1 And the Lord said to Moses, 2 Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the [Red] Sea, before Baal-zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, They are entangled in the land; the wilderness has shut them in. 4 I will harden (make stubborn, strong) Pharaoh’s heart, that he will pursue them, and I will gain honor and glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did so. 5 It was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed toward the people, and they said, What is this we have done? We have let Israel go from serving us! 6 And he made ready his chariots and took his army, 7 And took 600 chosen chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them. 8 The Lord made hard and strong the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the Israelites, for [they] left proudly and defiantly. 9 The Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the [Red] Sea by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 10 When Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked up, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and the Israelites were exceedingly frightened and cried out to the Lord. 11 And they said to Moses, Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way and brought us out of Egypt? 12 Did we not tell you in Egypt, Let us alone; let us serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness. 13 Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
The enemy wants us to think that he has us tangled up and shut in by lack, debt, poverty, strife, family and/or marriage collapse, sickness and disease or any other adverse circumstance that we might be facing, and at a place where he can re-capture us (after we've been miraculously liberated from his hand by the Blood of Jesus), and bring us back under his rule and dominion. He's a liar, you know!
The Lord said He will gain glory and honor over our enemies and the world will know that HE is LORD! Fear not! Stand still - firm, confident, and undismayed and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for YOU today! For the enemy of (put the name of the enemy you’re facing here) you've seen today you shall never see again! The LORD will fight for you and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest!
You've been brought out by the Blood of the Lamb - not to be taken back into slavery, but to go into the promised land! What is the Red Sea - the impossible situations standing in front of you - hindering you from going forward? What is that to God? He splits seas and allows His people to go forward on dry ground! Come on! Let's go! Mix your faith with what God said! Freedom and progress is at hand!