Day 13 – Crossing the Red Sea
Angels Go Before & Behind!
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him, all things consist. - Colossians 1:16 -17
It’s Time To Cross the Red Sea
Exodus 14:15-16 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. 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.
Angels Ready to Assist Our Crossing
Exodus 13:21-22 The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
Exodus 14:19 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.
David Guzik Enduring Word Commentary; says of the Exodus 13 passage. God neutralizes the Egyptian army with the fire. And 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. So 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.
a. The pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them: The pillar previously mentioned in Ex 13:21-22 was now positioned as a barrier between the attacking Egyptians and the children of Israel. God protected Israel from the Egyptian attack until a way was made through the Red Sea. i. We often have little idea how much God does to protect us from the attacks of our unseen enemies. We sometimes feel that we are overwhelmed in a present spiritual struggle, but we may not know what it would be like if the LORD pulled back His protection.
b. It came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel: The Egyptians didn’t know it, but the same pillar that prevented their pursuit of Israel also protected their lives. If they had submitted to the LORD who blocked their way with His presence, they would have been spared.
c. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other: The pillar was a source of darkness to the Egyptians but a source of light to Israel. This is a vivid picture of how the glory of God can be light to one person yet seem dark to another.
Word of the Lord
It’s time to cross over your Red Sea says the Spirit of God. It’s time to move from the wilderness to the promise land. How long are you going to halt between two opinions - Either IAM in your midst or I’m not! Have I not called you to transform the world for My Kingdom cause? Yes, I have, ARISE and take your staff of authority and CROSS OVER the barriers that are before you. I AM with you, My protection and My fire (angelic host) are positioned before and behind you. NOW, Cross Over and take the Land. Move into that which I’ve called you to say the Lord.
Open our eyes, Lord! God desires our eyes to be open to see His heavenly realm. Ponder this verse daily. Open my eyes so that I will observe amazing things from your instruction.- Psalms 119:18 (ISV)
What does the Bible say?
Read: Psalms 105
Action: Take time in God’s presence. Let Holy Spirit reveal to you why you are halting between 2 opinions why are you stuck? What is holding you back from fully embracing and moving in the new identity God has for you?
Write down what is revealed to you. Repent, and get a plan of action to move forward.
Decree: We losoe angels to rescue, strip away bondages, and remove obstacles that hinder us. We loose angels to aid us in crossing over INTO our destined place in the Kingdom.