Last week in my guest teaching at a local Sunday School, I mentioned this verse and briefly drew a connection between God (Exodus 13:18)
18 Hence God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the [a]Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt.
and, the Angel of God, (Exodus 14:19)
19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.
Well, today someone forwarded a terrific article to me that takes the connection miles further with Yehovah’s manifestation. I definitely recommend it. Connections to Yeshua drawn throughout!
The Pillar of Cloud by Day — Fire by Night
One of the most fascinating aspects of the wilderness journey for the Children of Israel was the cloud by day and the fire by night. God provided this visible sign to lead them in their journeys from Egypt through the wilderness until they reached the land He promised to them.
The cloud is called a pillar throughout Scripture because of its vertical shape. Continue reading here.