The Parted Waters. Captain ChristianBlogR coming at you. I am here to share with you another adventure in Bible Stories of the Sea. This adventure takes us to the Red Sea and also the Jordan River a few times. Did you know that God parted the waters 3 more times, other than just the Red Sea. I didn’t know this until I went to the Biblical Times Dinner Theater and saw the Moses production.
It wasn’t until over three years later, 2017, someone commented on this blog post. Telling me there was yet another time. I guess the Biblical Times Dinner Theater might want to update their count when they ask guest that question! Maybe if you go, you can stump them and show them!
Five Times God Parted Waters
- Separation of the firmament. (Genesis 6:1-8)
- Red Sea for the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. (Exodus 14:1-31)
- Jordan River when the children of Israel entered the Promise Land – Joshua. (Joshua 3:7-17 & Joshua 4:1-18)
- Jordan River for Elijah & Elisha at that time Elijah was taken up. (2 Kings 2:13-14)
- God parted the waters again for Elisha and he crossed after Elijah was taken up. (2 Kings 2:13-14)
If God parted the waters today, I believe that it would look like this graphic I found on the internet. Cars driving through, then after all of us that were saved cross and enemy came after us, he would close it up and all the enemies would go down the sea and drown. Like Pharaoh’s army in their chariots. Also too, I think like this other graphic I seen, people take take selfies of them with the parted waters in the background and post it on Facebook or other social media.
1. FIRMAMENT (Genesis 1:6-8) — 1 Time Here
Here is where God separates the expanse above and below in the sky. As there is water above the firmament and below it. That separated place is the sky.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
2. RED SEA (Exodus 14:1-31) — 1 Time Here
This is where Moses was leading the people of Israel out of Egypt. This was after all the plagues were done, Pharaoh let the people go. Then, his heart harder again, so he sent his army after them. The Israelite’s were at the Red Sea and the Army behind them. So God had parted the red sea so that the Israelites will cross on dry land. All of them crossed the sea safely. Then, Pharaoh’s army got in the parted waters. As soon as they all were around the middle of the sea, God closed the waters and the waters closed on them, and caused the army to drown. The Israelite’s saw this and and feared the Lord at this time.
3. JORDAN RIVER (Joshua 3:7-17 & Joshua 4:1-18) — 1 Time Here
This is where Joshua, who took over for Moses to lead the Israelite’s into the promise land, the land that God promised to his chosen people. Here is where the leaders of the 12 tribes with the ark of the covenant crossed the Jordan River. God told them to stand in the Jordan. Again the people of Israel crossed over on dry grown. The water parted by the priest, holding the ark, feet being in the water.
4. & 5. JORDAN RIVER (2 Kings 2:13-14) — 2 Times here!
God parted the water again at the Jordan. This was the time that Elijah was taken up to God. Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up and struck the water, so that both Elijah and Elisha could cross over. As they were walking, out of no where comes a chariot of fire with horses of fire, and it separated the two. That is when Elijah went up to Heaven. Elisha saw what happened and cried out to the Lord and went to the other side. Then, Elisha takes the mantle and hits the water and it divides again. Elisha got back to the other side.
There you go, God parted the waters 5 times. Did you know that or was this first time you heard about that? I know that I only knew of the one time, prior to my visit to the Biblical Times Dinner Theater visit. I figured I would share that as part of my series on Bible Stories of the Sea. Updated December 12, 2017 with another time God Parted the Waters.
Thanks for this very helpful brief summary! .. also God parted the waters in Gen1 where he separated the waters above and below the expanse called sky..
Wow! I never thought about that. You are right, He did do that too. Thanks for the comment. I will update my blog post.