Updated: May 29, 2022
In a season of newness, where the doors of heaven were being opened and poured over my life, I heard the Lord tell me to read Exodus 14. This was the second or third time He sent me here, so I knew that the first two times, I didn’t get the revelation He wanted me to receive from it, so I went back and asked the Holy Spirit to bring the word to life.
Exodus 14 is a popular chapter in the bible, as it discussed Moses parting the Red Sea.
Many of us know the story, but many of us missed the revelation.
Throughout Exodus, God did many things to prove His might and power, but He used certain acts of Moses to perform certain things.
So to give some background, the Israelites had just gotten free from Pharaoh (Egyptians) after many years of bondage. Moses and Aaron were leading them to a territory that God directed them at the time, which was near the Red Sea. So, as I was reading, the word began to come alive.
Let’s look at Exodus 14:21, “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.” You see here that Moses made a decision to trust God, and have faith that if I extend my hand over this sea, God will perform, and God performed.
Obedience + Faith + Authority + Trust → Miracles break forth and God gets the glory.
Obedience (hearing the voice of God, His word) + Faith (accompanied with works) + Authority (understanding your identity and knowing what comes with your inheritance) + Trust (dependence on God and God alone) → Miracles break forth and God gets the glory
Obedience → Preservation → Reward
When you are obedient, God preserves and rewards you. He preserves the gifts stored up for you and rewards you with them in your appointed time.
Ultimately, the greatest reward is that He gets the glory.
Sometimes, God will use your little faith, ask for your obedience, and in your obedience, He increases your faith. This then causes your trust to rise and the parameters of your faith to increase. Heaven will side with your faith. You can either be limited or limitless. God simply asked for you to have faith the size of a mustard seed, but we must be careful not to limit God based off of our past experiences or because of our own doubt and disbelief. God literally wants you to be a vessel.