God Prepares Deliverance
Book of Exodus 1, 2
The Book of Exodus is about the deliverance of the people of Israel from Egypt and the beginning of this nation.
The word "Exodus" means: to go out from, to depart. We get our English word "exit" from this same word.
There are two basic themes in the Book of Exodus:
1.) Deliverance. (Redemption)
When Jacob and his sons, and their families went into Egypt, it was a large family, however what we see immediatly as the Book of Exodus opens is that this family has grown into a nation.
The word "nation" originally meant a family or race of people descended from a common progenitor, like a tribe, but by emigration, conquest and intermixture of people of different families it has lost this meaning in our day.
The Book of Exodus is one of the most important books of the Old Testament. It shares with us much history about the Nation of Israel at her beginning.
This was a trip from slavery to freedom!
This in "type" is an example of the Christian’s trip from the bondage of Satan and to the Freedom of the Lord Jesus because of the "Cross".
We will see one man dominate this entire book. His name was Moses.
The importance of the Book of Exodus reaches far greater than Moses. This book is not only a human story but it is also a divine story as well.
This book’s records shows us God’s redemptive act in the history of this people. Exodus shows us how God can prepare a man and begin that preparation long before that man could even know. God transformed Moses from a meek and stubborn man into a great man of faith and of prayer.
We can truly see the love of God for His people.
This book will take us further than we realize, for the Christian we can see in "type" the New Testament understanding of the mission and message of Jesus.
When God redeemed this people from Egypt, He established His authority by giving them a covenant. This Book of Exodus is the story of two covenant partners(God and Israel).
The most important historical event was Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. This liberation was incomplete without the covenant at Mount Sinai.
God had told Abraham that this would happen sometime after his death:
Gen 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
Gen 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Gen 15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
We find in Exodus 12:40 that this prophesy held true:
Exo 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
Exo 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
Exo 12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
Stephen, the first Deacon of the New Testament church repeated this to unbelieving Jews just before he was stoned to death for preaching the Gospel:
Act 7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
Act 7:7 And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.
The laws that were given to Israel have been the foundation of law in most all nations even unto our day:
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Once you know Jesus Christ as your Saviour then those laws are fulfilled with the Law of Love, The Commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ:
Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Exo 1:7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
Exo 1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
Exo 1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
Exo 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Exo 1:11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
Exo 1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Exo 1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
Exo 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Exo 1:15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
Exo 1:16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
Exo 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Exo 1:18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
Exo 1:19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
Exo 1:20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
Exo 1:21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
Exo 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
The verses 1-7 tells us that this was a large family that had gone into Egypt and not one of the founding fathers were alive at this time. This family had multiplied greatly. That land that was filled with them would be the land of Goshen.
It was the King of Egypt at that time of Joseph that had placed the children of Israel in Goshen.
Gen 45:9 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 45:10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
Remember these people were called the "children of Israel" because they were of the family of Jacob whose name God changed to Israel.
Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. It is because of this fact that many in the Arab world hate the children of Israel for they are the descendants of Abraham through Esau and Ishmael.
God set Israel apart for a special purpose. That did not make them a better people but just a tool in the hands of a loving God:
God made a promise to Abraham and God keeps "ALL" His promises!
We will see that the Exodus deliverance, the Sinai covenant and that forty year wilderness journey all will provide models for the Christian life. Not really in things to do as much as things not to do.
We all have to make choices in our lives but still the most important choice we make is where do we want to spend eternity:
Pilate, just before he sentenced Jesus to death, ask a question of the children of Israel and the Jews:
Mat 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, "What shall I do then with Jesus" which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
This is the most important question we all have, "what shall I do with Jesus". To ignore the call of God by His Holy Spirit, is then to crucify Jesus again. The Lord Jesus Christ will never go to the cross again. He said Himself "it is finished".
If you do not accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior while you are alive, you have ignored the Word of God. We will learn all these principles in the Book of Exodus.
Another promise God made to Abraham and has kept all these years is:
Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Not only has God done this thing, He also added a curse to all other nations that hate Israel. It is in great benefit to our Nation of America that we bless Israel rather than curse Israel. If we believe the Bible then we must also believe this part of it also.
Israel’s bondage resulted from a king,(pharaoh) who did not know Joseph. Joseph was a Hebrew. In History it says the the Hyksos were rulers of Egypt in his time. These are not native Egyptians but conquerors from another land. When the Egyptians came back to power they did not acknowledge Israel as a people so the term "did not know Joseph" is used. Notice that even in our day the Nation of Israel is not acknowledged as a nation or even as a people by most all her neighbors and a lot of the world.
In "type" we will see this same message to all those that do not call on the name of the Lord Jesus and become God’s children:
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Your name must be written down in the Lamb’s(Jesus’s) Book of Life before God will "know" you!
The world we live in and many of it’s leaders do not know Jesus Christ and still reject Him and His message.
Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Since the truth of the Bible is being systematically replaced with version after version which are really perversions, these people will never know the true history of God’s people, the truth about God’s Son, Jesus Christ nor the New Testament church.
If we do not have faith in the same God of Israel then we have placed our faith in the things of this world.
This world where we live fear Jesus and respond with hatred and rage toward Him and all those that believe on Him.
But the Bible says:
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: [because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world].
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
When this Pharaoh looked at the numbers of the children of Israel, he realized that if they turned on Egypt, he would have a hard time keeping them under control even if he could.
Why does this world think that you can control people with abuse and hate. Only love is the proven power of freedom!
These Egyptians chose to abuse these children of God and to use them for their own benefit. To choose wisely should have meant to show wisdom and prudence. We will see that this Pharaoh was not very wise.
From where does wisdom come?
Psa 111:10 [The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom]: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Pro 1:7 [The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge]: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Pro 9:10 [The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding].
We can see there is no wisdom until there is a "Holy Fear" of the Lord God Almighty!
The world will never understand this.
Once we have the fear of the Lord firmly in our heart then we can ask Him and he will give us all the wisdom we need:
Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Jas 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
What is a taskmaster? It was the job of the taskmaster to find work for all the Hebrew children and place the proper amount in each work location. We know that there were many of the Hebrew people at this time as many as 2 million or more. This was a sizable work force so it required many taskmasters. This brought slavery to God’s people. They were in bondage to Egypt.
This time in the history of Israel is referred to many times in the Bible and in "type" is a picture of being in bondage to Satan and his children from which the Lord Jesus Christ set us free.
Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Heb 2:16 [For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham].
Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Christ Jesus was also a Hebrew of Israel(a Jew). To deny Israel is also to deny the Lord Jesus!
Rigour(rigor) means: Strictness; exactness without allowance, latitude or indulgence.
These taskmasters caused the work to be extremely harsh on the children of Israel. This goes beyond slavery to extreme abuse.
We see how Pharaoh tried to begin the first abortion clinics and that after full term. Why just the boys? If Satan could breed the nation of Israel into non-existance then there would be no Savior in the time of Mary and Joseph.
We in America need to have great shame in allowing abortion. This is the murder of children in every sense but this nation is also following in the trap of non-existance as it is. With births at less than two per family our nation cannot survive as the free nation that it is. With the Muslim world growing at 6 to 8 children per family it’s only a matter of time before they will be in majority throughout this world.
Even greater than that if the church does not stop "spiritual abortion" of God ‘s People and concentrate on our job there may not even be a church in the time of our children and grandchildren. I believe this to be another sign of the soon to coming rapture of the church.
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This work of the Lord is not a priority in the modern church!
Luk 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. [Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?]
Did those midwives lie to Pharaoh? No! These women of Israel were strong because they were having many children in obedience to God and because of the harsh times because of the bondage. It was a rare thing for them to need a midwife when there own families were there to help. They were lively!
It was the Egyptian women that had much need of a midwife.
God expects us all as Christians to be lively, lively stones as Jesus was and is the Chief Stone:
1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pe 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Those midwives were blessed of God because they were obedient to Him rather than the government of the nation of Egypt.
God says: "Thou shalt not kill"!
They may not have had these laws at that time but they knew in their heart to kill babies was wrong!
Pharaoh then placed the murder of babies in the hands of his police and all that obeyed him. Remember the Pharaoh was as a god to the Egyptians and the Nile river was also worshipped as a god. Pharaoh used false religion to try to conquer God’s people. We can see this even in our day from the false religions of this world.
Exo 2:1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
Exo 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
Exo 2:3 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.
Exo 2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
Exo 2:5 And 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.
Exo 2:6 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.
Exo 2:7 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?
Exo 2:8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
Exo 2:9 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.
Exo 2:10 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.
Exo 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Exo 2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
Exo 2:13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
Exo 2:14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
Exo 2:15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
Exo 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
Exo 2:17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
Exo 2:18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
Exo 2:19 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.
Exo 2:20 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.
Exo 2:21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
Exo 2:22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
Exo 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
Exo 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
Exo 2:25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
Meet Amram and Jochebed:
Exo 6:20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
Num 26:59 And the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
God had told the children of Israel to keep marriages within the family at this time to keep the children of Israel not only separate from the Egyptians but also to keep tribal separation. God wanted the bloodline of Israel to remain pure. God had separated all the nations at the Tower of Babel and has yet not pulled them all back together. You will not find interracial marriage as being acceptable to God beyond the Church, the Bride of Christ:
1Co 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; [only in the Lord].
I’m not sure this means it is ok to wed one of another race but it is the only place I know that has permission from the Word of God.
Two Christians are in the same family no matter their background!
This baby was a goodly child, healthy and unblemished. Jochebed had great faith in the Lord to do the things she did:
Heb 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
These parents of Moses had no thought of abandoning this child and came up with a great plan for his salvation.
Jochebed gave much attention and used caution in preparing that "ark".
"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"
These bulrushes were a commonly used plant for many purposes and making a boat similar to canoes was one of their uses. This slime and pitch was imported from the dead sea for the purpose of being used as mortar and as a sealant but Jochebed also added pitch which is a tar like substance. This little "ark" once water proofed was placed in a spot where it would not float aimlessly down stream but exactly where the Egyptian princess came to bath.
Moses sister stood watch to be sure the plan went as was conceived and it did and even greater for Jochebed was hired and paid to insure the safety of her own child.
God responded to the faith of Jochebed. The providence of God was at work here and only the "God of Heaven" can enact such a supernatural act and complete it with such detail.
Moses was spared:
"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. And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept"
It probably din’t hurt much for God to reach down and pinch baby Moses to cause him to weep.
It also shows that most women have that mothering instinct for all children, even those not their own.
The name Moses means "drawn out" because he was drawn out of the water.
Moses was born at the time of Pharaoh’s order to kill all Hebrew children. God intervened and Moses was saved alive to become a royal prince in Egypt.
This in "type" was like the birth of Jesus. When Jesus was born of the "Virgin Mary", Herod tried to slay all the children 2 years old and younger in hope of killing Jesus.
Mat 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Mat 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Mat 2:16 Then Herod, 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, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
As Moses was a prince in the house of Pharaoh, Jesus was a prince from birth in the house of David.
As Moses at the age of 40 sacrificed his adopted royalty:
Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Heb 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
We see Jesus:
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
We will see more about Moses as we move forward.
When God changes things, He Moves In Remarkable Ways!
During his first 40 years Moses had been trained in the best schools of Egypt. He had been trained by the best military minds of Egypt. He had learned how to sustain an army while away from home and in battle situations. All these things would serve him well when it came time to lead his people out of Egypt.
The next 40 years of the life of Moses changed as he fled from the face of Pharaoh.
In the wilderness training of God, the luxury of Egypt disappeared and Moses became patient, reverent and humble:
Num 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
Moses became a lowly shepherd. Moses was given a "Gentile Bride".
Upon his rejection by his fellow Israelites, Moses left Israel, went to a gentile land, and took for himself a bride.
Upon His rejection by His fellow Israelites, Jesus turned to the gentile nations and took, and is taking, for himself a bride.
Now it would be wrong to say that the bride of Christ is only gentile, for there are many Jewish believers in Christ. But on the whole, in the age in which we live, the nation of Israel has been hardened and the church is predominantly gentile, just as it is written –
Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
The disciples struggled to understand this. All they had been taught was that when the Messiah came, He would rule and reign in His Kingdom, from Jerusalem, and all of Israel’s enemies would be defeated!
God had patiently developed Moses for 80 years to be the great man that he was and yet he was still a man.
1.) He was still not perfect.
2.) He would still make many mistakes.
3.) He would learn that it is God that is in control.
No one understood that God’s plan was already working. These Israelite would never consider leaving Egypt if God had not placed this Pharaoh on the throne. If the parents of Moses had gotten caught in the abortion of babies, then there would not have been a baby Moses. If Moses had become the Egyptian that he was trained to be, he would have ignored the Jewish slaves. All these things worked to further God’s plan.
God has a plan for each one of us:
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Will we see that Moses was a "type" of Christ?
I. Moses as a Type of Christ.
A. Moses was extraordinary in infancy. (Exodus 2:2; Luke 2:40)
B. While in infancy, attempts were made on his life. (Exodus 1:22; Matthew 2:13)
C. Moses was a chosen deliverer. (Exodus 3:10; Acts 7:34-35; Luke 4:18; I Thessalonians 1:10; II Corinthians 1:10)
D. Moses was a prophet. (Deuteronomy 18:15; John 6:14)
E. Moses was a priest. (Psalm 99:6; Hebrews 7:23-2 7)
F. Moses, like Jesus, was a king. (Deuteronomy 18:15; Acts 3:22-26; Deuteronomy 33:4-5; Matthew 2:2 and 2 7:29; Acts 1 7
G. Moses, like Jesus, was a shepherd. (Exodus 3:1; John 10:11; Hebrews 13:20; I Peter 5:4)
H. Moses and Jesus were mediators. (Exodus 33:8; I Timothy 2:5)
I. Both were intercessors. (Numbers 21:7; Romans 8:34)
J. Jesus and Moses refused the glory of the Kingdoms. (Hebrews 11:24-27; Matthew 4:8-10)
K. Both were rich, but became poor for the sake of others. (Hebrews 11:26; II Corinthians 8:9)
L. Both were called out of Egypt. (Hebrews 11:27; Matthew 2:15)
M. Moses and Jesus were rejected by men, but exalted by God. (Acts 7:35; Matthew 8:26-27)
N. Moses and Jesus provided water to the thirsty. (Exodus 17:6; John 7:37)
0. Moses and Jesus became advocates for their people. (Numbers 27:5; I John 2:1)
P. Both Moses and Jesus had transfigured faces. (Exodus 34:29; Matthew 17:1-2)
Q. Both called 70 men for special services. (Numbers 11:16-17; Luke 10:1)
R. Both are connected with the blood covenant. (Exodus 24:8; Luke 22:20)
S. Both are connected with a midnight cry. (Exodus 11:6; Matthew 25:6)
T. Both received a Gentile Bride. (Exodus 2:21; Ephesians 4:29-32)
U. Both obtained pardon for others. (Numbers 14:17; Ephesians 4:32)