Israel experienced a type of baptism in passing through the Red Sea on the last day of Unleavened Bread. Baptism symbolizes death, burial, and resurrection.
God has blessed us with the Sabbath, a period of holy time, when He redeems us from the clutches of our carnality and this evil world.
How many times has God delivered by a way we never expected? Moses was probably ignorant of how God would save Israel, but he had the faith that He would!
We frequently perceive characters in books as one-dimensional, and if we are an imaginative and comprehensive reader, perhaps in two dimensions.
Secular scientists opt for political correctness, denying anything which would establish the historicity of the Bible, even the location of Joseph's tomb.
Martin Collins, acknowledging that while the Israelites initially marvelled at God"s miracles and His intervention during the Exodus, suggests that they had poor memories of His vast power. We must remember that we, individually, are rescued from our lifelong bondage to sin. In our case, God works behind the scenes. As our …
Richard Ritenbaugh, affirming that one word encapsulating the mission statement of America would be "liberty," warns that we are rapidly losing our original rights. The recently passed health care bill will make us wards of the state, subject to panels of oppressive bureaucrats with the power of life and death. There …
Ryan McClure, drawing parallels between the Exodus of Israel and our spiritual conversion, points out that God shows transparency of His intentions to test us in order to see what is in our hearts (Deuteronomy 8:1-5). The Lord revealed to Moses His intention of saving Israel and teaching Egypt a lesson. Our forebears, camped at …
Redemption is useless to mortal beings without God's gift of eternal life (I Corinthians 15:19), which God made possible through Christ's resurrection.
All God's shepherds are mortal men, guilty of sin, including Moses. Despite that, God backed them up because they faithfully followed His leadership.
We would like God to instantly gratify our desires. Consequently, we find living by faith difficult; we do not trust that He has things under control.
God's people are pressured by this evil age. We must remember that God will fight for us; we need to wait silently and patiently for His promised intervention.
An emphasis on hyper-grace is wrong-headed, denying any need for repentance and overcoming, and totally at odds with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
God forced Israel either to trust Him completely for deliverance or to return to their slavery. One of the greatest miracles in history has a lesson for us.
Christian freedom has nothing to do with location or circumstance but how we think. By imbibing on God's Word, we will incrementally displace our carnality.
Richard Ritenbaugh, relating a story of a rebellious Siberian Husky he had once owned, compares God's infinite patience with us (compared to our fleeting short-lived patience we have for each other). Like the Husky, the children of Israel severely tested the patience of their master through their compulsive murmuring and …
Because Jesus is God's Son, we can avoid the rod of His anger by paying respect with worshipful awe. We must know both His instruction and Him personally.
Martin Collins expounds upon biblical accounts of escape and rescue, including the Exodus, the account of Jacob and Laban, Noah and his family, the miraculous escapes and rescue of David, the harrowing escapes of the Apostle Paul and Jesus, and the escape of the woman (the church) from the Dragon (Satan) into the wilderness to …
Nothing happens in our lives (including repentance) until God initiates it. A change of heart, by God's Holy Spirit, results in a total change of direction.
The Shekinah, the pillar of cloud and fire, depicts God's visible presence and protection. Yet His glory is manifested in many other ways as well.
The trials we go through are part of His providence, putting us into humility and determining what really motivates us.
Jesus explains that the truth is the only thing that will set us free. A major player in our lives or spiritual journey is the truth and how we use it.
Paul says that we are 'more than conquerors.' We savor the spoils of victory through the sacrifice of Christ, enabling us to subdue our sins and carnal nature.
John Ritenbaugh gives us empathy for the apostle Paul, graphically portraying his physical hardships involving more than 6,500 miles of perilous foot- and sea-travel. Through the eyes of various secular, contemporary histories, we vicariously experience his difficulties working his trade, problems with lawless communities, …