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To Egypt You
To Egypt You Shall Go
      Shall Go
            Mt 2:13-15
To Egypt You Shall Go
    There are times it‟s best to run & hide.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    There are times it‟s best to run & hide.

    ◦ When Pharaoh sent his armies against the Israel...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    There are times it‟s best to run & hide.

    ◦ When Pharaoh sent his armies against the Israel...
IN THIS MORNING’S
TEXT, IT WAS BEST FOR
JESUS’ FAMILY TO RUN
& HIDE.
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Herod wanted to kill Jesus.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    Herod wanted to kill Jesus.

    God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the

    boy to ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  Herod wanted to kill Jesus.

  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the

  boy to Egypt ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  Herod wanted to kill Jesus.

  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the

  boy to Egypt ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  Herod wanted to kill Jesus.

  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the

  boy to Egypt ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    This passage tells us much about God—we

    see the way God protects Jesus & the way he
    pr...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  This passage tells us much about God—we

  see the way God protects Jesus & the way he
  protects...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We see:

    ◦ DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
    ◦ DIVINE PROTECTION.
V 13
DIVINE PERSPECTIVE
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God gave Joseph a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

    on what was taking place.
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God gave Joseph a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

  on what was taking place.
 “Now when they had departed, ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb

    that God has to send him constant dreams.
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb

    that God has to send him constant dreams.
    ◦ An ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb

    that God has to send him constant dreams.
    ◦ An ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb

    that God has to send him constant dreams.
    ◦ An ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb

    that God has to send him constant dreams.
    ◦ An ...
WHAT CAN WE LEARN
FROM JOSEPH’S NEED
FOR A DIVINE
PERSPECTIVE?
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to

    know what to do.
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to

    know what to do.
    ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIV...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to

    know what to do.
    ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIV...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to

    know what to do.
    ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIV...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to

    know what to do.
    ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIV...
JOSEPH COULD NEVER
HAVE FORESEEN THESE
EVENTS WITHOUT A
DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
There is much man would
never have seen without A
DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
JOSEPH COULD NEVER
HAVE FORESEEN THESE
EVENTS WITHOU...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    Would Abraham have known on his own to

    leave Ur & go to Canaan?
To Egypt You Shall Go
  Would Abraham have known on his own to

  leave Ur & go to Canaan?
 Would we know on our own tha...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  Would Abraham have known on his own to

  leave Ur & go to Canaan?
 Would we know on our own tha...
To Egypt You Shall Go
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

    man needs.
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

  man needs.
 God has provided man everything he needs.
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

  man needs.
 God has provided man everything he needs.
   ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

  man needs.
 God has provided man everything he needs.
   ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

  man needs.
 God has provided man everything he needs.
   ...
vv 13-15
DIVINE PROTECTION
To Egypt You Shall Go
    “Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to

    Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the chil...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God is here seen as a Father protecting his

    Son.
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  God is here seen as a Father protecting his

  Son.
 God has long been the protecting Father.
  ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    The image of God‟s protecting Jesus from

    the Slaughter of the Innocents should come as no
...
To Egypt You Shall Go
  The image of God‟s protecting Jesus from

  the Slaughter of the Innocents should come as no
  su...
WHAT IF JESUS HAD
BEEN KILLED BY
HEROD?
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God continues to protect his people.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    God continues to protect his people.

    ◦ “We can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God continues to protect his people.

    ◦ “We can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I ...
HOW DOES GOD
PROTECT US?
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from temptation.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from temptation.

    ◦ “God is faithful, and he will not let you be te...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from temptation.

    ◦ “God is faithful, and he will not let you be te...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.

    ◦ “I give them eternal life, and they will nev...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.

    ◦ “I give them eternal life, and they will nev...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.

    ◦ “I give them eternal life, and they will nev...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from evil.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from evil.

    ◦ Satan could only do to Job what God permitted.
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from evil.

    ◦ Satan could only do to Job what God permitted.
     ...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from evil.

    ◦ Satan could only do to Job what God permitted.
     ...
“IF GOD PROTECTS US
FROM EVIL, WHY DO
BAD THINGS HAPPEN
TO GOOD PEOPLE?”
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God did not protect Job from all evil.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    God did not protect Job from all evil.

    ◦ Job lost his livelihood, his children, & his heal...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God did not protect Job from all evil.

    ◦ Job lost his livelihood, his children, & his heal...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God did not protect Job from all evil.

    We do not know all the evil that would befall us

...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God did not protect Job from all evil.

    We do not know all the evil that would befall us

...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God did not protect Job from all evil.

    We do not know all the evil that would befall us

...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from death.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from death.

    ◦ “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believe...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from death.

    ◦ “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believe...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    God protects his people from death.

    ◦ “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believe...
LET US REST
CONFIDENTLY IN THE
PROTECTION OF GOD!
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
    ◦ Joseph gets up & takes h...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
    ◦ Joseph gets up & takes h...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
    ◦ Joseph gets up & takes h...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
    ◦ Joseph gets up & takes h...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
    ◦ Joseph gets up & takes h...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We also have the example of Joseph‟s

    protection of his Son.
    ◦ Joseph gets up & takes h...
DO WE FATHERS
PROTECT OUR
CHILDREN?
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We have that solemn responsibility.

To Egypt You Shall Go
    We have that solemn responsibility.

    ◦ “The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this...
To Egypt You Shall Go
    We have that solemn responsibility.

    ◦ “The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this...
ARE WE PROTECTING
OUR CHILDREN FROM
THE ATTACKS OF
SATAN?
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PROTECTION THIS
MORNING?
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  1. 1. To Egypt You To Egypt You Shall Go Shall Go Mt 2:13-15
  2. 2. To Egypt You Shall Go There are times it‟s best to run & hide. 
  3. 3. To Egypt You Shall Go There are times it‟s best to run & hide.  ◦ When Pharaoh sent his armies against the Israelites, they needed to run & hide.
  4. 4. To Egypt You Shall Go There are times it‟s best to run & hide.  ◦ When Pharaoh sent his armies against the Israelites, they needed to run & hide. ◦ After Saul‟s conversion, the disciples in Damascus “took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket” (Acts 9:25, ESV).
  5. 5. IN THIS MORNING’S TEXT, IT WAS BEST FOR JESUS’ FAMILY TO RUN & HIDE.
  6. 6. To Egypt You Shall Go Herod wanted to kill Jesus. 
  7. 7. To Egypt You Shall Go Herod wanted to kill Jesus.  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the  boy to Egypt until after Herod‟s death.
  8. 8. To Egypt You Shall Go Herod wanted to kill Jesus.  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the  boy to Egypt until after Herod‟s death.  It was quite common for Jews to flee to Egypt in time of need.
  9. 9. To Egypt You Shall Go Herod wanted to kill Jesus.  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the  boy to Egypt until after Herod‟s death.  It was quite common for Jews to flee to Egypt in time of need. ◦ When Uriah, the prophet, discovered that King Jehoiakim planned to kill him, “he was afraid and fled and escaped to Egypt” (Jer 26:21, ESV).
  10. 10. To Egypt You Shall Go Herod wanted to kill Jesus.  God sends Joseph a dream & tells him to take the  boy to Egypt until after Herod‟s death.  It was quite common for Jews to flee to Egypt in time of need. ◦ When Uriah, the prophet, discovered that King Jehoiakim planned to kill him, “he was afraid and fled and escaped to Egypt” (Jer 26:21, ESV). ◦ “Then all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces arose and went to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldeans” (2 Ki 25:26, ESV).
  11. 11. To Egypt You Shall Go This passage tells us much about God—we  see the way God protects Jesus & the way he protects our salvation.
  12. 12. To Egypt You Shall Go This passage tells us much about God—we  see the way God protects Jesus & the way he protects our salvation.  This passage tells us much about Joseph—we see him being obedient to God.
  13. 13. To Egypt You Shall Go We see:  ◦ DIVINE PERSPECTIVE. ◦ DIVINE PROTECTION.
  14. 14. V 13 DIVINE PERSPECTIVE
  15. 15. To Egypt You Shall Go God gave Joseph a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  on what was taking place.
  16. 16. To Egypt You Shall Go God gave Joseph a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  on what was taking place.  “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, „Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him‟” (v 13, ESV).
  17. 17. To Egypt You Shall Go Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb  that God has to send him constant dreams.
  18. 18. To Egypt You Shall Go Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb  that God has to send him constant dreams. ◦ An angel had to tell him it was okay for him to marry Mary & an angel had to tell him to take Jesus to Egypt.
  19. 19. To Egypt You Shall Go Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb  that God has to send him constant dreams. ◦ An angel had to tell him it was okay for him to marry Mary & an angel had to tell him to take Jesus to Egypt. ◦ It‟s horribly wrong to see Joseph as spiritually inept.
  20. 20. To Egypt You Shall Go Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb  that God has to send him constant dreams. ◦ An angel had to tell him it was okay for him to marry Mary & an angel had to tell him to take Jesus to Egypt. ◦ It‟s horribly wrong to see Joseph as spiritually inept.  There was no human way for Joseph to foresee these events.
  21. 21. To Egypt You Shall Go Some have seen Joseph as a guy so dumb  that God has to send him constant dreams. ◦ An angel had to tell him it was okay for him to marry Mary & an angel had to tell him to take Jesus to Egypt. ◦ It‟s horribly wrong to see Joseph as spiritually inept.  There was no human way for Joseph to foresee these events.  Therefore, Joseph stood in desperate need of a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
  22. 22. WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM JOSEPH’S NEED FOR A DIVINE PERSPECTIVE?
  23. 23. To Egypt You Shall Go Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to  know what to do.
  24. 24. To Egypt You Shall Go Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to  know what to do. ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to know what to do.
  25. 25. To Egypt You Shall Go Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to  know what to do. ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to know what to do. ◦ Humans would never know what to do without a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
  26. 26. To Egypt You Shall Go Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to  know what to do. ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to know what to do. ◦ Humans would never know what to do without a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.  “I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps” (Jer 10:23, ESV).
  27. 27. To Egypt You Shall Go Man needs a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to  know what to do. ◦ Joseph needed a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE to know what to do. ◦ Humans would never know what to do without a DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.  “I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps” (Jer 10:23, ESV).  “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple” (Ps 119:130, ESV).
  28. 28. JOSEPH COULD NEVER HAVE FORESEEN THESE EVENTS WITHOUT A DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
  29. 29. There is much man would never have seen without A DIVINE PERSPECTIVE. JOSEPH COULD NEVER HAVE FORESEEN THESE EVENTS WITHOUT A DIVINE PERSPECTIVE.
  30. 30. To Egypt You Shall Go Would Abraham have known on his own to  leave Ur & go to Canaan?
  31. 31. To Egypt You Shall Go Would Abraham have known on his own to  leave Ur & go to Canaan?  Would we know on our own that baptism is essential to salvation?
  32. 32. To Egypt You Shall Go Would Abraham have known on his own to  leave Ur & go to Canaan?  Would we know on our own that baptism is essential to salvation? Would we ever have known that marriage is to be a life-long endeavor?
  33. 33. To Egypt You Shall Go
  34. 34. To Egypt You Shall Go God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  man needs.
  35. 35. To Egypt You Shall Go God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  man needs.  God has provided man everything he needs.
  36. 36. To Egypt You Shall Go God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  man needs.  God has provided man everything he needs. ◦ “No prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was every produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pt 1:20-21, ESV).
  37. 37. To Egypt You Shall Go God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  man needs.  God has provided man everything he needs. ◦ 2 Pt 1:20-21. ◦ “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Pt 1:3, ESV).
  38. 38. To Egypt You Shall Go God provides the DIVINE PERSPECTIVE  man needs.  God has provided man everything he needs. ◦ 2 Pt 1:20-21. ◦ 2 Pt 1:3, ESV. ◦ “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Tm 3:16-17, ESV).
  39. 39. vv 13-15 DIVINE PROTECTION
  40. 40. To Egypt You Shall Go “Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to  Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.' And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod” (vv 13- 15, ESV).
  41. 41. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.
  42. 42. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father.
  43. 43. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them. I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them” (Hos 11:1-4, ESV).
  44. 44. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ Hos 11:1-4. ◦ Matthew applies this text to Jesus, but that isn‟t the original context.
  45. 45. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ Hos 11:1-4. ◦ Matthew applies this text to Jesus, but that isn‟t the original context.  The original context deals with the Israelites being in Egypt after Joseph‟s death.
  46. 46. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ Hos 11:1-4. ◦ Matthew applies this text to Jesus, but that isn‟t the original context.  The original context deals with the Israelites being in Egypt after Joseph‟s death.  Notice the picture of God‟s protection here.
  47. 47. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ Hos 11:1-4. ◦ Matthew applies this text to Jesus, but that isn‟t the original context.  The original context deals with the Israelites being in Egypt after Joseph‟s death.  Notice the picture of God‟s protection here.  He called Israel out of Egypt.
  48. 48. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ Hos 11:1-4. ◦ Matthew applies this text to Jesus, but that isn‟t the original context.  The original context deals with the Israelites being in Egypt after Joseph‟s death.  Notice the picture of God‟s protection here.  He called Israel out of Egypt.  He taught Ephraim to walk & healed him.
  49. 49. To Egypt You Shall Go God is here seen as a Father protecting his  Son.  God has long been the protecting Father. ◦ Hos 11:1-4. ◦ Matthew applies this text to Jesus, but that isn‟t the original context.  The original context deals with the Israelites being in Egypt after Joseph‟s death.  Notice the picture of God‟s protection here.  He called Israel out of Egypt.  He taught Ephraim to walk & healed him.  He fed Israel.
  50. 50. To Egypt You Shall Go The image of God‟s protecting Jesus from  the Slaughter of the Innocents should come as no surprise.
  51. 51. To Egypt You Shall Go The image of God‟s protecting Jesus from  the Slaughter of the Innocents should come as no surprise.  But, it wasn‟t just Jesus whom God was protecting—he was also protecting us.
  52. 52. WHAT IF JESUS HAD BEEN KILLED BY HEROD?
  53. 53. To Egypt You Shall Go God continues to protect his people. 
  54. 54. To Egypt You Shall Go God continues to protect his people.  ◦ “We can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'” (Heb 13:6, ESV).
  55. 55. To Egypt You Shall Go God continues to protect his people.  ◦ “We can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'” (Heb 13:6, ESV). ◦ “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him” (1 Jn 5:18, ESV).
  56. 56. HOW DOES GOD PROTECT US?
  57. 57. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from temptation. 
  58. 58. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from temptation.  ◦ “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it” (1 Cor 10:13, ESV).
  59. 59. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from temptation.  ◦ “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it” (1 Cor 10:13, ESV). ◦ There is not a single temptation that comes our way that we cannot handle.
  60. 60. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from Satan‟s reach. 
  61. 61. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.  ◦ “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one”(Jn 10:28-30, ESV).
  62. 62. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.  ◦ “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one”(Jn 10:28-30, ESV). ◦ Jesus does not say that we cannot choose to leave.
  63. 63. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from Satan‟s reach.  ◦ “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one”(Jn 10:28-30, ESV). ◦ Jesus does not say that we cannot choose to leave. But, Satan cannot take us from the Father without our consent.
  64. 64. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from evil. 
  65. 65. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from evil.  ◦ Satan could only do to Job what God permitted.
  66. 66. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from evil.  ◦ Satan could only do to Job what God permitted.  “The Lord said to Satan, „Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.‟ So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord” (Job 1:12, ESV).
  67. 67. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from evil.  ◦ Satan could only do to Job what God permitted.  “The Lord said to Satan, „Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.‟ So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord” (Job 1:12, ESV).  “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life” (Job 2:6, ESV).
  68. 68. “IF GOD PROTECTS US FROM EVIL, WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?”
  69. 69. To Egypt You Shall Go God did not protect Job from all evil. 
  70. 70. To Egypt You Shall Go God did not protect Job from all evil.  ◦ Job lost his livelihood, his children, & his health.
  71. 71. To Egypt You Shall Go God did not protect Job from all evil.  ◦ Job lost his livelihood, his children, & his health. ◦ However, Job did not suffer more than God permitted.
  72. 72. To Egypt You Shall Go God did not protect Job from all evil.  We do not know all the evil that would befall us  without God‟s protection.
  73. 73. To Egypt You Shall Go God did not protect Job from all evil.  We do not know all the evil that would befall us  without God‟s protection. ◦ “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12, ESV).
  74. 74. To Egypt You Shall Go God did not protect Job from all evil.  We do not know all the evil that would befall us  without God‟s protection. ◦ “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12, ESV). ◦ Because we struggle against unseen, demonic forces, it‟s impossible to know how much worse things could be.
  75. 75. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from death. 
  76. 76. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from death.  ◦ “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” (Jn 11:25-26, ESV).
  77. 77. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from death.  ◦ “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” (Jn 11:25-26, ESV). ◦ These bodies shall not live forever.
  78. 78. To Egypt You Shall Go God protects his people from death.  ◦ “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” (Jn 11:25-26, ESV). ◦ These bodies shall not live forever, but our spirits shall not see hell!
  79. 79. LET US REST CONFIDENTLY IN THE PROTECTION OF GOD!
  80. 80. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son.
  81. 81. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son. ◦ Joseph gets up & takes his family to Egypt.
  82. 82. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son. ◦ Joseph gets up & takes his family to Egypt. ◦ There isn‟t a parent here who wouldn‟t react in precisely the same way.
  83. 83. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son. ◦ Joseph gets up & takes his family to Egypt. ◦ There isn‟t a parent here who wouldn‟t react in precisely the same way.  But, do we protect our children‟s lives but leave their souls open to attack?
  84. 84. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son. ◦ Joseph gets up & takes his family to Egypt. ◦ There isn‟t a parent here who wouldn‟t react in precisely the same way.  But, do we protect our children‟s lives but leave their souls open to attack?  Would we rather our children lose their lives or lose their souls???
  85. 85. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son. ◦ Joseph gets up & takes his family to Egypt. ◦ There isn‟t a parent here who wouldn‟t react in precisely the same way.  But, do we protect our children‟s lives but leave their souls open to attack?  Would we rather our children lose their lives or lose their souls???  I pray to God that‟s a no-brainer!
  86. 86. To Egypt You Shall Go We also have the example of Joseph‟s  protection of his Son. ◦ Joseph gets up & takes his family to Egypt. ◦ There isn‟t a parent here who wouldn‟t react in precisely the same way.  But, do we protect our children‟s lives but leave their souls open to attack?  Would we rather our children lose their lives or lose their souls???  I pray to God that‟s a no-brainer!  “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mt 10:28, ESV).
  87. 87. DO WE FATHERS PROTECT OUR CHILDREN?
  88. 88. To Egypt You Shall Go We have that solemn responsibility. 
  89. 89. To Egypt You Shall Go We have that solemn responsibility.  ◦ “The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness” (Is 38:19, ESV).
  90. 90. To Egypt You Shall Go We have that solemn responsibility.  ◦ “The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness” (Is 38:19, ESV). ◦ “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Eph 6:4, ESV).
  91. 91. ARE WE PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM THE ATTACKS OF SATAN?
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  93. 93. DO YOU NEED DIVINE PROTECTION THIS MORNING?
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