Psalm 136:10-15.. 10 He struck the firstborn of the Egyptians His faithful love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them His faithful love endures forever.
12 with a strong hand and outstretched arm. His faithful love endures forever.
13 He divided the Red Sea His faithful love endures forever.
14 and led Israel through, His faithful love endures forever.
15 but hurled Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea. His faithful love endures forever.
13 God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs [Egypt], where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years. 14 But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions. 16 Then… they will return here [Canaan or Israel], for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.” [Genesis 15:13-16]
In 2081 BC A God’s told Abraham three things. 1] I will judge Egypt, 2] the Israelites will come out with great wealth, and 3] they will return to Canaan because “the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.” God gave the Amorites 430 years to repent and turn to Him.
In 1875 BC Jacob and his small tribe of 75 people came to Egypt to be protected by Joseph. By 1446 BC God’s people had been in Egypt 430 years, with 400 years in affliction, and God heard their cries for deliverance. He sent 9 plagues with each destroying one of Egypt’s false god’s, but Pharaoh would not let them leave. Then the Lord smote the male first born except those Israelites who had the blood of the Lamb on their doorpost. This was the 1st Passover. Pharaoh then let Moses lead His people out of Egypt.
By God’s grace the people of Egypt gave them the wealth of Egypt to take with them, miracle #11.[Exodus 12:35-36.. 35 Now the sons of Israel…requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; 36 and the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.] This fulfilled the prophecy to Abraham.
However, Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued Israel with his chariots and caught them at the Red Sea. They were caught between the Sea and Pharaoh’s army and were very fearful. But God performed His 12th great miracle and opened a path through the sea for the Israelites to walk over on dry land. The Egyptians followed them on the path, but when the Israelites were all through the sea, God closed the sea and the Egyptians were consumed by the water.
Just as God delivered the Israelites He will deliver His family of believers B today. God’s word is always accurate about the fulfillment of its prophecies. God loves His family and always keeps His promises on His timetable, not ours. There is only one true God who accurately forecasts the future and only one Book with these forecasts, the Bible–God’s Word. God keeps his promises because He is All-Powerful and All-Caring–He is Holy, faithful, good, loving, full of mercy and grace, and wrathful toward sin.
Therefore, all believers B in Jesus Christ can be sure that one day we will be in heaven with Jesus in spirit C and at the rapture in our resurrected bodies D.
Be Thankful for His faithful eternal love.
Notes: A- Dates from this Source.; B- How to become a believer and grow as a believer. C- When a believer dies they immediately go to be with Jesus, Philippians 1:23, 2 Corinthians 5:8 and source; D- Then comes the rapture 1Thessalonians 4:13-18 and our resurrected bodies 1 John 3:2.
Henry Luke 7/28/2017
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