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The Angel of God went behind them

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them" (Exodus 14:19).

The Angel of God is also the Angel of the Lord who appeared to Moses in the midst of the burning bush (Exodus 3:2). He was sent by God to bring the Hebrews out of Egypt and to bring them into the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 6:8).

But when trouble came, the Angel of God went behind the camp of Israel to stand between them and the enemy so that he would not approach the camp. And the cloud followed the Angel of God. It was dark on one side and light on the other. When we walk in the will of God, in His ways, we discover that it is Himself who stands between us and our enemy.