“And Moses 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.”
King James Version (KJV)
sacha's comment on 2021-04-08 03:04:33:
Skip ,where are you ? Missing you a bit ,hope you are ok ,please let us know you are ok .
Steve Taplin's comment on 2021-04-04 19:38:29:
Thank you all very much!
I didn't expect to see any more replies to my question - What a nice surprise, and at Easter.
I pray every day for my wife and am starting to accept God's will.
Love to you.
Adam's comment on 2021-04-04 16:30:02:
That is a heavy situation you have found yourself in. Thank you for sharing and I'm sorry you haven't received a timely response from others like maybe you were hoping for.
Proverbs 27:17 - this verse comes to mind as we often need support from each other and to get other perspectives, so I'm glad you have risked to share your story in hope to get new others' input.
I have prayed about this and I'd like to share my impression.
"my wife has become a victim of my sins"
I don't believe you caused your wife's condition. My mother had the same condition as do millions and it's already hard enough to deal with, but if we attempt to blame ourselves we only worsen an already unpleasant situation. We need to be loving and nurturing to ourselves so we have love left over to give to others. Mark 12:31. So, please don't blame yourself and instead be extra gentle with yourself and give yourself a break, that way you have more love to give others a break too. We all have limited days on earth and should make the most of it and focus on the good- especially in regards to relationships, helping others, using our gifts, etc.
"Are my prayers lost?"
God hears your prayers. It does take faith/belief and genuine motives. Mark 11:24. James 1. God bless you.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-21 17:46:07:
Dear Adam, Yes it is true! You are welcome to visit here any time and even stay with our family if it becomes possible to figure out the details. Of course the best time of the year is spring. Fall is nice too and visiting the ocean in the fall and spring usually means less fog. Earlier I think you addressed a post to me when you meant someone else (I think).
Adam's comment on 2021-03-21 08:11:25:
Can we trade places? :) God is an amazing designer.
sacha's comment on 2021-03-21 04:02:57:
Carleton ,what a lovely narrative ,plain and honest ,no adjectives which is always good ,i would tell you what i can see out of the windows of my flat in the middle of a deserted town centre but it wouldnt hold a candle to your lovely view and perfect description ,thanks for that .
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 16:49:10:
Just returned from an hour long drive to take possession of my tax returns. Thankfully, both ways, were full of flowers, yellow, white and orange mostly. Poppies are high up against the green hills. The dark clouds further into the mountains. The fires here have brought on all kinds of new abundant life while there was rain. The drought remains and will make the news again soon. Not far away are fields of figs and olives.
Song of Solomon 2:10-13
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 13:32:48:
Hello Skip, No, the mention of the Gospel Tract and Bible society should have been outside of this thread. However, the thought of it at time may have been inspired by parts of this tread. I am open to reading more of your knowledge of the literal crossing of the Red Sea.
Thank you for your time.
SkipVought's comment on 2021-03-20 13:12:25:
Does The Gospel Tract and Bible Society have any relevance to this discussion?
If so, I'd appreciate a reference. Thanks.
And yes, the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula is a good candidate near the Straits of Tiran, as is Nuweibaa about 70 miles northward in the Gulf of Aqaba. Recent exploration finds an approximately 60 feet deep ridge with interesting coral shapes scattered across this ridge like wreckage. The John 10:10 Project has an interesting set of videos on The Exodus that you might find interesting.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 12:48:44:
My dear brother-in-law was on their board for quite a few years.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 12:09:26:
The Gospel Tract and Bible Society is an organization well worth the time of looking up.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 11:52:06:
Hello Skip, My wife is the objective student (even though I was the geology student) of history, but finally she understands it spiritually. We believe objectively, that the crossing was at the south part of the peninsula west to east.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 11:35:15:
Hello Skip, West to east as many of churlish behaviors suggest liberals go. ;)
SkipVought's comment on 2021-03-20 11:13:04:
East or west? There was a crossing of the Red Sea. That's what Moses recorded. That is The Interpretation.
Do you want to spiritualize it for an application. Go ahead, but the Interpretation of the passage is a historical event. Liberals love to take The Bible out of the reality of history and make it purely spiritual, a super fable.
I dislike, for instance, the hymn chorus that ends...
You ask me why I know He lives/He lives within my heart.
I KNOW He lives, because Jesus actually historically rose from the grave on the third day. There IS evidence, really, really strong evidence. Objective evidence along with my personal subjective evidence that I know spiritually. But it is the OBJECTIVE evidence that is out there for everyone to see and test that is the most important. Same with the crossing of the Red Sea.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 09:56:49:
Hello Skip, There is only one crossing of the Red Sea. No one knows in advance how exactly that will be and how God will protect us from our enemies and feed us. Moses and his brother had never crossed through the blood ever before. It was a wilderness and remains a wilderness for all who have never crossed.
SkipVought's comment on 2021-03-20 09:44:11:
This area, I strongly suspect, Moses had explored before, had seen before, had been before. After all he escaped from Egypt 40 years earlier toward this direction and ended up in Midian for 40 years and then hiked back with his brother, who God sent to be with him.
Another translation states it this way...
"the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea"
The wilderness was NOT the Red Sea, in my opinion.
Carleton's comment on 2021-03-20 09:14:30:
Hello Skip, Perhaps the Red Sea was the wilderness. Without question it was a path not familiar. A new way.
SkipVought's comment on 2021-03-20 08:07:38:
The Children of Israel were exiting from Egypt and this is how Moses described the route to The Red Sea...
"And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them NOT through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, THROUGH the way of The Wilderness of the RED SEA: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt."Exo 13:17-18
The Red Sea has TWO fingers, so to speak. The finger closest to Egypt has no wilderness on the Egypt side, but the other finger has the Sinai wilderness on the Egypt side and the Arabian wilderness on the other side. So this finger of the Red Sea is the one the I believe they crossed, from the west to the east.
SIMBA's comment on 2021-03-20 00:50:03:
i have a question
when the Lord caused a wind to blow to the sea where the children of isreal to the east or by the west side
General Apollos's comment on 2015-09-10 01:28:51:
The division of the water is the breath that come out from the nose of God