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THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA


 

THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA WAS A MIRACLE.  IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW WHEN THE ISRAELITES CROSSED THE RED SEA.

 

DOES THE EXACT TIME THEY CROSSED PARALLEL WITH ANY EVENT IN THE BIBLE?

 

The following knowledge is vitally important in locking all the pieces together that form the understanding of Godís plan for His people.

 

The Passover must be kept on the correct day to unlock the mystery of the parting of the Red Sea.

 

When the Israelites left Egypt, they first camped at Succoth.

 

Exo 12:37  Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.

 

The second day they camped at Etham

 

Exo 13:20  So they took their journey from Succoth and camped in Etham at the edge of the wilderness.

 

The third day they camped between Migdol and the sea.

 

Exo 14:2  "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea.

 

This was three days from the killing of the Passover lamb.

 

The parting of the Red Sea is to be compared with our baptism.  When the sea closed in the morning is to be compared to the raising of Christ, and His ascendance to the Father.  Notice the following. 

 

The Red Sea parted all night, {starting three days from the time that Christ would be buried}. This is three days from the time the lambs were killed.  As the Israelites came through the Red Sea they reached the other side where the Promised Land was available. The Israelites were not at the Promised Land when they came out of Egypt.

 

Christ, after His death was to be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth and then be raised. The parting of the Red Sea corresponds to the time of our baptism, when the waters closed early in the morning corresponds to the time Christ was brought back from the heart of the earth and raised . There is new knowledge to be learnt regarding this time.  Christ said He would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

 

Mat 12:40  For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

 

The three days are Thursday Friday Saturday, the three nights are Thursday, Friday Saturday.
During this time Christ was in Hades or Hell.  Sunday morning He was raised from the dead. 
Wednesday night He was in His tomb, He was dead but was not in Hades or Hell, which is the prison for the fallen angels.

 

Notice what Jesus did when He went to hell.

 

1Pe 3:19  by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1Pe 3:20  who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

 

Letís compare this time with the exodus of the Israelites, the Israelites prepared to leave Egypt at this time, they waited in their homes.  They had the Passover service, then at midnight, the death angel passed over, then around 2 am they left Egypt

 

After Christ was buried, He was resurrected sometime Thursday morning.  He then went to hell. 

 

Notice the following regarding the time Christ spent in the heart of the earth.

 

Act 2:27  FOR YOU WILL NOT LEAVE MY SOUL IN HADES, NOR WILL YOU ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO SEE CORRUPTION.

 

1Pe 3:18  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

1Pe 3:19  by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,

1Pe 3:20  who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

 

Eph 4:9  (Now this, "HE ASCENDED" what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Eph 4:10  He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

 

Joh 20:1  Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

 

Joh 20:17  Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' "

 

The parting of the Red Sea made the way to the Promised Land available. The resurrection, raising and glorification of Jesus Christ made eternal life available. 

 

NOTE THIS VERY CAREFULLY, at our baptism we have eternal life available we do not at this time have eternal life. 

 

Eph 1:13  In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 1:14  who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

 

As the Israelites crossed the Red Sea they left Egypt and came to where the Promised Land was available. They had a lot more trials and tribulations before they actually entered the Promised Land.

 

Exo 15:22  So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

Exo 15:23  Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Exo 15:24  And the people complained against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"

Exo 15:25  So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them,

Exo 15:26  and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."

 

After crossing the Red Sea they journeyed three days into the wilderness to Marah. Notice carefully verses 25 and 26. You will notice that God gave them a statute and an ordinance and He proved them there also. This happened on the Last day of Unleavened Bread. This is when they reached the waters of Marah.  The last day of Unleavened Bread.

 

God calls us out of Egypt {sin} to where the Promised Land {eternal life} is available. We have a lot of trials and tribulations before we reach eternal life.

 

In these last days we must accept the knowledge of the truth which is the knowledge of eternal life.  It is restored knowledge by God for the end time church.