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Disciples of Jesus Christ Memorial Parsha Beschalach, Ex. 13-17

January 15, 2011

Welcome to the Memorial Parsha Beschalach is in Exodus 13:17 through Exodus 17:16. Haftorah Judges 4:4 – Judges 5:31

Exodus 14:1-31 – The Red Sea Crossing

 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
 3For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
 4And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

 5And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, “Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?”
 6And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
 7And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

 8And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
 9But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
 10And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

 11And they said unto Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
 12Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.”

 13And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
 14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

 15And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
 16But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine 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, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
 18And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

 19And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
 20And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
 21And 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 dry land, and the waters were divided.

 22And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

 23And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

 24And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
 25And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

 26And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
 27And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

 28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
 29But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

 30Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. (Exodus 14, King James Version).

So Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, or better known as the Sea of Reeds. Moses did just as God had commanded and camped before Pi Hahiroth, betweedn Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon. The people stayed by the eas as God Command at he nahd of Moses.

God warned Moses that the would harden the heart of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Sometimes it is only God that can harden our heart, and it is only God that can offer us true repentance, no matter whom we let in our lives to be our gods to govern over us. Jesus said that the twelve tribes of Israel would govern or rule over the twelve tribes of Israel.

Unfortunately for the Israelites, this was a time that God would gain honor over the Israelites and over all his army. Here we see that the Angels, the Lord Jesus, and Jehovah were working together, because the word of God said and “they did so.” Pharaoh like Tyre was in the garden of Eden, the garden of the LORD, and he was a serpent and he transgressed the commandments of God, as you read in the Memorial Parsha of Va’era, Shemot, and Bo – the Egyptians feared only their god which was Pharoah and were very good at performing tricks. As a result Pharaoh’s heart is hardened and decides to rescind his word to let the Israelites go to serve their God, to honor the Sabbath. Yet Moses clearly explains to Pharoah each time that God has hardened his heart that Exodus 10:9 9Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old. We will go with our sons and daughters and with our flocks and herds, for(H) we must hold a feast to the LORD.” 10But he said to them, “The LORD be with you, if ever I let you and your(I) little ones go! Look, you have some evil purpose in mind.[a] 11No! Go, the men among you, and serve the LORD, for that is what you are asking.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

Sometimes another person, not just a gentile will be so anxious to rule over your life that they will forget about what God has said, and how his hand will play a fate in your blessing and judgment in today and most definitely in the last day. One day you will be judged for your good deeds and your bad deeds, so you can run behind a Christian all you want, Jesus will be there to give your judgment and turn all the jew and the gentile over to one God.

This is the most exciting chapter in the entire book. Many people will try to refute that the Israelites crossed through a sea. Many people will try to refute that the Israelites did not meet great challenges in trying to leave Egypt, i.e., 100,000 were killed on their way trying to leave Egypt by the coast. Yet with so many challenges no matter how much Pharaoh and his people used sorcery, evil divination and magic, he could not do what God has done; neither can Pharaoh and his people do what God is doing in your life and my life. As long as their is evil people will desire you to be in the system. You have to remember that trouble doesn’t last always, when you are child of God you will be free when you resurrect and return to this earth. All you have to do is hold your peace and God will fight your battle. You don’t have to walk around troubled and twisted with a broken spirit. No matter what Pharoah and his people thought in the land of Egypt (Hamitic). It was not so because God did so. This is a good time to know that God will meet you at your personal redemption even when you have six hundred military chariots chasing you. God will deliver you into freedom, from what ever physical and personal bondage that you are going through.

Disciples Recommended References:

Acts 7:18-42
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  1. Matthew 8:4
    Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” Matthew 8:3-5 (in Context) Matthew 8 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Matthew 17:3
    Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Matthew 17:2-4 (in Context) Matthew 17 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Matthew 17:4
    Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
    Matthew 17:3-5 (in Context) Matthew 17 (Whole Chapter)
  4. Matthew 19:8
    Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
    Matthew 19:7-9 (in Context) Matthew 19 (Whole Chapter)
  5. Mark 9:4
    And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Mark 9:3-5 (in Context) Mark 9 (Whole Chapter)
  6. Mark 9:5
    Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
    Mark 9:4-6 (in Context) Mark 9 (Whole Chapter)
  7. Mark 10:5
    “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied.
    Mark 10:4-6 (in Context) Mark 10 (Whole Chapter)
  8. Luke 2:22
    [ Jesus Presented in the Temple ] When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord Luke 2:21-23 (in Context) Luke 2 (Whole Chapter)
  9. Luke 5:14
    Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” Luke 5:13-15 (in Context) Luke 5 (Whole Chapter)
  10. Luke 9:30
    Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. Luke 9:29-31 (in Context) Luke 9 (Whole Chapter) 
  11. Luke 9:33
    As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)
    Luke 9:32-34 (in Context) Luke 9 (Whole Chapter)
  12. John 1:17
    For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
    John 1:16-18 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter)
  13. John 1:45
    Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
    John 1:44-46 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter)
  14. John 6:32
    Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.
    John 6:31-33 (in Context) John 6 (Whole Chapter)
  15. Acts 6:14
    For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”
    Acts 6:13-15 (in Context) Acts 6 (Whole Chapter)
  16. Acts 28:23
    They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.
    Acts 28:22-24 (in Context) Acts 28 (Whole Chapter)
  17. Hebrews 3:1
    [ Jesus Greater Than Moses ] Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
    Hebrews 3:1-3 (in Context) Hebrews 3 (Whole Chapter)
  18. Hebrews 3:3
    Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.
    Hebrews 3:2-4 (in Context) Hebrews 3 (Whole Chapter)


Video, Bebe & CeCe Winans, “I am lost without you.” Dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 14:20 Septuagint and the night passed
  2. Exodus 14:25 Or binding (compare Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac); Hebrew removing
  3. Exodus 14:27 Hebrew shook off
Cross references:

  1. Exodus 14:2 : Exodus 13:18, 20; Num 33:7, 8
  2. Exodus 14:2 : Jer 44:1
  3. Exodus 14:4 : Exodus 4:21
  4. Exodus 14:4 : Rom 9:17, 22, 23; Exodus 9:16
  5. Exodus 14:4 : Exodus 7:5
  6. Exodus 14:5 : Psalm 105:25
  7. Exodus 14:7 : Exodus 15:4; Isa 31:1
  8. Exodus 14:8 : Exodus 14:4
  9. Exodus 14:8 : Exodus 6:1; 13:3, 9, 16; Num 33:3; Deut 26:8; Acts 13:17; Exodus 3:19
  10. Exodus 14:9 : Exodus 15:9; Josh 24:6
  11. Exodus 14:9 : Exodus 14:2
  12. Exodus 14:10 : Josh 24:7; Neh 9:9
  13. Exodus 14:11 : Psalm 106:7; Exodus 13:17
  14. Exodus 14:12 : Exodus 5:21; 6:9
  15. Exodus 14:13 : 2 Chr 20:15, 17; Isa 41:10, 13, 14
  16. Exodus 14:13 : Exodus 14:30
  17. Exodus 14:14 : Exodus 14:25; Deut 1:30; 3:22; 20:4; Josh 10:14, 42; 23:3; 2 Chr 20:15, 29; Neh 4:20
  18. Exodus 14:14 : Isa 30:15
  19. Exodus 14:16 : Exodus 7:19
  20. Exodus 14:17 : Exodus 14:4, 8
  21. Exodus 14:17 : Exodus 14:4
  22. Exodus 14:18 : Exodus 7:5
  23. Exodus 14:18 : Exodus 14:17
  24. Exodus 14:19 : Exodus 23:20; 32:34; Num 20:16; Isa 63:9; Exodus 13:21
  25. Exodus 14:21 : Exodus 14:16
  26. Exodus 14:21 : Exodus 15:10
  27. Exodus 14:21 : Psalm 66:6
  28. Exodus 14:21 : Exodus 15:8; Neh 9:11; Psalm 74:13; 78:13; 106:9; 114:3; Isa 51:10; 63:12; Josh 3:16; 4:23; Isa 10:26; 11:15, 16
  29. Exodus 14:22 : Exodus 14:29; Exodus 15:19; Num 33:8; Psalm 66:6; Isa 63:13; 1 Cor 10:1; Heb 11:29; Psalm 77:19
  30. Exodus 14:22 : Psalm 78:13; Hab 3:10
  31. Exodus 14:25 : Exodus 14:14
  32. Exodus 14:26 : Exodus 14:16, 21
  33. Exodus 14:27 : Exodus 14:21
  34. Exodus 14:27 : Josh 4:18
  35. Exodus 14:27 : Exodus 15:1, 7; Deut 11:4; Psalm 78:53; Heb 11:29
  36. Exodus 14:28 : Hab 3:8-13
  37. Exodus 14:28 : Psalm 106:11
  38. Exodus 14:29 : Exodus 14:22
  39. Exodus 14:30 : Psalm 106:8, 10
  40. Exodus 14:31 : Psalm 92:9-11; Exodus 14:13
  41. Exodus 14:31 : Psalm 106:12; John 2:11; 11:45
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