Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”
Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.
But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. Exodus 14:14 – 30 (NIV)
In September, as we have done at various times in our newsletter over the years, we offered a message of wisdom from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., but the message we offer from Rev. Dr. KIng today is unique because of how it came to me to share this message. It originated as more divine inspiration than of my own planning, so I cannot take credit for any wisdom, but only for obedience to our Father in Heaven. Last week, I offered a passage from Exodus 14 in Sunday’s LightWing Messages, as it was in alignment with Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s sermon, which he had delivered in 1933. It was the second part of that sermon as it was very long.
As I searched for a message to follow up on Bonhoeffer’s encouragement to put fear in its proper place, I was guided to a sermon from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in which he referred to the same chapter of the Bible I used as a foundation for Bonhoeffer’s message, but it referred ton the outcome of the faith of the Israelites. I knew it was the best follow through as I scanned through Rev. King’s message from 1956, and I realized that he lived at the same time as Pastor Bonhoeffer. He was alive at the time of the Nazi Holocaust, which doesn’t easily sink in as we consider KIng’s place in the historical timeline. Yet, ten years after Bonhoeffer was killed by the Nazi’s, King started his rise as a voice for God’s justice within the realm of evil in America.
Confirmation came later that I was onto something more aligned with divine guidance when I opened the link to the Victory Channel’s FlashPoint program that is included in our video links today. Prophet Hank Kunneman gives a clarity to the times we are living in based upon some recent prophecies he received relating to the Red Sea moment in Hebrew history. The video messages in this edition are significant, but Hank Kunneman’s perception resonated with me and the messages I have been receiving through divine inspiration.
As I mentioned last week, the signs of the times are upon us, and Dutch Sheets refers to the timing of God in connection to Hank Kunneman’s sharing about God’s timing and turning. It is likely that many Americans have trouble in such a time as this, but those who are in alignment with Heavenly Father do possess the eyes to see and the ears to hear. The challenge will be in the effort to possess and obey the will to follow God’s Will in this moment of tribulation.
It is worth repeating that fear and ignorance have been the two handmaidens of tyranny throughout the course of history. So, fear and ignorance must be put on hold. Americans need to gather the courage to stand up for justice in such a time as this. It is a time, such as the time of Esther, who through great courage and genuine faith “came out of the closet” and declared her faith and origins. It is a time we need to declare who we really are and stand for what we truly believe in. The harsh reality of this nation’s suffering will not change unless the citizens of faith muster that faith and stand once again for the principles and God-given rights that were established through the sacrifice of countless patriots throughout our history. It is our turn now.
Bonhoeffer was wrestling with Germany in 1933, King was wrestling with America in 1956. It is our turn now to face off against the evil in our time. As I stated last week, “whether we like it or not, Americans are facing this reality in such a time as this. It is a time when all people of faith, as well as those of little faith are facing judgment from Heaven. It is our time to choose how we want to live upon our planet.” We either accept the designs of the slave masters, as the Hebrews were ready to do, as they trembled in fear near the shores of the Red Sea, or we confront tyranny.”
As always, we hope our readers would consider all the messages in this edition relevant or meaningful, and if readers know others who might value them as well, consider becoming one of our official LightWing messengers and please pass this newsletter on to those whom you feel would be able to welcome it. Or simply, please receive it yourselves. May God bless all of our readers and all of their loved ones. May God bless America!
May we, who are called by His name, humble ourselves in a time when the foundations of the Land of the Free are being shaken right before our eyes. May we seek His face as well as to seek to know His Will, and pray in sincere repentance as if our nation’s very existence depends on it (as it does), and turn from our corruption and wickedness – especially to promote His righteousness and to pursue the building of His Kingdom.
“The Death of Evil upon the Seashore”
By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
May 17, 1956
The following is only excerpts from the full sermon Delivered by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, headquarters of the Episcopal diocese of New York State, in an ecumenical program commemorating the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s school desegregation decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Twelve thousand people attended the event; several other ministers shared the platform with King…
Background information: King had preached “Death of Evil upon the Seashore” at least twice in the past, including once at Dexter in 1954.2 King tells the biblical story of the exodus from Egypt, comparing the Israelites’ captivity with the plight of African Americans. “Many years ago the Negro was thrown into the Egypt of segregation,” he writes, but “through a world shaking decree by the nine justices of the Supreme Court of America . . . the Red Sea was opened and the forces of justice marched through to the other side.” King remembered the program as “one of the greatest experiences of my life.” His listeners’ praise was equally effusive: James A. Pike, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, called King’s presentation the “greatest sermon” he had ever heard.3
“And Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore.” — Exodus 14:30
There is hardly anything more obvious than the fact that evil is present in the universe. It projects its nagging, prehensile tentacles into every level of human existence. We may debate over the origin of evil, but only the person victimized with a superficial optimism will debate over its reality. Evil is with us as a stark, grim, and colossal reality.
The Bible affirms the reality of evil in glaring terms. It symbolically pictures it in the work of a serpent which comes to inject a discord into the beautiful, harmonious symphony of life in a garden. It sees it in nagging tares disrupting the orderly growth of stately wheat. It sees it in a ruthless mob hanging the world’s most precious character on a cross between two thieves. The Bible is crystal clear in its perception of evil.
But we need not stop with the glaring examples of the Bible to establish the reality of evil; we need only to look out into the wide arena of everyday life. We have seen evil in tragic lust and inordinate selfishness. We have seen it in high places where men are willing to sacrifice truth on the altars of their self-interest. We have seen it in imperialistic nations trampling over other nations with the iron feet of oppression. We have seen it clothed in the garments of calamitous wars which left battlefields painted with blood, filled nations with widows and orphans, and sent men home physically handicapped and psychologically wrecked. We have seen evil in all of its tragic dimensions.
So in a sense, the whole history of life is the history of a struggle between good and evil. There seems to be a tension at the very core of the universe. All the great religions have seen this tension at the center of life. Hinduism called it a conflict between illusion and reality; Zoroastrianism looked upon it as a tension between the god of light and the god of darkness; Platonism called it a conflict between spirit and matter; traditional Judaism and Christianity called it a conflict between God and Satan.5 Each of these religions recognized that in the midst of the upward climb of goodness there is the down pull of evil.
The Hebraic Christian tradition is clear, however, in affirming that in the long struggle between good and evil, good eventually emerges as the victor. Evil is ultimately doomed by the powerful, insurgent forces of good. Good Friday may occupy the throne for a day, but ultimately it must give way to the triumphant beat of the drums of Easter. A mythical Satan, through the work of a conniving serpent, may gain the allegiance of man for a period, but ultimately he must give way to the magnetic redemptive power of a humble servant on an uplifted cross. Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but one day that same Christ will rise up and split history into A.D. and B.C., so that even the life of Caesar must be dated by his name. Biblical religion recognized long ago what William Cullen Bryant came to see in the modern world: “Truth crushed to earth will rise again;” and what Carlyle came to see:
“No lie can live forever.”6
A graphic example of this truth is found in an incident in the early history of the Hebrew people. You will remember that at a very early stage in her history the children of Israel were reduced to the bondage of physical slavery under the gripping yoke of Egyptian rule. Egypt was the symbol of evil in the form of humiliating oppression, ungodly exploitation and crushing domination. The Israelites symbolized goodness, in the form of devotion and dedication to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These two forces were in a continual struggle against each other—Egypt struggling to maintain her oppressive yoke and Israel struggling to gain freedom from this yoke.
Finally, however, these Israelites, through the providence of God, were able to cross the Red Sea, and thereby get out of the hands of Egyptian rule. The Egyptians, in a desperate attempt to prevent the Israelites from escaping, had their armies to go in the Red Sea behind them. But as soon as the Egyptians got into the Red Sea the parted waves swept back upon them, and the rushing waters of the sea soon drowned all of them. As the Israelites looked back all they could see was here and there a poor drowned body beaten upon the seashore. For the Israelites, this was a great moment. It was the end of a frightful period in their history.7 It was a joyous daybreak that had come to end the long night of their captivity.
This story symbolizes something basic about the universe. It symbolizes something much deeper than the drowning of a few men, for no one can rejoice at the death or the defeat of a human person. This story, at bottom, symbolizes the death of evil. It was the death of inhuman oppression and ungodly exploitation.
The death of the Egyptians upon the seashore is a glaring symbol of the ultimate doom of evil in its struggle with good. There is something in the very nature of the universe which is on the side of Israel in its struggle with every Egypt. There is something in the very nature of the universe which ultimately comes to the aid of goodness in its perennial struggle with evil…
Notice how we have seen the truth of this… revealed in the contemporary struggle between good, in the form of freedom and justice, and evil, in the form of oppression and colonialism…
What we are seeing now in this struggle is the gradual victory of the forces of freedom and justice. The Red Sea has opened, and today most of these exploited masses have won their freedom from the Egypt of colonialism and are now free to move toward the promised land of economic security and cultural development. As they look back, they clearly see the evils of colonialism and imperialism dead upon the seashore.
In our own struggle for freedom and justice in this country we have gradually seen the death of evil. Many years ago the Negro was thrown into the Egypt of segregation, and his great struggle has been to free himself from the crippling restrictions and paralyzing effects of this vicious system. For years it looked like he would never get out of this Egypt. The closed Red Sea always stood before him with discouraging dimensions. There were always those Pharaohs with hardened hearts, who, despite the cries of many a Moses, refused to let these people go. But one day, through a world shaking decree by the nine justices of the Supreme Court of America and an awakened moral conscience of many White persons of good will, backed up by the Providence of God, the Red Sea was opened, and the forces of justice marched through to
the other side. As we look back we see segregation caught in the rushing waters of historical necessity. Evil in the form of injustice and exploitation cannot survive. There is a Red Sea in history that ultimately comes to carry the forces of goodness to victory, and that same Red Sea closes in to bring doom and destruction to the forces of evil.
This is our hope. This is the hope and conviction that all men of goodwill live by. It is at bottom the conviction that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that the whole cosmic universe has spiritual control.10 It is therefore fitting and proper that we assemble here, just two years after the Supreme Court’s momentous decision on desegregation, and praise God for His power and the greatness of His purpose, and pray that we gain the vision and the will to be His co-workers in this struggle.
Let us not despair. Let us not lose faith in man and certainly not in God. We must believe that a prejudiced mind can be changed, and that man, by the grace of God, can be lifted from the valley of hate to the high mountain of love.
Let us remember that as we struggle against Egypt, we must have love, compassion and understanding goodwill for those against whom we struggle, helping them to realize that as we seek to defeat the evils of Egypt we are not seeking to defeat them but to help them, as well as ourselves.
God has a great plan for this world. His purpose is to achieve a world where all men will live together as brothers, and where every man recognizes the dignity and worth of all human personality. He is seeking at every moment of His existence to lift men from the bondage of some evil Egypt, carrying them through the wilderness of discipline, and finally to the promised land of personal and social integration. May it not be that this is entirely within the realm of possibility? I prefer to live by the faith that the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever,11
The preceding contains only excerpts from the full sermon delivered by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. A full transcript, which includes Rev. King’s footnotes and references, can be found by using this link: “The Death of Evil upon the Seashore,” Sermon Delivered at the Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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