Red Sea Angel

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I don’t know about you but I don’t usually think of angels in the story of the Red Sea, but they are literally all through the Bible aren’t they?

Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them, coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the night without one coming near the other all night. Exodus 14:18,19

Of course we know how Moses was set adrift in a basket, raised by the Pharaoh’s daughter, murdered an Egyptian taskmaster, got put out into the desert, wandered to the tent of Jesse?  married Zipporah saw a burning bush, well.

Chosen as the deliverer, he had to go before Pharaoh in order to free the slaves but it took several tries and plagues before they left, healed and with lots of plunder, but soon they were trapped between army and the Red Sea.

Now the Lord told Moses to part the sea and the angel moved between them and the army as he stretched out his hand over it. And the same on the other side to close it over the army.

I was a little curious about the angel, that was the cloud or mist by day, and fire by night. Perhaps, it was the Angel of the Lord again, Jesus. He is our manna from heaven and later the Israelites would eat manna.

How often we can complain to God, but we have everything we need in Jesus, it is all about Him and He is even revealed throughout the Old Testament as well if you care to delve into study.  Is He our Red Sea angel?It’s worth thinking about.

 

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