By: Jackie Warner
The Promise: “And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward they shall come out with great substance.” Genesis 15:14 KJV
The waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Some of you know or have heard of how the Israelites were pursued by Pharoah, and God provided a way of deliverance parting the Red Sea for them to escape.
“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, and took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians. And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.” Exodus 14:21-30, KJV
Let’s pause for a moment and understand that God didn’t remove the Red Sea. He parted it. He provided a way through in the midst of all they were facing with Pharoah’s army closing in. God doesn’t always remove our problems or circumstances, but He will always make a way through.
As you read through the Bible, you will see how this act of deliverance is referenced throughout the Bible and is a comfort for us today knowing that He provides, and His mercy endures forever. In my distress, I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears Psalms 18:6
“By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.” Hebrews 11:29, KJV
“To him which divided the Red Sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalms 136:13-15, KJV
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