Stand Still and See

Anneta Pinto

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent” (Exodus 14:14).

“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 the children of Israel. At the physical sight of this the people were terrified. 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.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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January 22, 2022

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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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