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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
nothing they could do. They were stopped-HELPLESS!
At that point they had
to
rely on Goo!
In Egypt God had caused their release from slavery
by a series of supernatural plagues. Now God caused the
waters of the Red Sea to roll back to form a watery wALL
on either side, with a wide path on the dry sea floor
between.
The Israelites walked on through. On the opposite
side they looked back and saw the Egyptians entering
the seafloor path. When the Egyptians were all within
the seawall passage, God allowed the waters to flow
back, drowning the Egyptian army.
Broken Promises
In due time the Israelites pitched tents at the foot of
Mount Sinai.
God did not make them his nation, under his
theocratic rule, without their consent.
Through Moses, God put to them his proposition. If
they would obey his laws of HIS GOVERNMENT, he would
prosper them, and make them the wealthiest and most
powerful of nations.
Yet God's birthright PROMISES were of a national
and material nature-no spiritual salvation.
The people agreed. Thus they became God's chosen
nation. BuT WHY?
This we know: God's purpose for them had a
definite relation to
preparing for the ultimate
KINGDOM OF
GOD-when the GOVERNMENT OF Goo
would be reestablished over all the earth, and spiritual
salvation would be offered to ALL!
Undoubtedly, one reason was to preserve the
original physical racial strain. But there was much
more.
Nations had developed knowledge. Mankind was
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