he Lord told Joshua, “… as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). In a similar way, Yeshua said He would be with us without ceasing, from now until the end (Matthew 28:20). Therefore, to some degree, through the Holy Spirit, the potential of the words spoken to Joshua are applicable for you and me even today.
One of Moses’ greatest victories was the crossing of the Red Sea during the Passover exodus from Egypt. (I believe that Yeshua was also present as the Angel YHVH in the pillar of fire.) The crossing involved intense pressure and a possible disaster. Let’s look at the elements of this miracle to see how to apply them in our lives today.
1. Submitting to God’s Will – God told Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses didn’t really want to do it or feel he was capable to handle the challenge (Exodus 3). Yet he submitted and obeyed, doing God’s will and not his own (Matthew 6:10; 26:39).
2. Lift your Staff – The children of Israel were trapped on the shores of the Red Sea and screaming at Moses. The Egyptians were charging. The situation was hopeless and impossible. God told Moses to stretch out his hand and staff over the Red Sea (Exodus 14:16). The staff symbolizes faith and authority.
3. Blow Mighty Wind – After Moses stretched out his hand and staff, God caused a mighty wind to blow (Exodus 14:21). Wind and spirit in Hebrew are the same word, ruach. After Moses took a step of faith, God sent a powerful spiritual wind to blow all night to open a path through the middle of the sea. God did it; not Moses. Moses believed. God provided the power and did the impossible.
4. Lead the People Through – Now that the way was open, Moses simply led the people through. God opened; Moses led; the people walked to the other side. They came to a totally new place.
5. Destroy the Enemies – Then God told Moses to raise his staff again. This time the Lord acted to destroy the enemies. Moses used the rod of faith authority to lead the people, to release the Spirit, and to destroy the enemy.
After this inconceivable deliverance the only conceivable response of the people, was to sing and dance and praise the Lord. “I will sing unto YHVH for He has triumphed gloriously …” (Exodus 15:1).
Halleluyah, let us seek to walk in the spirit of joy, praise and victory even in the midst of the most difficult situations.