The great Old Testament events of redemption have taken place - the Exodus from Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea. Now, the Lord's people must make their way through the wilderness. The great New Testament events of redemption have taken place - the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To His people, the Lord says, "Surely I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20). To both Israel and the Church, God gives His promise: "Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed" (Psalm 21:11). The victory is the Lord's. He gives His victory to us.