Thursday, September 21, 2017

9-21-17 The Purpose of a Testimony

Daily Jot: The Purpose of a Testimony - By Greg Laurie -
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8
When you tell other people about what God has done for you, you are sharing your testimony. A testimony is when you share your story of how you came to faith. Every Christian has a testimony.
Some Christians have dramatic testimonies where they tell of being delivered from a life of drug addiction or crime or some sordid deeds. Other Christians don't have testimonies that are quite as dramatic-but they are just as significant.
I like to hear how people came to Christ, but I don't like it when people go into gory details about their past. Then there are testimonies where people tell how much they have given up for Jesus. They'll say things like, "I gave up this and that for Jesus. I have made such sacrifices for the Lord. I have done it all for Him!"
Your testimony is not about what you gave up for Jesus. It's about what He gave up for you. Don't share what you have done for Jesus. Share what Jesus has done for you. Jesus is the one who has done the work. It is Jesus whom we are proclaiming.
A good, strong testimony will lift up what Christ has accomplished. The fact of the matter is that all of us were sinners hopelessly separated from God, traveling in the same boat on our way to Hell; and the same gospel came and transformed us. That is the testimony we all have.

9-21-17 New Study Shows Myth of Global Warming

Daily Jot: New study shows myth of global warming - Bill Wilson -
Former Senator and failed presidential candidate Al Gore has written books about the world coming to an end because of climate change. Democratic Party politicians have schemed ways to tax us all to change the weather. Celebrities and the immediate past "president" have ridiculed "deniers" of global warming. The science community has censored fellow scientists who have challenged the concept. Fact is, the scientists at England's University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU), the official source of climate change data, fabricated the data. Now British scientists have released a new study saying that because the modeling was wrong, global warming isn't the threat it once was thought.
Largely ignored by Gore, politicians, celebrities and the news media, UK Telegraph Environmentalist reporter James Delingpole in 2008 blew the whistle on scientists after he obtained 1,079 emails and 72 documents from the CRU. He wrote in 2009 that scientists were practicing "Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more." Also in 2008, Nobel Prize winner for physics Ivar Giaever said, "I am a skeptic. . . Global warming has become a new religion."
Now the UK Telegraph reports "Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modeling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10 year old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output." The Telegraph says experts are now predicting that there is a 66% chance of keeping global temperatures within 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels because temperatures are far cooler than thought in comparison to data from the mid-1800s. They also say the possible US pull-out of the UN climate accord will not make much difference. So, for now, the polar ice caps will not be melting and causing earth-destroying floods as once predicted.
Genesis 1:28 defines man's role in the environment, "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion . . . over every living thing that moves upon the earth."  And after the great flood of Noah's time, God promised in Genesis 8:22, "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Only God the Creator has power to destroy earth. Man is its steward. We should not be deceived by men who are using fear of the earth's destruction to create a new religion, a new social order.

9-21-17 Happy New Year 5778



Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. You will be true to Jacob, and show mercy to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our fathers in days long ago. (Micah 7:18-20)
Rosh Hashanah means "head of the year" and that's why it's often called The Jewish New Year. But it's not at all like the New Years celebrations we're used to in the western world. In the first place, it occurs on the first day of the 7th month of the year. When the Jews were in Egypt, the Lord changed the beginning of their year from the fall to the spring. (Exodus 12:1-2) But since Jewish tradition holds that the birth of the world took place in the fall, they kept the New Year observance where it was. So in effect, they are celebrating the world's birthday on Rosh Hashanah.
The Hebrew name for this day is Yom Teruah, often translated as Feast of Trumpets. This is because over its two-day observance, the shofar, a trumpet-like instrument made of a ram's horn, is blown up t0 100 times.
To the Jewish people, Rosh Hashanah combines a time of happiness with a time of great humility. Happiness, because they are celebrating the birth of the world. Great humility because the ten days beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are a time when each individual is required to take stock of his or her own behavior over the preceding year. These ten days constitute the High Holy Days of Judaism. They are often referred to as the Days of Awe, because their tradition also holds that during these ten days, the Lord decides who will live and who will die in the coming year.  So to the Jewish people Rosh Hashanah is a time of great religious significance, second only to Yom Kippur itself.
According to tradition, the Jewish calendar tracks the number of years since the creation. But some believe that in ancient times God didn't note the passing of time when His people were either out of their land or under the rule of a foreign oppressor due to a judgment He had brought against them. Proponents of this view believe there could be as many as 200 such years between the time the Israelites subdued the land under Joshua and the Romans put an end to the ancient nation.
If they are are correct, it fits nicely with the parallel view that the Age of Man will have a 6000-year duration (six being the number of man). Of course it might be just another of man's misguided attempts to predict the Lord's return, and in any case the 6000 year time span is only an approximation.  Time will tell.
Irrespective of these speculations, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year Festival that takes place this past week, presents a wonderful opportunity to see once again the consistency of Scripture in revealing God's plan for man.
On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, after spending all morning in the synagogue, observant Jews perform a ceremony called Tashlich, from the root word meaning "to cast away." It's based on Micah 7:19, "... and You will hurl (ve-tashlich) all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."
Every year on this day they go to a flowing body of water, preferably one in which fish dwell, and empty their pockets of breadcrumbs they've brought along for the purpose. By tossing the crumbs into the water they symbolically "throw away" their sins. A fish never closes it's eyes, so it represents the all seeing God who knows all our sins.
After that, they return home to enjoy a festive meal with family where the meal emphasizes sweet tasting foods. This is to symbolize their desire that the coming year will be a good and sweet year. The second day is more of the same with lots of time at the synagogue and more delicious food with family and friends.
As I noted above, Rosh Hashanah begins the 10 Days of Awe culminating in Yom Kippur, their annual Day of Atonement. During these 10 days they attempt to seek forgiveness for all the wrongs they've committed in the past year to make themselves right before God. (In Judaism, you have to obtain forgiveness from the person you've wronged before you can ask God to forgive you.)  It's an effort  to make sure that when the books are closed on Yom Kippur they will be inscribed for another year of life.
As Christians we can make much of the Tashlich ceremony; the breadcrumbs containing yeast symbolic of sin, and the fish who eats the crumbs representing our Lord Who took our sins away.
But to me the most illumination comes from reading the passage on which the tradition is based.
"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. You will be true to Jacob, and show mercy to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our fathers in days long ago." (Micah 7:18-20).
This is the most eloquent definition of Grace to be found anywhere in the Old Testament, and along with scores of others written therein portrays our Creator as a compassionate, forgiving, merciful God.
What is this God of the Old Testament versus God of the New? He is the same yesterday today and forever. (Hebr. 13:8) The difference is that the Old  Testament looked forward to the cross while the New Testament looks back at it.   As Micah clearly states, as soon as the sin problem is addressed He delights to show mercy.
The benefit we have as New Testament believers is that we don't have to wait up to a year to do this. Anywhere at anytime "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9) It's our Tashlich. Happy New Year.

9-21-17 Seduction in the Storm

Nearing Midnight: Seduction in the Storm - Terry James -
We are currently writing a book called Deceivers: Exposing Evil Seducers and Their Last-Days Deception." I say "we" are writing it, because it is to be one of my books that presents a compilation of chapters by some of the most recognizable names. These include Todd Strandberg, Jan Markell, Dr. Dave Reagan, Gary Stearman, Dr. Gary Frazier, and others.
Jesus, while sitting on the Mount of Olives with His disciples nearly two millennia ago, gave as His first forewarning that, in the last days, deceivers will be in abundance. Certainly, there is deception at every level at this present time in human history.
Ruminating over the book we are in process of writing, the thought came that we have on the front burner of headline news a storm-like combination of signals harboring seduction and deception that begs exposure.
The primary foretelling's I would like to look at that Jesus gave while answering His disciples' question-"What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"-include the following:
1) There will be distress of nations with perplexity.
2) There will be wars and rumors of wars.
3) There will be earthquakes in various places.
4) The seas and waves will be roaring.
5) Nation will rise against nation.
During all of this last-days storminess, Jesus said, there will be deceivers and great deception. Again, this is the subject of our upcoming book. But, I would like to consider for our purposes here a peculiar seduction within the end-of-days storm that is assaulting this generation:
1)There will be distress of nations with perplexity.
We have only to consider recent news to validate this Olivet prophecy by the Lord.
The national and world economic distresses are phenomenal. America's own national debt is right at $20 trillion. The unfunded liabilities for the nation exceeds $200 trillion. The world at large has economic circumstances that are maybe not so large, but just as perplexing to those trying to deal with the problem.
2) There will be wars and rumors of wars.
There exists at present, one of the most troubling confrontations since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un threatens to launch hydrogen bomb tipped ICBMs at the U.S. and our possessions and allies. Whether he has this capability is a matter of conjecture. But, the threat is there.
Other rumors of potential wars can be found without effort simply by thinking on Israel and those blood-vowed to remove the Jewish state from the planet.
The cold war might again become reality in the near future. This, with Russia and China building massive military forces even at the expense of Russia's already-dire economic circumstances on the one hand and China's desire to, for its own benefit, interact commercially with other nations on the other.
Rumors of war are everywhere one looks on the geopolitical horizon.
3) There will be earthquakes in various places.
Most recently, while hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated portions of the U.S. mainland, an 8.2 earthquake struck Mexico.
Swarms of earthquakes up to 5.3 on the Richter Scale continue to shake the infamous Yellowstone caldera region, causing alarm even among seasoned, professional seismologists.
Earthquakes make much of the Middle East quiver on a regular basis. They are occurring in "various places" at most every hour of every day.
4) The seas and waves will be roaring.
There's no question that the literal seas and waves have been roaring as of late. Again, Harvey and Irma were given 24/7 coverage on practically every news channel over recent days.
But, I believe the Lord was prophesying mainly about figurative seas and waves roaring in this particular foretelling while atop Mt. Olivet.
The peoples of the world are indeed in tumult. Europe is rioting because of economic turbulence. The Arab world is often in tumult against the hated Israel and against each other. America boils with clashes fomented in many cases by thugs paid to stir trouble in our city streets.
The seas and waves, both figurative and literal, are roaring.
5) Nation will rise against nation.
We have looked many times at the term "nation" in this prophecy Jesus gave.
The root of the word for "nation," here, is the Greek word ethnos. This means that in the days just before Christ's Second Advent (Revelaton 19: 1) there will be great strife of one racial group against another.
Certainly, these kinds of conflicts exist at this very moment everywhere across the planet -including within our own borders. All we must do to understand this is to look at the groups known as the white supremacists and Black Lives Matter to see the reality of this prophecy taking place in our own time. -And we are at least seven years away from Christ's Second Advent when Armageddon will be raging.
So, we can conclude that we are in the beginning of the great, end-times storm about which Jesus forewarned. Now, to look at the peculiar seduction that I believe is taking place as part of Satan's deception that is, perhaps, at the eye of this prophetic storm.
The following news story, I hope, will help make the point I wish to make.
Sure, the US has a National Flood Insurance Program, but who's covered by it? Besides, the Program was already $24 billion in debt by 2014 largely due to hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. With total costs of Harvey estimated at $200 billion or more, and Irma threatening to cause far more damage than that, where's the money going to come from?
It took an actual fight just to push the first few billion dollars in emergency aid for Houston through Congress, with four Texan senators voting against of all people. Who then will vote for half a trillion or so in aid? And even if they do, where would it come from?...
Trump's plans for an infrastructure fund were never going to be an easy sell in Washington, and every single penny he might have gotten for it would now have to go towards repairing existing roads and bridges, not updating them -necessary as that may be-, let alone new construction.
Towns, cities, states, they're all maxed out as things are, with hugely underfunded pension obligations and crumbling infrastructure of their own. They're going to come calling on the feds, but Washington is hitting its debt ceiling. All the numbers are stacked against any serious efforts at rebuilding whatever Harvey and Irma have blown to pieces or drowned. ("After the Storms Are Over: America Can't Afford to Rebuild, Zero Hedge,"By Tyler Durden, September 10, 2017)
The author paints the direst portrait of the results the storms will bring to America. (You must read the complete piece to get the full impact.) And, I would agree completely with his assessment of the situation-that is, if I didn't know "the rest of the story," as Paul Harvey used to say.
The world's economies, as I have written many times, are intricately, inextricably linked to that of America. That's why I build my thoughts on things that are likely to happen-prophetically speaking-upon the American model. If this nation implodes-comes crashing down-the whole world will be sucked into the vortex caused by the collapse.
Jesus tells us that, like in the days of Noah and of Lot, people at the time of his next catastrophic intervention into history will be buying, selling, planting, and marrying-doing all the normal activities of life. I believe, because it is Jesus who predicts the buying, selling, etc.,- that it will be far more than normal in its reality. I believe we are about to see an economic boom.
Somehow, some way-I don't presume to know how-all of the destruction taking place now because of the hurricane damage might well turn out to be catalyst for the prophesied building, buying, and selling Jesus foretold that day atop the Mount of Olives.
The "seduction" I believe wrapped up in all of this might well reside within the good economic times that could result from the rebuilding-i.e., the economic boom that might be on its way might take people's thoughts even farther from God. The seduction just might produce the think-not generation that Jesus prophesied will be doing anything but giving consideration to God and eternity:
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. (Matthew 24:44)
Donald Trump is a builder perhaps unparalleled in history. Could it be that he is president of the United States for just this moment in regard to Jesus' days of Noah, days of Lot prophecy?

9-21-17 US Military Opens 1st Ever Permanent Base in Israel

 "With Hashem we shall triumph; He will trample our foes." Psalms 108:14 (The Israel Bible™)
The U.S. military has established its first permanent base on Israeli soil located inside an Israeli Air Force base in southern Israel.
"We've established, for the first time in the state of Israel, the IDF, a permanent U.S. military base, flying the American flag," Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, commander of the Israeli Air Force's Aerial Defense Division, said in a statement.
The base is located within the IAF's School of Aerial Defense and will house dozen of U.S. soldiers permanently stationed in Israel as part of a task force.
"This symbolizes the strong bond that exists between the United States and Israel," Maj. Gen. Josh Gronski, deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army National Guard, said during a visit to the base.
According to the IDF, the base will provide space for the Israeli Air Force and American task force to improve detection, interception and deployment in aerial defense, while strengthening cooperation.
"Part of the process of establishing the foundation stems from the process of a culture of cooperation. I appreciate the way the Americans respect the state of Israel," Haimovich said.

9-21-117 The Next Manhattan Project and the NWO

The Next Manhattan Project and the New World Order - By Britt Gillette -
On September 1, 2017, Vladimir Putin addressed a group of students in Yaroslavl, Russia. Speaking of the future, Putin said the development of artificial intelligence (AI) presents "colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now" and "the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world."
That's quite a statement coming from the leader of one of the world's greatest powers. But regardless of whether or not you agree, this is a major story. In fact, it should be one of the biggest headline stories in years. Why do I say that? Because Vladimir Putin, undisputed leader of Russia, a man who controls 7,000 nuclear warheads, made a public admission overlooked by almost every media outlet in the world. I have to assume they missed it, otherwise Putin's statement would have been the top headline all over the world. Why? Because Vladimir Putin said mutual assured destruction won't last forever.
The End of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD)
Since 1949, mutual assured destruction (MAD) has been the linchpin of international peace. Fear of total destruction, the idea no one can win a war between two nuclear powers, is all that's kept us from World War III. But all that is about to change, and Vladimir Putin knows it.
New technologies will one day render MAD obsolete. Artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing, quantum computers, new missile defense systems, and other technologies will radically alter the balance of power. What if a nation can disable enemy missiles before they're launched? Or, even if they are launched, what if they can shoot down those missiles before they reach their target? New technologies will make both scenarios possible.
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have given the world a glimpse of unmanned drone technology. What happens as those drones become smaller and more powerful? What happens when swarms of drones the size of bees or mosquitoes attack a conventional army? What if they attack nuclear warheads? What if swarms of tiny submarines hunt down and disable nuclear submarines? New technologies will make these scenarios possible as well.
Even worse, numerous other threats could crop up, threats we have yet to imagine. As Putin says, artificial intelligence and its associated technologies will present "colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now." This inherent uncertainty will further erode the effectiveness of MAD. For instance, what happens if militaries throughout the world decide to place critical battlefield decisions in the hands of artificial intelligence? Could a non-human intelligence spark a global war? It might. And even if it doesn't, the idea it could will impact the decisions world leaders make.
What Does This Mean?
Aside from his admission MAD will lose its effectiveness in the near future, Putin made another equally important admission. He said the nation leading this technological revolution "will rule the world." This wasn't an offhand remark. It was a public acknowledgement of what many people have known for a long time.
The nation that first develops artificial intelligence and molecular manufacturing will have an enormous military advantage over the rest of the world. MAD will be obsolete, and the leading nation will have superior weapons. This nation will have two choices. It can sit on its advantage until other nations catch up. Or it can use its advantage to the conquer other nations. It will choose the second option. How can I be so sure? Because the first option will result in an unstable arms race that will probably lead to worldwide annihilation. Remember, MAD will no longer be effective. And post-MAD weapons will be even more powerful than nuclear weapons.
So it's inevitable the leading nation will use its advantage to set up a global empire. Vladimir Putin knows this. That's why he said, "the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world." I'm sure Putin imagines he'll win the race and establish a world empire for himself. But regardless of who wins, the leading nation will draw the same conclusion - global government is the only available course of action.
What the Bible Says
Those who study Bible prophecy have long known what the Bible predicts for the end times. The Bible says a global empire will exist, one that rules every person on earth (Revelation 13:7). This empire will crush and devour the whole world (Daniel 7:23). And when it does, it will control almost every aspect of human life - to the point of determining "who can buy and who can sell" (Revelation 13:17).
According to Vladimir Putin, the leader in artificial intelligence will set up this global empire. He knows it. And other world leaders know it. Have no doubt about it, this was a public admission of an ongoing race. It's a race among world governments. A race to develop new post-MAD technologies. And these technologies include more than artificial intelligence. They include molecular manufacturing, quantum computers, and other technologies most people are unaware of. In this race, there's no silver medal. The second place nations get nothing. The first place nation gets the whole world. That's quite a prize. So have no doubt, the race is on.
The end result will be a global empire (Revelation 13:7) and a worldwide police state with unprecedented power (Revelation 13:17). It's just one more sign of the times. Jesus is coming!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9-20-17 The Top 5 Biblical Prophecies Fulfilled in 5777

“All Your works shall praise You, Hashem, and Your faithful ones shall bless You.” Psalms 145:10 (The Israel Bible™)
As Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, approaches this week, it is customary to look back and reflect on the previous year. Between Sunday and Wednesday, Breaking Israel News will present a series of Top Lists recalling some of the most significant Biblical and Israel stories of 5777. On Sunday, we looked back on 5777’s biggest stories of redemption: the year’s top 10 articles demonstrating that the Messiah is on his way. On Monday, we revisited the top 5 Biblical prophecies fulfilled in Israel and around the world this year. On Wednesday, the series concludes with the year’s top 5 stories of how the Bible comes to life in spectacular images and events worldwide.
There were no cell phones in Biblical times, but many of those miraculous events are reappearing in modern times and are being faithfully recorded and shared on the internet. The visual proof is undeniable, as videos surfaced showing God’s glory being revealed through the wonders of nature. For those who love the Bible and have the eyes to see, there is no greater pleasure than seeing its timeless stories come to life.

1. Biblical Pillar of Cloud Appears Over Golan, Proving Hand of God Protects Israel From ISIS [WATCH]

The Children of Israel Crossing the Jordan, Benjamin West, 1800 (Wikimedia Commons)
Just a few days after Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists attacked IDF troops on the border between Syria and the Golan in December, a massive pillar-shaped cloud appeared. Witnesses to the strange phenomenon noted that the cloud remained in place, confounding any ISIS troops who may have considered threatening Israel but halting exactly at the Israeli border. The video went viral, with a multitude of viewers calling it a reenactment of the pillar of smoke that protected the Children of Israel in the desert during the Exodus. The divine cloud seems to be as effective as ever. Though a vicious civil war just to the north of Israel has claimed over 300,000 lives, the Golan remains blessedly untouched with only occasional spillover fire disturbing the serenity.

2. Rare Red Heifer Eligible for Third Temple Offering Discovered in Mexico

Rabbi Benny Hershcovich discovered a purely red heifer on a farm in Baja, Mexico. (Facebook, Benny Hershcovich)
A red heifer, necessary for ritual purification, is one of the final elements missing for reinstating the Temple service. Incredibly rare, only nine red heifers were ever found from the time of the Tabernacle until the destruction of the Second Temple. The requirements are stringent, and one potential candidate being raised on a farm in New Jersey was disqualified in 2015 when it gave birth. So it was astounding when, in February of this year, two red heifers were discovered, one in Mexico and the other, just ten days later, in West Virginia. The Heifer in Mexico was visibly unfit due to an ear tag attached soon after birth that created a disqualifying blemish, and it is unknown whether the Temple Institute investigated the suitability of the Virginian candidate. Nonetheless, the sudden plethora of viable red heifers seems to indicate the era in which they will be needed is imminent.

3. WATCH Exodus 7:18 Come to Life as Indonesian River Turns Poisoned Blood-Red [VIDEO]

The Bah Bolon river in Indonesia suddenly turned blood-red on August 7, 2017. (Facebook/Rodrigo Contreras Lopez)
A river that meandered through a village in a lush corner of Indonesia suddenly turned shockingly blood red in August. Once the vibrant centerpiece of life in Pematangsiantar, the Bah Bolon river became a horror to behold, with dead fish floating in the bloody broth. No explanation could be found and local experts were as dumbfounded as Egypt’s chief charlatans. Though not entirely rare, the vision of red rivers always evokes the archetypal first encounter between Moses and Pharaoh.

4. Locust ‘Plague’ of Biblical Proportions Strikes Across Globe [WATCH]

Desert locusts feast on grass. (Shutterstock)
Farms-strikes-acrossers and scientists have utilized modern methods to diminish outbreaks of locusts, but the eighth plague from the Book of Exodus was recreated twice last month. In Russia, a remote agricultural region was demonstrated by locusts and desperate locals took to catching the insects in flight to use as fish-bait. Officials in Trinidad were perplexed by unprecedented swarms. In a distinctly Biblical manner that seemed intended to annoy, the bugs turned up everywhere: in clothing, inside vehicles, everywhere they could crawl or fly.

5. WATCH: Hurricane Irma Recreates Splitting of Red Sea in Florida and Bahamas

Irma became a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean. Its winds, recorded at over 190 MPH, were strong enough to blow away entire sections of the ocean in Florida and the Bahamas in precisely the manner the Bible describes the splitting of the Reed Sea. In the same manner the Children of Israel walked away from Egypt, residents walked on dry land in places that had always been underwater. Boats were left high and dry and a visual reminder of the power of God’s hand that hadn’t been seen since the Exodus was once again revealed.