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June 3, 2016

God Will Part Your “Red Sea”

“The same God that parted the Red Sea will part whatever circumstances you’re dealing with. I have a slave kettle that’s been passed down through my family and that’s what it means to us. Basically, the same God that parted slavery in this nation can part our circumstances today. None of this kicks in without somebody laying down their life in sacrificial devotion to the Lord. Then we see the Hand of Providence begin to move!” (Will Ford)1

“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.” (Hebrews 11:29; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Read Exodus 14. Get excited! What God has done, He can do again in a spiritual sense!

  2. Consider what Will meant when he said that “God parted slavery”. God set the captives free in this nation. More than 200 years of prayer went up from those slaves and a tragically bloody Civil War was fought before the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery. It took more than 100 more for some family members of former slaves to experience complete freedom, and racism continues to affect our national culture. But there was a parting. Selah – stop and think about this.

  3. Consider other national issues where a parting is needed – abortion, pornography and sex trafficking, a failing political system, economic instability. Boldly ask the Lord for a parting of our national “Red Seas.”

  4. Think about your personal need for a parting of your circumstances. Make the same bold declarations over them!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, in reading Exodus 14, I can see that You made a way for Your people where there truly appeared to be no way. They sacrificed hundreds of years and cried out to You for salvation and You heard them and delivered them, then wiped their enemy out! Do the same for our national issues. We get on our faces and pray and cry out for deliverance. Just as you delivered our nation from the curse of slavery, Lord, deliver us from the curse of the shedding of blood from abortion and the holding of others captive as in sex trafficking. Part the sea in my life and make a way for my personal freedom! The enemy is breathing down my neck and telling me it is not possible, but You make a way where there seems to be none! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

God parts the “Red Sea” in our nation and our lives and nation when we choose to give Him a sacrifice of worshipful faith and intercession!