(II Kings 2; Exodus 14:15-8, 21; Joshua 3:13-17)
Lift up your rod and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the Israelites shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea (Exodus 14:16).
Israel’s heart sank when facing two problems of great proportions: the sea in front of them and the Egyptians behind them. But Moses filled with faith assured them of God’s provision, saying, “The Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.” (Exodus 14: The Red Sea seemed to be to them an obstacle of great proportion, for there was no place to run to, to escape the Egyptians. But it only took Moses to lift up his rod as the Lord commanded and the sea was parted. Through the night a strong east wind divided the sea. Israel was then free and the Egyptians were left in its midst when God closed it. So the words of Moses, “The Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.” (Exodus 14:13b). It was a sight to see. The time had arrived when God was fulfilling His promise to Abraham’s and nothing was going to thwart His plan of long ago.