Israel 9 – Exodus 14

The Fifth Dimension ≈ AQUARIUS ≈ Let The SUNSHINE In, 1969 – Billy Davis Jr.(lead singer), Marilyn McCoo (brown hair), Florence LaRue, Lamonte McLemore (yellow shirt), and Ronald Townson

The expression, “Age of Aquarius,” in popular culture usually refers to the heyday of the hippie and New Age movements in the 1960s and 1970s. Other descriptions of the Age of Aquarius can be found in the following link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aquarius “Peace and love” often found embodiment in such songs as this one. Consider the Jews. When the Israelites saw the Red Sea before them, and the rushing Egyptian army behind them, did they have feelings of harmony, understanding, peace, love, sympathy, etc., in relation to their future? Consider Noah. Did he, and his family, feel God’s protection before they were, “brought safely through the water.” (Genesis 6:7, 1 Peter 3:20).

Israel 9 – Exodus 14 – Preliminary

Consider the following CBN interview that adds credible evidence to the subject that will be studied in this article.

CBN News: Ryan Mauro Discusses “Finding the Mountain of Moses: The Real Mt Sinai in Saudi Arabia”

In this CBN video, notice the mention of the “underwater land bridge.” Such an underwater pass would be necessary for the passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea, due to the depth of the sea. From the Israel 7 article, this statement can be found: (1) How could the fleeing Israelites (some very old and some very young, and some in very poor health and some in very good health), walk downward from the edge of the shore, a distance of 5500 feet, and then walk upward, a distance of 5500 feet, onto the far shore? It was through the work of God, in creation or in some other sovereign act, that made the underwater land bridge; and, it was only through the leading of God that His chosen people were directed to that “Godly prepared area,” that would lead the Jews to safety through the sea.

Israel 9 – Exodus 14 Ongoing

In the following verses we will consider things that relate to the fleeing Israelites and to the pursuing Egyptians. But, don’t overlook the Presence of God in each incident, as well as of His purposes.

Exodus 14:1-12 (New American Standard Bible) Pharaoh in Pursuit

1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, ‘They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’ 4 Thus I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” And they did so.

5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?” 6 So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him; 7 and he took six hundred select chariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. 8 The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he chased after the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly. 9 Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

10 As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. 11 Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”

Note 2. God told the Israelites to camp by the sea so that later He could deliver them miraculously.
Note 3. The Egyptians would note Israel’s route of escape, note the change in direction (v. 2), and conclude “that they were bewildered.” All of this was orchestrated by God.
Note 4. “then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart.” When Moses and Aaron had first approached Pharaoh (5:1–9), he had treated them, and their God, with contempt. With Pharaoh’s final defeat, the Name, “the Lord/Yahweh,” and Yahweh’s association with the people of Israel would be known and honored.
Note 6,7. “he made ready his chariot.”At Pharaoh’s command, the chariots pursued the Jews.
Note 8. “the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh,” as He had promised in 14:4. The purpose is nearing.

Exodus 14:13-31 (New American Standard Bible) The Sea Is Divided

13 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. 14 The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. 16 As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land. 17 As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18 Then the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord, when I am honored through Pharaoh, through his chariots and his horsemen.”

19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.

21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22 The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. 24 At the morning watch, the Lord looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”

26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.” 27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh’s entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. 29 But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

30 Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 When Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.

Note 16. READ CAREFULLY. “stretch out your hand.” The power of God was going to be shown in a mighty way. The Jews thought of the great body of water as being an undefeatable enemy. The parting of the Red Sea showed that every force in all of God’s creation was completely under His control. Consider the event of Christ stilling the sea (Mk 4:35-41). The context of this passage is “not” that “God calms the storms of our life.” Even born again believers in Christ will suffer from grave illnesses, will be affected from family loss of life and finances, and will also die. We can consider all of those things to be life’s storms. But, this account more correctly demonstrates Jesus’ unlimited power over the natural world (MacArthur), “even the wind and the sea obey Him,” (v 41). The disciples of Christ who were with Him in the storm will tell others, “I saw Him heal a man crippled all 38 years of his life.” “I saw Him cleanse a leper.” “I saw Him heal a man who was blind and could not speak.” “I saw Him heal a woman who had been suffering from severe bleeding for 12 years.” “I was with Him when He caused a man whom had been dead for four days to come back to life.” “I saw Him heal a man’s ear that been cut off.” “I saw Him calm the wind and waters of a storm that I thought would have caused my death” (Mk 4:35-41). In the case of the Jews at the Red Sea, they saw God part the sea and lead them to safety; they would see all of the pursuing Egyptian soldiers, “dead,” after God caused the water to return to its normal state, “drowning the soldiers, with their bodies seen washed up on the seashore” (v 30). The Jews would never forget this experience. The surviving Egyptians would not be able to deny God’s hand in delivering the Jews from slavery in Egypt.
Note 19. The Angel of God and the pillar of cloud cooperated to protect and lead the Israelites.
Note 20. At night, God confused the Egyptians and let the Israelites pass through the sea.
Note 22. The effects of the wind on the waters was so strong that the ground of passage had become dry!
Note 23. Egyptians pursued. The startled and confused Egyptians pursued the Jews into the Red Sea.
Note 24. The Lord waited until the time was just right. Then He caused confusion to fall among the Egyptians in the morning watch, while it was still dark.
Note 25. The Lord fought for the Israelites.
Note 28. Of all the Egyptian men, horses, and equipment that entered the dry bed of the sea, none survived; the defeat was total. No doubt, some Egyptian soldiers had not actually entered the water and had survived. They would be the ones that would spread the word about Yahweh, the Protector of Israel.

In this defeat of Egypt by God, we see God’s wrath being poured out on a nation that had sewn death on Jewish babies. See the following verses, comments and video.

Exodus 1:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”

Exodus 1:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”

Egypt sewed death and reaped death.

Galatians 6:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

Consider the sewing of death in the USA. Ungodly Governors are signing into law the legalization of killing unborn babies, even up to the time of birth, and even after a child has been delivered. I will say this to those liberal governors: “you have not been exempted from the wrath of God!”

Consider Virginia’s Democrat Governor, Ralph Northam, explaining: “If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” Watch the video. The Governor is a pediatric neurologist https://www.governor.virginia.gov/about-the-governor/governor-ralph-northam/ Here is a comment from YouTube follower, Mary Grant,”It’s Murder of delivered babies. Why hasn’t the Mainstream news covered this?” I agree with Mary.

Virginia governor Ralph Northam: killing live-born babies should be legal
Make Cringe Great Again, Published on Jan 30, 2019
Please note that:”Virginia Republicans defeated the Democratic bill allowing abortions up until birth.” https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/30/va-gop-defeats-bill-allowing-abortions-until-birth/

After voting for abortion up to birth, the New York Senate erupted into a loud applause

Consider,”biogenesis,” as stated by Louis Pasteur. Biogenesis is the production of new living organisms or organelles. Conceptually, biogenesis is primarily attributed to Louis Pasteur and encompasses the belief that complex living things come only from other living things, by means of reproduction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biogenesis

There are eight states, along with Washington D.C., that have no gestational limits on abortion: Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Those ungodly governors and state legislators will not escape the wrath of God that will come upon those members who voted to kill babies, or to those ungodly governors who signed those bills into law (Revelation 20:10-15).
https://www.christianpost.com/news/7-states-already-allow-abortion-up-to-birth-not-just-new-york.html
It should not be above “anybody’s pay grade” to know when life begins (“Somebody” actually said that).

Israel 9 – Exodus 14 – Supportive

Consider the following information that relates to the validity of the Red Sea crossing.

Ships in Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea, Egypt) – Корабли в заливе Акаба (Красное море, Египет).
Notice that in the video of the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea), there are large merchant ships that require significant depths of water. Notice the size of the sea. I don’t see any “reeds” in the sea, and I can not understand how the soldiers of Pharaoh’s army could have drowned in a few inches of water, as has been the case for “the reed sea” proponents. Water flows into the Gulf of Aqaba from the Indian Ocean, through the Arabian Sea, through the Gulf of Aden, and through the Red Sea. Sufficient to say, “the water is deep.”
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Red+Sea/@22.2739265,43.9826064,3.95z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x15b91b7a37f530e5:0xbab428a1529071c7!2sRed+Sea!3b1!8m2!3d20.280232!4d38.512573!3m4!1s0x15b91b7a37f530e5:0xbab428a1529071c7!8m2!3d20.280232!4d38.512573 Yogi Berra once said that “when you get to a fork in the road, ‘take it’!” The Red sea forks to the left and becomes the Gulf of Suez; it forks to the right and becomes the Gulf of Aqaba, which is where we have placed our study.

Consider the following subjects that are often treated as myths, by not only the world of unbelievers, but also by many in Jewish and Christian circles. Those subjects of disbelief are: 1. the Creation, and the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis, which includes the Noahic worldwide flood. 2. The Book of Daniel. 3. The virgin birth of Christ. 4. The resurrection of Christ. 5. The ascension of Christ to heaven. 6. The second coming of Christ to stand on the earth. 7 The lake of fire. 8. The New Heaven, New Earth and New Jerusalem. 9. And added to those eight subjects of faith in God, and more, we find a lot of unbelief in “the Jewish nation crossing the Red Sea.” The following linked info provide solid evidence that relates to the subject of the Red Sea, aka, Gulf of Aqaba. I will not repeat any of that which has been so clearly provided by the authors of the articles. Please take your time to become familiar with the facts of each article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Aqaba
The gulf is east of the Sinai Peninsula and west of the Arabian Peninsula. With the Gulf of Suez to the west, it extends from the northern portion of the Red Sea. It reaches a maximum depth of 1,850 m in its central area….

https://www.britannica.com/place/Gulf-of-Aqaba
Gulf of Aqaba, GULF, RED SEA, Gulf of Aqaba, Arabic Khalīj al-ʿAqabah, northeastern arm of the Red Sea, penetrating between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula. It varies in width from 12 to 17 miles (19 to 27 km) and is 110 miles (177 km) long.

https://www.touristisrael.com/aqaba/16689/
Aqaba has an ideal combination of city-life, beaches and history. The southernmost city in Jordan, Aqaba sits on the northeastern tip of the Red Sea and is surrounded by mountains and desert. Although there is a border between them, Aqaba is in very close proximity to Eilat, Israel’s most southern beach resort city. While the water and beaches draw many people here, the city’s prime location gives visitors access to many amazing attractions in Jordan, including Wadi Rum and the famous lost city of Petra.

The city of Aqaba dates all the way back to 1500 BC. Historians believe the Edomites built the first port in Aqaba and transformed it into a major hub for exchanging goods. Today, the city still values its history and culture. Within Aqaba, travelers can visits mosques, ruins, and museums that tie the city to its people and history.

https://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/gulf-aqaba-project-082509.html
Moses Rock, a popular coral reef diving site in the Gulf of Aqaba, is home to a wide variety of fish and invertebrates.

(Check the view of the coral reef and the map of the Gulf of Aqaba and the city of Aqaba. The coral reef matches the pictures of the coral reefs that have been shown in prior videos on this subject.)

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