How did Moses Cross the Red Sea?


Pharaoh finally let the Israelite go after God struck the plague of the death of the firstborn. However, his heart only changed temporary. After the Israelite had left Egypt, they realized that he had made a foolish decision in letting them go so he assembled his army to pursue the Israelite.

God knew what was going to happen ahead and he instructed Moses to lead the Israelite to campy before Pi Hahiroth, which is located between Migdol and the sea. When the Israelite learned that Pharaoh is closing in on them, they grew afraid because it seemed that they are going to be attacked and killed by Pharaoh’s armies. This is an illustration of how Satan will not let go of us, and do his best to destroy us if he has the opportunity. Therefore, we must always be alert and guard ourselves in God’s ways by walking in his commandments.

The Israelite cried out to God for help and complained to Moses that he purposely lead them out of Egypt so that they could die in the desert. In turn, Moses complained to God about it and God rebuked him for lack of faith. God instructed him to stretch his staff over the sea so that the water will be divided and the Israelite can cross on dry ground. Moses stretched his staff over the Red Sea and God sent a strong east wind that blew against the water for all night. A wall of water was formed on the right and left so that there is a dry path in the middle for the Israelite to cross on the dry land.

The angel of God who was traveling in front of the Israelite, moved to a position between the Israelite and Egyptian army. It caused the pillar of cloud also moved to behind the Israelite and this brought darkness on one side and light to the other side so that neither go near each other.

As soon as the water was parted, the Israelite crossed the Red Sea on the dry land over to the shore on the other side. The Egyptian army tried to pursue them by crossing on the dry path but the Israelite crossed faster than them to the shore on the other side. At daybreak, Moses stretched out his hand and the water flown back and drowns them.  The Israelite could see the dead Egyptians’ bodies washed up on the shore.

No matter how big your problem is, God can help you to come through it if you have faith in him. Often, we only seek God when there is no more alternatives. You should pray and seek God’s help at the beginning when you face your problem. It is important to pray and surrender your problems to God as it let you personally experience God. When you personally experience God, you will have a relationship with God. God is always listening to our prayers. You must pray patiently and persistently if you want God to answer your prayer.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:25-34 KJV)

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. (Daniel 6:10 KJV)

Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: (1 Kings 8:28 KJV)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (1 Timothy 2:1 KJV)

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18 KJV)

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. (Luke 1:26-28 KJV)

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matthew 17:20 KJV)

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. (Luke 17:6 KJV)

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (Mark 11:22 KJV)