we study the miracles and the awesome power display that Jesus performed
during the exodus from Egypt, I cannot help but contemplate the future,
when the Antichrist will start his reign and the Christians will be
persecuted. Does God have a plan for the body of Christ like He did for
the children of Israel? As we continue to examine the miracles from the
Old Testament, I believe that we will find the answer to that question.
impossible in the physical realm for the twelve tribes of Israel to
break loose from their bondage in Egypt and walk out as free men. The
people did not think it possible and never even gave it a thought. All
they knew was to pray and ask God to lessen their pain, but God had a
wonderful plan that was over and above what the elders of Israel dared
to even dream about and in this message we are going to examine what
ensued after they crossed the Red Sea on dry land.
knew that water would be essential once they entered the wilderness.
Instead of leading the people to good water, Jesus led them to the
bitter waters of Mara which were unfit for consumption. It was here that
Moses and the people learned that nothing is impossible for God.
another factor that Moses and the people could not solve in the natural.
The food supplies carried from Egypt were depleted after 65 days. There
was a lot of clamoring to return to Egypt until Jesus announced that
bread in the form of manna would be baked every day in the spirit world
and would be deposited on the ground for them to pick up. Furthermore,
quail would be supernaturally delivered on a daily basis.
looking back at this historical event, it becomes clear that the
children of Israel had been freed from bondage in Egypt, but in the
process they had become slaves of God and would remain so for the next
40 years until they were set free in the Promised Land with the choice
to follow God or live in rebellion. The situation which the Israelites
faced is not much different for us today as Christians! Are you a bond
slave of Jesus Christ?
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures this Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell