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Backs To The Wall

  • Moses said to the people, 'Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again. Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.' Exodus 14:13 WEB

    Standing on the shore of the Red Sea with their back to the water, a group of unarmed former slaves stared out at the most powerful army in the world at that time, the Egyptians. Their enemy came upon them and were equipped with the latest weaponry, as well as heavily armored chariots. While the Israelites were on foot, carrying their children and their belongings. It looked like a one sided battle.

    This army had to be a terrifying sight for the Israelite families, but as they stood there Moses told them: 'Fear not, stand firm. The army that you see here today, you will never see again.'

    Moses raised his arms and the Red Sea parted. The Israelites crossed over on dry ground, and the Egyptian army followed them in, but the wheels came off their chariots and bogged them down. When all the Israelites were safely on the other side, the water closed over the Egyptian army, and that was the last time that the Israelites saw them. When they needed it most, God came through for them. It was a one sided battle.

    Once upon a time our computer business dried completely up. After several months of frantically seeking work, our finances completely ran out, and our credit card maxed out. The week that we prepared to move out of our home, while we were trying to decide what to take with us and what to sell, I went into my prayer room and sat down.

    I no longer had the strength to pray anymore, and I was all out of tears. Those days, I just kind of sat there in the quiet to gather my thoughts. I had complained to the Lord that He had abandoned me. I had been serving Him with my whole heart, soaking, laying on my face in prayer, fasting, giving, but yet things grew worse each day.

    While sitting there that morning, without saying a word, the Lord gave me an open vision. It looked like a movie screen appeared before my eyes and I watched a scene play out on it. In the vision, the Lord told me: 'You are not alone. For I am in your corner, and I have prepared you for this day. Now get in there and fight!'

    By the end of the week I was a pastor, and a friend suddenly stepped in and paid all of our bills for the month. Almost overnight, everything had changed for us. It was a 'pinch yourself to be sure that you are awake' moment. When we needed it the most, God came through for us.

    When your back is to the wall, trust God. He is more than enough. Though it be eleven-fifty-nine on the clock, He will come through. Later when you are looking back, this will be a part of your testimony. It may be rough for a while, but you will be stronger when you come out the other side. Your faith is tested by staring directly into the face of fear, with no one to trust but Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I know that You have got my back. Nothing happens to me without You knowing it, and I don't understand a lot of things, but I choose to trust in You. Please deliver me from my enemies Lord and set me free from my chains, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Roseann Rivas
Roseann Rivas

Amen! Thank you lord for walking beside me. 

Mar 9
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen to this prayer. Please God have my back. Give me what I need in every sense of the word to continue. Build my faithfulness. Praise God. 

Mar 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Mar 9
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Mar 9
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Even when you do not see God, He still sees you!

Mar 9
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I know that You have got my back. Nothing happens to me without You knowing it, and I don't understand a lot of things, but I choose to trust in You. Please deliver me from my enemies Lord and set me free from my chains, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Father for your love , and care for me. You're an amazing God!!!

Mar 9
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Divine Providence.

Mar 9
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for our many blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

Mar 9
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Mar 9
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I know that fears come to us often but I know that You are there for me. That everything I do today You be there with me,thank You for all Your blessings and I trust in You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

God bless you Pastor for this devotional. 

Mar 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: Mar 9

God NEVER leaves or forsakes his children!  What a wonderful concept knowing that even though we walk in the dark valley, Jesus Christ is with us EVERY step of the way and for that, WE are truly BLESSED!  To the Glory of God the Father, Amen!!

Mar 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for always having my back! Amen.

Mar 9
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Todd, for this reminder! Praying, I don't understand a lot of things, but I choose to trust in You, Lord. Lead me. I’m all in!

 

Mar 9
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

By this time, I know but little!  A good friend repeated this in my hearing for years at every meeting we had.  I can still see him and hear him though he has been gone for many years.  I learned to listen and llistened to learn from this senior member of groups I belonged and felt at home in!   Some folks are truly more memorable to most of us!  Though simple I learned to value his presence and miss him when I think of those years when his silent guidance and example gave me hope in some of my darkest times.  Thanks ART for always being there!

Mar 9
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Another amazing devotion one again! Thank you for all the time you put into this devotions and Bible Studies. I have truely been blessed by all of these!!

 

Mar 9
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Taiye Fashu
Taiye Fashu

So happy one can share on whatsapp. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Mar 9
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen n Amen

Mar 10
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Awesome....so encouraging!!!

Thank you PAstor!! Stay Blessed!

Mar 10
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

 It's awesome. It's fabulous, it's always surprisingly that God makes moves at the last minute when it's most horribly hard and nothing at sight that could appear as the solución, UNTIL GOD SHOWS HIS POWER TO HELP AND BRING US FREEEEEEEE of the giant, conquering the mountain, crossing the strong river. Staying still is like saying: "already did everything I can, there is anything else, I finish my part. Now it's on YOU LORD"... and HE never abandom us, HE shows His love and power in our favor. GLORY TO GOD ¡¡¡

Mar 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

Mar 10
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Mar 11