Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Song of the Sea; Sh'mot (Exodus) 15: 1-19

Impossible!   In order to move forward, Israel would have to swim across a sea. To turn back they would need to pass through an army of soldiers filled with blood lust.

Isra'el did what many of us do when it seems there is no hope. They called upon YHVH (the LORD) then turned around and blamed Moshe/Moses for their trouble. (Sh'mot/Exodus 14: 10-11) The swords they carried out of Egypt (Sh'mot 13:18) gave them no sense of power. But YHVH had an unexpected plan for their salvation.

Moshe and Isra'el crossed the sea on a path of dry land. It is said that this was their baptism. The Hebrews emerged on the other side as a new man. Those who would force them to be slaves, mired daily in clay for bricks, were now mired in the wet sea bed. The very Egyptians who had also forced them to drown their first born, drowned in the sea. The children of Isra'el and the "mixed multitude" emerged from the path through the water as one new man. Halelujah!
If therefore the Son Should free you, truly you will be free men.Yochanan 8: 36 (25)
Moshe and the people of Isra'el sang a new song, the Song of the Sea. Reading through it I am filled with praise. Listen to what is said of YHVH our Elohim / The LORD our God.

YHVH is:
Highly exalted... (1) strength and my song.. salvation (my y'shua).. Elohim/God: I will glorify him
my father's Elohim: I will exalt him (2)

...a warrior (3)

His right hand (where Y'shua/Jesus sits) is sublimely powerful shatters the foe. (6)

His great majesty brings down His enemies
His wrath consumes them like stubble. (7)

A blast from his nostrils and the waters piled up -- they stood up like a wall (8)

Another blast and the enemy was covered by the sea, they sank like lead in the mighty waters. (10)

...sublime in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders.. (11)

In love, You led the people You redeemed;
in strength, You guided them to your holy abode. (13) the might of your arm (the enemy) is still as stone until You people pass over...
...till the people you purchased pass over (16)

You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain which is your heritage, the place that you made YOUR abode, the sanctuary which your hands established. (17)

YHVH will reign forever and ever. (18)

Sing to YHVH, for He is Highly exalted!
The horse and its rider he threw in the sea! (21)

Deb.... who cannot get that song out of my head.
"I will sing unto the LORD for He has triumphed gloriously, the horse and rider thrown into the sea
The LORD liveth, and blessed be my rock and let the God of my Salvation be exalted... "