e all go through challenges and impossible situations in life. This week in the Torah portion, we read about the children of Israel, who find themselves in an impossible dead-end between the Red Sea, and the Egyptian army pursuing them. This place is called Pi HaHerut, which means “the verge of freedom”. Dead-ends are often the very edge of freedom and breakthrough that is in front of us, but we can’t see. These situations bring us to the place where we are forced to silence our doubts and fears, and choose to trust in God by submitting to His leading, even when we don’t see a way. The vulnerable place of complete surrender, humility and meekness before God, opens a way for His supernatural solution to be revealed.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another, and if one has a complaint against one another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive”. Col. 3:12-13
The Lord told Moses to lift up his rod towards the sea, and that began the miraculous moving of the waters to clear a path for the Israelites. The rod is a symbol of authority, and pointing it towards the sea symbolizes giving direction. When we fully trust in God in the midst of our impossible situations, spiritual authority combined with clear direction brings the supernatural solution we could not have seen otherwise.
However, the battle was not instantly resolved. The wind began to clear a path through the sea, and all night long as the children of Israel went through to the other side, they had to actively choose faith instead of fear and doubt. Let’s choose today that no matter what impossible situations we may face, we will first put on humility and trust in our God who will make a way where there is no way.
About the Author: Asher Intrater
Asher Intrater is the founder and apostolic leader of Revive Israel Ministries and oversees Ahavat Yeshua Congregation in Jerusalem, and Tiferet Yeshua Congregation in Tel Aviv. Asher was one of the founders of Tikkun International with Dan Juster and Eitan Shishkoff and serves on the board of the Messianic Alliance of Israel and Aglow International.
Together with his wife and full-time partner in ministry, Betty, they have a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism, and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide. Asher and Betty’s marital partnership reflects their values of covenantal loyalty and integrity; his teaching on this subject–as well as the end times, the restoration of Israel, and the power of the Holy Spirit–have touched and encouraged many.
Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home in the United States and has degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College, and Messiah Biblical Institute. He and Betty pastored El Shaddai Congregation in Frederick, Maryland before making Aliyah in 1992 with their four children. Asher has authored numerous books and tracts