Moses Part 9

Moses, the man of God

A study

Part 9

By faith they passed through the Red Sea (Heb11: 29)

Exo.14, 15

THE LORD LEADS AND GUIDES HIS REDEEMED PEOPLE

After delivering the children of Israel from the bondage of Egypt, God, through Moses, started leading them through the wilderness towards the land of Canaan. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them in the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light. He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. (Exo.13: 21,22) When the Lord saves us from the bondage of sin and Satan, we begin our pilgrim walk on this earth. We are destined to enter into the kingdom of the heavens, at the end of this pilgrim walk. (Matt.7: 21, 5: 19,20, 18: 3) In this walk, the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. He will be with us protect us and guide us. (Heb.13: 5, Psa.32: 8)

SATAN’S FURY ON THE REDEEMED PEOPLE & DIVINE PROTECTION

When Pharaoh realised that the Israelites have fled from his bondage, he became very furious. He pursued them with all his army. The people of God got trapped between the Red Sea and the host of Pharaoh. The people became greatly afraid and cried out against God and Moses saying, It had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

When any individual is delivered from the bondage of sin and the world the Devil becomes very angry and would mount all pressures upon him to keep him ensnared in sin. Even when we, as believers take a bold step to do the Lord’s will in crucial junctures of our life, the enemy brings in many doubts, fears and temptations to discourage us and entangle us in works of the flesh and cares of this world. But Moses, the man of God said unto the people, “Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever. The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exo.14: 13,14) Moses would have remembered the lesson of the vision of the burning bush, that however severe may be the heat of the flames of persecution, the people of God cannot be consumed because God is in the midst of His redeemed people.

If we have repented from our sins and believed that the Lord Jesus Christ died in our place, then we have become God’s redeemed people. If we continue to live according to His will and pleasure we can be sure that He is in the midst of us. Then we can trust Him to care for us and protect us in every situation of our life. Though we may not see any “way” before us, no solution for our problems, no immediate deliverance from our troubles, yet God is able to open the way through the walls, mountains or even the ocean.

The things, which are impossible with men, are possible with God. (Luke 18: 27) For with God nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1: 37)

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. (Psa.77: 19,20) Art thou not He, Who hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? (Isa.51: 10) But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name. (Isa.51: 15) I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Who bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as a wick. (Isa.43: 15-17)

God miraculously opened a way and led His people through the Red Sea. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to 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. (Exo.14: 23, 26, and 28) There it was proved beyond doubt that the Egyptians are dead men (Gen.12: 33) and those who had already applied the blood were passed from death into life. (John 5: 24, 3: 18)

THE SONG OF MOSES

Then Exodus 15: 1-18 records the song which Moses and the children of Israel sang unto the Lord after the deliverance of the Israelites through the Red Sea and the overthrow of Pharaoh and his armed forces in the Sea. This is the first recorded song in Scripture, and it typifies the song which Israel will sing on a future day referred to in Isa.52: 9,10 and 54: 1-5. It will be sang in heaven also in anticipation of that day as seen in Rev.15: 1-4. That will be the future time when the Lord will be manifested and highly exalted as the “King of kings and Lord of lords.” That will be the day corresponding to all what happened in Exo.12-15.

Israel has already killed the Lamb of God 2000 years ago and has shed His blood. But till now they have not appropriated His blood. (Acts 2: 22,23, 3: 14,15) But when the Lord returns back from heaven, they will appropriate His blood, accept Him as their Saviour and King (Isa.53, Zech.12: 10-14). And then He will deliver them from the worldwide dispersion and restore all of them to their Promised Land. God’s complete judgment will fall upon the world. Then the Gentile world power will be overthrown, similar to the destruction of Pharaoh and his army. Israel will come out of the Sea to the other shore. Here the Sea typifies the place of death (rejection) and the place of the Gentile nations. Then the people of Israel will “break forth into joy, and sing together.” Thus the song in history as well as the song in prophecy both have to do with the deliverance of a redeemed people, overthrow of Gentile world power and the Lord’s reign over the earth. (Exo.15: 2, 13, 17, and 18)

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