THE RED SEA ENCOUNTER
Ceci and I attended Kent and Candy Christmas’ July Fourth gathering in Nashville. It was God honoring, Christ centered, prophetic and patriotic. Over four thousand people attended; 22,000 more tried to register after it had reached capacity. The people were very expectant, full of faith and without doubt believe completely in God’s intent to restore America. There was a consensus from the prophets that the last half of 2021 will see much breakthrough and release of God’s plan to expose evil, bring forth truth and move further into the coming revival.
I did not speak at the gathering, but did share a word Holy Spirit gave me. While in my room praying the night before, He reminded me of the passage in Exodus 14, where the Red Sea was rolled back for Israel and Pharaoh’s army was destroyed. The first two verses inform us, “Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.’” (Exodus 14:1-2)
God wants us to know that HE chose the place for this encounter. To many of the Israelites, as well as to Pharaoh and his army, it looked as though Israel was confused, disoriented and wandering aimlessly in the desert. And they were, in fact, now trapped by mountains, the sea and Pharaoh’s army. God sometimes enjoys allowing satan to believe he has won; at times He even orchestrates circumstances to accomplish this. Such was the case here.
Baal-zephon was one of the Egyptian gods. It was believed that Zephon reigned in power and was lord over the sea. And he was the only Egyptian god Yahweh had not yet judged and exposed during the 10 plagues and Israel’s deliverance. Scott Lancer, in an article for Associates for Biblical Research, (Confronting Baal Zephon: The Spiritual Message of the Meeting of Israel and the Armies of Egypt) says, “Let us remember that God had been triumphing over not only Pharaoh and the Egyptians, but also the supposed power of their gods. The plagues were a drumbeat of victory as the gods of Egypt were, one by one, displayed to be impotent and powerless. And even more importantly, Yahweh wanted the Egyptians to know that He is the Lord.” (14:4).1
Pharaoh no doubt believed that this god, however, was more powerful than Yahweh. He supposed that Baal-zephon had lead them into a trap and was now going to cause them to be destroyed in front of the place named for him.
Yahweh had other plans. His plan was to demonstrate that HE was the Lord of the sea. His authority, released through the extension of the rod He had given Moses, controlled the sea, not Zephon. Yahweh would lead his people THROUGH, not around, the sea that the Egyptians believed was under the control of Zephon. And instead of the Israelites being destroyed, it would be Pharoah and the Egyptian army - in front of their supposed god!
Through this amazing passage, the Lord spoke to me that this is where we are in America. Many prophets have used the analogy of Israel and the Red Sea to describe the church in this season: our backs are to the wall, it appears that the god of this world has outsmarted and overpowered ours, and it looks as though satan has taken over the nation.
But Yahweh, once again, has other plans. He will release His authority over this nation, just as He did over Israel at the Red Sea, and demonstrate that He is the Lord! Baal has long tried to rule America, but the orchestrated plan of God to overthrow his influence in our nation began in 2007, and continues to this day. (I will do a post on this in the near future.)
Yahweh is about to expose the evil plans of the god of this world and his allies. He has allowed them to gain ground temporarily in order to expose their deception, anti-Christ ways, leftist ideals and even idiocy. But He will strike in His zeal, power and determination to reap the coming great harvest. God must have a strong America that honors Him in order to accomplish this; and He will have that. Do not doubt this. AMERICA SHALL BE SAVED!!!
Yahweh said in Exodus 14:4, before springing His trap, “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” This is exactly what happened. “Honored” is the Hebrew word kabad, which is the word for glory. God actually said He would glorify Himself as He dealt with Pharaoh and this false god. And some scholars believe when Yahweh said the Egyptian’s would know He was the Lord, this was not simply a statement about proving He was in charge. It was, rather, a demonstration of His grace to the Egyptians, who were deceived and in bondage, following false gods who could not save them. And when God shows himself strong in America, He will be honored and glorified. Millions of people will realize the folly of their ways and that Christ is their Redeemer.
Father, You have never been outwitted by satan and his allies. You always demonstrate the foolishness of those who are wise in their own eyes and who exalt themselves above You. To see this, we need look no further than the Cross. But we see it also at this encounter with baal at the Red Sea. You showed Yourself wiser and stronger than Your enemies. The gods of this world are idols, and have no power. You, Yahweh, are the only true and living God.
We know You are about to show Yourself strong, once again. The earth you created will see the power and glory of its Creator. The people You created will see the beauty, love and salvation of their Redeemer. The spirit of baal will once again be overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. America shall be saved!
And Your glory will be seen among the nations, covering the earth like the waters cover the sea. You will have Your inheritance. You will not be stopped. We align with You now, and decree that Your kingdom is invading this planet and Your will is being accomplished. We declare this in the name of the Most High God, Jesus. Amen.
We decree that the God of Israel is the God of America and He will prevail. The gods of this world are demonic idols and will fail.
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