Summary: The great power of GOD displayed through different happenings in the Bible.
15And the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. 17And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. 18Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."
19And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. 20So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.
21Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. 22So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the LORD looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. 25And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians."
26Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen." 27And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. 29But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
30So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31Thus Israel saw the great work which the LORD had done in Egypt; so the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD and His servant Moses.
Let’ go to our Lord in Prayer!
How many of you saw the pictures on the special news reports on TV the other day after the blackout in New York. I mean did you see all of those people crowding out on the ferry docks and all those people walking across the bridge to get out of New York. Well the Israelites walked out of Egypt, and I’m sure they were wishing for a ferry to cross the Red Sea after they had walked out of Egypt.
In our own recent history, and I mean the last couple of hundred years, we have the stories of the Mormons who pushed their Hand Carts with all their belongings in them, across the great plains all the way to Salt lake Utah.
But nothing can compare with the little stroll that Moses and the Israelites took. But they had to cross the Red Sea first.
Can you even begin to imagine what power God must have to not only part the Red Sea, but to dry the ground so his children could cross on the dry ground. And then when the Israelites had to wonder in the dessert for forty years he fed them every day. What amazing displays of power these feats are!
They are most certainly miraculous in our thoughts or in our sight. They could actually rate as miracles of God’s power. But do you really understand the might of God’s strength? Well today I am going to attempt to show you just a small portion of God’s strength!
There was with Moses about 3 million Israelites and they walked through the Red Sea and then wandered about the wilderness for many years.