"I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me." Exodus 20:2-3
The Message of Exodus
The Pilgrimage of the Christian Life
Throughout the Book of Exodus we see a type of the Christian life portrayed in the pilgrimage of Israel:
To get the manna the believers had to get up early to gather it (before it rotted). They had to get on their knees to receive it. They had to do it daily. Thus the manna in the wilderness is a type of our devotional lives.
Moses and the Law fell short of possessing the land. Jesus (Joshua) conquered and entered into the Promised land.
The Ten Plagues
The Ten Plagues were a judgement on the false religion and idolatry of Egypt, which forced pharaoh to let Israel go. (Exodus 7:4-5). God describes the Plagues as judgement executed on “all the god's of Egypt” (Exodus 12:12).
The Ten Plagues revealed the power of the Lord God over all the forces of nature and over pharaoh, Egypt and all their false gods and idols.
The Names of God in Exodus
El-Shaddai – Almighty God.
"You shall not take the Name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain." Exodus 20:7
"Therefore the Law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith." Galatians 3:24
"The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul." Psalm 19:7
Three sections of the Law:
Full Salvation in Exodus
"You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles wings and brought you to myself, now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My Covenant, then you will be a special treasure to me above all people: for all the earth is mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." Exodus 19:4-6
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
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