Symbolism of the Sea in the Bible

  by Roberto Machado Noa

There is Christian song that gives me the goose bumps. It is named "No Longer Slaves" by Bethel Music.  Very emotional and touching if you believe in God, if you are a Christian. For me the verse when they say: You split the sea so I can pass right through it  is the culprit and I will explain.

In the Bible, the sea is asociated with the evil, here I cite Forerunner Commentary:


The symbol of "the sea" is similar to that seen in the beasts rising out of the sea and out of the earth (Revelation 13:1, 11). It designates origination, representing the realm of the earth. Christ's origin is the realm of heaven, but the beasts, part of a corrupt system, come from the sea and the earth. The sea, a body of water, symbolizes "peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues" (Revelation 17:15). 

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As you know, God opened the sea so Israel could pass safely when they were getting out of Egypt. Today, we are the people of God, the Israel of God and He opens the sea every day so that we can sing: I am a child of God

Don't we have a marvellous God?


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