“Moshe said to the people, ‘Do not fear! Stand fast and see the salvation of HaShem that He will perform for you today; for as you have seen Egypt today, you shall not see them ever again! HaShem shall make war for you, and you shall remain silent.” Shemot (Exodus) 14:13-14
Have you ever felt like your back was up against the wall and there was no way to escape? Have the pressures of daily living ever grown so intense you literally looked up to Heaven and asked HaShem ‘What are You doing?’ Have the bills ever piled up so high you just shake your head because there is literally no way to pay them all off? Of course, we all have felt all of these at some point in our lives, but in the midst of feeling these pressures, have you ever witnessed HaShem suddenly deliver you from them in ways you hadn’t even considered?
There is a lot to be concerned about in our daily lives today! There is so much more for the younger generations to have to contend with than when my parents or I were that young. Today the forces of evil are galloping across the globe snatching up whomever they can get their grubby hands on and then attempt to corrupt those they have enslaved.
Truly, we are an enslaved people who are under the crushing, oppressive thumb of Pharaoh (Evil, debauchery, deception and filthiness beyond compare) which is embodied in those who support and promote this wicked agenda. Its a very real and very deadly war we are fighting whether we want too or not! If we are going to be followers of HaShem and walk out His Torah in our daily lives while confessing our acknowledgement of Yeshua as being the Agent and Mashiach of HaShem, congratulations you have just enlisted in the Army of HaShem whether you wanted too or not, as there is going to be a very bright target painted on our backs and as such intense opposition by the adversary, may his name be blotted out forever!
This is what we will be discussing in this Op as it directly ties in with this weeks Torah portion i.e. Beshalach which is found in Shemot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16! But before we can delve into this subject, always remember the following:
– HaShem never changes per Num 23:19/Mal 3:6/Hebrews 13:8/James 1:17
– His Word is firmly established per Psalm 119:89
– He reveals the end out of the beginning per Is 46:10
– He does nothing without first revealing it to His prophets per Amos 3:7
– He says there is nothing new under the sun per Ecclesiastes 1:9
– He says His Torah is eternal per Proverbs 3:19 and Psalm 119:160
– He says His Torah is perfect and restores the soul per Psalm 19:7
– He says His Torah makes the simple one wise per Psalm 19:7
– He says His Torah Is freedom and liberty per Psalm Ps 119:45 and James 1:25
– He says His Torah is the only good doctrine there is Proverbs 4:2
– He says His Torah will add length of days and years of life and peace per Proverbs 3:2
– He says all of the ways of His Torah are ways of pleasantness and peace per Proverbs 3:17
– He says His Torah is for our good and well-being per Deuteronomy 6:24
– He says His Torah is health for our lives per Proverbs 3:8
– He says His Torah is life to our soul and a graceful ornament for our neck per Prov 3:22
– He says His Torah is better than pearls and all desires cannot compare to it per Prov 8:11
– He says those who walk with His Torah are praiseworthy per Psalms 119:1
– He says observing His Torah is how we purify our path per Psalms 119:9
– He says His Torah is better than thousands in gold and silver per Psalms 119:72
– He says His Torah brings abundant peace to those who love Him and His Torah per Psalms 119:165
– He says there is one Torah for all per Exodus 12:49/Leviticus 24:22
– He says those who hate His Torah love death per Proverbs 8:36
HaShem is Master over ALL things! When we read in His Word that ‘He rested on the seventh day’ of creation, it doesn’t mean He sat down and took a break, it is a Hebrew idiom to mean He will now rule as King over His entire creation. Likewise on Shabbat we we are commanded to ‘rest’ it doesn’t mean we rule, it means we acknowledge He is King and we rest by submitting ourselves to Him as His servants. My point is, because HaShem is King over His entire creation, He uses everything in His creation to teach us a principle of Who He is! The stars, galaxies, planets, moon, comets, the birds chirping, the wind blowing, lightning strikes, rain drops, snowflakes, water, volcanoes, earthquakes, the flowers that bloom and produce fruit, all the animals….ALL of His creation is constantly, 24/7 teaching us something about Who He is and how we are to relate to Him, IF we will slow down and just listen!
For example, how did HaShem deliver Israel from Egyptian bondage? Was it through technology? Was it an instantaneous deliverance where in one second everyone suddenly found themselves in the Wilderness? Or did HaShem use His creation to showcase just Who is King in ways that no one could ever ignore nor deny that HaShem IS the One and Only?
We have read in the previous two Torah portions how HaShem used His creation in ten strikes or blows against every facet of Egyptian military power, political power, social power and in the just mundane day to day lives of the average Egyptian citizen! No one was immune and everyone felt, observed and experience the Mastery of HaShem over His creation! Israel watched as the One Who had promised to rescue and deliver them showed His power and mastery over His creation and they too were completely convinced HaShem is the One and Only!
Finally, after the ten blows to Egypt were delivered, HaShem tells Israel its time to move out and He leads Israel out by a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day. Pharaoh’s heart is strengthened by HaShem, meaning HaShem caused Pharaoh to pursue Israel in order to not only utterly finish off Egypt, but also to destroy Pharaoh once and for all i.e. Pharaoh’s judgment by HaShem for his continual refusal to repent. Should be a scary thought to all of us who are constantly being given opportunity after opportunity to repent by HaShem, but each time reject that opportunity because those opportunities are not eternal…eventually there is a red line that is crossed and then HaShem closes that door permanently and there is no chance and no hope after that point. There are several great examples of this in His Word beginning with the Flood when the people mocked and scoffed while Noah built the Ark…finally the door literally shut and the judgment fell…no matter how hard the people begged for mercy or banged on that door, that door did NOT open and they were all doomed. The same is at the end where He tells us it is HaShem Who sends a strong delusion per 2 Thessalonians 2:11 to the people who have rejected every opportunity to repent and live out His Torah and they are now doomed to believe the lie and be subject to the judgments which are coming. I digress.
HaShem leads Israel to the banks of the Red Sea and to everyone it appears absolutely hopeless as they have the sea in front of them and Pharaoh and his mighty army behind them. Then HaShem tells Moshe in Shemot 14:21-22 “Moshe stretched out his hand over the sea, and HaShem moved the sea with a strong east wind all the night, and He turned the sea to damp land and the water split. The Children of Israel came within the sea on dry land; and the water was a wall for them, on their right and on their left.” Israel moved out on dry land with the walls of water on either side of them. Pharaoh had zero idea it was a trap for him and his mighty army as they pursued onto the dry land.
HaShem then tells Moshe in Shemot 14:26-29 “Stretch out your hand over the sea, and the water will go back upon Egypt, upon its chariots and upon its horsemen.’ Moshe stretched out his hand over the sea, and toward morning the water went back to its power as the Egyptians were fleeing toward it; and HaShem churned Egypt in the midst of the sea. The water came back and covered the chariots and the horsemen of the entire army of Pharaoh, who were coming behind them in the sea, there remained not a one of them. The Children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea; the water was a wall for them, on their right and on their left.”
HaShem completely destroyed Egypt on that day and saved Israel from annihilation! “Israel saw the great hand that HaShem inflicted upon Egypt; and the people revered HaShem, and they had faith in HaShem and in Moshe, His servant” Shemot 14:31. Let me again reiterate, He reveals the end from the beginning, and Moshe is a picture of Mashiach Yeshua. If Yeshua doesn’t teach and do the same things as what HaShem had Moshe teach and do then Yeshua is NOT Mashiach! On a side note this is precisely why Replacement Theology’s Torah abolishing Jesus Christ is NOT and cannot ever be the Mashiach because he doesn’t teach nor do what HaShem led Moshe to teach and do per Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18:15 and Acts 3:22. I digress.
So what is Israel’s response to their deliverance? This is where we get into the main points of this Op! Now please pay very close attention to the words used because again they tell us of Who is HaShem in relationship to each of us! Further, it is VERY prophetic in nature because He never changes!! Shemot 15:1 says “Then Moshe and the Children of Israel chose to sing this song to HaShem.” The Song is called ‘The Song by the Sea’ and it is found in Shemot 15:1-21 which says “I shall sing to HaShem for He is exalted above the arrogant, having hurled horse with its rider into the sea. The might and vengeance of Elohim was salvation for me. This is my Elohim an I will build Him a Sanctuary; the Elohim of my father and I will exalt Him.”
“HaShem is Master of war, His Name is HaShem. Pharaoh’s chariots and army He threw in the sea, and the pick of his officers were mired in the Sea of Reeds (Another name for the Red Sea). Deep waters covered them; they descended in the depths like stone. Your right hand, HaShem, is glorified with strength; Your right hand, HaShem, smashes the enemy. In Your abundant grandeur You shatter Your opponents; You send forth Your wrath, it consumes them like straw.”
“At a blast from Your nostrils the waters were heaped up; straight as a wall stood the running water; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy declared, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide plunder; I will satisfy my lust with them. I will unsheathe my sword, my hand will impoverish them.’”
“You blew with Your wind, the sea enshrouded them; the mighty sank like lead in the water. Who is like You among the heavenly powers, HaShem! Who is like You, mighty in holiness, too awesome for praise, Doer of wonders! You stretched out Your right hand, the earth swallowed them. With Your kindness You guided this people that You redeemed; You led with Your might to Your holy abode.”
“Peoples heard, they were agitated; terror gripped the dwellers of Philistia. Then the chieftains of Edom were confounded, trembling gripped the powers of Moab, all the dwellers of Canaan dissolved. May fear and terror befall them, at the greatness of Your arm may they be still as stone; until Your people passes through, HaShem, until this people You have acquired passes through.”
“You will bring them and implant them on the mount of Your heritage, the foundation of Your dwelling place that You (The Temple in Jerusalem, the place of His Throne on earth), HaShem, have made, the Sanctuary, my Master, that Your hands established. HaShem shall reign for all eternity! When Pharaoh’s cavalry came with his chariots and horsemen into the sea and HaShem turned back the waters of the sea upon them, the Children of Israel walked on the dry land amid the sea.”
“Miriam the prophetess, sister of Aharon, took the tambourine in her hand and all the women went forth after with tambourines and with dances. Miriam spoke up to them, ‘Sing to HaShem for He is exalted above the arrogant, having hurled horse with its rider into the sea.'”
Can you imagine how this must have sounded to have been there to witness this? Keep all of this in mind as we proceed!
Now consider what we read in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:1-43 which is known as ‘The Song of Moshe’ which says the following “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and may the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching drop like the rain (Torah), may my utterance flow like the dew (Torah is likened to water/rain/dew which gives life); like storm winds upon vegetation and like raindrops upon blades of grass. When I call out the Name of HaShem, ascribe greatness to our Elohim. The Rock! Perfect is His work, for all His paths are justice; a Elohim of faith without iniquity, righteous and fair is He. Corruption is not His, the blemish is His children’s, a perverse and twisted generation.”
“Is it to HaShem that you do this, O vile and unwise people? Is He not your Father, your Master? Has He not created you and firmed you? Remember the days of yore, understand the years of generation after generation. Ask your father and he will relate it to you, your elders and they will tell you. When the Supreme One gave the nations their inheritance, when He separated the children of man, He set the borders of the peoples according to the number of the Children of Israel. For HaShem’s portion is His people; Yaakov is the measure of His inheritance. He discovered him in a desert land, in desolation, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He granted him discernment, He preserved him like the pupil of His eye. He was like an eagle arousing its nest, hovering over its young, spreading its wings and taking them, carrying them on its pinions. HaShem alone guided them, and no other power was with them.”
“He would make him ride on the heights of the land and have him eat the ripe fruits of my fields; He would suckle him with honey from a stone, and oil from a flinty rock; butter of cattle and milk of sheep with fat of lambs, rams born in Bashan and he goats, with wheat as fat as kidneys; and you would drink the blood of a grape like delicious wine. Yeshurun became fat and kicked. You became fat, you became thick, you became corpulent and it deserted Elohim its Maker, and was contemptuous of the Rock of its salvation.”
“They would provoke His jealousy with strangers; they would anger Him with abominations. They would slaughter to demons without power, gods whom they knew not, newcomers recently arrived, whom your ancestors did not dread. You ignored the Rock Who gave birth to you, and forgot Elohim Who brought you forth. HaShem will see and be provoked by the anger of His sons and daughters, and He will say, ‘I shall hide My Face from them and see what their end will be, for they are a generation of reversals, children in whom there is no loyalty. They provoked Me with a non god, with a vile nation shall I anger them. For fire will have been kindled in My nostrils and blazed to the lowest depths.”
“It shall consume the earth and its produce, and set ablaze what is founded on mountains. I shall accumulate evils against them, My arrows shall I use up against them; bloating of famine, battles of flaming demons, cutting down by the noontime demon, and the teeth of beasts shall I dispatch against them, with the venom of those who creep on the earth. On the outside, the sword shall bereave, while indoors there will be dread, even a young man, even a virgin, a suckling with the gray haired man. I had said, ‘I will scatter them, I will cause their memory to cease from man’ were it not that the anger of the enemy was pent up, lest his tormentors misinterpret; lest they say, ‘Our hand was raised in triumph, and it was not HaShem Who accomplished all this!’ For they are a nation bereft of counsel, and there is no discernment in them.”
“Were they wise they would comprehend this, they would discern it from their end. For how could one pursue a thousand, and two cause a myriad to flee, it not that their Rock had sold them out, and HaShem had delivered them? For not like our Rock is their rock, yet our enemies judge us! For their vineyard is from the vineyard of Sodom, and from the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, so clusters of bitterness were given them. Serpents venom is their wine, the poison of cruel vipers. Is it not hidden with Me, sealed in My treasuries?”
“Mine is vengeance and retribution at the time their foot will falter, for the day of their catastrophe is near, and future events are rushing at them. When HaShem will have judged His people, He shall relent regarding His servants, when He sees that enemy power progresses, and none is saved or assisted. He will say, ‘Where is their god, the rock in whom they sought refuge?’ The fat of whose offerings they would eat, they would drink wine of their libations? Let them stand and help you! Let them be a shelter for you! See, now, that I, I am He and no god is with Me. I put to death and I bring to life, for I shall raise My hand to heaven sand say, ‘As I live forever, if I sharpen My flashing sword and My hand grasps judgment, I shall return vengeance upon My enemies and upon those that hate Me shall I bring retribution. I shall intoxicate My arrows with blood and My sword shall devour flesh, because of the blood of corpse and captive, because of the earliest depredations of the enemy. O nations, sing the praises of His people, for He will avenge the blood of His servants; He will bring retribution upon His foes, and His earth will atone for His people.”
There is a ton in the Song of Moshe alone which could generate ten Op’s in themselves! What should be noted is the Song of Moshe lays out the entire history of HaShem’s people, Israel, comprised of everyone who has chosen to serve HaShem regardless of DNA, throughout the history of the world! He lays out the entire pathway Israel will walk from beginning to end, from birth, falling, being scattered, being redeemed, being regathered and finally being fully restored in the end!
Why are these two songs important and relevant? Because they once more teach us of Who He is and how we are to serve Him, but more than that, they teach us of the end! Are you aware that the Song of Moshe is sung in the very end by His people? It is recorded in Revelation 15:1-4 which says “And I saw another great sign in the heaven, great and marvelous, seven messengers having the seven last plagues, for the wrath of Elohim was ended in them. And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of Elohim. And they sing THE SONG OF MOSHE the servant of Elohim, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, HaShem, El Shaddai! Righteous and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the set apart ones! Who shall not fear You, O HaShem, and esteem Your Name? Because You alone are kind. Because all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your righteousness have been made manifest.'”
It is very interesting to see the parallels between the Exodus, Pharaoh, and the people of Israel standing on the Red Sea, etc and the events of the False Messiah, his image, his mark, the number of his name and the people of HaShem who rejected all of these things standing next to a sea of glass. No doubt Pharaoh is another picture of the End of Days and the False Messiah who considered himself to be god on earth.
Can you see the attributes of HaShem in these two songs? He is our Great King and He will take care of us, lead us, provide for us, rescue us, deliver us, heal us and protect us, BUT we each have a responsibility to do our part which is to strive to choose worship only Him! To strive to guard and keep His Torah in our lives every day, now more than ever with all the filth and debauchery consuming the world. To walk in His Ways and to honor and esteem His Great Name out of love, devotion and loyalty for He truly is worthy and deserving of it!
Remember HaShem commands us in Ezekiel 43:10-11 to learn everything and He literally means everything about His Temple in Jerusalem and how it functions! Why would He do this? Because He knows the end from the beginning and knows we all will be faced with great opposition and temptation, especially in the End of Days. His Temple in Jerusalem is a great teaching tool to help us understand Who He is, how He functions and just what kedushah (Holiness) is and what it looks like! If you recall from the beginning of this Op, HaShem uses EVERYTHING in His creation to teach us about Who He is and how He functions? His Temple in Jerusalem is the pinnacle of that teaching! No wonder the adversary works so hard to keep it away from HaShem’s people or convinces the masses in Replacement Theology the Temple is the height of blasphemy and the domain of the False Messiah. I digress.
On a final note, my teacher Joseph Good of HaTikvah Ministries, said the following in his book, ‘Measure the Pattern’ on page #2: “Several years ago a leading rabbi in the movement to rebuild Temple asked the audience ‘Why do we have to know all of this information, why is all of this detail necessary?’ The answer is simple. There was, is and always will be a plan by HaShem. We are NOT allowed to change that plan. We must remain faithful to the tavnit (Blueprints) by HaShem. The Temple is not just a collection of buildings and ceremonies but rather a return to a world where HaShem is revealed at the highest levels. Man was created by HaShem and placed within a perfect environment, Gan Eden (The Garden of Eden). Man was also created with a kedushah (Sanctification/Holiness) as man was created in the image of HaShem and HaShem is kadosh (Holy). When man transgressed he was driven from Gan Eden and lost his kedushah. In Hebrew the term for the Temple is Beit HaMikdash (House of Kedushah). The Temple, through this tavnit (Architecture, floorplan, ceremonies, concepts of holy and profane, clean and unclean and all ordinances associated with the above), becomes the translator of HaShem’s Torah. ‘Let them measure accurately,’ ‘All of its forms,’ ‘All of its ceremonies’ and ‘All of its laws.'”
So just as HaShem’s plan from the beginning was to deliver Israel and bring them into the Land and then Israel would build Him His House on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, so too is His plan for us today! Nothing changes! May it be so very soon in our days!!
In closing, I encourage everyone to read these songs for yourselves and see what HaShem is saying to you! If His people are still singing The Song of Moshe in the very end, then clearly His Torah and His Temple were NOT done away with nor replaced, but are still very valid for us today! Just as the walls of water in the Red Sea protected Israel, so too is His Torah in our lives as we are pursued by the debauchery, filthiness, insanity and evil in this world today! He never changes…we are the ones who change! May it be for the better each and every day!
- The Scriptures by the Institute for Scripture Research
- The Milstein Edition of the Chumash with the Teachings of the Talmud
- Measure the Pattern Vol 1 by Joseph Good – Used with permission