“And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.” (Exodus 14:13)
Moses’s command to the people of Israel to stand firm and see, required them to engage not only their physical sense of sight but to also see in faith and in the spirit what God was about to do. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
In the natural Pharaoh and his army were advancing towards them. At the physical sight of this the people were terrified. But Moses had the ability to see beyond the physical because of his relationship with God. God had already showed Moses that he would harden Pharaoh’s heart and cause him to pursue the people. Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? “and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord.” And they did so.” (Exodus 14:4)
There are people that are coming against us who do not know or fear God. If they did they would understand that the Lord does not take kindly to his people being mistreated. And God takes it personally when the enemy uses people to try to persecute us. God is asking us to stand firm in our faith and see what he will do. In the natural we see the enemy advancing and it looks like defeat. But if we can engage our spiritual senses and see in the realm of the spirit, then we can see God overthrowing the works of darkness.