The Exodus – Part 3 We Thirst

The Exodus
Part 3 – We Thirst

– Pastor Steve Logan –

Last week we spoke of the great waters and how God fought for Israel at the camp of the Red Sea.  This brings us up to the fourth camp of Israel, Marah, meaning bitter waters.  What shall we drink?  We thirst and what can quench this desire?  Such yearning and such longing.  Such dry, empty words can’t describe the hunger and the thirst, the burning lust, the wantonness, the cry, the agony, the anguish in their destitute poverty and brokenness.

A cry of longing began to usher forth a travail as in the latter moments of birth; faster and much more intense.   Then the Lord gave them another glimpse of His salvation.  They saw a tree.  The thoughts lingered!  A tree which would be cut down and drug to the very place where it was lifted up and cast into the bitter waters.  This death would cause them to be changed transforming the bitter waters into a life source.  Refreshing, sweet waters to drink!  Fountains to revive!  A refreshing, a reawakening!  Content, satisfied, gratified!

Then the Lord began to speak, And said, “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26).

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The Exodus – Part 2 The Great Waters

The Exodus
Part 2 – The Great Waters

– Pastor Steve Logan –

Then the Angel of the Lord went forth between the camp of Israel and the Egyptians.  It was darkness for the Egyptians and light for Israel.  Thus Israel moved forward into the midst of the sea.  The waters were walled up on each side.  The Egyptians pursued them even unto the midst of the sea.  As the morning began to break, the Lord looked out of the pillar and troubled the host of Egypt.  He then took off all of their chariot wheels so that they drove them heavily.  Great fear fell upon them and they cried out that God fights for Israel.  Let us flee from before His face.

Just as Moses the servant of the Lord stretched his hand out over the sea that that the waters would come upon the Egyptians; then it was so that sea returned back to its banks.  The Egyptians were overthrown in the midst of the great waters.   The sea became their grave and not so much as one of them remained.  The works of the Lord were seen by His people and they began to sing the songs of deliverance.  Miriam the prophetess took a tamborete in her hand along with the other women and they began to dance and praise the Lord for His great mercy!

Join us for Part 3 of the Exodus Series ~ Next Week!

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