“The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide
My desire shall be gratified against them;
I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.’
“You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
“Who is like You among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?
“You stretched out Your right hand,
The earth swallowed them. Exodus 15: 9-12
These verses come from the song that Moses and the people of Israel sang after they watched Pharaoh’s army swallowed up by the sea. We know this story so well that I think we gloss over it like a fairy tale, but this really happened, and God arranged it all! Our mighty God is not a tame lion. He is a God of Love, He is Love, but that doesn’t mean that every man can do what is right in his own eyes. Our God is also a God of Justice. He gives grace and mercy to all, but woe to those who are bent on opposing Him. Everyone is invited to receive the saving grace He gave through His Son, but to those that refuse the invitation, there is a terrible consequence.
Consider the verse above, “You stretched out Your right hand and the earth swallowed them.” Hundreds of soldiers and Pharaoh himself were swallowed up by the sea as the Israelites watched their rescue occur. How terrifying this must have been. Yes, they were safe, but how can the human mind comprehend such miraculous power?
Fast forward to today. This scenario is being replayed before our eyes, but can we see it? Have we allowed our religious boxes to blind us from the reality of the enemy’s tactics and the deliverance our God has sent? Are we fighting against our rescuer?
The enemy is still saying the same thing. His plot is domination and destruction of us individually, our families, our institutions, our nations and ultimately the entire world. He must present himself as the rescuer…the government that will save us.
But Jesus already defeated him on the Cross. There is no beating Him, He is the victor and we are victorious because of Him. He is the King of His Kingdom and He controls the ultimate Government. There is a clear clash of kingdoms going on in our midst. The enemy knows he is loser, but he will not accept that.
There is no difference between the earth swallowing the enemy and draining the swamp. God is draining the reptilian swamp creatures that have plotted to destroy us all. Only He could orchestrate such an enormous battle on a worldwide scale. Men are just not that smart! God has raised His mighty arm(y), He is blowing His Holy Wind across the planet and soon His majestic Holiness will be seen in plain sight! Justice will be served and people will be drowned in the sea. What is about to be exposed is not for the faint-hearted. People can rejoice when justice is served, but the ultimate response is and must remain, The Awe of the Lord, reverence of His Holiness, a humbling before Him!
Let us ask Him for eyes to see and hearts to understand His ways. It is critical for us to align with His timing and His seasons. We must know His heart in order to remain in His peace. Come to Him, He will receive those whose hearts are willing to surrender before him. We do not understand, nor can we comprehend, the depth of evil that is lurking all around us. Likewise, we do not understand the depth of His Love that was given at the Cross to save us. It’s time to re-think salvation and receive it!