Summary: To show that we are led by the LORD at all times, name it: night or day. He is our Divine Protection: Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire for us to lead, guide and protect us.
Are you led?
Yes. Exodus 13:21
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we are led by the LORD at all times, name it: night or day. He is our Divine Protection: Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire for us to lead, guide and protect us.
Exodus 13:21 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are both the Pillar of Cloud and the Pillar of Fire that showed me my daily and nightly route, that showed me the right way to go, and I am led, protected, guided and informed of my Way.
Nehemiah 9:19 (The Message)
You in your amazing compassion didn't walk off and leave them in the desert. The Pillar of Cloud didn't leave them; daily it continued to show them their route; The Pillar of Fire did the same by night, showed them the right way to go.
the LORD leads us all the time
A. Author and Central Character: Moses
B. Date written: 1447-1410 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To be a permanent reminder of God's redemptive act on Passover night; and of His care and direction, through the cloud of day and the pillar of fire of night, during His people's wilderness wanderings on the way to Canaan.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Each new generation of Israel
E. Main Theme: History of Israel from death of Joseph to the erection of the tabernacle
F. Key word: deliverance
G. Key verses:
Exodus 12:40-43 (Amplified Bible)
12:40 Now the time the Israelites dwelt in Egypt was 430 years.
12:41 At the end of the 430 years, even that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt.
12:42 It was a night of watching unto the Lord and to be much observed for bringing them out of Egypt; this same night of watching unto the Lord is to be observed by all the Israelites throughout their generations.
12:43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat of it;
VIII. MAIN BODY:
Exodus 13:21 (King James Version)
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
A. Pillar of cloud by day, pillar of fire by night
"And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire,"
Psalms 105:39 (Amplified Bible)
The Lord spread a cloud for a covering [by day], and a fire to give light in the night.
Psalms 99:7 (Amplified Bible)
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; they kept His testimonies and the statutes that He gave them.
Psalms 78:14 (Amplified Bible)
In the daytime also He led them with a [pillar of] cloud and all the night with a light of fire.
Isaiah 4:5-6 (Amplified Bible)
And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection).
And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.
1 Corinthians 10:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
FOR I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, that our forefathers were all under and protected by the cloud [in which God’s Presence went before them], and every one of them passed safely through the [Red] Sea,
And each one of them [allowed himself also] to be baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea [they were thus brought under obligation to the Law, to Moses, and to the covenant, consecrated and set apart to the service of God];
Day or "yoman" in Hebrew means: daily, day time
Night or "layil leyl layelah" in Hebrew means:
1. a twist (away of the light)
3. figuratively: adversity
Cloud or "anan" in Hebrew means:
2. as covering the sky
3. nimbus or thunder cloud
Fire or "esh" in Hebrew meaning:
3. fiery, fire, flaming, hot
GOD leads us by day and by night time. No doubt about it. Meditate on these promises of His leading and His Divine Protection for us.