RABBI SCHNEIDER>>(♪♪) I feel the joy of the Lord now beloved ones, because I’m excited to bring you with me onto the Red Sea. Last time I was in Israel we took a boat into the sea, the sea that the Lord parted for Moses and the children of Israel and then drowned the Egyptians in. I’m gonna take you there once again by boat and I’m gonna be making personal application for your lives today. Join me for today’s broadcast. It’s gonna be a great time together, as we journey together through this broadcast into the love of God. ♪ RABBI SCHNEIDER>>(♪♪) I’m coming at you with the word of God from the Red Sea. Over here I’ve got Jordan behind you there. Over here I’ve got Saudi Arabia. In this direction is Egypt and then over here is Israel. This is the sea, beloved ones, that the children of Israel crossed when the Lord delivered them out of Egypt thirty five hundred years ago. I want you to think with me for a moment. The Jewish people today are still here. Think about it. The Romans have come and gone. The Babylonians have come and gone. The Medes have come and gone. The Hittites, the Amorites, the Jebusites, all these people groups as we knew them, have come and gone and yet here is Israel still here today. And you know what? They’re declaring the same thing that they declared in God’s Torah thirty five hundred years ago, that they were supernaturally delivered by the hand of the Lord from Egypt. This is an amazing story. In fact Passover, which celebrates this deliverance has been celebrated by Jewish people every single year for thirty five hundred years. It’s the oldest tradition in the world and it culminated beloved ones, with the crossing of this Red Sea, also known as the Sea of Reeds. This is supernatural. Listen, for a people group, for the Jewish people to retain their same identity, to retain their same culture, to still be eating the same foods, to still be dressing in the same way in similar; there’s been adaptions, but basically when it gets back to the Torah it’s the same way. To have been consistent for thirty five hundred years, can only be explained by the fact that they had a dramatic, supernatural, powerful spectacular encounter with the living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. I want to read for you now from the book of Exodus, the book of Shemot and I’m going now to the fourteenth chapter and I’m gonna begin there in verse number ten and pick up the story here of the Israelites crossing over this Red Sea. Now let me paint the picture. We know that it started when they were in Egypt. They had been in Egypt for approximately four hundred years as slaves. Finally God raised up Moses and He sent Moses before Pharaoh we know and he came to Pharaoh with ten different plagues. Moses kept on saying, “Let My people go saith the Lord that they may come and worship Me.” And each time Moses and Aaron came before Pharaoh, Pharaoh sometimes began to say, “Okay” and then he would change his mind. God would harden his heart. It finally culminated after the climactic tenth plague where the Lord struck down every first born in a household that was not covered by the blood of the lamb and of course that’s where we get the name Passover. The Lord told the Israelite children to take the blood of a lamb, put it over their doorpost and the Lord says, “When the angel of death,” when the angel of judgment, “passes over Egypt tonight, he will pass over every home that has the blood applied to the doorpost and the lintel. And so finally what happened that night, the children of Israel took the blood of the lamb, put it over their door frames and the angel of death moved over the land of Egypt judging every home that was not covered by the blood of the lamb. By the way, Jesus when He was introduced to the world by John the Baptist was introduced as the lamb of God. So after the first born in Egypt died in every home that wasn’t covered by the blood, finally Pharaoh said, “Okay, get out of here. Enough is enough. I can’t handle it anymore.” He was overwhelmed with that final tenth judgment, the death of the first born. And so he said to Moses and Aaron, “Okay, leave. Get out. Go worship your God in the wilderness. Go celebrate a feast to Him there.” And so Moses and the children of Israel began to journey out of Egypt towards, beloved, the Promised Land. But what happened? Pharaoh changed his mind again. He changed his mind again. First he said, “Okay go.” But once Israel was leaving he started thinking about that he’s letting his slaves go and pride rose up in him again. The Lord was also hardening his heart the scripture says, as Pharaoh was hardening his own heart and once again then Egypt began to pursue Israel. Finally what happened was, Israel came to the sea. They came to the sea that you’re seeing right now all around me, the Sea of Reeds, or the Red Sea. They couldn’t go forward, because the sea was in front of them. And they couldn’t go backward, because Egypt was behind them. And they felt trapped. And the Israelite population started grumbling against Moses, “What have you done? Did you just lead us out here so we could be killed?” So now I’m gonna pick up the story beloved ones, from the book of Exodus, the book of Shemot, chapter number fourteen, verse ten. I’ll be reading selected verses. Hear the Word of God. “As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today,” I like this, “you will never see them again.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea.” Moses stretched his hand out over this sea that you’re seeing right now. Listen this is real geography. Our faith and the God of Israel, Yahweh, it’s a historical faith, okay? The Israelites are real people. This is a real place and it really happened beloved ones, right here. The God of the universe displayed His glory by parting this sea. That’s how you can explain the supernatural existence of the Jewish people today. So once again the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea,” get it now, “on dry land.” We continue on the twenty first verse, “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept back the sea by a strong east wind. All night it turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit.” So let’s think about this again. The Lord caused the waters to stand up on one side and stand up on another side and Israel was walking through the middle of the two walls. “Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea.” Continue in verse twenty six, “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and over their horsemen. So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh’s entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained.” Did you hear that? The entire army, Father God, Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob drowned in the sea. “But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians and Israel saw,” beloved ones, “the Egyptians dead on the seashore.” I love that little bit, because you can make it so graphic. I mean I just see it. When the Lord says here that the Israelites actually saw them dead on the seashore, it makes it so graphic. And then the last verse in the chapter, “When Israel saw the great power which Yahweh had used against the Egyptians, the people feared Yahweh and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.” RABBI SCHNEIDER>>You see the Lord had said to Israel, “You alone have I chosen to be a people for Myself, a unique people out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.” And the Lord said, “And I will give up nations on your behalf.” You know what beloved one? Those of you that have entered into a relationship with the God of Israel through your relationship with Jesus, because the God of Israel is Jesus’ Father. Father God, Yahweh, listen is also working supernaturally in your life. You also now in Jesus are one of His chosen. You see the Bible says in the book of Romans, “Even as God chose Israel.” In Romans chapter eleven the Bible says, “So also at this present time there’s a remnant chosen according to grace. Not from amongst Jews or Israelites only, but also from amongst Gentiles and Greeks.” So what God is doing now, is He’s still working powerfully and supernaturally in the lives of His chosen ones. You see Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you.” The Bible tells us in the book of Ephesians, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” get it now beloved ones, “who chose us in Him before the foundation of the world and predestined us to Himself in adoption, through adoption as sons and daughters.” And so I want you to know God loves us. His love for us is so powerful and so real and so tangible that He is actively working in our lives just like He did when He delivered Israel out of Egypt. You see Israel was in bondage to the physical powers of Pharaoh and Pharaoh’s army, as they were being subject to slavery there. But you know what? You and I today we also need to be delivered from oppression. We may not have a slave master over us in the tangible sense, but you know the devil’s the one responsible for putting mankind in slavery. In other words the world is a spiritual place. Even though there is people that act like the devil, behind those people is the spirit world. And Jesus came into this life beloved, to deliver us out of darkness, out of the oppression of the devil, out of the oppression of the Pharaohs in this world, to bring us into His freedom. I want to encourage you right now to believe God to do something supernatural and spectacular in your life just like He did for Israel when He parted the Red Sea. Listen, everybody needs a miracle. All of us need to experience the glory of God. Everyone needs to know that our faith beloved ones, it’s a real and a living faith. It’s not just about what God did for Israel thirty five hundred years ago. It’s about experiencing the same God beloved, in your life and my life today. Now granted I understand that much of our life is mundane. I mean we get up every morning, we have to take a shower. We have to brush our teeth. You know we put our pants on one leg at a time, right? All of us go through life and have to go through the routines and many of us are going to work and we’re doing the same job and it seems monotonous at times. And I understand that there’s part of life that’s just routine, just taking care of life of responsibility, whether raising your children or taking care of your grandchildren, whatever it is. But you know what? In the midst of what is common there are times and seasons where Father God will so break into your life you’ll know He’s alive. In fact here in Israel I was just out on the streets witnessing to some Israelis last night and I began to speak to this man and his daughter, two Israelis. And his daughter, I said, “Is your daughter nine years old?” The Lord just gave me a prophetic word of knowledge. I just knew what her age was. They say, “Yeah she’s nine.” And what was going on? God was showing that He’s alive. God was showing that He’s supernatural and I want to encourage you again today beloved one, believe God to do something in your life so that you can know it was God that did it. You know Jesus said, “If you believe,” He said, “you will see the glory of God.” You see when God parted the sea they all saw His glory. When they got to the other side of the sea they sang a song to Him, Miriam and all the people of Israel sang a song to the Lord. ♪♪ “I will sing unto the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously. ♪♪ The horse and rider thrown into the sea.” ♪♪ This is what the children of Israel sang after the Lord divided. ♪♪ “I will sing unto the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously. ♪♪ The horse and rider thrown into the sea. ♪♪ The Lord is God and I will praise Him. ♪♪ My Father’s God and I will exalt Him. ♪♪ The Lord is God and I will praise Him. ♪♪ My Father’s God and I will exalt Him.” ♪♪ So this is a song something like what Miriam and the children of Israel sang after the Lord divided it for them and you know what? God wants to give us His joy as well. So I just want to pray for you right now, that Father God will make Himself real to you. Okay? Father God I want to thank You for these beloved ones. I want to thank You for each and every one Father God, that has been called to be Yours. Each one of these Lord that’s watching right now, that loves You, that’s been called by Your name. I just ask Father God that You would reveal Yourself to them. Father that You would make Yourself known to them. That they would understand that it’s not just that they believe in a set of doctrinal positions, but that Father that they are in a relationship with the real God and that they would experience You in a tangible way. Jesus You said in John fourteen that if we would love You and obey You, that You would come and reveal Yourself to us and manifest Yourself to us. That You’d make the Father’s love known and that we would experience King Jesus, Your presence abiding in our heart. I pray Father God that You would breathe upon each one. Father I ask You to breathe the Ruach upon everyone right now that’s being drawn to You Father God through the words that I’m proclaiming. Father just speak the word shalom I pray, over every single child of God. Breathe peace into each one’s inner man. I pray that You would strengthen us Father God to be able to take a hold of You by faith, to be able to reach out Father and take a hold of You, to believe in You for the supernatural. For the Word says that our faith is not in word only, but also Father God in the demonstration of Your Spirit and of Your power. So Father God I speak Your glory over the life of Your people. Father we want to thank You today for making us partakers of Jesus, Father for making us partakers of the divine nature. that Father God Your glory lives inside us. Father we want to thank You today, Father that even as You parted the Red Sea, the Sea of Reeds here, for the children of Israel, You’re working supernaturally in the lives of Your children to deliver us from all the powers of the enemy. Father from the bottom of my heart I want to say Daddy, thank You. I love You. And Father on behalf of Your children today I bless each one of them in the name of Yeshua Hamashiach. And I say to you beloved, child of God I love you too. God bless you. Until next week, this is Rabbi Schneider from the Red Sea saying to you, shalom.