“God protecting his chosen people yet again,” wrote Orlando Houston, while Margaret Tilford commented, “If they had cell phones back when God parted the Red Sea and led the Israelites it would have looked like this!”
Indeed, the Biblical parallel is unmistakable. When the Israelites were wandering in the desert after leaving Egypt, the Bible relates that God took the form of a pillar of cloud to lead them.
And Hashem went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night; the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people. Exodus 13:21-22
“It is the hand of God the Almighty showing the world He is in control!” wrote Magda Botha.
Days before the appearance of the strange cloud barrier, a cell of four ISIS militants on the Syrian side of the border had fired on an IDF patrol in the Golan, marking the first time that the Islamic State had ever directly attacked Israeli forces. IDF soldiers immediately returned fire, killing all four attackers, and Israeli fighter jets responded by striking targets within Syria. No Israeli soldiers were hurt.
Between Israel’s swift military victory and the pillar of cloud which appeared over the border, ISIS should heed the clear warning: this land is under Divine Protection.