Symbols in exodus

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Nexr week: Putting our eyes on the giver of dreams.
With this we will finish our Dreams study and will take a summer break. We will re-start with the study of Visions in August 14.

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Symbols in exodus

  1. 1. SYMBOLS IN EXODUS Interpretation of Dreams Seminar
  2. 2. MARCO LAFEBRE CG MINISTRY LEARNING TO PROPHESY. JULY 3, 2014
  3. 3. WALKING IN HER FATHER’S SHOES
  4. 4. HAVE YOU TRIED WALKING IN OTHER’S SHOES? ✕ Since early childhood we try to emulate our parents. ✕ We want to walk in their shoes and its so hard to move on, as first, those shoes are not our size and our walk is still insecure. ✕ Have you heard the expression: 'Walk a mile in my shoes‘ ?
  5. 5. YOUR FEET UPON HIS, AND HIS HANDS GRABBING YOURS.
  6. 6. WALKING ON DADDY’S FEET ✕ Surely my father have walked me on his feet. I have walk my children and now my grandchildren upon mine as well. ✕ God, as good Father that He is, walks us on his feet, He grabs us from our hands and teaches how to walk. ✕ Little children like to ride upon their elders feet.
  7. 7. A LOOK AT SOME SYMBOLS IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS ✕ Let’s have a quick view at some biblical pictures through the book of Exodus. ✕ Interpretation of symbols can not be taken out of the biblical pictures, they need to remain there to be accurate in their meaning. ✕ While giving a meaning in the picture, A SYMBOL could be as well pointing something in a near or distant future.
  8. 8. MOSES AT THE BURNING BUSH
  9. 9. POSSIBLE MEANINGS ✕ 40 = Acceptable or unacceptable ruling. Moses has Humbled the strength of the flesh. ✕ Desert = A place where Moses learned. ✕ Burning Bush = Deity and humanity of Jesus, power of the Holy Spirit. ✕ Moses, Moses = To call attention, informs transition or change is in process. ✕ Sandals = Your walking, way or doing your things. Confidence on yourself.
  10. 10. REMOVE YOUR SANDALS ✕ God was telling Moses remove your sandals, put away your doings and your own strength. ✕ This place is Holy, I AM here, it’s My realm. ✕ I know the task that I’m giving you is too much for you, but relax and be obedient, “I will walk in your shoes”! ✕ God was teaching Moses to depend upon Him.
  11. 11. MOSES STAFF CONVERTED INTO A SNAKE Staff = Support, rest, authority, weapon. Also, resting and relaying on God’s support. Serpent = Sin, enemy’s plans. Throwing the staff = When not leaning on God, sin comes around. An alert to Moses, he will be facing the power of the enemy.
  12. 12. Christ became sin for us.  2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV)  21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)  5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
  13. 13. PICKING UP THE SERPENT Power over the enemy, Mark 16:18 “they will pick up serpents with their hands”. Satan is not in control, he is under God’s control and God has delegated us authority and power over satan. Psalm 23:4 comfort me
  14. 14. AARON’S ROD SWALLOWING UP THEIR RODS
  15. 15. SATAN IS A COPIER, HE DOESN’T CREATE  By satan’s power, Pharaoh’s priest transform their rods into serpents.  God’s power is way above satan's power. The rod of God’s authority, confronts and eats up the rods of Pharaoh’s authority.  God’s is the only real and legal authority, He can give authority to whom ever He likes All other authority is usurped!
  16. 16. NUMBERS 21:9, THE BRONZE SERPENT.  A serpent points to sin.  People were murmuring against Moses, they were in sin and rebelled again against God.  As a consequence of their sin God sent some poisonous serpents to bit them up, and many died.  This serpents were their manifested sin.
  17. 17. There is healing on the tree…  Commanded by God Moses made a bronze serpent and sets it up in a pole so everyone that is bitten could be saved by looking into this serpent.  This serpent was a foreshadow of Jesus.  The serpent lifted up and cursed symbolized Jesus.  Jesus took all our sins, all our infirmities and diseases and curses upon Him when He was crucified,
  18. 18. Galatians 3:13 (NKJV)  13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”). John 3:14-15 (NKJV)  14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
  19. 19. “AND WHEN I AM LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, I WILL DRAW EVERYONE TO MYSELF.“ JOHN 12:32
  20. 20. EXODUS 4:6-7 (NKJV) 6 Furthermore the LORD said to him, “Now put your hand in your bosom.” And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow.7 And He said, “Put your hand in your bosom again.” So he put his hand in his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was restored like his other flesh.
  21. 21. Looking the inside  Bosom = Our heart, place where emotions come from.  Hand into his bosom = looking into heart’s intention.  Leprous hand = reveals the human nature to sin.  Leprosy, sin exposed = exposing our sin to God is the only way in which we can cleanse our hearts.  Hand into bosom again= once we expose the condition of our heart to God, He will give us a new heart.  Clean hand= reveals our clean interior, heart, emotions, after God has cleansed it.  There is nothing in us that is hidden to God!
  22. 22. THE 10 PLAGUES OF EGYPT  The plagues were ten disasters sent upon Egypt by God to convince Pharaoh to free the Israelite slaves, from the bondage and oppression of 400 years.  God sent Moses to deliver the children of Israel from this bondage, He promised He would show His wonders to demonstrate that He has given authority to Moses.
  23. 23. Power given to Moses  This demonstration of power was for two main purposes:  To show the Israelites that the God of their fathers was alive and worthy of their worship and trust; and  To show the Egyptians that their gods were nothing.  This was a confrontation between the True God against the fake gods of the Egyptians.
  24. 24. The 10 Plagues:  In every plague, one or more of the Egyptian Gods were mocked, humiliated and put to shame.  Lets go over the ten plagues.
  25. 25. 1. WATER TURNED INTO BLOOD
  26. 26. 1. PLAGUE OF WATER TURNED TO BLOOD ✕ Exodus 7:14-25 ✕ In this plague, the fish die, the river smells, and the people don't have drinkable, useable water. ✕ Pharaoh's magicians duplicate this plague. ✕ Egyptian gods put to shame: Khnum (guardian of the Nile), Hapi (spirit of the Nile), Osiris (god of the underworld). ✕ God used Aaron and his staff for this plague. ✕ Pharaoh promised to let the Israelites go.
  27. 27. 1. PLAGUE OF WATER TURNED TO BLOOD  Khnum, god of creation and the waters.  The Egyptian god Khnum was usually depicted with the head of a ram.
  28. 28. 2. FROGS COVERED THE LAND
  29. 29. 2. THE PLAGUE OF FROGS ✕ Exodus 8:1-15 ✕ In this plague, frogs came out of the water and cover the land. ✕ Pharaoh's magicians duplicate this plague. (It is the last one they are able to reproduce.) ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Heqt (associated with fertility and childbirth) ✕ God used Aaron and his staff for this miracle. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  30. 30. 2. FROGS COVERED THE LAND  Heqet (Heket) was a goddess of childbirth and fertility in Ancient Egypt.  She was depicted as a frog, or a woman with the head of a frog.  That is the meaning of her name.
  31. 31. 3. DUST CONVERTED INTO LICE
  32. 32. 3. THE PLAGUE OF GNATS/LICE ✕ Exodus 8:16-19 ✕ In this plague, all the dust of Egypt becomes a swarm of gnats/lice. ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Seth (an earth god) ✕ God used Aaron and his staff for this. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  33. 33. 3. DUST CONVERTED INTO LICE  Set, Seth  God of storms, the desert, and chaos
  34. 34. 4. THE PLAGUE OF FLIES
  35. 35. 4. THE PLAGUE OF FLIES ✕ Exodus 8:20–32 ✕ In this plague, swarms of flies cover the land of Egypt. ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Hathor (a goddess represented by a cow) ✕ God intervene directly. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  36. 36. 4. THE PLAGUE OF FLIES  Hathor  Goddess of the sky, love, beauty, joy, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music and fertility.  Hathor is commonly depicted as a cow goddess with horns in which is set a sun disk with Uraeus
  37. 37. 5. THE DISEASED LIVESTOCK
  38. 38. 5. THE PLAGUE AGAINST LIVESTOCK Exodus 9:1-7 In this plague, all the Egyptian livestock die, but none of the Israelites. Egyptian gods humiliated: Ptah (god of Memphis), Hathor (a goddess represented by a cow) Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  39. 39. 5. THE PLAGUE AGAINST LIVESTOCK  Ptah  God of creation, the arts and fertility.  Ptah, in the form of a mummified man, standing holding a scepter or staff.
  40. 40. 6. BOILS UPON MAN AND BEAST
  41. 41. 6. THE PLAGUE OF BOILS ✕ Exodus 9:8-12 ✕ In this plague, boils break out on all people in Egypt. ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Any god represented by an animal, like Hathor. ✕ God used Moses for this plague. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  42. 42. 6. BOILS UPON MAN AND BEAST Hathor was also goddess of beauty and patron of the cosmetic arts. Sehhmet Goddess of fire, war, vengeance, menstruation, epidermis and medicine
  43. 43. 7. STORM OF HAIL AND LIGHTNING
  44. 44. 7. THE PLAGUE OF HAIL ✕ Exodus 9:13-35 ✕ In this plague, hailstorms kill all slaves and animals not brought under cover in response to the warning that this calamity was coming. These storms also destroyed vegetation. ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Seth (an earth god), ✕ Nut (the sky goddess), ✕ Serapis (the god of fire and water). ✕ God used Moses for this plague. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  45. 45. 7. STORM OF HAIL AND LIGHTNING  Nut.  In Egyptian mythology, Nut was the goddess of the sky. Her body made a protective layer over the Earth.  Appearance: Woman whose body arches across the sky, wearing a dress decorated with stars
  46. 46. 8. LOCUSTS ALL OVER THE LAND.
  47. 47. 8. THE PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS ✕ Exodus 10:1-20 ✕ In this plague, locusts cover the land and eat the remaining vegetation not destroyed by the hail. ✕ Egyptian gods put to shame: ✕ Isis (the goddess of life), ✕ Seth (an earth god). ✕ God used Moses and his staff for this plague. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  48. 48. 8. LOCUSTS ALL OVER THE LAND.  Isis  Goddess of health, marriage, and love.  The goddess Isis portrayed as a woman, wearing a headdress shaped like a throne and with an Ankh in her hand.
  49. 49. 9. DARKNESS COVERED THE LAND.
  50. 50. 9. THE PLAGUE OF DARKNESS ✕ Exodus 10:21-29 ✕ In this plague, complete darkness covers Egypt for three days. ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Re (or Amun, the sun god and chief deity of Thebes), ✕ God used Moses for this plague. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  51. 51. 9. DARKNESS COVERED THE LAND.  Re.  God of the Sun and Radiance.  In one of his many forms, Ra has the head of a falcon and the sun-disk resting on his head.
  52. 52. 10. ALL FIRST BORN DIED
  53. 53. 10. THE DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN ✕ Exodus 11:1-10, 12:29-32 ✕ In this plague, the firstborn of the people and cattle of Egypt die, but the Israelites are spared. ✕ Egyptian gods humiliated: ✕ Pharaoh (who was considered divine) ✕ God intervene directly. ✕ Pharaoh promise to let the Israelites go.
  54. 54. 10. THE DEATH OF THE FIRSTBORN  The pharaoh - man, ruler and god  Egyptian society had a social hierarchy, with the pharaoh at the very top. The pharaoh was the political, religious, and economic leader of the Egyptians.
  55. 55. Who were affected by these plagues?  1st plague, over all Egypt; Exodus 7:19.  2nd plague, over all Egypt; Exodus 8:5.  3rd plague, over all Egypt; Exodus 8:16-17.  4th plague, Israelite spared; Exodus 8:21-23.  5th plague, Israelite livestock spared; Exodus 9:4-7.  6th plague, on Egyptians men and beast; Exodus 9:10-11  7th plague, Israelite camp spared; Exodus 9:26.  8th plague, Israelite camp spared; Exodus 10:4-6.  9th plague, Israelite camp spared; 10:22-23.  10th plague, Israelites had to obey to have the choice to be spared; Exodus 12:7,12-13.
  56. 56. Comparing the Journey through the desert and our walking  The land of Egypt = Our walk in the world.  The cross of the Red Sea = Our baptism in God.  The Cloud and Pillar of Fire = The Holy Ghost.  The wilderness, the desert = Our journey through the world towards God.  Mount Sinai = Temple of the Lord, His Holy Presence.  Boundaries around Mount Sinai = Need of people to get ready before coming into the very presence of the Lord.
  57. 57. The waters of Marah
  58. 58. Exodus 15:22-24 (NKJV)  Bitter Waters Made Sweet  22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”
  59. 59. And they went three days  Number three means “conform to”  The Lord was testing them to see if they have been “Conformed to” His Image, to His likeness.  They failed.  The Lord show them that they were physically free but they still were not trusting completely on Him.
  60. 60. Exodus 15:23  Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.  Now you define the Symbols: Consider the proposed ideas:  Bitter water = Troubles of life?  A tree = Points to the cross?  Cast it into the waters = The cross of Jesus in your life?  Waters were made sweet = The cross in your life brings sweetness to your troubled life?
  61. 61. Exodus 15:26 (NKJV)  26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”  If you heed the voice of the Lord … condition  I will put none of the diseases on you… Promise  …Who heals you… Revelation of Who He is.
  62. 62. Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees .
  63. 63. Exodus 15:27  Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.  Now you define the Symbols:  Twelve springs of water.  Seventy palm trees.  Camp near the water.
  64. 64. Consider the following verses:  Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.  Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.  Isaiah 55:1 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  Psalm 92: 12The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  John 12:13 took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel.“
  65. 65. Consider the number’s meaning  Number 12 means, Join, unity; and by Implication government.  There were 12 tribes, 12 apostles, 12 months, 12 hours in a day, 12 hours in a night.  Number 70 means, completely accepted or completely rejected.  Jesus uses this number when He spoke to Peter about forgiveness.
  66. 66. NEXT WEEK: ✕ Putting our eyes on the giver of dreams. ✕ Thank you for your participation.

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