PODCAST: Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #108: Exodus 14 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #108, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Exodus 14.

Exodus 14
1 And the Lord spake unto Mo’-ses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Is’-ra-el, that they turn and encamp before Pi-ha-hi’-roth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Ba’-al-ze’-phon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

3 For Phar’-aoh will say of the children of Is’-ra-el, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

4 And I will harden Phar’-aoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Phar’-aoh, and upon all his host; that the E’-gyp-tians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

5 And it was told the king of E’-gypt that the people fled: and the heart of Phar’-aoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Is’-ra-el go from serving us?

6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:

7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of E’-gypt, and captains over every one of them.

8 And the Lord hardened the heart of Phar’-aoh king of E’-gypt, and he pursued after the children of Is’-ra-el: and the children of Is’-ra-el went out with an high hand.

9 But the E’-gyp-tians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Phar’-aoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-ha-hi’-roth, before Ba’-al-ze’-phon.

10 And when Phar’-aoh drew nigh, the children of Is’-ra-el lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the E’-gyp-tians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Is’-ra-el cried out unto the Lord.

11 And they said unto Mo’-ses, Because there were no graves in E’-gypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of E’-gypt?

12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in E’-gypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the E’-gyp-tians? For it had been better for us to serve the E’-gyp-tians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13 And Mo’-ses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the E’-gyp-tians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

15 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Is’-ra-el, that they go forward:

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Is’-ra-el shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the E’-gyp-tians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Phar’-aoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

18 And the E’-gyp-tians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Phar’-aoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Is’-ra-el, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

20 And it came between the camp of the E’-gyp-tians and the camp of Is’-ra-el; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

21 And Mo’-ses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22 And the children of Is’-ra-el went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

23 And the E’-gyp-tians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Phar’-aoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the E’-gyp-tians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the E’-gyp-tians,

25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the E’-gyp-tians said, Let us flee from the face of Is’-ra-el; for the Lord fighteth for them against the E’-gyp-tians.

26 And the Lord said unto Mo’-ses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the E’-gyp-tians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Mo’-ses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the E’-gyp-tians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the E’-gyp-tians in the midst of the sea.

28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Phar’-aoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

29 But the children of Is’-ra-el walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

30 Thus the Lord saved Is’-ra-el that day out of the hand of the E’-gyp-tians; and Is’-ra-el saw the E’-gyp-tians dead upon the sea shore.

31 And Is’-ra-el saw that great work which the Lord did upon the E’-gyp-tians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Mo’-ses.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.