Metaphysical meaning of Suphah (mbd)
Suphah (A. V., the Red Sea), su'-phah (Heb.)--sweeping away; coming to an end; whirlwind; hurricane; tempest, i. e., which sweeps away all before it; destruction. Some authorities have thought Suphah to be a name standing for the Red Sea, but this supposition is very doubtful (Num. 21:14; in margin, "in storm").
Meta. A very great commotion that has been set up in the consciousness and the organism of man. This is a result of introducing new ideas of life and Truth into the mind and the body, breaking up old, material, darkened phases of thought and their resultant corruptible body cells (sweeping away, whirlwind, tempest, i. e., which sweeps away all before it, destruction; "Wherefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Jehovah, Vaheb in Suphah"). Jesus said, "Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." Old-established errors and limitations must be broken up and destroyed, that the new ideas, which result in life and peace, may be established. Great commotion often attends this first breaking up and destruction of the old limited thoughts and conditions.