Matter of Faith: A night to remember


From: Bill Steidtmann


In a previous article I connected Syngman Rhee’s 4-18 birthday and the Forgotten War to Job 41:8, and Kim Il-Sung’s 4-15-1912 birthday to the day the leviathan Titanic sunk, and the “plate glass” Atlantic Ocean to the sea of glass in Revelation 15:2, upon which God’s harpists stand singing the Song of Moses. But why didn’t Titanic sink on 4-18? One answer is because Titanic’s survivors arrived in New York onboard Carpathia on April 18 as if they were rising from the dead after three days. The other, parallel, answer is “Passover,” in the first Jewish calendar month:

Exodus 12:2b: “... it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

That month is approximately April. From Wikipedia, Nisan, “... on the Hebrew calendar is the first month of the ecclesiastical year … Nisan usually falls in March-April … ‘Nisan’ is also the name for the month of April in Arabic ... ”

The Passover lamb’s journey begins on Nisan 10. Exodus 12:3a: “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, in the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb ... ”

The Titanic’s journey begins on April 10. From Wikipedia, RMS Titanic: “Titanic’s maiden voyage began on Wednesday, 10 April 1912.”

The Passover lamb’s death occurs at the end of Nisan 14. Exodus 12:6: “And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.”

The Titanic hits the iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14 but doesn’t sink until April 15 because midnight and Nisan 15 are key. Exodus 12:29a: “And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt ... ”

From Wikipedia, “Passover”: “... the first day of Passover begins after dusk of the 14th of Nisan and ends at dusk of the 15th day ... ”

Walter Lord’s classic Titanic book is titled “A Night to Remember,” and Passover is a remembrance of that night in Egypt. Exodus 12:14a: “And this day shall be unto you for a memorial ... ”

Exodus 12:42: “It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.”

God’s chosen people leave only to find themselves trapped between Pharaoh’s army and the Red Sea, but Moses said, “never again” will they see them further.

Exodus 14:13b: “... Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”

God walls up the Red Sea and His chosen people pass over, but the Egyptians, like Titanic’s ice-hindered immigrants, don’t. Exodus 14:28: “And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.”

Then they sing a song that uses the word “congealed,” of which Strong’s #7087 “qapha” definition includes the example of “frozen water.” Exodus 15:1,8: “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. … [15:8] And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.”

From Wikipedia, Heart of the Ocean: “The Heart of the Ocean is the name of a fictional blue diamond featured prominently in the 1997 film ‘Titanic.’”


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