Isa 43:17 “who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:”
On the night of the Passover, at midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of the livestock. There was a great cry in Egypt, but God was not done, he continued to harden Pharaoh’s heart as He continued to unravel His divine set up. Pharaoh’s pride and hardness of heart lured him into destruction. Every step of the journey had been carefully orchestrated by God to gain for Himself the glory.
For Israel, their exuberance turns to terror as they watch the Egyptians chase them in hot pursuit. Egypt had unleashed the greatest military might of the time including horses and chariots against unarmed civilians with their little ones and the bags of gold and silver they had obtained from the Egyptians. If God was going to rescue them, where was the army fighting on their side?
Satan did not realize that the route through the Red Sea had been orchestrated by God. It is amazing how Pharaoh led into battle all the might of Egypt including six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. Suddenly the waters turned into a weapon of the mass destruction, wiping out the arsenal of Egypt and its finest commanders. What looked like Israel death trap was transformed into Egypt’s graveyard.
Your own life might be dogged with battle after battle but fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever. The army of Egypt was extinguished buried in the Red Sea as God wrought mighty deliverance for Israel. You will see your enemies vanquished and drown in the waters of your deliverance
May the waters become an army for you, may the Spirit of the Living God raise up a standard against Pharaoh, his horses and chariots that pursued you into the revival. May they begin to sink, may you see them no more.
Additional Scripture References
Isa: 43:17, Psa. 76:6, Exodus 14