Fac­ing The Im­pos­si­ble

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - IBRU CENTRE - By Prophet (Dr.) Sun­day Nwabeke

WHAT are the im­pos­si­ble sit­u­a­tions you are fac­ing to­day? I have good news for you my broth­ers and sis­ters. You don’t have to panic. You don’t have to give up. You don’t have to close your eyes to ig­nore the prob­lem and pre­tend that they do not ex­ist.

Fac­ing The Im­pos­si­ble What are the im­pos­si­ble sit­u­a­tions that you are fac­ing to­day? I have good news for you my friend: You don’t have to panic! You don’t have to give up! You don’t have to close your eyes to ig­nore the prob­lem and pre­tend that they do not ex­ist! Exo 14:9 So the Egyp­tians pur­sued them, all the horses and char­i­ots of Pharaoh, his horse­men and his army, and over­took them camp­ing by the sea be­side Pi Hahi­roth, be­fore Baal Zephon.

Exo 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the chil­dren of Is­rael lifted their eyes and be­hold, the Eg yp­tians marched af­ter them. So, they were very afraid, and the chil­dren of Is­rael cried out to the LORD.

Exo 14:11 Then they said to Moses, “Be­cause there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilder­ness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Eg ypt?

Exo 14:12 “Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, say­ing, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyp- tians?’ For it would have been bet­ter for us to serve the Egyp­tians than that we should die in the wilder­ness.”

Exo 14:13 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.

Exo 14:14 “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

On the above read­ing from the scrip­ture, we found the peo­ple of God fac­ing an im­pos­si­ble sit­u­a­tion. At their back were the en­e­mies march­ing to take them. On their left and right were tower of rocks and desert, while in their front is the Red Sea. They are lit­er­ally sur­rounded by big prob­lems and they have lit­tle time to think and find the so­lu­tion for their es­cape.

Hu­man Ex­pert may give some sug­ges­tions:

• Lift the sur­ren­der ban­ner be­fore the en­emy could kill all of them

• Take chances by quickly mo­bil­is­ing the peo­ple to fight back at the en­emy • De­lay their cap­ture by hid­ing in the rocks or run­ning in the desert.

How­ever, God, through His prophet Moses, gave the three­fold so­lu­tion and it is com­pletely dif­fer­ent from the hu­man stand­point. Moses speaks the word of God to the peo­ple:

Exo 14:13 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.”

Exo 14:14 “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

God’s Three­fold For­mula To Face The Im­pos­si­ble:

• Do Not Be Afraid – (No need to sur­ren­der)

• Stand Still – (No need to fight back)

• See The Sal­va­tion Of The Lord (No need to hide)

We all know that it is not an easy thing to re­lax in the face of dan­ger. It seems not prac­ti­cal to do noth­ing in time of dis­tress or ex­pect that some­thing good is go­ing to hap­pen, when all what you can see is dark­ness ev­ery­where. My broth­ers and sis­ters • You can­not over­come your fear un­less you bring the prob­lem to God in PRAYER.

Nwabeke

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