"Down they went"
"The undulating waters then covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone.
WITH these words, Moses and the Israelites sang of their deliverance at the Red Sea, where they escaped annihilation by the Egyptian enemies chasing them - Pharaoh and his forces (Exodus 15:4, 5).
To all who witnessed this spectacular event, one thing was clear: Anyone who challenges or opposes Jehovah's authority will not succeed, nor will he live. But just a few months later, prominent Israelites-Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 helpers-publicly challenged the authority of Moses and Aaron that God had given them. (Numbers 16:1-3)
At Jehovah's command, Moses urged the Israelites to withdraw from the tents of the rebels. Dathan and Abiram, as well as members of their household, continued their rebellion. In response, Moses announced that Jehovah would, in his own way, make it clear to the people that these men had "acted disrespectfully toward Jehovah. And immediately Jehovah made the earth rise up under their feet. "So they and all who belonged to them went down alive into Sheol, and then the earth covered them. How did Korah and the other rebels fare? "A fire went out from Jehovah and then consumed the two hundred and fifty men who offered the incense" (Genesis 16:23-35; 26:1.
Pharaoh and his army and the rebels in the wilderness all perished because they did not recognize Jehovah's authority and denied him his interest in the affairs of his people. For those who seek Jehovah's protection in today's critical times, it is therefore imperative to know Jehovah and obey him as 'the Most High' and 'the Almighty. Those who do so can trust the following words of Jehovah: "A thousand will fall directly at your side and ten thousand at your right hand; it will not come near you. Only with your eyes will you watch and see the retribution against the wicked. For you have said: 'Jehovah is my refuge, the Most High you have made your dwelling place" (Psalm 91:1, 7-9).
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