Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000460
00:16 Hi, welcome back to His Words Are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today
00:21 we're reading from the book of Exodus.
00:22 But before we read, let's pray together.
00:25 Dear Jesus, thank You so much for becoming the Passover Lamb
00:30 for each one of us so that when sin would come
00:33 and we would die, you instead stood in our place
00:37 and became life for us. And not only life eternal
00:41 but the life that we will have here and now serving You
00:44 strengthened by the words that we are about to read.
00:47 Please be with us as we read.
00:48 Bless us and guide us to a deeper understanding of You.
00:51 We love You so much and thank You for loving us, Amen.
00:55 We are reading in the book of Exodus about God sending
01:00 Moses and Aaron to set the Israelites free from
01:03 the Egyptians. They have just celebrated the Passover
01:07 and are leaving Egypt. And we pick up the story now
01:10 in Exodus chapter 13 verse 14. This is the King James version.
01:16 And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come,
01:20 saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him,
01:23 By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt,
01:27 from the house of bondage.
01:28 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go,
01:32 that the Lord slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt,
01:36 both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast:
01:38 therefore I sacrifice to the Lord
01:41 all that openeth the matrix, being males;
01:44 but all the first-born of my children I redeem.
01:47 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets
01:51 between thine eyes: for by strength of hand
01:53 the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt.
01:55 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go,
01:59 that God led them not through the way of the land of the
02:02 Philistines, although that was near; for God said,
02:06 Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war,
02:09 and they return to Egypt:
02:11 But God led the people about,
02:13 through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea:
02:16 and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land
02:18 of Egypt. And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him:
02:23 for he had straightly sworn the children of Israel, saying,
02:26 God will surely visit you; and you shall carry up my bones
02:29 away hence with you.
02:31 And they took their journey from Succoth,
02:33 and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
02:36 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud,
02:40 to lead them in the way;
02:41 and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light;
02:45 to go by day and night:
02:47 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day,
02:50 nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
02:54 We are reading in the book of Exodus, chapter 14, and this
02:58 is the King James version.
03:00 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
03:02 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and
03:05 encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea,
03:10 over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
03:14 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, they are
03:17 entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
03:20 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow
03:23 after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh,
03:28 and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know
03:31 that I am the Lord. And they did so.
03:34 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled:
03:38 and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against
03:42 the people, and they said, Why have we done this,
03:45 that we have let Israel go from serving us?
03:48 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
03:51 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots
03:55 of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
03:58 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt,
04:03 and he pursued after the children of Israel:
04:06 and the children of Israel went out with a high hand.
04:11 But the Egyptians pursued after them,
04:12 all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh,
04:14 and his horsemen, and his army,
04:16 and overtook them encamping by the sea,
04:19 beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
04:22 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up
04:26 their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them;
04:29 and they were sore afraid:
04:32 and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.
04:34 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves
04:37 in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness?
04:40 wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth
04:44 out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did
04:48 tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone,
04:51 that we may serve the Egyptians?
04:53 For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians,
04:56 than that we should die in the wilderness.
04:58 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not,
05:01 stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord,
05:04 which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have
05:08 seen today, you shall see them again no more for ever.
05:12 The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
05:18 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto Me?
05:22 speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
05:25 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand
05:28 over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel
05:32 shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
05:36 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians,
05:41 and they shall follow them: and I will get Me honor
05:44 upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots,
05:47 and upon his horsemen.
05:49 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord,
05:52 when I have gotten Me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots,
05:56 and upon his horsemen.
05:58 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel,
06:01 removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud
06:06 went from before their face, and stood behind them:
06:09 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp
06:12 of Israel; and it was a cloud of darkness to them,
06:16 but it gave light by night to these:
06:19 so that the one came not near the other all night.
06:23 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea;
06:26 and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind
06:31 all that night, and made the sea dry land,
06:35 and the waters were divided.
06:37 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea
06:41 upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them
06:44 on their right hand, and on their left.
06:47 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them
06:50 to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses,
06:53 his chariots, and his horsemen.
06:56 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked
07:00 unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire
07:03 and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians.
07:07 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them
07:10 heavily, so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face
07:14 of Israel, for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
07:17 And the Lord said unto Moses, stretch out thine hand
07:21 over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the
07:25 Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
07:29 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea
07:32 returned to his strength when the morning appeared;
07:34 and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew
07:38 the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
07:40 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots,
07:43 and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came
07:46 into the sea after them;
07:47 there remained not so much as one of them.
07:50 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land
07:54 in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them
07:58 on their right hand and on their left. Thus the Lord
08:02 saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians;
08:05 and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore.
08:09 And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the
08:14 Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord,
08:16 and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.
08:20 We're continuing with Exodus
08:22 chapter 15.
08:24 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song
08:28 unto the Lord, and spake, saying,
08:30 I will sing unto the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously;
08:34 the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
08:37 The Lord is my strength and song,
08:41 and He is become my salvation:
08:43 He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation;
08:46 my father's God, and I will exalt Him.
08:49 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is His name.
08:53 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea;
08:57 his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
09:01 The depths have covered them:
09:03 they sank into the bottom as a stone.
09:05 Thy right hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power:
09:10 Thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
09:14 And in the greatness of Thine excellency Thou has overthrown
09:17 them that rose up against Thee;
09:19 Thou sentest forth Thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
09:25 And with the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were
09:28 gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap,
09:31 and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
09:34 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake,
09:38 I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them;
09:42 I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
09:45 Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the sea covered them:
09:50 they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
09:53 Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods?
09:56 Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness,
10:00 fearful in praises, doing wonders?
10:03 Thou stretched out Thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
10:07 Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth the people
10:11 which Thou has redeemed:
10:13 Thou hast guided them in Thy strength
10:15 unto Thy holy habitation.
10:17 The people shall hear, and be afraid:
10:20 sorrow shall take hold on the habitants of Palestina.
10:24 When the dukes of Edom shall be amazed;
10:26 the mighty men of Moab,
10:28 trembling shall take hold upon them;
10:30 all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
10:33 Fear and dread shall fall upon them;
10:36 by the greatness of Thine arm
10:38 they shall be as still as a stone;
10:41 till Thy people pass over, O Lord,
10:43 till the people pass over, which Thou hast purchased.
10:47 Thou shalt bring them in,
10:49 and plant them in the mountain of Thine inheritance,
10:51 in the place, O Lord, which Thou has made for Thee to dwell in;
10:54 in the sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy hands have established.
10:59 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
11:02 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots
11:05 and with his horsemen into the sea,
11:07 and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them;
11:11 but the children of Israel went on dry land
11:15 in the midst of the sea.
11:16 And Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron,
11:20 took a timbrel in her hand;
11:22 and all the women went out after her with timbrels
11:26 and with dances. And Miriam answered them,
11:28 Sing ye to the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously;
11:32 the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
11:35 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea,
11:38 and they went out into the wilderness of Shur;
11:41 and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
11:45 When they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters
11:49 of Marah, for they were bitter:
11:50 and therefore the name of it was called Marah.
11:52 And the people murmured against Moses, saying,
11:55 What shall we drink?
11:57 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree,
12:00 which, when he had cast into the waters,
12:03 the waters were made sweet:
12:05 there he made for them a statute and an ordinance,
12:09 and there he proved them,
12:10 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken
12:14 to the voice of the Lord thy God,
12:15 and will do that which is right in His sight,
12:18 and will give ear to His commandments,
12:21 and keep all His statutes,
12:23 I will put none of these diseases upon thee,
12:27 which I have brought upon the Egyptians:
12:29 for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
12:32 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water,
12:36 and threescore and ten palm trees:
12:39 and they encamped there by the waters.
12:42 Continuing to read in Exodus chapter 16.
12:45 And this is the King James version.
12:48 And they took their journey from Elim,
12:50 and all the congregation of the children of Israel
12:53 came unto the wilderness of Sin,
12:55 which is between Elim and Sinai,
12:57 on the fifteenth day of the second month after
13:00 their departing out of the land of Egypt.
13:02 The whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured
13:05 against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
13:07 And the children of Israel said unto them,
13:09 Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord
13:12 in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots,
13:14 and when we did eat bread to the full;
13:16 for you brought us forth into this wilderness,
13:19 to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
13:20 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread
13:26 from heaven for you; and the people shall go out
13:28 and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them,
13:32 whether they will walk in My law or no.
13:35 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall
13:38 prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice
13:40 as much as they gather daily.
13:42 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel,
13:45 At even, when ye shall know that the Lord hath brought you
13:49 out from the land of Egypt:
13:50 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord;
13:54 for that He heareth your murmurings against the Lord:
13:58 and what are we, that ye murmured against us?
14:00 And Moses said, This shall be, when the Lord shall give you
14:04 in the evening flesh to eat,
14:05 and in the morning bread to the full;
14:08 for that the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye murmur
14:11 against Him: and what are we?
14:13 your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord.
14:17 And Moses spake unto Aaron,
14:19 Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel,
14:22 Come near before the Lord: for He hath heard your murmurings.
14:27 Thank you for joining with me to read today the Word of God.
14:30 Until we're together again, may God bless and keep you.