Exodus Red Sea Crossing...4 Miracles in 1 event. 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. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14 ESV)
The Red Sea Crossing is one of the most brilliant strategic moves in the anals of history. However, Moses and the Israelites didn’t know it for sure. They were fretting and complaining that they should have been left in Egypt where they at least had a grave. Sounds like many people today.
God gave me this message as I was working on a business deal that only could happen with his help and guidance. More about that another time.
When the Israelites got to the Red Sea and set up camp, they were led during the day with a Pillar of Cloud and at night a Pillar of Fire. When the Israelites looked up, here came the chariots of Pharaoh, the most capable and most dangerous army in the world. All the Israelites were former slaves, no military training or even equipment.
God intervened and produced 4 miracles that will apply to you and me in our lives as we find obstacles in our daily walk. Remember, the Israelites were trapped between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army with no place to turn and no place to hide. The proverbial rock and hard place..
God stepped in and held Pharaoh’s Army back with the Pillar of fire..
Miracle #1 God Stopped the Enemy!!!
This is important. When Satan attacks you, you need someone bigger than you are to hold him back. God is that someone. God will always hold the enemy at bay while you deal with the obstacle.
God then dealt with the obstacle.. he parted the Red Sea.
Miracle #2 God Removed the Obstacle….
The Red Sea was no longer a real problem but the residual effect was. So ..God then caused the wind to blow all night and the land was dried out.It seemed to the Israelites there was no hope. The sea would consume them if they tried to go that direction.. then God took over.. miraculously parted the Red Sea (I know all about those doubters.. and the Reed Sea thing, nothing the do can detract from the miracle…) He took the natural into the supernatural and saved his chosen people from this sure death.
Miracle #3 God make the Obstacle Look Like It Never Was There..
The Israelites walked across on DRY ground. They walked across as if there had never been any water over that ground….Remember, there were between 2 and 3 million people and all their belongings and all their livestock. When they got to the other side, the Israelites did not have to scrape mud from their sandals…. they shook the dust off of them..
Then when they got to the other side.. God removed the Pillar from in front of Pharaoh’s Army and they chased them Israelites again.. across on that same dry ground.. but before they could get there, he caused the water to come back over the land and drown all the Army and their Chariots and Horses…
Miracle #4 God Defeated the Enemy.
The enemy wound up at the bottom of the Red Sea and now we have found artifacts to support this fact.
God will work in your life the same way. When Satan tells you that you can’t get something done, go somewhere, be something you want to be, remember these 4 miracles..
God loves you and wants to work in your life.. won’t you let him?