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Friday, September 27 2013
Exodus 15: The Song Of The LORD's Victory
"I will sing unto the LORD, for He hath triumphed gloriously"
After the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God), delivered the Israelites, with their Christian baptism, through the sea ("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; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 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." 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV), they celebrated with a "song unto the LORD."
"15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
While Moses is recognized as the leader of Israel at that stage of their history (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Moses) and that Aaron became the first high priest (see The Origin Of The Levite Priesthood), many do not realize that their sister Miriam (who played a key role in Moses being adopted into the Pharaoh's palace; see Exodus 2: The Drawing Of Moses) was a "prophetess."
"15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
While some incorrectly teach that Mount Sinai (its name alone proves where it is - in the Sinai) is in what is today known as Saudi Arabia (a country that has existed in name only since the 1920s) because they fail to understand the full extent of "Arabia" (see Paul's Geography Lesson to understand that the Sinai is in Arabia), Mount Sinai is in reality in the Sinai Peninsula. Further obvious proofs are included in the Scriptures e.g. after crossing the sea "they went out into the wilderness of Shur." Shur is recorded a number of times in the Bible, including when Hagar left Hebron (see Genesis 21: The Birth of Isaac and The Expulsion Of Hagar and Genesis 16: The LORD's Seed Promise To Hagar), in southern Israel, on her way back to her native Egypt - a route that goes straight through the northern Sinai Peninsula, no where near what is today known as Saudi Arabia: "16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar ... 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur." (Genesis 16:1,6-7 KJV)
"15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
Fact Finder: Where were Miriam, Aaron And Moses (stated in the order of their deaths) buried?
This Day In History, September 27
1066: William I (known as William the Conqueror) and his marine army sailed from the mouth of the Somme River across the English Channel to begin the Norman Conquest of England. A descendant of Viking raiders, William had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the name William II. By 1060 his control of Normandy was secure; he then launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066, whereby he became the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.
1290: An earthquake in China killed 100,000 people.
1331: The Battle of Plowce between the forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order.
1396: Thousands of Church of Rome "Crusaders" (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) who had been taken prisoner by Ottoman (i.e. Turkish; listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) forces under Sultan Bayazid at the Battle of Nicopolis the day before were beheaded. Among those executed were members of the royal families of France, Germany and Burgundy.
1529: The Siege of Vienna began when Suleiman I attacked the city (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1540: The Church of Rome's Pope Paul III gave approval to Ignatius Loyola for the founding of the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1590: Pope Urban VII died 13 days after becoming Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history (see also The Struggle For The Papacy).
1605: The armies of Sweden were defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
1785: The "Episcopal Church" in the U.S. was founded when Anglicans met in Philadelphia to create a denomination independent of the Church of England. The Episcopalians left (but continued the erroneous doctrines of) the Church of England, that left (but continued the erroneous doctrines of) the Church of Rome. All 3 were and are "state religions" (i.e. the Church of Rome, the Church of England, the Episcopal Church" of the United States) that deny the Biblical Truth of the Church of God - which knows and recognizes no man-made political boundaries (see also What Is The Church? and What And Where Is Babylon Today?; also A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions).
1791: Jews in France were granted French citizenship.
1821: Mexico declared independence from Spain (Texas succeeded from Mexico 15 years later, in 1836).
1822: Jean-François Champollion announced that he had deciphered the Rosetta stone.
1825: In England, the first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson.
1854: The first great disaster involving an Atlantic Ocean liner occurred when the steamship Arctic sank with 300 people aboard.
1905: The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?." The paper introduced Einstein's famous E=mc2 equation.
1918: During the First World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), Canadian commandos stormed the Canal du Nord, a section of the German Hindenburg Line, capturing over 7,000 prisoners and 205 artillery guns.
1923: Martial law was declared in Germany.
1939: Warsaw, Poland capitulated to the invading German forces (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1959: A typhoon battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.
1964: The Warren Commission released the official report of its investigation of the assassination of President John Kennedy with the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the shooter and that he acted alone. "Conspiracy theorists" continue to disagree with the findings with various counter-claims e.g. Oswald could not have fired shots from 2 different directions at the same time, FBI marksmen found it nearly impossible to repeat the rate of fire and accuracy using Oswald's cheap, bolt-action rifle that, as well, was later found to have a bent sight that would have caused Oswald to fire nearly a foot above, and to the left, of Kennedy's head at that range.
1970: King Hussein of Jordan and Al Fatah guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat met in Cairo with 10 Arab chiefs of state and signed an agreement ending civil war in Jordan.
1996: In Afghanistan, Taliban forces seized control of Kabul and hanged former President Najibullah.
2008: Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut to do a "spacewalk," from Shenzhou 7.