Exodus 1:1-22 A Message of Redemption
Intro: Pink Commentary - Pray
The theme of the Book of Gen. Was that of Creation / Beg. Of the World / Beg. Of Animal Kingdom / the Beg. Of Man
But that is not the end of the Story Move into Exodus theme is Redemption Salvation
B)Five Divisions of the Book
1st Ch. 1-6We See the Need for Redemption ( Pictured by the People
2nd Ch. 7-11See the Might of the Redeemer Displayed by the
3rd Ch.12-18We see the Character of Redemption Purchased by Blood & Set free By Power !!!
4th Ch. 19 to 24We are taught the Duty of redemption Which is OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD !!!
5TH Ch. 25 to 40We have the Provisions made for the FAILURES of the Redeemed
Exodus is a Picture Book Been said that every Principle found in the N.T. is seen By way of a Picture in the N.T.
Sin over its Captives But God !!!!
1) SeeThe Intervention of Divine Grace - / Deliverer is raised up
The Journey through the Wilderness is a picture of the Trials & Test that we go through in our Pilgrimage w/ the Lord How He meets every need
Listen Pauls words in 1 Cor. 10: 11All these events happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us, who live at the time when this age is drawing to a close.
1) History has a Way of Repeating Itself Be Careful Miss out on what the Lord has for us because of Unbelief
BEGIN: Read v. 1-7
So the Book begins by making mention of that Original group that came into the Land of Egypt Jacob & His Sons / their families
During that time & the Centuries that Followed where Joseph was Remembered the Nation was able to Grow Multiply ( 70 to 21/2 Mill)
13 Then He said to Abram: "Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.
14 "And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
15 "Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
But after 400 yrs He is going to send His people into this land w/ very clear instructions Wipe out the Inhabitants Now is that HARSH?
8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
9 And he said to his people, "Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we;
The yr. Is 1445 B.C. this New King or Pharaohs name was Setti He knew nothing of Joseph /
B)HISTORICAL - Setti also had a problem his #1 enemy the Hittites
in the North were growing in Number & threatening his kingdom
C)SPIRITUAL there was also a Reason Satan Inspired Satan
wanted to destroy the Hebrew nation -
1) Gen. 3 THE SEED - Been His aim to get rid of the Seed
destroy the Race Destroy the Chance of the Messiah
But Also a Practical Reason It was meant to make the People Strong
Golfers find this interesting :
When they first manufactured golf balls, they made the covers smooth. Then it was discovered that after a ball had been roughed up one could get more distance out of it. So they started manufacturing them with dimpled covers.
So it is with life in the Lord it takes some rough spots in your life to make you go your farthest.
James 1: 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
When he was 7 years of age, his family was forced out of their home, and he went to work. When he was 9, his mother died. He lost his job as a store clerk when he was 20. He wanted to go to law school, but he didn't have the education. At age 23 he went into debt to be a partner in a small store.3yrs later the business partner died, & the resulting debt took years to repay.
When he was 28, after courting a girl for four years, he asked her to marry him, and she turned him down. On his third try he was elected to Congress, at age 37, but then failed to be re-elected. His son died at 4 years of age. When this man was 45, he ran for the Senate and lost. At age 47 he ran for the vice-presidency and lost. But at age 51 he was elected president of the United States.
The man was Abraham Lincoln, a man who learned to face discouragement and move beyond it.
In 1863,in the mist of the Civil War - He established the annual celebration of Thanksgiving? Lincoln had learned how important it is to stop and thank God in the midst of great difficulties.
So Settis solution was to deal shrewdly w/ them But Notice V. 12
12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel.
Psa.119:67 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
Settis method of dealing w/ them is seen in v. 11.13,14
A Picture of how Satan tries to put people in Bondage & tear down
11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses.
13 So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. ( Cruelty
The goal here was to break their spirits & Rob them of everything that was meaningful & important to them .
The Word Task masters can Literally be Translated gang overseers or gang masters afflict them w/ burdens
Notice when this doesnt work His Methods only get Worse v. 15
15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; and he said, "When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."
We saw an example of this Yesterday tragedy in Denver
A)Marylin Manson Very perverse Guy admitted Devil worshipper sick
individual Breast implants Bazaar
B)Promotes this type of thing in His Songs
throw a little fit I slit my teenage wrist the most that I can learn is in records that you burn / get your gun, get your gnu
A mannequin of depression /With the face of a dead star
And I was a hand grenade /That never stopped exploding / You were automatic and as hollow as the "o" in god
I am never gonna be the one for you (chorus repeat)
This isn't me I'm not mechanical / I'm just a boy playing the suicide king
C)Now there are those who try to say that stuff doesnt have any influence on these kids
Pray that they would have a Healthy fear of God -
36:1 An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes, When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. SELF FLATTERY / EXALTATION / CENTERNESS
3 The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.PERVERSE SPEECH & ACTIONS
4 He devises wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil. EVIL IMAGINATIONS
But Consider the Blessing of the person who has the fear of the Lord in their hearts
Prov.1: 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
Prov.8: 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil;
Prov.10: 27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Prov.14: 26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.
Prov. 15: by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil.
Prov. 19: 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.
Prov.23: 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day;
Motivation for having the fear of the Lord
18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?"
19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them."
20 Therefore God dealt (HARSHLY ? NO!!) dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty.
21 And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them. ( Had Children no longer barren )
22 So Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."
Now this is confusing to some how could God Bless these women when they lied ? 2 Principles here
Kids Sell drugs
Wives watch Porno Abstain from Evil
Col. 3: 18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
2nd Principle How could God Bless their Lying
Pharaoh KILL ALL THE Male babies Pick up next week