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Pandemic Fatigue

Eric Walsh
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Eric Walsh

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  • September 11, 2020
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With freemium as the a church my pleasure to be presenting for you today in a recorded form will do a live session on the Sabbath afternoon where we're kind of continued some of the topics we start this morning. I want to just get right into God's word we have a lot to cover. And so let me just jump to our scripture reading Psalm 13. Psalm 13 or says verse one How long will the forget me oh Lord forever how long will the hide that I face from me how long shall I take counsel in my soul having sorrow in my heart daily How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me consider and hear me Oh Lord my God Light in mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death last mine into me say I have profane old against him and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved but I have trusted and I Mercy my heart shall rejoice in the salvation I will sing on to the Lord because he hath dealt bountifully with me a message this Sabbath is untitled pandemic fatigue pandemic fatigue Let us pray Father God we thank you for this opportunity to study your word once again Lord I ask that you make me a nail on the wall a rusty sorry nail Lord upon that nail or dies that you hang a portrait of Jesus Christ Father let not Arab waltz be seen or heard instead let us hear word from the throne room of grace this is our prayer in Jesus' name amen All right we're going to jump right into this we're going to start in the Book of Exodus and much of the time of us been in Exodus we will jump to rev to Revelation towards the end. And back to Psalms 13 as I just read so we jump around this is more of a Bible study sermon and less and then it is a preaching sermon I'll try to contain myself I may want to preach a little bit here but we want to drill a study God's word. Exodus chapter 3 in verse 7 as God is speaking to Moses he says and the Lord said I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and I've heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters for I know their sorrows you want to reoccurring themes is the word sorrow summary doubt again and the Lord said I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and I heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters for I know their sorrows sorrow is the recurring theme here as we go through this I'm going to show you how sorrows will reappear and how God's people often have to wait for God to deliver them from times of sorrow in Exodus Chapter 5 after God met with Moses at a burning bush and gave him the hope that his people would be delivered by now Moses had given up on the dream that he would be the deliverer that's what he was raised to believe and ultimately tried slaying any Gyptian to kickstart his freedom and the freedom of his people but that was not God's means God did not mean for Moses or the Israelites to take up arms and fight or use violence to fight God said No you need to follow me so when later after the burning bush experiences Moses comes back in to the palace where he was once a prince and Exodus 5 in verse one as as an afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh thusly of the Lord God of Israel let my people go that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. And Pharaoh said Who is the Lord that I should obey his voice to let Israel go I know not the Lord neither will I let Israel go this is a bold statement Moses and Aaron say listen our people want to go and worship they need to hold a feast to God God tells us that this needs to happen pharaohs response and remember that Pharaoh thinks himself a god number one but number 2 Pharaoh also has grown up with a pantheon of gods many many gods and he is saying wait a minute I'm not heard of yah way or Jehovah none of the names of God ring a bell I don't know the god you're talking about is our No I'm and I'm not letting you go Exodus fivers 3 says and then said and then said Moses and Aaron the God of the Hebrews have met with us let us go we pray the 3 days' journey into the desert and sacrifice under the Lord our God let the fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword So Moses does not threaten Pharaoh I want you to get as he does not frighten threaten Egypt or the Pharaoh initially he says listen if we don't do it God says problems are going to come upon us pestilence playing is going to come upon us pandemic as it were will come upon us if we don't do a God says we're the ones that are going to be in trouble you know let us go that we might serve our God and the king of Egypt said unto them wherefore do Emo's an errand let them let the people from their works get you unto your burdens and Pharaoh said Behold the people of the land now are many and you make them rest from their burdens for as a Listen you need to go back to work your slaves are Hebrew slaves get out of my face go work then he says something to give you a hint not just into the struggle for freedom for ancient Israel but for the struggle for freedom from modern day Israel. The struggle that is going to come upon us he says that the reason you're asking for this is that you want to make them rest rest from their burdens What do you mean resting their burden is what you at the 1st glance you might say Well that's simple we do we just they just want them to not have to work so much for so long or give them a break from their work but I want to submit to you that inherent in this is the call to go out far enough to keep the Sabbath to be able to have a Sabbath Rest Pharaoh does not like this just as our enemy will not like is in the last days the idea of a Sabbath rest will cause problems for the people of God and Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people and their officer saying he shall no more give the people straw to make brick as here to for let them go and gather straw for themselves so as punishment for a listen they've got it got too much time on their hands stop giving them straws straw was used to make the bricks strong so if you didn't use it to brick the clay it would come apart when straw was put inside of the straw dicked the straw dk did it made the bricks stronger and the tale of the bricks which they did make here to for you lay upon them you shall not diminish thereof for they be idle therefore they cry saying let us go and sacrifice to our God He said listen and they have to make the same amount of bricks even though now they have to go and find the straw to make the bricks were no longer going to deliver it he says because they are crying to go sacrifice their God because their idol verse 9 of Exodus 5 let there was more work be laid upon the men that they may labor there in and let them not regard vain words and the taskmasters of the people went out and their offices and they speak to the people saying the say of Pharaoh I will not give you a straw when the office of the children of Israel had to deal with it they came into Pharaoh. Because not a word of these the offices the people put the Hebrews put over the Hebrews to make sure that they could work were being beaten and chastised for not. Performing as well as they did in terms of the number of brick being produced Exodus 5 and 15 says then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried at the Pharaoh saying wherefore delist out thus with I servants there is no straw given to the servants and they say to us make brick and behold I servants are beaten but the fault is in the own people they say Listen fair are you beating us that we don't have strong when it's your people who are delivering a straw any more fair response you are idle you are idly says it twice speaking to the fact of rest I tell you I leave idle therefore you say let us go and sacrifice to the lord go there for now and work for there shall be no straw be given yet shall you deliver the tail of bricks another word the same amount of bricks will still be produced the beatings will continue you must perform under these harsh circumstances and I mean days of the religious freedom and civic and civil freedoms are intertwined in this story I want to submit to you that as we see all that is going on in the world today civil freedoms and religious freedom will also be intertwined We'll get to that later and the offices of the children of Israel did see that they were evil case after it was said You shall not miss ought from your bricks of your daily task and they met Moses and Aaron who started and stood in the way as they came from Pharaoh they sort of offices Hebrew officers who are over the other Hebrews realize they were in a bad situation the scripture says in an evil case. And I understood that they could not lower the amount of brick and as they're coming out of ferals palace you got to see this Moses and Aaron are standing in the way there on the as they pass out and here is what they say to them the Lord look upon use the Hebrew taskmaster speaking officers speaking to Moses and Aaron the Lord look upon you and judge you because you have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh and the eyes of his servants to put a sword in their hand to slay is now when the children of Israel 1st heard from Moses that he was going to deliver them and he had big come back to town the children of Israel would rejoice in fact the Bible says they stopped and they worship God but here now at the 1st sign of trouble the leaders over the officers over the Hebrews in the work that they had to do have come and blame Mills is an error and I find it interesting that they don't throw Moses under the bus in front of Pharaoh they say it's your people's fault but when they see Moses and Aaron they say listen it's your fault Here's x. that is Exodus 5 in verse 22 and Mary Moses returned unto the Lord and said Lord wherefore hast thou so evil and treated this people why is it that you have sent me for since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name he has done evil to this people neither has the old to live or die people at all but when Moses gets along but out of people are tired of being in bondage on one level there they are like we many of us are having this pandemic fatigue tired of sitting around waiting to talk with somebody today need it was that he said How are you doing a good church brother you know we're texting back avoid the how are you doing through this pandemic he said you know I'm tired of this thing I've filled up my tank of gas once since March I'm not gone anywhere or done anything working from home I go to the store I come right back I don't do anything. Pam pandemic fatigue has set in and I think what's interesting is right as God is about to work mightily for Israel things get worse before they get better and somebody is going through something out there that seems to only be getting worse but let me tell you that it is often darkest before the dawn a just as when Moses goes Pharaoh's heart is harden and as I was studying this I realized ferals heart isn't really hardened by God Pharaoh's heart is hard as he sees the light of God When Moses throws down the rod and it becomes a snake and it's the snakes of the magicians because magic is how Pharaoh was able to keep control over the over the nation it was a lot of powerful magic being done according to the Scripture and when Moses put his hand in and took it out it was leprous they were able to mimic many of the things that Moses did even up to the 1st 2 of the plagues so magic was huge for them and I will show you how that's going to the same case in the last days but what you find what I find interesting and what I find a profound about the story is that when Moses at this stage sees that sorrow is increasing the word sorrow is a pandemic fatigue sorrow is setting in most is goes to God and complains and panics he says Listen I've been here speaking in your name and Pharaoh is only doing worse to your people and you haven't delivered us out all David says I like this and psalm 13 how long will you forget me Lord forever how long will the hide that I face from me. How long shall I take counsel in my soul having sorrow in my heart daily How long shall a mine enemy be exalted over me consider and hear me old Lord my God Light my own eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death there's somebody listening to this who is going through something very difficult and terrible and you keep asking Lord how long right now there are many were asking how long will injustice go forward in this country there are some who are asking how long the Lord will we have division in this country but let me tell you something those things as big as they are I want to funnel you back to the individual because there's somebody out dealing with a situation that they've been dealing with a long time maybe a sin they can't free forget to be freed from and you're asking God how long you've got pandemic fatigue you're tired of being locked in by the sins that so easily besets you so David goes on to some 13 in verse 4 is as lest my enemy say I for a veiled against them and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved some of you are dealing with the pandemic of persecution of people who can't stand you you're dealing with troubles on the job troubles at home relationship issues children who have gone astray or you just got people who are out there hating on you say Lord how long my enemy city have beaten me that's almost as well how long Lord Moses in the wilderness 40 years he was 80 years old an errant 83 when they went before Pharaoh how long Lord verse 5 would have trusted and I Mercy my heart shall rejoice in the eyes salvation. I will sing unto the Lord because he have dealt bountifully with me Moses Moses is able to get to where David gets to and I'll show you that at the end of this but David puts it to us like this despite the fact that it seems God is not moving despite the fact that it seems like his enemies are going to win David finishes the psalm by saying But but means forget what I just said What's important is what's in front of me is but I have trusted in the Mercy my heart shall rejoice in the ice elevation I will sing on to the Lord because he has dealt to fully with me in other words if you want to make it through you've got to see where God has done for you already what God has done for you is the evidence of what God will do for you are you missed that this is why it's so important to keep a prayer journal you ought to be able to look back to your prayer journal and be reminded of how God has worked on your behalf David says but I've trusted in my mercy why is that important because we are about to go through what Israel went through in fact Jesus in Matthew 24 and verse 7. Text that I've been using a lot during his pandemic he says for nations shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there's heavy famines and pestilence and earthquakes in diverse places all these are the Beginning of Sorrows God said to Moses at the burning bush I have seen the people's sorrows he says that the last day Israel that our sorrows are about to begin there is a lesson in how God dealt with the ancient Israel if you want to understand how he will deal with the modern day spiritual Israel what how do we know it's coming what are the signs. Nation shall rise against nation of said as in many of the sermons during his pandemic ethnos is the Greek word there there will be more racial tension that is the sign of the soon coming of Jesus Christ. The people setting the videos where or where. The quote unquote right wing people are fighting against quote unquote left wing people people on both sides b.l.m. supporters would trump support of and there are literally getting into fist fights now people have been shot and killed in these protests stores alluded and of course. Evidence is an episodes of alleged police brutality continue to make the news cycles and it's almost like someone listened to me church someone is trying to use the circumstances of racial tension to stir up pot some would say well I'm just trying to get Trump out by making everybody mad but it could backfire Nixon got in because of the riots of the of the late sixty's so you don't notice pot is really being starved it was as if someone's trying to stir the emotional pot as nation as ethnos rises up against Ethel's ethnicity against ethnicity their Bible says they'll be pestilences which is what the coronaviruses in fact show you in a 2nd not a talking about a twin Demick in and the afternoon program that will be doing for Framingham church will be dealing with how to prepare for his possible twin Demick coming in the fall. But my Bible says all these are the beginning of SARS in fact people have this pandemic fatigue you see this picture appear to have the 2 twins from one of the core cartoon of them from one of horror movies Cove it and the flu as it is going to a twin Demick the number of overdoses and suicides of shot up is picture here of a man sitting in front alcohol holding his head the virus has has been has a disproportionately killed African-Americans Latinos there's a pandemic fatigue there is so many nuances to what's going on and in fact just this week we found out I want a front runner Astra Zeneca was on the front of possibly creating a vaccine that could be released the near future had a setback when someone got ill from the vaccine is a great bit of talk about how to how out a vaccine is being created differently and how to going to try and control us through the vaccine Some say the vaccine is the mark of the beast I'll tell you it is not the mark of the beast but I will tell you that the methodology is used to get the vaccine to the people and if there is control and leverage about a government to force people to get a vaccine those techniques can be used on the people of God later and we'll get to that in a 2nd but people are going through pandemic fatigue Moses and the children of Israel are tired of the pandemic of slavery and brutality just as many are today pandemic fatigue has set in. So I Jesus says Matthew chapter 24 All these are the Beginning of Sorrows let me taste something things are about to get worse here's why I use this quote from the great controversy in so many other messages I've given during a pandemic otherwise says Satan works through the elements also to garner his harvest of unprepared souls he has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature and he uses all his power to control the elements as far as God allows recounted his page 589 on the same page he imparts to the air a deadly taint and thousands perish by the pestilence these visitations are to become more and more frequent and disasters destruction will be upon both man and beast the earth mourn it and fate of the way the hardy people do languish the earth also is the filed under the inhabitants thereof because they have transgressed the laws changed the ordinance broken the everlasting covenant Isaiah 244 and 5 what I can tell you church is as because the people who were supposed to know better have are not doing the law and the will of God God's hand is being removed from this earth calamity and destruction will follow and what will happen is as you've already seen there is a call now for. A weekly quarantine maybe every Sunday we should quarantine for the protection of the environment for the in protection of the family were beginning to see to that their way that the 2 sides will work together one will work to protect the environment through Sunday secretness the other will work through the cries of return to God and family for Sunday sacred has but the 2 hands that now seems so divided will unite on this point that's why Jesus as in Matthew 249 and 10 and then they deliver you to be afflicted and show kill you and you shall be hated of my name for my hated of all nations for my name's sake. Notice the nations again right now we are focused on black and white and the tensions in America between the 2 groups I submit to you if you are a Bible believing Christian one day that the vision you see between the races will end it will go all it brought up until the end of time but it will end in the sense that it will be a more hated group and that more hated group will be those who keep the commandments of God Those who are followers of Jesus Christ who take the Bible at its word who follow sola scriptura they will become the enemies so Jesus says I'm adding to it as he says all of what you do a deal and now is the Beginning of Sorrows because a spiritual Israel like ancient Israel in Egypt is going to be attacked verse 10 and then shall Many be offended and shall betray want another and shelf hate one another and many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many and because iniquity shall abide in the love of many shall wax cold he that endorsed at the end the same shall be saved there will be great deception in the time of Jeremiah the false prophets prophesied that God was not going to. Reap vengeance on the people of God on Judah and Jerusalem and they were lying Jeremiah tried to warn him that yes because of your sins the judgment of God will come there are many churches in this country even in our own denomination that people get up in the pulpit week after week and preach sweet sounding things fluffy things whispering sweet nothings in areas of the congregation not warning them that Babylon is about to come and Babylon is going to fall and then we need to come out Jeremiah was warning them that Babylon would advance in 70 years later they would be set free. We need to realize that the system that we are in is not going to last and persecution will come upon God's people because iniquity Siobhan the love of many shall wax cold we're seeing that the brutal crimes all around the world the hatred the division the love of many shall last call even the romantic love is gone nowadays people just hook up just a hook up and move on there's no more heart in anything the hearts of men have gone cold verse 13 gives us a hope it says that he should but he that shall and door to the end the same shall be saved the Christian race is not a sprint it's more like a super marathon even if you fall down you must get up and keep running because the winner isn't the one who gets the finish line 1st it's simply the one who finishes the race hence the Scripture says a just man falls 7 times and rises every time and what the devil is going to try and do is to try a new sorrow he's going to try and use this pandemic fatigue against to try and get you to think the world is hopeless raise your stress levels and so let me let me jump into stress a little bit and so of course chronic stress causes disease as you can see in a slide. Stress starts the cortisol levels are released. Cortisol impacts on the body and on the mind at 1st for the positive but as after with chronic stress things begin to happen and change I'll talk about more that in a 2nd that impacts the brain and oh you think the devil wants you stressed out he wants you where Moses was a lot I thought you were going to set us free since I've come Pharaoh's only made things worse he wants you in a state of panic eventually inflammation worsens various diseases you can call and including cardiovascular diseases infectious diseases and probably even cancer. Here's how it happens. If you're chronically stressed the hypothalamus in your brain releases cortisol sensitive to dream of glands they would release adrenaline if you're chronically stressed you're a cop chronic street if I call cortisol 1st of all you in a chronic fight or flight state which God never designed for man to be in which keeps you in a bad state I'll talk more about that in the afternoon program connected to this but the cortisol resistance what happens eventually is inflammatory immune cells begin to proliferate because the body stops recognizing cortisol because of its high levels I want you to get as this is n. time stuff when your body gets to this point where you can't do it as you can't fight disease this is why in new start one of the t's stands for trust in God you will never be healthy if you never learn to trust in God Moses had not learned that yet so far in our story neither had the people of Israel and I'm telling you there are many who will be shaken out in the last days shaken out of this remnant church because they have not learned to trust God they know what we believe they may show up on time for Sabbath school but if you do not have a deep abiding trust in God you will not make it through what is coming upon the earth of course coronavirus it matters as a deal a pandemic fatigue and as this virus keeps hanging around we still in our practice still diagnose people coronavirus positive but here's the thing. The last phase is a hyper inflammatory phase where you get a cytokine storm I will get into this it will do more it is this afternoon and what happens is that causes disease that causes acute respiratory distress and drove pulmonary infiltrates the cytokine storm happened because of the capillary walls to become leaky and all of these things work together so that when you have Chris or if you're in a body that is chronically stressed or chronically inflamed due to diet We'll talk more about that in afternoon as well when a corona virus touches that body it is going to accelerate the inflammatory process that already Homik leagues this and hence this is why some people get it and get so sick and sometimes die and other pieces proceed to get it and get nothing has a lot to do with this inflammatory response is why children may not get it is bad the stress doesn't just do that there is a spiritual impact it messes with the brain in fact one of the things that happens is when you when the brain is stressed out. It goes that a hypothalamus messes with the seat of emotion in fact what it says is there cellular changes in hypothalamus the so you get less attention perception messages short term memory ability to learn and find words it cripples the brain's ability to function properly don't miss this right so it was old that's one of things that happens is a loop that happens the hypothalamus becomes more sensitive to stress so the more stressed you allow yourself to become the more sed easily use a come to stress and we know a sadist in our sleep who talks that stressed equals desserts spelled backwards so when you become stressed out you're more likely to reach for the sugary salty fatty foods because they are feel better make you feel like you dealing with the stresses but what I want you to get is this the bridge something else happens in the prefrontal cortex of done sermon the talk about the frontal lobe of the brain the prefrontal cortex this is where the seal of God will go this is where the Bible says 144000 God is going to write his name this part of the brain is like the most holy chamber of the sanctuary if your body is a temple the frontal lobe is the most holy place this is where the shit time of Glory of God falls Don't miss this what happens stress actually shrinks the prefrontal cortex increasing the size of the middle or making you less. Exist less than the reasoning centers of your brain more any emotional centers of your brain and what happens is as this all begins to turn churn and happen. You become more likely to do this and so one of things of course that happens as I said is as this happens is you don't think straight anymore you become more emotional probably more prone to the to the vices of drugs and alcohol and of course that a lot of the poor diet that most Americans have. All of this is why the Christian cannot exist in a state of chronic stress because then you will exist in a state of chronic inflammation This is why Paul tells Timothy in 2nd Timothy Chapter one Verse 7 for God has not given us a spirit of fear not a spirit of stress not a spirit of. Of sorrow and worry God is not giving us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind why because fear chronic fear and stress and sorrow cause your brain to not be sound the science of the day proves that or at least it speaks to it so what is God doing why do these troubles come upon us why did it come upon Israel God had to perfect God had to purge Israel is allowed to go through something it had to get worse before it got better got it it does. Not Pharaoh down let Israel go to a would not understand struggle they would not understand what it means to trust God God had to show them each as I'm going to show each of the gods of Egypt had to be destroyed had to be knocked down Revelation 3 in verse 18 I counsel the to buy of me gold tried in the fire the dial me as be rich and white and remain that thou mayest be clothed and that the shame of the nakedness do not appear and annoying Don eyes are the eyes of the Dhamma see as many as I love I rebuke unchastened be zealous therefore and repent let me tell you something that sorrow the difficulty the trial that has come into your life God has allowed it because in order for Israel to move forward ancient Israel spiritual Israel of today we must go through a process where we are tried like gold in the fire and made pure That's why Jesus says I love you some rebuke and chase in u.. Zealous therefore and repent is what Ellen White says. In the great controversy the assaults of Satan are fierce and determined as delusions are terrible to the Lord's eyes upon his people and his ear listens to their cries their afflict affliction is great the flames of the furnace seem about to consume them but the refining will bring them forth as gold tried in the fire God's love for his children during the period of their severest trial is a strong and tender as in the days of their sunniest prosperity but it is needful for them to be placed in a furnace fall a fire their earthly Ms must be consumed that the image of Christ may be perfectly reflected the great controversy page 621 you have to go through something come out different each one of the plagues that hit Egypt was against want a specific Egyptian god I will go through all of this but I want you to see the water turned into blood in the 1st one. Poppy the spirit of the Nile was attacked Cyrus Nile as was his bloodstream the frogs happy and hock and Hoggy both of those lice was severed the earth God came up from out of the earth the 1st 2 planes were duplicated by the Egyptians the 1st 3 even affected the children of Israel bought a 4th one Something changed the remember that the 1st 3 affect everybody including Israel the last 7 Don't the 7 last plagues of Egypt do not affect the people of God diseases on a cattle and you know all 3 are but of course darkness of jump down here is against Aman raw tomb Horus and throw off the Egyptian moon god all of the a Gyptian gods of the sky Ra and draws and tomb and Horus they were all ashamed when the darkness came and they could even light a lamp in their house and get light. And of course the death of the firstborn was played was against many of the Egyptians gods but of course Pharaoh himself thought he was God Pharaoh I'd kill the 1st member of Pharaoh was killed in the sons of Israel when Moses at the time of Moses birth the government had come against them the last plague is against Pharaoh and the sun god because the pharaoh was supposed to be the son of Ra but Exodus 12 tells us that last play was terrible Exodus 1229 and it came to pass that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne of the 1st one of the captive that was in the dungeon and all the firstborn of cattle and pharaohs up in the night he and all his servants and all the Egyptians and there was a great cry in Egypt for there was not a house where there was not one dead and he called for Moses' an errand by night and said Rise up and get you forth from among my people both he and the children of Israel and go serve the Lord as you have said also take your flocks and your herds as you have said and begone and bless me also it got so bad that one when Farrah was kicking them out he said listen of these do have the power to do these kind of curses they must be a blessing Pharaoh said Bless me also ferals humbled but it wouldn't last long the Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste for they said We be all dead meant the Egyptians wanted him out fast in fact they don't just want to mount they give them their riches they jewels their gold they give him everything and tell him quick Hari leave before everyone in Egypt is dead the whole nation have been destroyed can you imagine the plague of hail and fire burnt up everything destroyed everything the locus that he'd eaten all of the of greenery the whole place was a mess and then the firstborn died as a get out. But God does something strange as they leave they don't go directly towards the Philistines in fact God makes it clear that the reason they don't go straight on a road to Canaan across the north road up along the Mediterranean is because they weren't ready to face the people that they would have to face they were not they weren't warriors they were shepherds they were unarmed and they weren't ready for battle so God sends them another direction and fact he sends them in the opposite direction of the promised land instead of going north and east they go south and west Exodus 141 says in the Lord spake unto Moses saying speaking to the children of Israel that they turn and can't before they're off between McDonogh c. and over against bail Zeph and before before before it is shell and can't by the sea for Pharaoh will say look at God sends them into a trap so I know some of you think God sent you into a bad spot let me say something you got to know who God is He sent them into a trap but got a purpose you got a word learn to wait on God for Pharaoh will say of the children of his or they are untangled in the land the wilderness had shut them in and I will harden Pharoah's hearts heart that he shall follow after them and I will be honored upon Pharaoh and upon all his hosts host that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord and they did so God says going to direct and go to his place the pillar of fire by night in the cloud by day leads them away from the Promised Land down into the Sinai Peninsula up against the Red Sea where they were mountains to the north mountains to the south it trapped in the middle the Pharaoh finds out that they are gone that way verse 5 it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled in the heart of Pharaoh and of his service was turned against the people and he said Why have we done this that we have let Israel go from serving us. What happens now is you think that they wouldn't they would just repent and be humble but there's something about losing to God when you are on Satan's I cannot accept defeat Why have we done is now that they're gone Pharaoh looks weaker than ever he was supposed to be a god all the God of Gods of Egypt have been rebuked Why have we done is why did we let them go from serving us who's going to rebuild the mess that Egypt is if they are gone and because no more calamities came he may have said listen we can they don't have any power this is all just foolishness burst forth the chapter 14 verse 6 of Exodus and he made ready his chariot and took his people with him and he took 600 children chariots and all the chariots of Egypt and captains every over every one of the new chariots were just 2 wheels and $8.00 and $2.00 men would stand sometimes 3 in the back one of them would be a Archer or a warrior and in one would would would lead to 2 small horses and they got $600.00 of those who could travel super fast and infantry went with them the verse in the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued after the children of Israel and the children of Israel went out with a high hand so Israel goes out with a high hand but here comes Pharaoh coming right after them and you could travel a lot faster than they could Exodus 14 versus 9 says but the Egyptians pursued after them all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen and his army and overtook them and camping by the sea beside her hair off before Bale Zeph and. They come in this is what they say they see the mare and when Pharaoh got close to the children of Israel when he drew nigh the Bible says the children of Israel lifted up their eyes and behold the Egyptians marched after them and they were sore afraid and the children of Israel cried out on to the Lord and they said to Moses because there were no graves in Egypt as they are taking us away to die in the wilderness where for has not dealt thus with us to carry us forth out of Egypt this is crazy busy is most people say listen I'd rather be dead than be a slave they said they were so mentally in slave that they would rather have stayed a slave. The play on words here is Egypt is a land of tools it was giant pyramids are they say work near enough tools in Egypt why do you take us out here to die they question God but I want you to see as you're dealing with pandemic fatigue that Moses' at this point in the in the in the in the story is not the most is who went to God complaining that we spoke of earlier look at his response they continue they say is not just the word that we did that we did tell the in Egypt saying let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians for it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians then that we should die in the wilderness look at Moses responds Moses said unto the people fear ye not so good 717 for God has not given us a spirit of fear fear you not stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he will show you to show to you today for the Egyptians whom you have seen today ye shall see them again no more for ever the Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace Moses no longer or doesn't run back to God and say Lord what are we supposed to do to Egypt of the coming. In the process of the 10 Plagues and leaving Egypt Moses is trust in God is cemented. I am praying that during the last 6 months of this pandemic the joint trust in God has been cemented that you will no longer see the world the way you did you understand it as best football and baseball basketball came to a halt as you watch the nation's troubled the a lympics being postponed economies fail and a disease ripped to the world an invisible virus I hope you no longer have trust in the gods of Egypt the gods of this world hope you understand if you can trust God Now he'll deliver you Moses and into the people fear not stand still see the cell vision of the Lord I want to say to you today as Moses as an exodus 1414 the Lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace somebody needs me to come and tell them to day God is still fighting for his people in fact Moses was told by God to lift up his rod in an east wind blows and the sea stand up sort of there are 2 walls on either side and the children of Israel walk through on dry ground the pillar of fire. The cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night and night as the as the as the Egyptians settle into camp because they figure look we got time they are trapped we can kill them tomorrow if the cloud goes up over and becomes a darkness to the Egyptians but a light to Israel Israel as it has light in the middle of the night and is able to pack up their stuff they are able to see the Red Sea open and walk across on dry land. Can you imagine all while the Egyptians are in complete darkness when the children of Israel get to where they are safe God allows the Egyptians to see anough that they go chasing after them but when God fully reveals where they are to them they are in the middle of the Red Sea standing between walls of water and they try to retreat but it's too late that delivers his people without his people ever raising a sword he fights for them and not one of the Egyptians survives in fact their bodies rush up on the other side of the floor of the shore because the west wind blows them across to where the Israelites are and out imagine that with this the children of Israel are able to get armor and swords and supplies God delivers them right as persecution is upon them and that's going to happen again in these last days church revelation 1613 I saw 3 unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet for their spirits of devils working miracles which go forth on the kings of the earth and of the whole world to gather them to the battle of the Great Day of God Almighty I want to submit to you that just as Pharaoh used magic and miracles in his day to control just as when Moses did on his rod the magicians threw down their rod in the last days there are going to be miracles wrought by by these unclean spirits and they're going to lead people astray the scripture tells us that even Satan is transformed into an angel of light he will come and try to impersonate Christ and just as this is at the end of the of the 7 last plagues the 6 Plane has fallen. And it seems as if the people of God once again are trapped the whole world is after us and the plagues just as in Egypt do not cause them to repent this is where Jesus says and Revelation 1615 behold I come as a thief blessed it is he that watches and keep his garments Leslie walk naked and they see his shame Jesus listen I'm coming as a thief you better watch and keep your garments have not when Jesus comes you will not be covered in his robe of righteousness in the whole world will see a shame for a 16 and gather them together in a place called In the Hebrew tongue Armageddon and it's as if just as Moses and the children of Israel are directed into a place people of God will be directed spiritually into a place verse 16 says in the 7th angel poured out his vile revelation 16 we go from from from Exodus 16 revelation 16 and 17 to poured out his vile into the air and there came a great voice out of the Temple of Heaven from the throne saying it is done right when it seems the people of God a trap is Battle of Armageddon is going to take place God's people are going to wipe out be wiped out there's a rumbling in heaven and it says it is done Daniel 12 in verse one tells us that at this point Michael the Archangel stands up and he comes to deliver those all whose names are written in the room in the book of life because out of the temple is where his word comes that's when Jesus stands up he says it's done the work of intercession he was doing in heaven is finished verse 18 and there were voices and thunders and lightnings it was a great earthquake such as was not since men were upon the earth so my on earth were going so great so the 1st thing that gets parted in our message today is the Red Sea it parts the let the children of Israel go through but what stops the persecution against God's people at the end time another great parting with this time the earth itself is ripped apart revelation 1618. 1000 says in the great city was divided into 3 parts in the cities of the nations fail and great Babylon came in remembrance before God to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath just as he did for Pharaoh he would do for modern day Babylon and every island fled away the mountains were not found and the fell upon men a great hail out of heaven just like in the the plague the 10 plagues of Egypt every stone about the weight of a town and men blast fim to God because of the plague of the hail for the plague there of was exceeding great what does this mean even as the plagues fall just as Egypt Pharaoh decides I'm going to go after them even after the 1st born to kill his heart is still hard many goes after them even after the 7 plagues have fallen blaspheme God and are going to want to come destroy us but right then Revelation 1000 says the something else open the 1st of the Red Sea The 2nd was the Earth the 3rd thing is a revelation 1011 and I saw heaven opened God open the Red Sea to deliver the ancient ancient Israel he's going to crack the earth to preserve his people before he comes but when he comes he's going to split open and. Behold a white horse and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true and in righteousness he dove judge and make war his eyes were as flame of fire and on his head were many crowns and he had a name written that no man knew but himself. And he was close with what with the vested dipped in blood is the blood of Calvary and his name was called the Word of God and that takes you back to John 11 in the beginning was the word and a Word was with God and the Word was God in verse 14 says and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us his name is the Word of God who is this this is Christ Jesus and verse 14 says and the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses clothed in fine linen white and clean and out of his mouth out of Christ mouthfuls a sharp sword that with that he should smite the nations and he shall rule them with a rod of iron and he tread of the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God you have on his vesture and on his thigh a name written King of Kings and Lord of Lords let me take some of you dealing with a pandemic fatigue like so many I know are I want you to remember the scene I want you to remember that just as when the children of his were trapped at the Red Sea God came and delivered them by splitting the Red Sea I want you to understand do not be fretful all worried over what is going on on this earth because the God of heaven is soon going to come riding on a white horse he's going to roll back the heavens like a scroll just like he did for the Red Sea and that and no white horse carrying Christ will come right in and I'll sing ride Owen King Jesus no man can hinder the all of a sudden the earth will roll back and the people of God will be rescued every single one whose name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Because he is the King of Kings and Lord of lords and I know it is and why it says here the world the world full of rioting full of godless pleasure is asleep asleep in Carnal Security. Men are putting a far off the coming of the Lord they laugh at warnings the proud boast as made all things continue as they were from the beginning tomorrow shall be as this day and much more abundant 2nd Peter 3 for Isaiah 5612 we will go deeper into pleasure loving That's what the world is going to say but Christ says Ellen White here but Crisis behold I come as a thief revelation 1615 at the very time when the world is asking in scorn Where is the promise of his coming the signs are fulfilling while the cry peace and safety sudden destruction is coming when the scorn or the rejection of Truth has become presumptuous when the routine of work in the various moneymaking lines is carried on without regard to principle when the student is eagerly seeking knowledge of everything but his Bible Christ comes as a thief. Page $635.00 everything in the world is in agitation the signs of the times are ominous coming events cast their shadows before the Spirit of God is withdrawn from Earth and calamity follows calamity by sea and land there are Tempest earthquakes fires flood murders of every grade who can read the future where is security there is assurance in nothing that is human or earthly and a pandemic church has proven that rapidly our men ranging ranging themselves under the banner they have chosen some some on the left some on the right some for their race some for against the other race if they pick the side restlessly are they waiting and watching the movements of their leaders there are those who are waiting and watching and working for our Lord's pairing another class or falling into line under the general ship of the 1st great apostate if you believe with heart and soul that we have a hill to shine and the heaven to wind as I have it is Page 636 and this message to night with this don't get pandemic fatigue. Keep looking for deliverance just as it came in Exodus for the children of Israel so shall it company and day for the people of God Just as there were 10 plagues in Egypt and the 1st 3 affected the children of Israel and the 7 last plagues of Egypt did not the 7 last plagues will not affect God's people and it will cause the world to go mad in a desire to destroy God's people but I am telling you that one day the heavens will roll back like a scroll Christ riding on that white horse revelation 16 tells us is going to come and save his people don't be afraid as you see the signs of the time fulfilling Remember what Jesus told the disciples as he walked on water toward them be of good cheer it is a high being not afraid church Be not afraid Jesus is coming to get us let us pray Father God we thank you for this opportunity to study you were I prayed it will. Help us to think the sign time series follow you with us however you. 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