with the enemy, (We must not agree with the Devil, God has us in his control.
The devil knows the power of words, and he wants you to line up your confession with your circumstances,
But God wants you to line up your confession with his word.
Fear says: It’s over there’s no way out, bury me with my boots on.
Faith says: I don’t know what God is going to do and I don’t know how, but I know God has it all under control.
Ex 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
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.
There is an enemy in your life, a battle that has been going on, it seems like you’ve got it under control, but you turn around and it’s there again, You pray and pray and you felt like you’ve got the victory but just when you start to make some progress there it is again.
God said: The Egyptians whom you have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
You’ve done everything you know to do, your exhausted, your at the point of giving up, what’s the use,
it’s hopeless, I can’t do it.
Your finally in position for a miracle, for God almighty to do what you could never do, he’s just been waiting for you to recognize Your weakness, and his strength.
You’ll never know his strength till you recognize your weakness
*The Lord told the Apostle Paul: My grace is sufficient for thee and my strength is made perfect in weakness.
The Lord saw the disciples out on the sea fighting a violent storm, but he waited till the forth watch of the night to come to them on the water
#1 Because they didn’t need him yet,
Because they still had strength, and as long as they had strength they didn’t need his
#2 More than likely had they still had strength they wouldn’t have received him in the way that he came to them.
God may be wanting to do something new and fresh in your life, but he can’t get it through to you until he gets you in a place where you can’t do anymore.
God is wanting to do something in your life he has never done before, and to do that he has to bring you to a place you have never been before.
Ex 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; (Moses acted on Faith and God Moved. Notice it was Moses Hand outstretched not God’s)and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Here is a lesson that will change your life:
God works the night shift, The greatest miracle of your life may be one hour away, It always gets the darkest just before the dawn.
When they closed their eyes that night, there was a red sea in front of them, when they opened their eyes in the morning there was an eight lane highway.
(Exo 14:29 ) But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Here was the most awesome thing, Through the midst of the red sea with dry feet,
Not only can God bring you out but he will bring you out in such a way that you will never look like you what you been in.
The 3 Hebrew children came out of the fire without the smell of smoke on them and their hair wasn’t even singed.
I don’t know what you may be facing today, but the Lord told me to tell you, He’s got it all under control, And if you’ll just quit worrying, and complaining, and fretting, and fuming, and start praising him he’s going to turn it around, and there are some enemies that you have been fighting that you are not going to have to fight anymore.
(Exo 14:30 KJV) Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord
This is the word of the Lord today: God has it all under control.
It’s time to move over and let him fight your battles.
If you’ll just stand there right where you are and you’ll lift your voice right now and begin to praise him, God almighty is going to step in front of you and your enemies, and he is going to fight for you.
Paul and Silas were locked up in prison, backs beaten and bleeding, cast into the inner prison, their feet held fast in stocks, couldn’t go left, or right, couldn’t go forward or backward, but they knew a secret (God has it all under control, and God works the night shift, ( At midnight they prayed and sang praises unto God).
God sent an earthquake, shook the doors off their hinges, and Got the jailers entire household saved.
Because God has it all under control.