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From Passover to Crossover

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The Red Sea crossing shows us how we are saved from the power of sin. God provides a mediator.

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The Old Testament is New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
Scripture teaches us that salvation is not a one time event of faith but an enduring exercise of faith. Salvation is taught by using three verb tenses.

Past Tense: We have been saved from sin’s penalty.

Titus 3:5 ESV
he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
2 Timothy 1:9 ESV
who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Ephesians 2:8 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Present Tense: We are being saved from sin’s power.

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
2 Corinthians 2:15 ESV
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
Philippians 1:6 ESV
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:12 ESV
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
Titus 2:12 ESV
training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
Philippians 2:12–13 ESV
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Philippians 2:12–13 ESV
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Future Tense: We will be saved from sin’s presences.

Romans 5:9 ESV
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
In the Exodus narrative we see a living illustration of salvation.
The Passover shows us how we are saved from sin’s penalty. God provides a substitute.

In the Passover, God shows us how we are saved from sin’s penalty. God provides a substitute.

The Passover delivered God’s people out of Egypt in a night. God delivers the Israelite’s for the purpose of worship. God delivers those in bondage to make His name great. Those delivered from bondage make His name great as they worship.
Isaiah 63:12 ESV
who caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, who divided the waters before them to make for himself an everlasting name,

In the crossing of the Red Sea, God shows us how we are saved from sin’s power. God provides a mediator.

The Red Sea crossing was delivering Egypt out of God’s people. Our text reminds us that though they had been delivered from Egyptian slavery positionally but they remained in slavery practically.
Exodus 14:10–12 ESV
When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
Exodus 14:10 ESV
When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord.
Moses response in
Exodus 13
Exodus 14:13 ESV
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.
Exodus 14:13–14 ESV
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
is not one of comfort but rebuke. Where they being rebuked for being fearful? No, they were being rebuke for not being faith-filled. This event was designed by God to exercise their faith. The only way to weaken faithlessness is to work out faith.
is not one of comfort but rebuke. Where they being rebuked for being fearful? No, they were being rebuke for not being faith-filled. This event was designed by God to exercise their faith. The only way to weaken faithlessness is to work out faith.
Remember
explains the last portion of my point; In The Crossing of The Red Sea, God show us how we are saved from sin’s power, He provides a mediator.
Exodus 14:15–31 ESV
The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground. And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them, coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the night without one coming near the other all night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. The Egyptians pursued and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And in the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down on the Egyptian forces and threw the Egyptian forces into a panic, clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily. And the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from before Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal course when the morning appeared. And as the Egyptians fled into it, the Lord threw the Egyptians into the midst of the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen; of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, not one of them remained. But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great power that the Lord used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.
Exodus 14:15–16 ESV
The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.
Hebrews 9:15 ESV
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
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Hebrews 9:15 ESV
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
Hebrews 7:25 ESV
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
1 John 2:1 ESV
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Romans 8:34 ESV
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
Exodus 14:

IT WILL NOT BE THE QUALITY OF OUR FAITH THAT WILL SAVE US BUT THE OBJECT OF OUR FAITH. TRUE FREEDOM IS NOT ABOUT HAVING IN MASTER BUT HAVING THE RIGHT MASTER.

Isaiah 45:22 NKJV
“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
Hebrews 12:1–2 ESV
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
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