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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
Do you realize that Christians are supposed to carefully observe
the nation of ancient Israel as an example, “I would not that ye
should be ignorant , how that all our fathers (Ancient Israel)
were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea (Red Sea)
(1 Cor 10:1). Paul made it clear that everything that happened
to the nation of Israel as related to Egypt has some significance
for us today! We need to
consider everything!
But on which specific examples
should we focus? What are the
most significant examples
concerning Israel and Egypt that
give us understanding of our
time? The point is that
everything that Israel experienced regarding Egypt should be
considered! Nevertheless, we will limit our focus to four of Israel’s
experiences with Egypt. We will especially focus on those that have
prophetic implications for our time.
During this study we obviously cannot consider every possible
experience that has some prophetic significance. Instead, we will focus
on four specific episodes regarding Israel and Egypt: (1) we will
consider the circumstances surrounding how the whole family of Israel
ended up in Egypt; (2) we will consider Joseph’s dominion (rulership)
over Egypt; (3) we will consider the events surrounding the supernatural
salvation of Moses when he was a child; and finally (4) we will consider
Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt. Careful study of those episodes can
certainly be useful as we attempt to establish signposts regarding our
present placement on the prophetic calendar.
Finally, we will endeavor to get a good understanding of the specific blessings
from God that Israel obtained by and through the exodus. Once we
understand Israel’s blessings, we will grow in revelation concerning our
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
present application of those same blessings that Israel enjoyed in our own
lives!
We have two primary goals that we hope to accomplish during this study. We will
begin by taking a close look at the prophetic correlations of four episodes involving
Israel and Egypt: (1) the circumstances regarding how the whole family of Israel
ended up in Egypt; (2) Joseph’s dominion over Egypt; (3) the events surrounding
the supernatural salvation of Moses when he was a child; and finally (4) Israel’s
deliverance out of Egypt.
Next, we will carefully examine the specific blessings that Israel obtained as a result of
their deliverance from Egypt. Through no effort on their part they attained blessings of a
four-fold nature as a result of their deliverance: (a) they were saved from death; (b) they
were supernaturally healed; (c) they acquired great wealth; (d) they were set free from
every form of bondage.
Every study of end-time events tries to arrange the various items in order to establish the
proper sequence of events from the Book of Revelation. In reality, most really want to
establish a Biblical concept for the length of time until the “rapture.”
Rapture of the Bride
“Caught Up” to God
End-Time Events Chart
Great Tribulation
How
long
before
the
rapture?
Beginning of GT
End of 3 ½ Yrs Beginning of Wrath of God
Day of the Lord
Chapter 4 Chapter 5
Throne 7 Seal
Chapter 6
First Six Seals Open
Chapter 7
See 6:17 Day of Wrath is come
Room Scroll
1 2 3 4 5 6
Seals 144,000 Jewish Witnesses
before the Wrath Begins
Paul preserved and dispatched through the pages of the New Testament the secret of a
measuring stick useful for determining end-time positioning. We are the generation, “upon
whom the ends of the world (‘aion’ – Gk word meaning age) are come ” (1 Cor 10:11).
The “church age” (‘aion’) and the “age of human government” (‘aion’) are both moving
rapidly to a swift conclusion. As we consider the conclusion of those two separate ages,
Paul admonishes the end-time church of the “last days” that it should not “be ignorant” of
Israel’s experience with Egypt, “ I would not that ye should be ignorant , how that all our
fathers (Ancient Israel) were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea (Red Sea) ” (1
Cor 10:1). Clearly, the Holy Spirit intended for the Church to focus on Israel’s Egyptian
experience and carefully consider several episodes with regard to the end-time faith.
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
Lets investigate those four specific episodes which we earlier identified as part of Israel’s
experience with Egypt: (1) the circumstances regarding how the whole family of Israel
ended up in Egypt; (2) Joseph’s dominion (rulership) over Egypt; (3) the events
surrounding the supernatural salvation of Moses when he was a child; and finally (4)
Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt. We will try to weave a tapestry, which will reveal a
picture of our present placement with respect to the events of the end time scenario!
Prophetic writers have tended to keep their focus on the
Books of Daniel and Revelation. However, Paul taught
that Israel’s experience as they had contact with Egypt
is rich with information for us today. Israel’s example
is beneficial not only from an historical perspective but
also from the prophetic; therefore, Genesis holds some
key prophetic secrets, too! Lets investigate those
secrets!
(1) All of Israel ended up in Egypt ;
Jacob’s favorite son was a dreamer named Joseph. He
had a specific dream that he shared with his brothers; in
essence the dream revealed through bowing sheaves of
grain and obeisance expressed in the sun moon and
stars that Joseph would one day end up ruling over his
family. When he informed his family of his destiny,
“his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is
this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come
to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father
observed the saying ” (Gen 37:10-11). Jacob “observed” the dream because he himself had
been a dreamer and had seen his own destiny in a dream involving angels and a stairway.
As a result of Joseph’s dream his brothers became jealous and they began to plot against
him. When his brothers saw him coming, “they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer
cometh. 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit” (Gen
37:19-20). Joseph’s oldest brother, the not so gallant Ruben recognized that shedding
innocent blood was out of the question. Instead he suggested, that they simply put him in a
pit (Actually, Ruben was hoping to come and rescue Joseph later.) Yet another brother
named Judah was even less charitable as he, “said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we
slay our brother, and conceal his blood? 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites,
and let not our hand be upon him” (Gen 37:26-27). The Ishmeelites took Joseph and
subsequently sold him as a slave into Egypt. Joseph endured many difficult trials during
his first fourteen years in Egypt; however, even though he ended up in a dungeon he always
maintained his belief in and worship for God. Of necessity, we must omit most of this
portion of Joseph’s story.
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
Ultimately, it was Joseph’s gift of interpreting dreams that caused him to be brought to the
very throne of Egypt, “Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily
out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto
Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none
that can interpret it : and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to
interpret it . 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh,
saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an
answer of peace ” (Gen 41:14-16). Pharaoh felt
comfortable with Joseph and shared his dream,
“Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I
stood upon the bank of the river: 18 And, behold,
there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed
and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow: 19
And, behold, seven other kine came up after them,
poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I
never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: 20
And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the
first seven fat kine: 21 And when they had eaten them
up, it could not be known that they had eaten them;
but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning.
So I awoke. 22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold,
seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after
them: 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the
magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me. 25 And Joseph said unto
Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do .
26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the
dream is one. 27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven
years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he
sheweth unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the
land of Egypt: 30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty
shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; 31 And the
plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be
very grievous” (Gen 41:17-31).
As a result of the dream, Joseph recommended to Pharaoh that he select a special advisor
and appoint him over officers throughout the land. Joseph recommended that a 20% tax
should be placed on all of the produce during the seven good years so that the seven years
of famine would not consume the entire land. This advice was pleasing to Pharaoh and his
advisors therefore, “Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a
man in whom the Spirit of God is ? 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God
hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40 Thou shalt be
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over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the
throne will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee
over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon
Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his
neck” (Gen 41:38-42). Joseph was immediately raised to the position of second in
command over all of Egypt, “Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee
shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt” (Gen 41:44).
The seven years of plenty came to pass as Joseph had interpreted; all the while he stored up
grain in the land. Similarly, Joseph also saw seven years of tribulation, “the seven years of
dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in
all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the
people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph;
what he saith to you, do. 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth ” (Gen
41:54-56). So Joseph opened up his granaries, “the famine was over all the face of the
earth : and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians” (Gen 41:56).
This famine was so severe that it affected the whole world, “ all countries came into Egypt
to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands (Gen 41:57).
This famine obviously struck the land of Israel too and, “Jacob said unto his sons, Why do
ye look one upon another? 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in
Egypt : get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live , and not die”
(Gen 42:1-2). So Jacob’s sons went down to Egypt,
“And Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down
themselves before him with their faces to the earth”
(Gen 42:6). Joseph obviously recognized his
brothers but they had no idea who he was.
After several episodes involving Joseph testing his
brethren, he eventually broke down and revealed
himself, “Then Joseph could not refrain himself
before all them that stood by him; and he cried,
Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood
no man with him, while Joseph made himself
known unto his brethren . 2 And he wept aloud: and
the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 3 And
Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my
father yet live? And his brethren could not answer
him; for they were troubled at his presence. 4 And
Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I
pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into
Egypt. 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither:
for God did send me before you to preserve life . 6 For these two years hath the famine
been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save
your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and
he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all
the land of Egypt. 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son
Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not” (Gen 45:1-9).
All of Joseph’s servants began to talk about what had recently taken place in Joseph’s
palace and, “the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are
come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say
unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18
And take your father and your households, and come unto me : and I will give you the
good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 19 Now thou art commanded,
this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your
wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all
the land of Egypt is yours . 21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them
wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way”
(Gen 45:16-21).
So Joseph sent his brothers to fetch their father and all the family, “All the souls that came
with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the
souls were threescore and six; 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt,
were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore
and ten” (Gen 46:26-27).
Prophetic images available through the episode of Israel going into Egypt:
(1) The harvest has already begun of the latter day spiritual bread; however, lets put the
harvest into the proper context as expressed in the words of the prophet Amos,
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD”
(Amos 8:11). There are over 100 linkages between Jesus and Joseph. The Church
is the body of Christ on the earth today. Allegorically speaking, we are Joseph;
and, we must store up the word of God for the multitude of people that will be
starving when the famine of the word comes!
(2) How do we comprehend and believe that we are the latter day Joseph? Joseph was
an interpreter of dreams; God speaks in dreams, “God speaketh once, yea twice, yet
man perceiveth it not. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night” (Job 33:14-15). Job
teaches that interpreting dreams is equivalent to hearing from God! If we hear from
God then we are the modern day Joseph and we need to store up for those who will
have need during the coming famine!
(3) Joseph gave all of the glory to God, “It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an
answer of peace” (Gen 41:16). So too, must we give God the glory for anything
that we accomplish through the power of the Holy Spirit!
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
(4) Joseph (The Church) will be promoted prior to the seven years of plenty! In the
second of the lean/famine (tribulation) years Joseph will reveal himself to his
brethren.
(5) Joseph (The Church) will have stored up provision of the word of God for those in
need during the famine of the word!
(2) Joseph’s Dominion in Egypt ;
So now we observe Joseph along with the entire family of Israel living in Egypt. Without
realizing it Pharaoh had earlier prophesied to Joseph, “ the good of all the land of Egypt is
yours ” (Gen 45:20). Later in this Bible Study we will more clearly grasp the real power
behind these prophetic words, spoken out of Pharaoh’s mouth.
All of Jacob’s family came into Egypt during the third year of the famine; this means that
there were still at least four years of famine to continue. Let’s notice some of the
conditions, which were extant during those first few years of famine in the land of Egypt,
And Joseph gathered up all the money (say, “All the money!”) that was found in the
land of Egypt , and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph
brought the money into Pharaoh's house. 15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt,
and in the land of Canaan , all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread:
for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth (say, “the money faileth!”) .
16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 17
And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for
horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses : (They lost
money, horses, flocks, cattle and asses; what else could they loose?) and he fed them with
bread for all their cattle for that year. 18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the
second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is
spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord,
but our bodies, and our lands: 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our
land? buy us and our land say, “Next they sold their lands and themselves into salvery!”)
for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh : and give us seed, that we
may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. 20 And Joseph bought all the land of
Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field , because the famine
prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's. 21 And as for the people, he removed
them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof” (Gen
47:14-21). Joseph presided over all of the land of Egypt. Ultimately all the wealth of
Egypt ended up in Pharaoh’s hands!
In time, Israel died and Joseph buried his father in the land of Canaan. After the period of
the famine Joseph remained in Egypt for the next seventy-three years of his life, “Joseph
lived an hundred and ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third
generation: the children also of Machir the son Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's
knees. 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring
you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob . 25
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you , and ye
shall carry up my bones from hence” (Gen 50:22-25). The term “ God will surely visit you
became a prophecy which the children of Israel clung to especially during hard times which
were yet to come. That phrase will come up again.
Prophetic images of Joseph’s experience of exercising Dominion in Egypt:
(1) Egypt’s money will fail during the years of famine (tribulation) .
(2) Joseph’s anointing was powerful enough to eventually take-over everything in
Egypt!
(3) Under Joseph’s rule, Pharaoh will gain control of all money, lands, and people. The
Church’s Pharaoh is Jesus Christ! We will actually take-over this world’s riches
through the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus working in us!
(4) Joseph will die or be removed (raptured) off of the scene!
(5) Joseph will leave the people of Israel with the definite promise, “ God will surely
visit you! ” This will be a positive message of a soon coming deliverer!
(3) The supernatural salvation of Moses as a child ;
For many generations after Joseph’s death, “the
children of Israel were fruitful, and increased
abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding
mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 Now
there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew
not Joseph ” (Ex 1:7-8). This king was paranoid
that Israel might actually join an opposing army
against Egypt. The king therefore turned the entire
nation of the Israelites into slaves, “they did set
over them taskmasters to afflict them with their
burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities,
Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted
them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they
were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13
And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour” (Ex 1:11-13).
Worse than slavery, Pharaoh ordered the midwives to destroy the male babies at birth.
Instead of following those orders, the midwives protected the male babies. As a result of
their obedience to God rather than Pharaoh, God blessed their lives with families of their
own. Ultimately, “Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall
cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive. 2:1 And there went a man of the
house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the woman conceived, and bare a
son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child , she hid him three months. 3 And
when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it
with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's
brink” (Ex 1:22-2:3). So this special child was placed into the ark and set adrift upon the
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Nile. As the ark drifted, “the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river;
and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the
flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and,
behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the
Hebrews' children. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a
nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? 8 And Pharaoh's
daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's
daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy
wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10 And the child grew, and she
brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name
Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water ” (Ex 2:5-10).
Joseph had earlier given the children of Israel a prophecy of returning to the land of
Canaan, “ God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he
sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob . 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of
Israel, saying, God will surely visit you , and ye shall carry up my bones from hence” (Gen
50:22-25). Because of this prophecy and because of what Joseph had earlier explained,
“God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by
a great deliverance ” (Gen 45:7); the Israelites began to expect that God would send a
“deliverer.” Especially when their children were being drowned in the Nile the Israelites
asked God to send the deliverer. Indeed God did raise up a deliverer unto Israel, “God
heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and
with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto
them” (Ex 2:24-25). When Moses was forty years old he fled from Egypt into the land of
Midian. Upon arrival he gave assistance to seven women who were drawing water but had
been driven away from the well by shepherds, “when they came to Reuel their father, he
said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered
us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the
flock. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the
man? call him, that he may eat bread. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man:
and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter” (Ex 2:18-21).
Moses dwelt with his wife in Midian for forty years. One day when Moses went upon the
mountain and had an encounter with a bush that was on fire but would not consume away.
A voice came out of the bush and said, “I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look
upon God. 7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are
in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians , and to bring
them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and
honey” (Ex 3:6-8).
Prophetic images of Joseph’s experience with Dominion in Egypt:
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
(1) Whenever satan anticipates the appearance of a deliverer (a powerful son of God
who causes deliverance) , he begins to kill babies. There are two such instances in
the Bible; in both accounts there is the imminent birth of powerful Sons of God!
These stories include the births of both Moses and Jesus, “ Pharaoh (a
governmental leader) charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall
cast into the river” (Ex 1:22). Secondly, “Herod (another governmental leader) ,
when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent
forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof,
from two years old and under” (Matt 2:16)! Satan works in patterns! Notice that
whenever a powerful Son of God is about to be born, he becomes furious and
moves through human governments to destroy children! Through (another
governmental function), the Supreme Court decision of 1973, known as Roe v.
Wade, 42,036,175 total abortions have occurred in the U.S. alone! This means that
for every 1,000 live births, there have been 306 abortions! It is hard to comprehend
but almost one in every four children conceived in the United States since 1973 has
been destroyed by abortion! These satan inspired deaths have occurred once every
24 seconds! This accounts for more deaths than during the time of both Moses and
Jesus combined. The only thing that we can conclude is that satan once again is
aware of and fears the imminent birth of many powerful Sons of God! Get that
concept. In other words, satan himself is telegraphing to us that the Sons of God
are about to become deliverers (as if we didn’t already know) !
(2) After Joseph (the church) is taken of off the scene, “there arose up a new king over
Egypt, which knew not Joseph ” (Ex 1:7-8). Thessalonians teaches us the same
thing, “ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the
mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth (restrainer) will let ,
(restrain) until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed”
(2 Thess 2:6-8).
(3) Just like Moses, God will provide a physical deliverer for the nation of Israel. The
deliverer will be drawn out of water. (We will see more about this deliverer to come
in the next section.)
(4) Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt ;
God now began to reveal to Moses just exactly how the children of Israel would be
released out of Egypt, “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto
me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come
now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people
the children of Israel out of Egypt. 11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should
go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Ex 3:9-
11).
God then revealed His Holy Name to Moses, “Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come
unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And
God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM : and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the
children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you” (Ex 3:13-14).
God next commissioned Moses saying, “6 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and
say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of
Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you , and seen that which is done to
you in Egypt: 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the
land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex 3:16-17).
God reassured Moses that He would be with him even though Pharaoh would remain
obstinate, “I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go , no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in
the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go ” (Ex 3:19-20). Moses realized from the
outset that God would have to perform all of the mighty wonders by the hand of Moses in
the land of Egypt, “Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to
Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive
them out of his land. 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 3
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty,
but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 4 And I have also established my
covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein
they were strangers” (Ex 6:1-4).
Moses timidly uttered a concern that nobody would
believe him. The Lord then showed Moses the
wonders that would be performed at the command,
the hand, and the rod of Moses, “Moses answered
and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor
hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD
hath not appeared unto thee. 2 And the LORD said
unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said,
A rod . 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he
cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and
Moses fled from before it. 4 And the LORD said
unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the
tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it
became a rod in his hand” (Ex 4:1-4). God also
showed Moses other signs such as turning Moses
hand leprous and then restoring it to health once
again.
Even though he experienced those miraculous signs, Moses still felt inadequate and
incapable of speaking, “Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a
slow tongue. 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who
maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? 12 Now
therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. 13 And he
said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. 14 And the
anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy
brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and
when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put
words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you
what ye shall do. 16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even
he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. 17 And thou
shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs” (Ex 4:10-17).
God finally revealed to Moses the final wonder which would be performed in the land of
Egypt, “thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my
firstborn: 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse
to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn” (Ex 4:22-23).
After he returned from his first meeting with Pharaoh Moses felt that he was a failure. He
actually made things worse for the Israelites because they not only had to continue with
their quota of bricks, they also had to obtain the straw on their own! Those old inadequate
feelings began to come upon Moses once again, “the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I
am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. 30 And
Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh
hearken unto me?” (Ex 6:29-30). Moses mistakenly assumed that his words should be
spoken in an attempt to convince Pharaoh! Moses did not realize that his and Aaron’s
words were actually containers of power that literally released God’s power in the spirit
realm, “the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh : and Aaron
thy brother shall be thy prophet.” (Ex 7:1). When a little “g,” god speaks under the
authority and according to the will of GOD ALMIGHTY the miraculous takes place!
God re-commissioned Moses, “Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy
brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. 3 And I
will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 4
But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring
forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great
judgments. 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine
hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. 6 And Moses and
Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they” (Ex 7:2-6). The effects of Moses’
and Aaron’s words follow:
Number of Plague
Effects of Plague
Egyptian God Targeted
First Plague
(Exodus 7:14-24)
The water in Egypt - turned to blood.
The fish died, causing a terrible stench.
Khnum--creator of water and
life; Hapi--Nile god;
Osiris--the Nile his bloodstream
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
Number of Plague
Effects of Plague
Egyptian God Targeted
Second Plague
(Exodus 8:1-15)
Frogs miraculously multiplied and
infested the land.
Heket--goddess of childbirth
whose symbol was the frog
Third Plague
(Exodus 8:16-19)
Vast swarms of gnats tormented Egypt.
Fourth Plague
(Exodus 8:20-32)
Vast swarms of flies spreading disease
filled Egypt.
(Jesus was called Beelzebub
meaning “Lord of the Flies”)
Fifth Plague
(Exodus 9:1-7)
Disease on the livestock - but those of the
Israelites were unharmed.
Hathor--mother and sky goddess
whose symbol was the cow
Apis--bull god
Sixth Plague
(Exodus 9:8-12)
Festering boils on people and animals
through the land.
Seventh Plague
(Exodus 9:13-35)
Powerful hail storms destroyed the
standing crops in Egypt.
Seth--god of wind and storm
Eighth Plague
(Exodus 10:1-20)
Locusts covered ground throughout
Egypt. They devoured everything that
was left.
Isis-goddess of life
Min--goddess of fertility and
vegetation, protector of crops
Ninth Plague
(Exodus 10:21-29)
Darkness over Egypt for three days - but
the Israelites had light in Goshen.
Amon-Re, Atum, Horus--sun
deities
Tenth Plague
(Exodus 11:1-10, 12:1-42)
Death of the firstborn. The Passover.
Pharaoh let the Israelites go !
Osiris--judge of the dead and
patron deity of the pharaoh
When Moses took the children of Israel out of Egypt he remembered Joseph’s request
concerning his bones, “And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly
sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my
bones away hence with you” (Ex 13:19).
Prophetic images of Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt:
(1) God will supernaturally visit and then reveal His name to His selected deliverer.
(2) God will equip His deliverer and send a prophet along with him. These two
witnesses will perform many mighty wonders and miracles, “These are the two
olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if
any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their
enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6 These
have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have
power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues ,
as often as they will” (Rev 11:4-6).
(3) The deliverer and his prophet will perform mighty wonders in an effort to separate
the Israelites from the Egyptians
The blessings obtained as a result of Israel’s deliverance ;
The greatest blessing that Israel received was that they completely realized that they were
entirely separate from the Egyptians! God established a method through which His people
could receive a distinguishing mark (of blood) upon the entire nation of Israel. They were
set, “And the blood shall be to you for a token (distinguishing mark) upon the houses
where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you , and the plague shall not be
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt” (Ex 12:13). Beside being set
apart by the blood the children of Israel received four major blessings as part of their
deliverance: (a) they were saved from death; (b) they were supernaturally healed; (c) they
were given great wealth; (d) they were delivered from every form of bondage.
(a) The Israelites were all saved from death, “all our fathers were under the cloud, and all
passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea” (1
Cor 10:1-2). The Red Sea became the salvation experience for the nation of Israel!
According to Paul they all went down into that watery grave and came out into newness of
life.
(b) The Israelites who were set apart by the blood were supernaturally healed; except for
infants, every individual regardless of age walked out of the land of Egypt by his/her own
power. God supernaturally healed them of all disabilities prior to the exodus. Just a few
weeks later the Lord told the people, “I will put none of these diseases upon thee , which I
have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee (Ex 15:26). God
repeated this concept later at the second rendering of the law, “And the LORD will (future
tense) take away from thee all sickness , and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt,
which thou knowest, upon thee ; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee” (Deut
7:15). While the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness Moses never did make
mention of a mobile hospital or infirmary for the ill.
(c) These Israelites found favor in the eyes of the Egyptians and the Israelites were given
payment for the four hundred years of slavery which they had given to Egypt, “And I will
give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when
ye go, ye shall not go empty : 22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of
her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye
shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians”
(Ex 3:21-22). Before they left, “the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses;
and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: 36
And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto
them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians” (Ex 12:35-36).
The Israelites plundered Egypt; they were all made rich with the goods given to them by
the Egyptians; however, God took them into the wilderness where they did not have
anyplace to spend their money! So why did God give them such great wealth? We learn
later the reason for their wealth. God blessed them that they intern could use their
blessings to build the house of God, “Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me
an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 3
And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 4 And blue,
and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and
badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet
incense, 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 8 And let
them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them ” (Ex 25:2-8).
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all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
(d) Like a dark shadow out of the past that continued to follow them the biggest problem
that the children of Israel faced was that they continued to think like slaves, “And the
children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in
the land of Egypt , when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for
ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger” (Ex
16:3)! That negative downtrodden attitude persisted and they failed to realize that their
own words were actually keeping them in bondage even though they were free. They
accused Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in
the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is
not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the
Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in
the wilderness” (Ex 14:11-12).
As a poor example for us, they ultimately got what they believed for, “And the LORD's
anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years,
until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed” (Num
32:13). You and I have received those same blessing of Israel, “I would not that ye should
be ignorant , how that all our fathers (Ancient Israel) were under the cloud, and all passed
through the sea (Red Sea) ” (1 Cor 10:1).
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