Set apart the first-born of every womb in Israel since it belongs to God. Moses told people to remember how God's power allowed them to leave Egypt, the house of slavery. After entering Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, they would eat unleavened bread for seven days and observe a feast on the seventh day. They were to tell their children about the Lord's powerful deliverance. It would serve as a sign to their hand and reminder on their forehead (Ex. 13:1-10). Remember and share deliverance from sin through the cross of Christ with your children.
The Lord passed over and redeemed the first-born male as it belonged to Him. Say to your children that "with a powerful hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery." When Pharaoh was stubborn, the Lord killed Egypt's first-born and redeemed Israel's first-born as a sign on their hands and frontlet-bands on their foreheads in remembering God's deliverance (Ex. 13:11-16). Share Christ's victory over sin and the evil one with your children.
God led them by way of the land of the Philistines so they wouldn't change their minds when they saw war and returned to Egypt. He led around through the wilderness to the Red Sea in martial array from Egypt. The Lord went before and led them in a pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night to give them light (Ex. 13:17-22). God leads you into spiritual warfare to embrace His redemption daily.
God hardened Pharaoh's heart saying the wilderness blocked them so the Egyptians would know He is Lord. After discovering that Israel fled Egypt, Pharaoh had officers lead Egypt's chariots, including 600 select ones, to chase after them (Ex. 14:1-9). God uses peoples' hardened hearts and impossible situations to show He is Lord.
When Israel saw Pharaoh's army marching after them, they became very frightened and cried out to the Lord. The people complained that Moses wanted them to die in the wilderness, "Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness." Moses said to not fear, but see the Lord 's salvation today. "The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent" (Ex. 14:10-14). The Lord fights when you face impossible odds.
The Lord told Moses to stop praying and tell the sons of Israel to go forward as he lifted his staff over the sea to divide it so Israel would walk on dry land. God hardened the hearts of the Egyptians to follow them so He would be honored and know that He is Lord. The angel of God and pillar of cloud moved behind them and between camp of Egypt and camp of Israel (Ex. 14:15-20). The Lord protects as you go forward against impossible odds.
When Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, the Lord turned it into dry land and waters divided. Sons of Israel went through it on dry land with the waters like a wall on both sides. The Lord brought the Egyptian army into confusion by causing their chariot wheels to swerve. They saw the Lord fighting against them (Ex. 14:21-25). The Lord uses miracles to make a way in impossible situations.
When Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, it returned to its normal state and the Lord defeated the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. He saved Israel from the Egyptians who were dead on the seashore. When Israel saw God's great power, they feared and believed in the Lord and his servant Moses (Ex. 14:26-31). God saves and gives you victory over the world, flesh and devil.
What is an impossible situation you are facing right now? Embrace the cross of Christ and let Him fight the battles. Go forward and trust Him to give you victory over the enemy, whether it's the world, flesh or devil.