Saturday, April 12, 2014

Guest: Don't Revive the Dead Egyptians by Sharon Srock



Did you ever hear a sermon that stuck with you years later?

I have one I’d like to share with you that has been an inspiration to me for more than thirty years.

DON’T REVIVE THE DEAD EGYPTIANS.

The scripture for this message was taken from the book of Exodus when the children of Israel were faced with the Red Sea on one side and the Egyptian army on the other. Exodus, Chapter 14. They prayed to God for deliverance for circumstances that, from a human perspective, could not be overcome.

God came down that night and worked a mighty miracle in the corporate lives of his people. They crossed the Red Sea on dry ground and when the Egyptians tried to follow, God caused the sea to swallow them up.

Verse 30 of that chapter says “…Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore.” 

The next chapters and verses relate how Israel continued on their journey, free from the thing that hindered them, giving God the glory for their deliverance.

But the Egyptians were lying upon the seashore… Do you know what the Bible does not say? It does not say that any kindhearted children of Israel attempted mouth to mouth or CPR in a bid to revive the enemy. They left them behind and continued on their way. Harsh? 

Maybe.

How many times do we ask God for help in a situation…deliverance from a habit or negative emotion only to go back a few days later, take pity on the thing dying in our dust, pick it back up, and carry it with us on our journey.

You just took pity on the thing that held your life captive…you just revived the dead Egyptian. He won’t thank you for it. He will only enslave you with stronger bonds.

What are you asking God to help you with? Once He’s answered your prayer be careful not to REVIVE THE DEAD EGYPTIANS in your life.

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About the Book:


Pam’s divorce broke her heart. The cruelty of her ex-husband broke her spirit. A bottle of sleeping pills almost took her life. Four years later the scars of Alan Archer’s emotional abuse are beginning to fade under the love of her new husband. When Alan returns to Garfield, Pam must learn that buried secrets and carefully cultivated indifference do not equal forgiveness.

Alan Archer has returned to Garfield with a new wife and a terminal heart condition. His mission? To leave a Christian legacy for his children and to gain Pam’s forgiveness for the sins of his past.

Two hearts hang in the balance waiting for the delicate touch of God’s healing hands.

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About the Author:

Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Twenty five years ago, she cut her writer's teeth on Star Trek fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. Sharon lives in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. Her books include: The Women of Valley View: Callie and The Women of Valley View: Terri, both of which are currently available. The Women of Valley View: Pam will release 11 April 2014.
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11 comments:

  1. Renee, thanks so much for hosting me this week. I'm looking forward to visiting with your readers.

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    1. You're very welcome, Sharon. Thanks for the powerful post. It really makes you think.

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  2. Such a great sermon. Wow. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Wasn't it great? Very powerful. Did you remember to enter the giveaway?

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    2. Catie, so glad you stopped by. Good luck in the drawing.

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  3. Good message! It's up to us not to revive those dead issues of our past!

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    1. Yes, it is! I love this message as well. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen. Don't forget to enter the giveaway. :)

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    2. Kathleen, Turn and walk away. I wish I could say I'd always followed my own advice. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I think we all have a tendency to revive the dead Egyptians. I know I do, but after reading this I can look at it differently. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Susan, Puts a new perspective on it, doesn't it? Thanks for visiting!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Susan. :)

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