Red Sea Crossing

Last Day of Unleavened Bread 2023

(Sermon Notes)  By Warren Zehrung  4/12/2023


Today is the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, the 21st of Abib, the first month of the year.  Today is a very special day.  Aside from the fact that we end eating unleavened bread today, the lessons of the twenty-first day of this month are important.

The Children of Israel came out of Egypt on this day.  The world is blind to this fact, but when you study out the chronology of the events as Israel was leaving Egypt you will find that all indications are that they came out “This Morning” – on the last Day of Unleavened Bread.  

Egypt had been to them a land of great distress and idolatry – so much so that Egypt has become synonymous with sin.

Just as God saved the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and anguish – leading them through the Red Sea – God is able through the power of His Holy Spirit to save and delivers us, His People today, from the difficult problems we face – even the insurmountable obstacles that we think stand in the way of our Christian lives.

Jesus Christ gave the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the tribes of Israel before they reached Mt. Sinai where He gave them the 10 commandments, and He instructed them, and succeeding generations, to observe it forever.

Exodus 12:18  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.   [That is today!]

As time wore in Egypt the slavery for Israel became unbearable, and they began to cry out to God for deliverance:  

Exodus 2:23  And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

God answered and responded to their cry for rescue.  

Let’s begin with the Burning Bush.  Remember how God appeared to Moses at the burning bush?  Moses was a type of Jesus Christ – delivering His people.

Exodus 3:6  Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 

Exodus 3:7  And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 

Exodus 3:8  And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey — [the Promised Land].

Notice here that God is very well aware of all our trials and difficulties.

Exodus 3:9  Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

In His mercy and compassion, God hears and answers our cries unto Him.  

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The Children of Israel were unable to escape from Egypt by their own power – then needed God’s help – God’s deliverance.  

Brethren, some of you might doubt it, but it is very clear that God delivers us out of all our problems.  You ought to know that with your whole heart!  King David writes:

Psalm 34:17  The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. 

Pick up on that – “delivers them out of all their troubles.”  “All,” almost sounds like an overstatement.  You might even be thinking of times that you were not delivered out of troubles.  The answer to that is God is working His will in you and with you to achieve His purposes to bring each of us to His perfection (James 1:4).

Psalm 34:18  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit. 

It is reiterated for emphasis – do you believe it?

Psalm 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all

David’s faith was strong!

Psalm 56:9  When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

Read all of this chapter when you have time.  It is about Israel crying out to God.

Psalm 107:5  Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 

Psalm 107:6  Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

Psalm 107:13  Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. 

Psalm 107:14  He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands in sunder. 

Psalm 107:15  Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:19  Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses

Psalm 107:20  He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 

Psalm 107:21  Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:28  Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. 

Psalm 107:29  He makes the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 

Psalm 107:30  Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He brings them unto their desired haven.

Psalm 107:31  Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Why is it that men do not praise the LORD for very long?

You would think that the Israelites would have been so thankful and appreciative of their deliverance that they would have fallen on their faces and worshiped God evermore!  Their thankfulness and appreciativeness were short-lived.  They soon forgot.

However, there is a stark lesson in this for us because, in spite of the imposing wonders worked by God in their deliverance, the vast majority of the Israelites did not look to God and His law. 

Exodus 16:1-2 …On the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 

In fact, they were murmuring against the LORD who had delivered them out of Egypt!  It did not end well for those Israelites who were delivered on this day!  For His name’s sake, the children lived on, but all Israel perished in the wilderness.

Numbers 32:13  And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed

Brethren, we are living in our own Godless cultural Egypt today.  We are warned to come out and be separate! (2Corinthians 6:17).  Paul wrote about the Israelites perishing in the wilderness this way:

1Corinthians 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 

1Corinthians 10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 

Brethren, do not think of Pharaoh and the Egyptians as the bad guys, and the Israelites as the good guys.  Yes, Israel is God’s chosen people – but they perished in the wilderness because they rejected God’s favor.  The warning is to us!  We are God’s called people – in an even greater way.

The warning is to us!  Many are called – but few are chosen because they do not heed this warning.  Are we crying out daily to God for His deliverance?  The Israelites needed to be baptized because of their rejection of God, idolatry and sinfulness.

1Corinthians 10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 

1Corinthians 10:3  And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 

1Corinthians 10:4  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 

1Corinthians 10:5  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 

After their glorious deliverance, the Israelites plunged right back into the same evil sin they had been liberated from.  

The Israelites were sinners in Egypt.  They desired to return to Egypt.  But, this was written for our warning – our admonition!  God recorded this terrible failing of the Israelites to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

1Corinthians 10:6  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 

1Corinthians 10:10  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 

Brethren, Here is our warning:

1Corinthians 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 

We find our Specific Purpose Statement for today’s sermon in this next verse:

1Corinthians 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 

The Israelites were saved and delivered, but then they forgot the lesson and so it did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them to endure to the Promised Land.

Brethren, let’s apply the spiritual lesson unto ourselves!

Hebrews 4:1  Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 

This promise of His rest is the soon coming Kingdom od God.

Hebrews 4:2  For unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 

Brethren, we are still being admonished.  Make no mistake about it, life is a journey through a wilderness, but:

1Corinthians 10:13 God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

We find this promise again in:

Galatians 1:3  Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 

Galatians 1:4  Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

In other words, God will give you all the help you need in every situation He allows to come your way.  In this day and time when so many are “wimping out,” looking for any excuse to let down, Paul advises us to watch:

1Cointhians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 

It is a call to courage, bravery and maturity.  It is the same thing Moses said as the surviving Israelites were entering into the Promised Land.  When Moses was a hundred and twenty years old, he said to Israel:

Deuteronomy 31:2  And [Moses] said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day;

Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, He it is that goes with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.  (Hebrews 13:5)

Then, Moses said it to Joshua:

Deuteronomy 31:7  And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD has sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 

This Feast of Unleavened Bread pictures the life and work of the resurrected Jesus Christ, who ascended to the throne of God, where He is now actively working on our behalf as our High Priest, helping us put the leaven of sin out of our lives.

But, more than sin-less-ness, Unleavened bread symbolizes our moving toward the righteousness of Christ.  

Israel crossed the Red Sea and came completely out of Egypt—headed for the Promised Land which, in type, points to important principles like following God’s way, and His path to righteousness.  

Brethren, we have been eating Unleavened Bread for a week because God commands His people to eat unleavened bread during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12:15, 19-20; Leviticus 23:6).  

Unleavened Bread, more importantly, implies putting on Christ’s righteousness and obedience to God.  As Christians, we must endeavor to cease sinning.  Not for just a week – for but a lifetime!

After repenting of our sins and being forgiven by God, we must continue to strive to come out of sin completely.  True Christians continually strive to rid sin from their lives.  

Israel did not exit Egypt by their own strength—they were delivered by our Savior, Jesus Christ, because He heard their cry for help.

Unleavened Bread pictures Jesus Christ – who is the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth (1Corinthians 5:8).  

Accepting Jesus’ sacrifice to pay for our sins is not the complete meaning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  We need His help.  We must plead with Him, and He rescues us.  But our cry to God for help must be more sincere and lasting than that of the Children of Israel.

Joshua 24:6  I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea. 

Joshua 24:7 When they cried out to the LORD [for help], [God] became a column of darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them and covered them; and your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And you lived in the wilderness a long time (forty years).

God knows that to overcome sin and obey Him we need His Spiritual help – therefore – He wants us to know that He is there for us in times of need.  Whether or not we know it, we are in desolate and afflicted circumstances.

The observance of this seven-day Feast teaches us that we must put on Christ’s righteousness and strive not to return to the sins Jesus paid for with His shed blood.

In order for us to become Spirit-born members of God’s Family in the resurrection, we must prove to God that we will obey God here and now by striving to put the spiritual leaven of sin out of our lives and keep it out.  Paul said that we are to lay aside every sin that so easily besets us – striving against sin (Hebrews 12:1, 4).  

In the same way that God made Jesus to be Sin, He has made us to be Righteous.  God imputes the righteousness of Jesus to us!  

God the Father made Jesus Christ, who never sinned, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.  Jesus took on our sin, so that we might put on His Righteousness.  

2Corinthians 5:21  He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

Today it is important that we renew our resolve to live in harmony with God’s Law, and re-dedicate our lives to continual spiritual growth and overcoming.  

This Feast of Unleavened Bread pictures deliverance.

Colossians 1:13 …[God] has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.  

God knew that the Israelites hearts were not fully set to receive His deliverance.  After all, they still carried pagan idols with them (Ezekiel 14:3-6).

Exodus 13:3  And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 

Exodus 13:17  When Pharaoh finally let the people go, [after all the plagues], God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “Lest peradventure, if the people are faced with a battle, they might repent [of war], and change their minds and return to Egypt.”

Exodus 13:18  But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness [by the desert road] of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed [in battle array, orderly ranks, marching formation] out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 14:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, 

In effect, “I am going to make Pharaoh think that the Children of Israel are trapped between the mountains and the sea:”

Exodus 14:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 

Exodus 14:3  For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 

Exodus 14:9  But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea… 

That caused fear to really set in:

Exodus 14:10  And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. 

Fear Not!

Exodus 14:13  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will shew to you today: [On the Last Day of Unleavened Bread] for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. 

Brethren, these are very encouraging words—that equally apply to us.

Exodus 14:14  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 

Exodus 14:30  Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. 

Exodus 14:31  And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, reverenced the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses. 

But that reverenced the LORD did not last long – did it?  That is written for us brethren!

Paul shows that God is our ever present help, and that we need to apply these lessons of the Exodus in our lives.

Romans 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 

Romans 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things

Romans 8:33  Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?  It is God that justifies. 

Romans 8:34  Who then will condemn us?  No one—for Christ died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 

Romans 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 

Romans 8:36  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 

Romans 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. 

Romans 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 

Romans 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

This Last Day of Unleavened Bread Pictures coming completely out of sin – but let’s understand this: we desperately need God’s help.  We must cry out to God – we must plead with Him to help us.  

Israel did not continue to cry out to God as they should.

God knows that to overcome sin and obey Him we need His Spiritual help – therefore – He wants us to know that He is there for us in times of need.  

Have you ever been in a hopeless situation?  God is the one who rescues us from that kind of trouble.  Sometimes it seems hopeless.  That is when God does His best work!  God is always there when it seems that no matter which way we turn – there is no help?

King David, a man after God’s own heart, knew to call upon the Lord:

Psalm 18:6  In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before Him, even into his ears.

America has not yet come to the point of crying out to God to rescue us from distress – but as sure as the Sun came up this morning – Great Unimaginable Distress will soon be coming on our people (Deuteronomy 28:53).

Luke 21:23  Tells us that there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 

We American Israelites think that we will rule forever – but we will soon see differently – that day is at hand.  

How terrible would it be to see this American soil being blessed under Gentile rulership?  

After Israel and Judah went into captivity – the land of Israel blossomed in blessings of grain and fat cattle – while the children of Israel labored in distress.  Even Israel’s leaders did not look to God:

Nehemiah 9:34  Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them. 

Nehemiah 9:35  For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works. 

Nehemiah 9:36  Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it: 

Nehemiah 9:37  And it yields much increase unto the [enemy] kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress. 

Brethren, let’s understand clearly – there is a time when we can cry out to God and have our prayers answered – But let’s never take that Great Blessing for granted – because the time is coming soon when God will no longer respond to the cries of His people

More than I ever expected to see in my lifetime, our Country has rejected God, His laws and His counsel. 

Proverbs 1:25  But ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would [have] none of my reproof:

God is being derisive—expressing contempt—at Israel’s foolishness:

Proverbs 1:26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 

Proverbs 1:27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you. 

Proverbs 1:28  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 

Proverbs 1:29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 

Proverbs 1:30  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 

Proverbs 1:31  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. [that is bitter fruit]

Proverbs 1:32  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 

That evil day has arrived!  But then, there is a message for those of us in God’s church!

Proverbs 1:33  But whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet [untroubled] from fear of evil. 

When Christ returns there will be a people who will know and believe the lessons of history – they will know and obey their God. 

Isaiah 30:19  For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shalt weep no more: He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee.

Let’s take a look some inspiring verses in the Psalms and look at this concept of crying out to God for deliverance and being heard by God.

Psalm 4:1  Hear me when I call, [David is begging of God] O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

David was a man after God’s own heart.  Not just in his repentance –  but his constant looking to God – his constant crying out to God be saved out of distressful situations.

Psalm 6:4  Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

Psalm 7:1  O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

This is a message of hope – in that God hears us.  Are We Like David – This is a right attitude.  Hurry up lord and help me.

Psalm 22:19  But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, hasten thee to help me.

A petition to God:

Psalm 25:16  Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted

Psalm 25:17  The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. [my anguish]

Psalm 25:18  Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins

We – as Christians – put ourselves in vulnerable positions because of our sins.  We must rely on God to come to our aid and assistance.

Psalm 25:20  O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

Psalm 31:1  …In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

Hurry!  Tell God to hurry?

Psalm 31:2  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.

Psalm 34:15  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalm 37:40  And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

Psalm 39:8  Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Hurry!  Tell God to hurry again.

Psalm 40:13  Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

This is a new Testament concept in the OT.

Psalm 41:1  …. Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. 

Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 50:15  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Notice the depth of pleading that David goes into.  

We all find ourselves in hopeless situations that are too much for us.   For example, we are powerless to bring about reconciliation.  We can do nothing to restore peace and fellowship between two brothers.  If it were not for the sure promises of God … we would surely perish:

Psalm 56:13  For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Psalm 57:2  I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performs all things for me.

Psalm 79:9  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.

God says:

Psalm 91:14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 

Psalm 91:15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Psalm 102:1  A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

Psalm 118:5  I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. [sometimes we need a wide space]

Psalm 118:21  I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

Psalm 120:1  In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

We certainly do not want for our pleas for deliverance to be unheard.

Judges 10:15  And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seems good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day. [immediately]

There was a time when I thought there was a chance that America would repent – and turn back to God – but they love Christmas and Easter bunnies too much.

1Samuel 12:10  And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.

Psalm 43:1  Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

We must turn to God – Go to God – that is our only refuge.

Only God’s true people will be saved!

Luke 18:7  And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

Unleavened Bread pictures coming out from under a death sentence – that we brought on ourselves.

2Corinthians 1:9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead: 

2Corinthians 1:10  Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us; 

2Timothy 4:18  And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever.

Romans 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 


Romans 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. 

Isaiah 30:18-19  And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.  For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee.

In closing, let me pose the question:  

What greater necessity is there than that we be delivered from the bondage of sin? …That we be delivered from this body of sin?  

What greater necessity is there than that we come completely out of sin?  

What greater necessity is there than that we cry out to God in our time of anguish and trouble to deliver us from our distresses.  

The “End is Near.”

Brethren, as we are witnessing our nation and the world crumbling all around us, now more than ever, we need to be crying out to God to deliver us.

I wish we had time to read all of 2Samuel 22.  Please read all of this song of David when you can – it is very good.

2Samuel 22:1  And David spoke unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: 

2Samuel 22:2  And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer

2Samuel 22:3  The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior; thou save me from violence. 

2Samuel 22:4  I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 

2Samuel 22:5  When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; 

2Samuel 22:6  The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; 

2Samuel 22:7  In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and He did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

Closing Hymn, Purple Hymnal page #86,

When Israel Out of Egypt Went


End:  Red Sea Crossing