CHARIOTS CAN'T SWIM
H. Edwin Young
December 9, 1984 - 9:40 a.m.
Let's bow for prayer as we begin.
"Father, we're thankful unto Thee for the reverence
and the holiness that we feel when we come in this
house. May we channel this season of the year all the
feelings of sentimentality and radiance and love and
family into a new relationship with Thee. May we not
just have the emotional things, but, Lord, may we have
those life-changing commitments, as deep calls unto
deep. Father, at this time, You speak. Let me get out
of the way so that Thy word and Thy holy and divine
message might not only be heard, but may it be
received and understood and incorporated into our
life- styles. For we make this prayer in the strong,
holy name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord
Hope you'll open your Bibles if you would to Exodus,
Chapter Number 13, and we'll read in a few moments
some scattered verses in 13, 14 and perhaps in 15.
Moses left the desert of Midian with a clear sense of
call. "Go to Egypt, gather My people, and lead them
out of bondage into the promised land." It sounds
simple, really. "You're My ordained leader. I have
selected you, Moses. Go, leave this desert,
educational place, and now you're prepared to be the
deliverer, the emancipator of My people, Israel." And
so Moses left with the one sense of authority. God
told him, "Tell the people that I AM sent you. Yahweh.
I AM that I AM sent you. God. Yahweh. And tell Pharaoh
this clear word from Me," the Lord instructed Moses.
"Tell Pharaoh to let My people go. I AM is My
authority. My message: Let My people go."
But Pharaoh was hard-headed. Pharaoh thought himself
an incarnation of the sun god, Ra. Also, I believe
that Pharaoh felt that Moses was a competitor. I have
a personal theory with no archeological or historical
evidence, but I have a theory that Pharaoh was seated
on the throne that Moses would have had had ...
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