WHAT’S IN A NAME? EVERYTHING (3) Exodus 14:13
“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.” (v13)
Jehovah – Nissi (contd)
The Lord my banner: Because God fights our battles doesn’t mean you’re not involved. It’s not easy to hand control over to the Lord and let Him fight on your behalf. You may feel like you’re copping out, being irresponsible. You’re programmed to think, “Don’t just sit there – do something.” You’re like a drowning man who can’t stop grabbing for his rescuer, thereby making his job almost impossible. In essence, you become your rescuer’s worst night. The hardest part about the order to “stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord” is that most of us mistake standing still for doing nothing. Fear says, “Do something-anything!” Faith says, “Stand in faith, let God do it.” That’s about as far from doing nothing as you can get! It’s faith at it’s highest. “Why do I need armor if I’m not fighting? “Paul says, “Put on the full armor of God, so… you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:11NIV) You’re to wear God’s armor – not yours. You’re to stand – not fight “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal” (2 Corinthians 10:4 KJ). Our human methods get in God’s way. Natural powers are useless against spiritual forces. The grub of the dragonfly the lives at the bottom of the pond may be a finely developed, vigorous grub. But when it becomes a dragonfly, the strengths and abilities of its grub-life won’t help it to live an airborne life. Once you live by efforts, now you live by trusting in and relying on Jehovah – Nissi (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Father, please grant me the faith to wait on You as You fight the good fight for me to live the best You created me to be. Amen.
Only God can fight spiritual battles for us.