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Shemos - Exodus Chapter One

“The Justice and the Mercy of Elohim”

“Now these are the names (Shemot) of the children of Israel

Shemos - Exodus 1:1

Introduction

The Torah (Five Books of Moses) & the Tanach (all of the Old Covenant) is full of history, or as I like to call it - HIS story. Thus, it is Elohim’s (God’s) story and that of His people, “B’ney Yisro’el” Hebrew for - the “Children of Israel.” The most thrilling story found in His Word is the remarkable deliverance of Elohim’s people from the land of Egypt for although they had originally arrived and been made welcome, but the times had changed and they had been placed in harsh bondage for a very long time.

As we read the blessed Word, even as we read about the events of those days we need to realise that it is prophetic and it is most relevant to all of us, even right now in this day, and I will explain this whenever it is relevant!

In this series, we are going to look at one of the greatest escape stories ever told, but we also need to look at the individuals involved, especially Moshe - Moses. When we realise the immensity of the Exodus, we will be able to see YaHVaH Elohim’s (the LORD God’s) powerful hand in it all, especially when we realise that at least two million Hebrew men, as well as all their families, their belongings and herds of animals came out of the land of Egypt in a most amazing way! A way that only our beloved Heavenly Father could have achieved by His mighty hand!

As we know, Israel had been living in one of the most powerful nations of the world and we are speaking of a nation that had some of the most heavily fortified borders of any nation. The truth is that Egypt was so powerful they were able to ensure and force the countries along their borders to keep strict watch and capture any escapees and return them to their Egyptian captors.

Just for interest, Egypt in the Scriptures is actually named “Mitzraim” (pronounced Mitz-Ra-Yim).

Although the all powerful and mighty Egypt may have been a secure prison, yet as we well know the Children of Israel still escaped, for the Word clearly tells us that millions of people walked out of their land of bondage by the power of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified and all Powerful Name! As Israel departed Egypt, they entered into the wilderness and that alone is a remarkable story in itself and later there will be studies in relation to this and believe me, these are powerful studies indeed and full of rich blessings!

The following are just some statistics that were worked out by an English General many years ago:

Israel required at least 900 tons of food daily, to survive.

They required 2,400 tons of firewood per day … in the desert!

The minimum requirement for survival was 2 million gallons of water per day.

The details above provide you with an idea of the magnitude of Israel’s mighty escape. Thus how did they ever make it, but even more amazingly all these people were led by just one man, a man who was called by YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name! As Israel escaped from their slave masters, they found freedom but there is so much more to this story and to understand it, therefore we need to delve a little into the past.

So far I have provided the certain facts based on what I call The “human level,” but there is so much more to this remarkable story, for obviously on a human level the whole event was impossible, for the truth is that Israel could have never have made it on their own. Just think about it, after they escaped, the Children of Israel lived in the desert for 40 years. That is a very long time to live in this huge, expansive barren desert.

I recall an event of more modern times, and I am speaking of the very same desert, where the Egyptian soldiers during the “Yom Kippur War” were unable to survive for a mere three short days and they were captured by the Israelis due to their great thirst and hunger. Yet, Israel spent 40 long and enduring years in that extremely hot and yet also icy cold dessert, and they did not have all the equipment and supplies that these soldiers had with them! It was simply unbelievable, yet it happened, it is History and it is fact!

The Exodus is not only a human story, but above all it is a Divine story, for YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, took in hand Israel’s story and ensured their release with miracle after miracle!

Beloved, without miracles this great escape could not have happened. Anyone who does not believe in miracles, or does not believe in YaHVaH Elohim must be perplexed about the Children of Israel and the survival of the Jewish People throughout the ages! For let’s face it, what other explanation can there be in regard their escape from Egypt or the survival of the Jewish people through the countless persecutions in Eastern Europe, the Pogroms and then the evil and hideous HaShoah – the Holocaust and the re-establishment of the “State of Israel.” Their ongoing survival is simply because YaHVaH Elohim had clearly stated that the *Children of Israel would never be utterly destroyed and that He would return them to their homeland the Nation of Israel! Thus Israel’s survival throughout the ages is simply miraculous!

*Children of Israel: For the record I wish to make it very clear that by this I do mean all 12 Tribes and not just Judah, for the Word very clearly states that all Tribes were present at the time of our beloved Saviour Yahushua! In addition the Tanach – Old Covenant proves the matter very clearly and you will find a study online … “Who is Israel that includes this subject and it will prove that “British Israel” is just another hideous lie!

For believers in Yahushua the Messiah the Exodus also has a huge prophetic meaning for it speaks of deliverance - you may ask out of what? Well here are the three main factors: 1. Out of bondage. 2. Out of slavery. 3. Out of sin.

Believers should read the Torah (Five Books of Moses,) and the Tanach (Old Covenant) a great deal more for it contains so much more than just the “begets.” Especially in the book of Shemos - Exodus, for this book greatly influences the Brit Chadashah – the New Covenant. You will find words from this book throughout the Brit Chadashah like “Covenant,” “Blood,” “Lamb,” “Passover” and “Leaven” and so much more. Each of those words comes directly from Shemos - Exodus. Why? You might ask. Was it because the first believers in Yahushua were all Hebrew’s and they wrote the “Brit Chadashah” the “New Covenant.” Or, was it because Yahushua was from the “Tribe of Judah and that He died at the time of the Passover?

No, it was because the Elohim of Moshe in the Tanach is the same Elohim in the Brit Chadashah. For YaHVaH Elohim – the Elohim of the Tanach, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is the same Elohim in the Tanach (OT) and the Brit Chadashah (NT), although some might try and say differently. As we read the Tanach (OT) and the Books of Bereshis - Genesis and Shemos - Exodus, we are reading Elohim’s story, and what He did for the Children of Israel. But He is also our Elohim, therefore as He did for Israel, YaHVaH will also do it for you and for me! YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever. Halelu’Yah.

What does the book of Shemos - Exodus teach us? It teaches us that Elohim, blessed be He, is a Redeemer. It shows that He desires to rescue people out of trouble. All we have to do is trust Him, just as Moshe trusted Him.

We are first going to look at parts of the Book of Bereshis – Genesis, for everything in the Word is there for a specific reason and there is an order of things!

In the book of Bereshis - Genesis, we find the history of man’s failure, and of what he was to be. Let us start at the “Beginning.” The word “Bereshis” being the name of the first word in the first book of the Scriptures is Hebrew for “In the beginning” and this chapter commenced with the creation, with all things being perfect and everything in total harmony. It continues with the creation of man as well as the first sin and the rest of the story we all know too well!

But let me ask you this, considering this book commences with creation and life, do you know how this book concludes? ... Actually it ends with death and a coffin. You will read this in the very last verse of the Book.

So Yoseph (Joseph) died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.” Bereshis - Genesis 50:26.

Bereshis - Genesis contains the story of man’s failure, but the Almighty, blessed be He, had a plan, an escape plan, a great Exodus for Israel and for us! In this fascinating book we find that Yoseph - Joseph died where Elohim did not desire him to be at that time, thus in it is written in the book of Shemos - Exodus that they carried his bones on a journey back home.

Beloved, YaHVaH has a place for us. He desires us to be at the right place at the right time! Bereshis - Genesis is the story of man’s sin, ending in death, and the Shemos - Exodus comes straight after saying in Bereshis - Genesis 50:24 & 25;

“I am dying; but Elohim will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Avraham, to Yitzchak - Isaac, and to Ya’akov - Jacob.’ Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, ‘Elohim will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.’”

The following is my somewhat paraphrased version, it may not say all that, but it does contain the feeling of freedom!

Elohim is going to redeem you. Yes, there is a way out. It may seem impossible to you, but trust me, Elohim will show you the Exit, for He is the Door.”

We know redemption came ONLY after the door was painted with the blood of the Lamb without spot and blemish.” That door was the perfect picture, an analogy of Yahushua the Lamb of Elohim! Blessed be our heavenly Father for our beloved Messiah is the way out of a life of sin, and the way into the Kingdom of Elohim.” Thus the Tanach – Old Covenant, especially the book of Shemos - Exodus, is a book for believers to read as it is full of “Good News,” and full of Hope!

In Shemos - Exodus, we also read about a marvellous portable building erected in the heart of the wilderness, the Tabernacle. This was a place for Elohim to dwell amongst His people. Again, within the Tabernacle are many blessed pictures of Yahushua the Messiah and those in Him. Another study is available online regarding this subject. Yahushua said …

“Search the Scriptures, the Tanach, for it bears witness of me.” Yochanan - John 5:39.

As recorded in the Brit Chadashah – New Covenant, Yahushua went up a mountain and in a vision, as recorded in Mattityahu - Matthew 17:9, He spoke with Moshe and Eliyahu - Elijah. What did they speak about? Lukas - Luke is the only Apostle, who actually tells us what was said.

“They spoke about His departure (His Exodus), which He was about to bring to fulfilment at Jerusalem.” Lukas - Luke 9:31.

Yahushua might have said “Moshe you brought Israel out of Egypt, but I am going to deliver the whole world.” Yahushua is the Exit, the Door, He is our Exodus! As we think about Moshe, we can see a picture of Yahushua in him. Both led people out of bondage, out of slavery. We will cover this subject later in this series of these studies.

Here are Moshe’s family details:

His Father = Amram.

Mother = Yochebed.

Sister = Miriam (the oldest).

Brother = A’charon - Aaron (3 years older than Moshe). His wife Elisheba, and four sons: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Wife = Zipporah – a spiteful woman!

Sons = Gershom & Eliezer.

As we read about the life of Moshe, it is almost like reading a fairy tale.

For 40 years, Moshe lived much like an Egyptian prince in a Palace, in sheer luxury, whilst his own people, the Children of Israel, lived like slaves.

At 40 years of age, he went to visit the people to whom he really belonged. He was foreign to them, as he had lived an Egyptian lifestyle but somehow there must have been an affinity within him. He saw one of the Hebrews being ill treated and Moshe killed the Egyptian offender. Thus here we see him take the situation in his own hands. It was the wrong moment you might say for Moshe to help his people. It certainly was the wrong method, for it was done in the wrong manner. It was done for them, rather than with them. All too soon, Pharaoh heard what Moshe had done and thus Moshe was banished into the wilderness aged 40. Thus that has covered his first 40 years, but as we all know, there are 80 more years ahead of him, and they also are in two parts of 40. Are we getting the point that 40 means something special here? Obviously it does, for it comes up again and again throughout the Word of Elohim and it is for a reason!

Three vital levels to keep in mind when studying the Word!

In this series of studies, we are going to look at the Book of Shemos - Exodus on three specific Levels.

Level 1 - Human Level

It is a human story, with human details, and it is good to look at it on this level, because the Word of Elohim is a very human book, However, there is a higher level.

Level 2 - The Divine Level

What does this book say about Elohim? It reveals that it is a Divine Book.

Level 3 - The Believers/Spiritual Level

Yes, it is very much a Believer’s book and we will see what Elohim says to us believers, the faithful today.

Let us look at the First chapter of Shemos - Exodus, and consider it in these three ways.

Shemos - Exodus chapter 1 verses 8 to 22

“Then a new king, who did not know about Yoseph - Joseph, came to power in Egypt. ‘Look,’ he said to his people, ‘the Israelites have become much too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.’ So, they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labour, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter with hard labour in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labour the Egyptians used them ruthlessly. The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, ‘When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.’ The midwives, however, feared Elohim and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, ‘Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?’ The midwives answered Pharaoh, ‘Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.’ So Elohim was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared Elohim, He gave them families of their own. Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: ‘Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.’”

The Word speaks of the incredible danger the children of Israel had found themselves in. Thus let us now first look at the situation on a human level.

1. The new king (Pharaoh) mentioned in this Scripture would have been sometime around 170 years after the arrival of Yaakov and all his family and those with him in Egypt.

Level 1 – The Human Level

As we can see, verses 1 to 7 of Shemos - Exodus chapter 1 deals with large families. However, it also in short recaps the last details of the book of Bereshis - Genesis. Thus there is around a 170 year gap between the last verse in the previous book and what we have just read here. Originally it was just 70 individuals that came to Egypt having been called to be brought there by Yoseph – Joseph and as he had predicted a great famine would soon befall the whole region. Thus the Almighty's intention was for them to stay only for a relatively short time, but instead the Children of Israel remained in Egypt for up to 400 years.

Therein lies a profound lesson, they could and should have returned home to the land that Elohim had given to Avraham and his generations forever and that is where He wanted them to be, after the famine and danger of the drought was over and the rains had replenished the land. However, sadly Israel elected to stay in the land of “Goshen” being known as the “land of plenty.” Due to the tragedy of human nature, being the “I, Me and Myself” which is what held them back from going home where they belonged was going to prove to be a massive error for the Children of Israel!

However, the tragedy is, that there are so many people today, who could come back to Messiah Yahushua, and I do mean YAHUSHUA, right now! But, the vast majority tend to choose to stay just where they are because they think they are in their comfort zone and laden with wealth and their comforts their own faiths of varying degrees, etc! But our Heavenly Father calls out to all who have strayed from the path … “Return again unto Me says YHVH, and I will return again to you.”

Please pray that many will hear that call! That is the choice everyone in the world has. Every person can return to the Father today, but some will elect to spend years away from Him, just as Israel did, so long ago. People seem to become so settled in the one place or in one frame of mind. Many believers tend to live their lives just as they wish, never asking “where do you really want me to be Father?” No, most will say, “A teacher told me something from the Word and it was nice and very challenging and it was from the Word, but, I am comfortable and happy right where I am and I rather just go along with the flow.”

Read this carefully! You see, taking a step in faith means taking action, and people, just like Israel was not prepared to take action, for that meant doing something and if we will not do something and “just go with the flow” it will most likely end up very painful!

As we all know, originally it started with just 70 individuals arriving in Egypt, but later, especially during the time of the enslavement there was a massive population explosion amongst the Children of Israel and they multiplied to almost two million all inclusive. That is precisely why at the time in question the Egyptians began to feel that these Israelites were becoming a threat to them.

Is it not amazing, but wherever newcomers or migrants arrive in a country, they are generally the minority, but if there is a slow increase in their numbers and remember, Israel’s growth in numbers happened over around 170 years, the majority will see them as a great threat to their culture as well as their rule, yet they were still the minority group in Egypt.

But to the Egyptian mind at the time, the Israelite minority had become just too large for them, thus with this new Pharaoh on the throne he decided to enslave them and place them under severe bondage. Sadly Israel would be in slavery and Egypt’s slaves for around the next 230 years.

Pharaoh did this evil thing on the principle that if you enslave these people and work them hard from dawn till dust and use up all their energy to the point until they drop, they are not likely to have so many babies. Well I have news for you, the truth is, the very opposite occurred. Pharaoh obviously did not understand mankind very well. Throughout the ages as we have seen, that those who have lived a poverty ridden life and worked hard for extreme hours, they always seemed to have more children than the wealthy! Thus Pharaoh turned shepherds into brick makers and builders and even more children were produced than ever before!

The Egyptian’s beat and persecuted the Children of Israel to the point of genocide by murdering countless of their baby boys. Although, Pharaoh was happy to let Hebrew girls live, for their idea was that they could marry Egyptian men and populate Egypt. Hebrew men were the problem, for they could grow up and be fathers as well as fighters, who could turn against the ever insecure Egyptians.

We have now covered what we may call the most basic human level of chapter 1. But, what of the Divine level? What does this chapter say about YaHVaH Elohim? Blessed be His Sanctified Name!

Level 2 – The Divine Level

The first thing Shemos - Exodus says in chapter 3:7 that the Children of Israel are “My people.” Yes they are indeed “Elohim’s people.”

“And YHVH (the LORD) said: ‘I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.’”

The question is frequently asked. “Why did Elohim allow it to happen? Why allow Israel to be enslaved in Egypt; or the hideous persecutions of the pogroms, the Inquisition, and HaShoah - the Holocaust in Europe during WW2. Why? Where was the Elohim of Israel?”

The Scriptures beloved will give us a clue, for there are two reasons:

The First Reason - Elohim’s Justice. Israel should not have remained in Egypt. It is Elohim’s Justice, which chastises.

When Israel first came to Egypt, they came because Yoseph – Joseph had asked for them to come to him, but also because he knew that there was a great famine on the way and they would have relief during that time of the famine. But after the famine was over they should have returned to Canaan being the land of blessing. Had they not learned from Avram’s very early days and his faults? For he also left the land that Elohim had given to him and his seed forever, and he also went to Egypt against the Almighty’s will, all because of his fear that came due to a drought and tragically his travels and stay in Egypt cost him and the world until this day very dearly indeed! Read the “Avraham Studies” for details – now online see the main Index.

In the case of Yoseph - Joseph and his family, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, allowed them to go to Egypt for a short time and after the famine go back but they did not. Thus, it was Elohim’s Justice, which allowed them to get into trouble. Just as it was Justice that in a parable story that a prodigal son went into a far country and found himself hungry, eating the food of pigs.

The Second Reason - Elohim’s Mercy. It is Elohim’s mercy, which allows us to get into trouble, when we have left from the place of blessing, away from Elohim. Thank Elohim for the Mercy that allows trouble to come.

You see in Egypt Israel had a rich diet, but there were also other things in Egypt. There were golden calves and many other gods. Yes, it was the land of plenty, good food and prosperity.

Beloved we need to understand that with prosperity frequently comes at a huge cost. Egypt offered all that was good but also all that was evil, for with it came paganism and false teaching, just as it does today, but in those days there was great sin which caused wickedness and debauchery. The Word proves that Elohim did not wish Israel to stay, for centuries later Elohim, blessed be He, regarding the House of Israel then and for that matter in the past to Yechehel - Ezekiel in chapter 18.

“Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Master is not fair.’ ‘O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair? Therefore I will judge you O house of Israel, every one according to his ways’ says YHVH Elohim. ‘Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die; O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,’ says YHVH Elohim. ‘Therefore turn and live!’” Yehechel - Ezekiel 18:29-32.

When we really think about it so many of Israel’s transgressdors have one major problem, their hearts are still all the way back in Egypt, and it is almost life our heavenly Father is saying … “Have you still not got rid of your Egyptian habits? Do you not know that I nearly consumed Israel altogether in Egypt.”

It was almost as to say …

I was so angry that you stayed there so long, I almost left you there to die.”

Elohim is saying to all those in various churches that continue to uphold those two annual feasts that are not Scriptural and entirely pagan based as well as upholding certain other Roman pagan customs that are entirely related to the “sun god” …

Come out of her My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues (or punishments)” Revelations 18:4.

In His mercy, having allowed Israel to get into trouble, Elohim said, “but now I am going to bring you back unto Me.”

Return to me,’ declares YHVH the Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says YHVH the Almighty.” Zecharyah - Zechariah 1:3.

Beloved, when we step out of the plan that Elohim has for us, and we drift away and become content and stay there, Elohim will allow us to get into trouble. But, His call comes over and over again … to Return again unto to Me and I will return to you.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 4:1.

“Come out and leave the attraction that is holding you. Come back to where Elohim can bless you.” (Paraphrased).

That is what chapter 1 of Shemos - Exodus is saying about Elohim. He is the Redeemer; for He is the Elohim of Justice and of great Mercy.

Elohim’s justice allowed Israel to suffer for staying in Egypt. In fact, it was due to Israel’s sufferings that Elohim heard their cry and carried them out of the land of bondage. If Israel had not suffered hardship, they would never have wanted to leave Egypt and come back to the land of promise, and return to their heavenly Father, their Creator!

They certainly would never have followed just one man appointed by Elohim, Moshe who had been in a lonely dry desert, a place of great extremes. Thus, Elohim in His mercy also allows mankind to suffer, that they somehow may desire to return again unto Him.

Level 3 – The Believers / Spiritual Level

Let us now look at the third way of looking at the Word, the believer’s side of chapter one. There are deep truths for the faithful in this chapter. Everything in Scripture is there for a reason. Shemos - Exodus Chapter One is full of types, models, and pictures.

Pharaoh is a type, a picture of all evil - the Adversary - HaSatan.

Moshe, as we will see later in chapter 2, is a partial type, a picture, a type of Yahushua the Messiah.

Egypt is a type, a picture of pure sin,

Canaan, the Land of Promise and a type, a picture of Salvation.

When I read about this evil Pharaoh, I ask myself, “What does this say about evil?” Also, when I read about Egypt, I ask: “What does this tell me about sin?

Well, let us go on a little excursion about Yoseph - Joseph:

The Word says, that this Pharaoh did not know Yoseph - Joseph who as we know was also a type and a picture (in part) of our beloved Saviour Yahushua. Joseph was the favourite son of his father Ya’akov -Jacob and we know from the Word that Elohim gave him the Title (Note: It was not a name), Yisroel - Israel.

Yoseph - Joseph was sent to help his brethren, the Children of Israel, but ended up saving Egypt - Yahushua was sent to save Israel, but His salvation also was available to the world.

Yoseph - Joseph was betrayed by his own and sold for 20 pieces of silver - Yahushua was betrayed for 30 pieces.

Yoseph - Joseph went into service of an Egyptian lord, but was thrown into prison because of the lies of the wife - Yahushua in service of His Father and He was also falsely accused.

In prison, Yoseph - Joseph found himself in the company of two criminals. One was saved and the other lost - Yahushua was executed between two thieves, one was saved and the other lost.

From the depths of prison, Yoseph - Joseph was lifted up and saved and given two titles in Egypt, saviour and master - Yahushua rose from the tomb as THE Saviour and Master.

Thus as you look at the life of Yoseph - Joseph, you will see great detail relating to the life of Yahushua our Messiah.

The main theme of Shemos - Exodus is; YaHVaH saying “Let My People Go. I want them to be free to serve Me.” Whilst the Pharaoh’s of the world will say, “No, I will not let them go.”

Beloved, Elohim can break the power of Pharaoh and that of HaSatan, and through the power of the Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit, He has also given us the strength in Him to stand against the wiles of that evil one - HalleluYah!

We need to remember that Egypt is a descriptive picture, or a type of sin. We know that it is a fertile strip of land that is some 700 miles long and 7 miles wide. In those days, it was a land that was extremely self-indulgent as obviously it had an abundance of food. Egypt was very similar to Mesopotamia for it was also governed by water. In Mesopotamia there may not have been the Nile but they had two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates.

The Egyptians were very prosperous, affluent and the land of Goshen given by Pharaoh to Israel in those early days was a land filled with the very best. It was there the people of Elohim originally found them-selves living in prosperity with plenty of clothes and an abundance of food. It was all so good, but eventually prosperity will place you in bondage and in slavery, which for many eventually led to death in one way or another.

Every affluent country that forgets their Elohim shall perish. Hosea says “Out of Egypt have I called My Son.” Beloved, we must all come out of Egypt at some time or other.

The Nile was the source of life and abundance in Egypt, and I am sure that we all know the Nile was worshipped as a god. In fact it became the mouth that swallowed up the baby boys of Israel, when they were drowned in the river by the Egyptians. What they were really doing was offering Israelite baby boys to their Nile god. This was yet another of HaSatan’s plans to destroy the Judean birth line for it would be out of this line that would bring forth the promised Messiah from the future House of David, thus we can see that HaSatan was trying very had to stop the coming of Messiah as he has been doing constantly, and even now is attempting to destroy the faithful in Him, and he has done well for he has used Rome and the orthodox eastern churches who brought in new pagan ideology into the greater church and many other things, but because they have been there for centuries, no one bother’s to question things! All I can say is check the Word, and get back to your concordance and check out some of the original Hebrew and Greek words, and you will be surprised!

Yeshayahu - Isaiah 11:1 said …

A shoot will come up from the stump of Yishai - Jesse, from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.”

We have read in the reading earlier that a beautiful baby boy was born to one of the faithful families in Elohim, blessed be He, a family, that would later become a priestly family, the Levites. As we think about this baby, something quite remarkable occurred and that was even before the babe became Moshe and I will cover that in the next study, but it relates to verses 15 to 21. You could read it and see if you can find what it could possibly be?

In Conclusion

The faithful in Yahushua should read books like Shemos - Exodus and the Tanach – Old Covenant much more and learn from Israel’s mistakes. Certainly unlike some in the greater church today please make sure you do not seek prosperity, riches, and the life of plenty, for beloved it will lead you right back to Egypt, back into error, false teachings and even into sin and slavery, for anything that takes you away from Elohim’s will is a SIN! Listen to the warnings. The signs are on show for all to see!

Where do we find ourselves today, in Egypt or heading for the land of Promise, the Kingdom of Elohim?

Beloved, I am going to close today with Yochanan - John 15: 5 – 8. I believe it says it all!

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me, you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.”

The next study will continue this series on Shemos - Exodus, but it will also include a short look at Eliyahu - Elijah and other interesting, but very relevant people.

The third study of the series will get down into the nitty gritty of Moshe’s first encounter with YaHVaH Elohim at Mt Sinai and what you will learn there will be a few new things that I pray will be life changing!

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“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11

 

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!

 

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