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A REVELATION OF....... DIVIDING THE WATERS (Part 4)

The Lord is serious about wanting His church and people to change and
embrace the full potential of all that He has made available. And requires to be fully embraced before Jesus returns.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

We summarize the 12 features and look at the principle message for today from the crossing of the Red Sea.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

SEA
SEA, THE
RIVER
RIVER
RED SEA
RED SEA, PASSAGE OF
EXODUS
RED SEA
I. The Bitter Lakes region
II. The Gulfs of Suez and Aqabah
JORDAN
I. Archaeological sites
II. Topographical features

 

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1. DIVIDING THE RED SEA (Part 4)

 

 

THE 12 FEATURES OF CROSSING THE RED SEA: A Summary

 

 

1. THE WORLD PROVIDED FUNDS FOR THEIR USE:

 

While we can use funding from the world, we must take care not to let it corrupt our hearts.

 

 

2. GOD VISIBLY GUIDED THEM during their journey.

 

The Old Testament is external, the New, internal. So today our guidance is internal, from the Holy Spirit. We must listen and obey.

 

 

3. THEY LOOKED TO BE IN DISARRAY to the Egyptians, and so, were considered an easy target to attack.

 

The church appears to be in disarray to the world (and us?) because it is to operate on the basis of servanthood, to be the opposite of worldly authoritarianism.

 

 

4. THE PHARAOH TOOK ADVANTAGE of the apparent confusion to attack with all his military might.

 

The world attacks the church with criticism, ridicule, anger and force, which is to be countered with the godly attributes of love and servanthood.

 

 

5. THE ISRAELITES WERE TERRIFIED when they saw theEgyptian army and wanted to give up.

 

Death is simply a transition point in the eternal life we already have. Fully understanding and absorbing this internally overcomes all fear.

 

 

6. RELY UPON THE LORD, Moses told the people.

 

Today we are to rely directly upon the Lord through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our New Covenant guidance is internal, not the Old, external guidance of a prophet, priest or king.

 

 

7. GOD GAVE MOSES HIS INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Our instructions are the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament.

 

 

8. GOD MOVED TO PROTECT HIS PEOPLE before the action started.

 

We are in a spiritual battle. We have the ultimate victory through Jesus, but in the meantime we have to fight the battle, internally of trials and testings and externally with the world. But Jesus is with us always.

 

 

9. THE JEWS ESCAPED UNHARMED through God’s miraculous intervention, dividing the waters.

 

We are to be spiritually separated from the world. The greater our obedience to God’s will, the greater will be our understanding of this.

 

 

10. THE EGYPTIANS FELL INTO GOD’S TRAP.

 

Unbelievers fall into the trap of believing that, because of grace, God’s judgment will never come.

 

 

11. AND SUFFERED THE CONSEQUENCES

 

However judgement is promised for the end of the Age. We are required to share this message of grace and the judgement to come with the world.

 

 

12. ISRAEL WAS SAVED and the people’s faith (temporarily!) restored.

 

We have the eternal restoration of eternal life in God’s kingdom now, through Jesus. “Lord, give me the faith to believe!”

 

 

PRINCIPLE MESSAGE FOR TODAY FROM THE CROSSING OF THE RED SEA

 

 

Separation from the World.

 

As God rescued His chosen people from Egypt through Moses (the Old Testament ‘type’ of Jesus) so the believer is rescued (saved) and separated from the world through belief in Jesus.

The escape however, was only the first step in the people’s journey, just as salvation, a tremendous experience though it is, is but the first step in our walk with Jesus. So the incredible experience the Israelites had, seeing the seas part for their escape and then return to eliminate their dreaded slave masters, symbolises our individual experience today when we come into our individual relationship with Jesus, the New Covenant counterpart of Moses. Of course, Moses was but a man, while Jesus was also God, so ours is the ‘better’ salvation.

However, the Israelites escape was followed by disobedience to God’s plan for them and the consequential punishment of 40 years spent wandering in the desert. God graciously continued to look after them through the provision of manna to eat (Manna Jar shown) and preventing their clothes from wearing out.

The next step, both for the Jews and us, was and is to claim our inheritance. This is again illustrated through ‘dividing the waters’ of the Jordan.

 

 

1 John 2:16-17

 

NEXT WEEK: A REVELATION OF....... DIVIDING THE WATERS (Part 5) FROM MOSES TO JOSHUA

 

The transition in leadership from Moses to Joshua symbolizes a number of different things, but in this context we are looking at Moses, the type of Jesus, passing the inheritance on to Joshua, a type of us – that’s you and me.

 

 

A NOTE FROM DAVID

 

An understanding of how to live our separation from the world is a big challenge of the Christian walk. It can only be learned through following the Word and the experience of listening to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Annas the High Priest

Annas, who’s name means "The grace of Jehovah" was the son of Seth and appointed high priest of the Jews in 6 A.D in his 37th year. He was high priest from 6 to 15 A.D. but as long as he lived he was the virtual head of the priestly party in Jerusalem. He was chosen to the high priesthood by Quirinius, the imperial governor of Syria; obliged to give way to Ismael by Valerius Gratus, procurator of Judaea, in the beginning of Tiberius' reign, 14 A.D. Eleazar, the son of Annas, followed Ismael; then Simon; then Joseph Caiaphas, son-in-law of Annas (John 18:13)...He was undoubtedly the ruling voice in the council that condemned Jesus, although nothing is said about his part in the proceedings that followed the preliminary questioning. He was present at the meeting of the Sanhedrin before which Peter and John defended themselves for preaching the Gospel of the Resurrection (Acts 4:6). Annas is called "high priest," Caiaphas, John, and Alexander are called "of his kindred." He lived to old age, and he had five sons apointed as high priests.

 

 

So until next week.......
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD!

His servant and yours

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A DAVID'S DOODLING

35. The biggest impediment for many in delaying a decision for Christ is the mistaken belief that the present ‘Age of Grace’ will never end.

David Tait         

 

 

 

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