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Monday, July 12, 2010

Red Sea Rules – Part 8

Exodus 14:21-22 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

Trust God to act in a unique way. He did a lot of miracles in the Bible. He helped a lot of people in trouble. Does He still? Does He help people when they have money problems? Marital problems? Health problems?

Yes! But we must have God’s perspective on deliverance. He doesn’t always view things the way we do.

Isaiah 55:8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

We can’t view His deliverance by emotional reflex, human standards or even common sense. Only by Biblical truth.

Even though there are a lot of miracles recorded in the Bible (and actually not as many as some folks may think.) helping people in ordinary ways was what He did most often. That’s why we need to pay attention to accidents and what we call coincidences.

No such things in a Christian life.

So what about the Christians who are murdered or don’t get well? The author says that they are snatched from a place of pain, tears, stress and sickness and taken to a place where Satan can no longer harass them. A place that is far better.

Vance Havner, an evangelist, wrote that when we finally stand before the throne, all the puzzle pieces will fall into place and all the question marks will straighten out to exclamation marks!

Christians can latch on to this verse:

John 13:7 7Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."

When we don’t understand why something is happening remember this verse because it was Jesus who said those words!

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