Hold your peace: How to keep Your peace in the battle
● There are battles you have to fight.
○ The battles choose you.
○ God will give you the victory. He will destroy your enemies if you fight His way. ■ Your salvation comes from the Lord.
Put your trust in God.
■ Fear nothing except the Lord. Jesus
must be so real to you.
○ As you walk with Him, trust Him, & follow His Spirit. He will lead you into victory. Exodus 14:9-14 21-31
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. 10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord. 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 Egypt? 12 Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying,‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” 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. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. 25 And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said,“Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.” 26 Then the Lord said to Moses,“Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” 27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and
covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 29 But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 30 So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.
● God delivered His people and destroyed the Egyptians. His name was magnified to the world because of what He had done.
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
● As a Christian, your enemies will always call out to you.
○ Because you are in this world, the world will try to destroy you.
○ You have the victory that overcomes the world. Your faith in Jesus and what He has done at the cross.
○ When it is time to fight, hold your peace. *How God delivered me from fear of flying. I now possess the victory over fear.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
● God has given us the Victory through faith in Him.
○ Face every enemy with faith in God so He can give you the victory…our faith.
4 Steps to keep your peace in the battle.
1.Look to Jesus. Your salvation will come from the Lord.
2.Resist fear. Do not allow fear to come in. 3.Follow Him. He is faithful to His Word. Follow Him to your deliverance. He does not want to just help you, He desires to deliver you and set you free.
4.Trust Him. He is more than enough. Trust in the Lord & His power to heal, deliver, provide, protect, to bless, etc.
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
● You are more than a conqueror. Through Jesus, there is an anointing that will give you victory. ○ He will do a work for you and through you. Victory for you and others.
■ Your story is going to turn into His glory. How He delivered you and gave you victory over your enemies.
○ Tell the world what God has done for you. They are waiting to see the glory of God. Their faith will grow and God will be glorified.