NEW SONG PART III
When the children of Israel marched out of Egypt after four hundred and thirty years of slavery, they must have heaved a sigh of relief; freedom at last. What joy? They even had precious things like gold as their luggage; God effected national wealth transfer shortly before they marched out of Egypt gloriously. Exodus 12:35-36. However, they were soon to be sandwiched between the angry army of Pharaoh and the deadly red sea. Whichever way they decided to turn to, it was not going to be a good report. The best thing that could have happened to them was to be recaptured by the army of Pharaoh for an indefinite period of slavery or to be wasted by the most sophisticated military of that time (Pharaoh’s army) or to commit suicide by getting drowned in the Red sea.
Brethren, at that critical time; God spoke to the Children of Israel:
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:” – Exodus 14:15
Brethren, choose to “go forward” by singing a new song to glorify the Almighty who is not just able to turn the tide against your “Pharaoh and his hosts” but also able to wipe out their existence among humanity. You will agree with me that moving forward into the Red Sea was not a seemingly good instruction at the beach of the Red Sea. Imagine over three million people jumping into the Red Sea and getting drowned in there, which would have been horrible. However, let us look at God’s statement preceding His instruction: “…speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward”;
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more forever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:13-14
Moses knew the way of God. Psalm 103:7. He had an idea of what God could do in that kind of situation. Therefore, he gave the children of Israel powerful words of encouragement that the Egyptians they saw that day would soon go into the realm of silence forever because the Lord would fight for Israel but they had to hold their peace.
Friends, there is no better way of holding your peace than to sing a new song to God in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. No matter how naturally impossible the situation confronting you looks like, choose to sing a new song and you will soon become a spectator and a victor in your own battle.
The enemy you see today, you shall see no more; the challenges you see today will soon disappear permanently. The Lord shall fight for you. The Israelites held their peace before they crossed the Red Sea and they sang for joy after they crossed the Red Sea; not just for crossing but for eternal victory over their enemies. Their enemies were wasted in the Red Sea, they did not have to pay back the loans they collected before they were released from Egypt. Hurrah!
Don’t wait for things to happen, make things happen by singing a new song unto the Lord! Your testimony is the next.
Scriptures for meditation: Exodus 14:15-31; Exodus 12:35-36
Jesus is Lord!