Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 15 (Continued)

Sh'mot 15:11 "Who is like You among the gods, O L-RD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?

All the "gods" pale in comparison to the glory, power and might of our One true "G-d"!!!

Sh'mot 15:12-13 "You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them. "In your loving kindness You have led the people whom you have redeemed; In your strength You have guided them to your HOLY HABITATION.

They followed the guidance of Ruach HaKodesh. We as believers in Yeshua also must follow His leading. He is inside us to guide us and to lead us to the right path in our journey in life.

Sh'mot 15:14-19 "The peoples have heard, they tremble; Anguish has gripped the inhabitants of P'leshet (Philistia). "Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; the leaders of Mo'av (Moab), trembling grips them; All the inhabitants of Kena'an (Canaan) have melted away. "Terror and dread fall upon them; By the GREATNESS of your arm they are motionless as stone; until your people pass over, O L-RD, Until the people pass over whom you have purchased. "You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O L-RD, which You have made for your dwelling, The sanctuary, O L-rd, which your hands have established. "The L-RD shall reign forever and ever." For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and the L-RD brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea.

This section of the song acknowledges their faith that G-d would defeat the inhabitants of the Promised Land just as he defeated the Egyptians.

Sh'mot 15:20-21 And Miryam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took the tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. And Miryam answered them, "Sing to the L-RD, for He is highly exalted; the horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea."

Miryam is the first prophetess recorded in the Bible. Other women who were prophetesses were Deborah (Sof'tim (Judges) 4:4), Hulda (Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) 8:3), Anna (Luke 2:36), and Philips four daughters (Acts 21:9).

In the future judgment will also come on some. Those whom G-d has purchased are eternally redeemed and will rejoice in the L-rd:

Revelation 6:12-7:12 And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. And the sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the WRATH of the LAMB; for the great day of their wrath has come; and who is able to stand? " After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind should blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living G-d; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the bond-servants of our G-d on their foreheads." And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: from the tribe of Y'hudah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Re'uven twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naftali twelve thousand, from the tribe of M'nasheh twelve thousand, from the tribe of Shim'on twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Yissakhar twelve thousand, from the tribe of Z'vulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Yosef twelve thousand, from the tribe of Binyamin, twelve thousand were sealed. After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "SALVATION to our G-d who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." And all the angels were standing AROUND the THRONE and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped G-d, saying," Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and HONOR and POWER and MIGHT, be to our G-d forever and ever. Amen."

The angels fall on their faces to worship the Lamb Yeshua. Angels do not worship other angels. So we know Y'shua is more than just an angel. If we know the Word we know He is much more.

Matthew 1:20-23 But when he had considered this, look, an angel of the L-rd appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Yosef, son of David, do not be afraid to take Miryam (Mary) as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of Ruach HaKodesh. "And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Yeshua (Salvation), for it is He who will SAVE His people from their sins. "All this took place to fulfill what the L-rd had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"-which means, "G-D WITH US."

Isaiah 9:6-7 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, "MIGHTY G-D", Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness

If you see the son you see the Father.

Yeshua said in Yochanan (John) 10:30 "I and the Father are one.

Hebrews 2:1-4 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the L-rd, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, "G-d" also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of Ruach HaKodesh according to His own will.

Revelation 7:13-17 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and from where have they come?" And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. "For this reason, they are before the THRONE of G-D; and they serve Him day and night in His TEMPLE; and He who sits on the throne shall spread HIS TABERNACLE over them. "They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for THE LAMB in the center of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them to springs of the water of life; and G-d shall wipe every tear from their eyes. " NAS

Now back to Moshe:

Sh'mot 15:22-24 Then Moshe led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah. So the people grumbled at Moshe, saying, "What shall we drink?"

Marah means bitterness.

What divine presence does this point to who was suffering?

John 19:28 After this, Yeshua, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!"

Yeshua cried our "I thirst" because He too was thirsty while suffering. Look further.

Sh'mot 15:25 Then he cried out to the L-RD, and the L-RD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.

Israel had bitter water to drink in their suffering. It was given with a branch that made the water sweet. Israel is a type of Messiah. The Messiah Yeshua would be given sour wine mingled with gall (bitter) on a hyssop branch while suffering. Gall is the bitterness. (Matt 27:34; John 19:29)

John 19:28-30 After this, Yeshua, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I am thirsty." A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a "BRANCH" of hyssop, and brought it up to His mouth. When Yeshua therefore had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!"

Our Messiah Yeshua is "the branch" that takes away all our bitterness in life and turns it into something good and sweet.

Sh'mot 15:26 And He said, "If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the L-RD your G-d, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the L-RD, am your healer."

I, The L-RD, am your healer -In Hebrew He is called YHVH Rapha or "Jehovah Rapha".

We keep His commandments because we want to - because we love Him - because we appreciate what He has done for us -because we want to please Him.

This "bitterness" in the waters will also happen in the future. (Rev. 8:10-11) The plagues, events, etc. that correspond to the future also help to illustrate to us that this is one book with one G-d and that second half of the Bible, B'rit Hadashah, has the same author as the first half, the Tanakh.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of G-d, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction, in righteousness, that the man of G-d may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Revelation 8:10-11 And the third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood; and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter. NAS

Sh'mot 15:27 Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters. NAS

Still traveling through the Arabian Peninsula they come to an oasis.