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How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
If you have your Bible this morning, I want you to turn to the old testament, Exodus 14:10 and just keep your Bible open to this wonderful chapter because we will be referring to it as we preach the message entitled, "Facing And Defeating Your Fears." I have been speaking for several weeks on turning your dreams into reality. And God's people are to be a people of great dreams and great visions to attempt great things for God and expect great things from God, amen? And that is also true not only in the life of a church but it is true in your own personal life. And one of the things that happen when you begin to attempt great things and you attempt to launch out on faith is that Satan always attacks you with various kinds of fears. And this is not new, it happened in the life of the children of Israel in Exodus chapter 14. Let's look at what the Bible says.
Now as you look at this story of the Bible you see that Pharaoh has now hardened his heart and changed his mind regarding the children of Israel. Five days earlier he had said I will let the people go. And surely I will let them depart from the land of Egypt and they will be delivered from bondage. And now the children of Israel come to the Red Sea. They look on one hand and there are mountains, they look on the other hand and there are mountains, they look in front of them and there is the Red Sea and then they look behind them and Pharaoh has changed his mind and now they see coming, pursuing them the mightiest army in the world at that time and they are totally unprepared and totally defenseless. And so the Bible tells us in verse 10 that when Pharaoh drew near the children of Israel lifted up their eyes and behold the Egyptians marched after them and they were sore afraid. In plain ol' cotton pickin' language that means they were scared out of their wits. They knew death was comi ...
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