When the Israelites came out of Egypt, and were delivered from slavey and bondage to the Egyptians, it was a type, picturing Christians coming out of sin, and being separated from this world’s pagan systems today.
Please note that the Israelites didn’t need to fight their own battles. They were told that God would fight for them. All they needed to do was to hold their peace, and stay calm, be still, or keep silent.
Exodus 14:14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
When Moses told the Israelites “the Lord shall fight for you,” it was a promise that we can also apply to ourselves today, because the same principles hold true when we come out of this world’s way of thinking, and trust in God to fight for us.
Psalm 32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: But he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
Deut 20:4. For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
In the Old Testament the Israelites refused to trust God. You can read some of the history in Deuteronomy chapter 1 here. You will see in the last few paragraphs that because of this, the relationship between these disbelieving people and God changed. The wars they fought were not necessary. They didn’t trust God or believe Him, so God allowed them to fight, but it was not His original intention.
Exodus 23:28 And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.
God’s original plan was to send hornets to drive Israel’s enemies out of the land for them, so they wouldn’t have to fight!
The battles we face are not usually physical battles against attacking armies. However we do wrestle against spiritual wickedness in high places
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. But also we have everyday circumstances and trials of life to contend with. In every case, if we seek His help, our God will fight all of our battles for us, whether they be difficult circumstances involving our jobs, our transportation, our housing, our health, or whatever.
If we lack faith, God will allow us to fight our own battles, but we don’t need to.
True Christians are separated from the rest of society when they dedicate themselves to living by Biblical principles.
Read 2Co 6:17 to verify this concept. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. God made a difference between the Israelites and the Egyptians, and we are to be different today.
This gives us the very same promises of blessing and protection the Israelites had, and then lost, because God shows no favoritism, and He changes not.
Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God. + Acts 10:34, and Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. + Mal 3:6.
We are protected when we come under the blood and protection of Christ. There are many New and Old Testament verses confirming this.
Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
John 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
2Thes 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
Deut 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Even our animals are protected! – see Exodus 9:4 And the Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.
Also, God gives us sufficient resources for whatever we need.
Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
and 2Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Yes, we may still have trials and troubles, but we will be delivered from all of them! Psalms 34:4-6.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened:
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
Likewise God has us covered with health and healing. See Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. and Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Christians are not only given healing for themselves, but they are given the authority to heal others as well, Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt (hinder) them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
... Comparing translations, they all say that they shall and will lay hands on the sick, and the sick shall and will recover and get well.
Nothing shall be impossible for those who operate in faith.
Matt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Phil 4:19 says God will meet ALL our needs. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
True Christians have Christ’s guarantee that he will personally help them – John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. This of course applies only to true followers of Christ – those who abide in Christ, trust and obey him, and keep his commandments (John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments)
We may even see miracles.
How can this be?
Higher laws exist that take precedent over mere physical law. Just as an airplane uses the law of lift to supersede the law of gravity, spiritual law also supersedes physical law. Miracles are possible because all higher spiritual forces take precedent over lower physical laws.
Christians have been given spiritual authority over this lower physical realm!
Of course, we need faith to effectively use our spiritual authority. Faith comes from hearing, Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
When we listen to what God is telling us in the Bible, we will increase our faith. …Then nothing shall be impossible to us – Matt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. and nothing shall by any means hurt us! – Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt (harm) you.
Therefore, whatever happens to us (Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord) God has it covered!