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EXODUS 14:5-9, 21-31
Just as the crossing of the Red Sea completed the deliverance of Israel from Egypt in order that
they could begin their journey toward the Promised Land, so also when a person trusts Christ and
has complete salvation, he is to progress in his Christian walk.
The crossing of both the Red Sea and the Jordan River illustrate what was accomplished for the
believer in the death of Christ. At the Red Sea there was separation from Egypt; at the Jordan
River there was an entering into the place of rest.
The place of rest for the believer is referred to in Hebrews 4:9-10: “There remaineth therefore a
rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own
works, as God did from his.”
For the believer, the death of Christ not only separates him from this present evil world, but it
also makes him spiritually alive and seats him with Christ. What a glorious truth this is! We are
on the resurrection side. We have much more than the forgiveness of sin;
we have been associated with the risen Christ so that we may be united with Him forever and live
the heavenly life. He who was dead is now alive! And this same Jesus indwells the bodies of
believers in order to live His life in them (1 Cor. 6:19-20). What a glorious privilege is ours!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath
everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life (John
5:24).
Theodore Epp
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