Posted by: cindybythesea | April 9, 2010

Bitter Waters


Moses at the Springs of Marah (Bitter Waters)

Today is Nisan 24, the anniversary of God bringing the Israelites out of Egypt and through the Red Sea.  In Exodus 15:23, it is recorded that after passing through the Red Sea, the Israelites traveled through the desert without finding water.  When they finally arrived at a place with water, to their dismay, it was undrinkable; the water was bitter.  The scripture states that the Israelites grumbled against Moses, saying, “what are we to drink“.   Then, Moses cried out to the Lord and the Lord showed him a piece of wood.  He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.

Today April 8 (Nisan 24), amid wide grins and jovial speech, President Obama along with President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia signed the new Start nuclear weapons reduction treaty. A seven year agreement which has been more than ten years in the making.  A treaty hailed by President Medvedev as a “win-win situation”.  In his words, “the entire world community has won.”  But, have they?

Today in the Jerusalem Post, it was announced that Prime Minister Netanyahu would not be traveling to Washington D.C. for the nuclear security summit.  It was a decision based on the inevitable pressure that Israel would fall under for opening up to the world community its own nuclear facilities.  For this reason, instead of attending himself, the Prime Minister has opted to send his deputy Intelligence Minister, Dan Meridor instead. But, whether the Prime Minister attends or not, pressure to open up these facilities will almost certainly be applied.  The surrounding Islamic nations will make certain of that and Medvedev and Obama will be happy to oblige.  In the days to come, the signing of this treaty is going to draw Israel to a place of very bitter waters.  For Israel’s nuclear capability, as they see it,  is the only thing standing between them and annihilation by their enemies. 

Did you see the strange photos of the smoke plumes following the launch of the Discovery Shuttle on Monday April 5?  For those of you who haven’t already seen this on Five Doves today, check this out:   A big thanks to “Day” for posting it.   Anyway, these smoke plumes are very strange and truly demonic looking in my opinion.  A three day warning before the signing of the Start treaty?  I wonder.  Monday was Nisan 21, the anniversary of the day the Israelites passed safely through the Red Sea but, also, the anniversary of the death of the Egyptians who were swallowed up in their pursuit of them. 

In the days to come, the anti-christ will pursue Israel in to the desert until she is faced once again with certain death.  Like the crossing of the Red Sea, Israel has faced insurmountable odds, rising from the ashes of the holocaust, to become a thriving Oasis in a previously arid wasteland.   But, the enemy of God’s people continues his relentless pursuit, and this time will force her to the bitter waters of Marah, one more time.  And, when it seems once again that death is certain, the people will call out to God for deliverance just as they called out to Moses. This time though, they will call out for their Messiah, the only one who can provide them with what they really need, not only deliverance from their enemies, but, the sweet water of salvation; the living water that only Messiah Yeshua can provide, so that they will never thirst again!

Amen and Amen!

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, they will prosper who love thee.  Psalm 122:6    Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy


  1. Another great posting, Cindy…thanks for all you do!

    In looking at those images as linked above and after some reflection on the odd patterns, I could only think I was seeing a dragon’s face with its mouth open wide…the third image is reminiscent of a Chinese-style painting with a very long and angry serpent on the right side, as if it had emerged from the dissipating dragon’s head.

    Luke 21:25, anyone?


    • Hi Ro, Great observation. I think you nailed it completely! I can only think that given the times we’re living in, God is allowing these images for us who are watching and know what they mean. Grace and blessings to you brother! Cindy

    • A Dragon was the first thing I thought of also! Can anyone say Satan?

      How about Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.

  2. Cindy,
    If they get Israel to disarm their Nuclear Weapons, I think we safely say that we’ve reached Ezekiel 38, no? I really see God’s hand in all of this. He is setting the events up to fulfill prophecy. We are very very close to all out war against Israel.

    All of the earthquakes and volcano eruptions in the last year are increasing tremendously and scientist are baffled at it. We as the Sheep know what is happening. The Lord our God is sending the warnings of things to come. May we draw closer to Him and trust in Him only.

    May God Bless your work!!

    • Hi Brandon, Thanks for writing! I think you are right and more than likely they will have to concede to the pressure of the world community. It will be a short lived armistice, though as we know, – “for when they are saying peace and safety, sudden destruction will come on them like labor pains on a woman” I Thess. 5:3. Grace and blessings to you and your family! Cindy

  3. This is so cool, Cindy… Great post. I just love when the Holy Spirit works in the body.

    I just put up a new post dealing with living water in a barren desert (among other things).

    I was not even aware of your post here when I wrote it, much less knowing what it was about.

    Grace and peace, sista.
    – Art

    • Amazing how the Holy Spirit is working among the body in these last days. I always pray before I write and had actually intended to write in detail about the 7 year Start agreement, but, the Lord took my post in a different direction. Now, I know why!!! Grace and peace to you as well my brother! Cindy

  4. Help, I got lost somewhere, a 3 day warning before the signing of the Start treaty. I missed something I think. From Nissan 21-24/, is that it, but what happened in those 3 days. I sorry if I’m being dense, but I enjoy your posts and want to understand. Thanks and blessings to you. Anita

    • Hi Anita, It was probably not clear, because I was drawing a very loose connection between Nisan 21 and Nisan 24. The demonic images from the space shuttle launch on Monday seemed to me to portend bad things (particularly for Israel) coming out of the START treaty. What I was trying to say was this – On Nisan 21, the Israelites emerged safey out of the Red Sea, but, were threatened three days later with dying of thirst in the wilderness (Nisan 24). The Egyptians who pursued them had been swallowed up but, in fleeing them, they were pushed to a place in the desert where their very survival would hang in in the balance. I see a loose parallel in this today. Its like this. The Jewish people survived the Holocaust and their enemy Nazi Germany was swallowed up in defeat (like the Egyptians), but, their real enemy, (ha-Satan, the accuser) continues to pursue them and is even now relentlessly pushing them in to the desert – a place of bitterness, a place where they will be sorely tested, a place of bitter waters, as it were, – a place where their survival will be dependent on calling out to God for deliverance, like they called out to Moses. Hope this helps. Thanks for writing! Cindy

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