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A mixed multitude, Consecrate, Phylacteries, firstborn, only begotten, firstborn, Bones, Bone Box, ossuary, Exodus chapters 13-14

A mixed multitude, Consecrate, Phylacteries, firstborn, only begotten, firstborn, Bones, Bone Box, ossuary, Exodus chapters 13-14

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  • Joshua 8:1
  • John 1:5 Romans 2:19 Ephesians 5:8 Matthew 4:16 Daniel 2:22 Isaiah 5:20 Ecclesiastes 2:13 Psalm 139:12 Job 12:22 Exodus 14:20 Light darkness
  • Jewish Jewels March 2013 Hebrews 11:29 Psalm 106:9, 136:13 Joshua 4:23 Nehemiah 9:9 Exodus 14:20, Israel The Consecrated Bride in Jewish Jewels March 2013
  • Hebrews 11:29 Psalm 106:9, 136:13 Joshua 4:23 Nehemiah 9:9 Exodus 14:20, Passover, Israel The Consecrated Bride in Jewish Jewels March 2013
  • Hebrews 11:29 Psalm 106:9, 136:13 Joshua 4:23 Nehemiah 9:9 Exodus 14:20, Passover, Israel The Consecrated Bride in Jewish Jewels March 2013
  • Notes: Thomas H. Maugh II. 1992. “A Miracle Adds Up.” Star Tribune, Mar. 14, p. 16Ae. Photo: Scene from the 1956 film The Ten Commandments.
  • Notes: Thomas H. Maugh II. 1992. “A Miracle Adds Up.” Star Tribune, Mar. 14, p. 16Ae. Photo: Scene from the 1956 film The Ten Commandments.

Exodus 13 14, a mixed multitude, consecrate, phylacteries, the firstborn, the only begotten, bone box or ossuary, ss Exodus 13 14, a mixed multitude, consecrate, phylacteries, the firstborn, the only begotten, bone box or ossuary, ss Presentation Transcript

  • Exodus 13-14, A mixed multitude goes out, Consecration, Phylacteries, the firstborn, the only begotten, Bone Box or ossuary
  • Last Time, A Mixed Multitude • Exodus 12:38 A mixed multitude also went up with them, along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock. • <06154a> ereb (786b) • Meaning: mixture, mixed company… • Usage: foreign people(2), foreigners(2), mixed(1)….
  • Last Time, A mixed multitude • Exodus 12:38 A mixed multitude also went … • Numbers 11:4 The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat? View slide
  • Ex 13:1-9 • Ex 13:2 "Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether man or animal.“ • Luke 2:22-24 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord"), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons." View slide
  • Exodus 13:9, Phylacteries • Exodus 13:9 "And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
  • Exodus 13:9, Phylacteries
  • Parchments Inside Phylacteries • Exodus 13:1-16 • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!....8 "And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 9 "And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. • Deuteronomy 11:13-21, …..18 "You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. 19 "And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. 20 "And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,….
  • Ex 13:10-16 • Ex 13:15… sacrifice to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb and redeem each of my firstborn sons. • Why all this focus on “firstborn sons”?
  • Why all this focus on “firstborn sons”? • Col 1:15…He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation… • Col 1:18…he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead… • Heb 1:6…when God brings his firstborn into the world… • Heb 12:22-23 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect… • Rev 1:5…Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead…
  • Only Begotten Son • John 3:16…his only begotten Son… KJV • Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
  • Only Begotten Son • <3439> μονογενής (monogenes); Meaning: only begotten • NET BIBLE NOTES say, 37 tn Although this word is often translated "only begotten," such a translation is misleading, since in English it appears to express a metaphysical relationship. The word in Greek was used of an only child (a son [Luke 7:12, 9:38] or a daughter [Luke 8:42]). It was also used of something unique (only one of its kind) such as the mythological Phoenix (1 Clement 25:2). From here it passes easily to a description of Isaac (Heb 11:17 and Josephus, Ant. 1.13.1 [1.222]) who was not Abraham's only son, but was oneof-a-kind because he was the child of the promise. Thus the word means "one-of-a-kind" and is reserved for Jesus in the Johannine literature of the NT. While all Christians are children of God (τέκνα θεοῦ, tekna theou), Jesus is God's Son in a unique, one-of-a-kind sense. The word is used in this way in all its uses in the Gospel of John (1:14, 1:18, 3:16, and 3:18).
  • Who Was The Oldest? • • • • Ishmael or Isaac Esau or Jacob Rueben or Judah JW’s say that Jesus was a created being because he was the “Only Begotten Son” or the “the firstborn of all creation” • Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
  • Ex 13:14-22 • Ex 13:18-19 The Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for battle. • They are often portrayed as ragtag refugees, not conquering victors with plunder. • 19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the sons of Israel swear an oath. He had said, "God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place." • 400 years later they keep the promise!
  • Exodus 13:18, NAU Went Up In Martial Array • • • • • • • NAS and NAU Exodus 13:18 Hence God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt. KJV ...Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. CSB ...in battle formation. ESV ... equipped for battle. NET ... prepared for battle. NKJ ...in orderly ranks YLT ...by fifties
  • Exodus 13:18, NAU Went Up In Martial Array • NAS and NAU Exodus 13:18…the sons of Israel went up in martial array from the land of Egypt. • 02571 chamush {khaw-moosh'} • Meaning: 1) in battle array, arrayed for battle by fives, armed
  • Exo. 13:19, Carry My Bones With You • Exodus 13:19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had made the sons of Israel solemnly swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones from here with you.“ • What would your kids think of you if this was your dying wish?
  • Exodus 13:19, Carry My Bones • Genesis 50:25 Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here." • Exodus 13:19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had made the sons of Israel solemnly swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones from here with you." • Acts 7:15 "And Jacob went down to Egypt and there he and our fathers died. 16 "From there they were removed to Shechem and laid in the tomb which Abraham had purchased for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.
  • Dr. Reagan and Dr. Fleming on “Bone Box”
  • Dr. Reagan and Dr. Fleming on “Bone Box” • Dr. Fleming says that, “The climate in Jerusalem would take about two years to decompose a body. So, the plan would be at the end of those two years to come back and collect the bones and put them into a bone box called an ossuary. The proof of the resurrection of Jesus however is not just found in the folded arrangement of the grave clothes, which could not be explained. Rather, Jesus' followers turned that First Century upside down. They should have returned to their nets had the resurrection not occurred, but instead they turned the First Century upside down. It was the early disciples' belief in the Resurrection that kept them serving God. It kept them even in spite of danger and persecution. They were willing to give their lives in obedience to God's will, sharing the Gospel throughout the Roman world.
  • Exodus 13:19, God Keeps His Promise • • • • Exodus 13:19 …God will surely take care of you… 400 years later, God keeps His promise! He always does Knowing the way they grumbled after the exodus, how much do you think they did in 400 years? • 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
  • Exodus 13:21, What’s This “pillar of cloud/pillar of fire” • Exodus 13:21 The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. • Exo 3:4...God called to him from the midst of the bush and said… • Exodus 14:24 …the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud… • Exodus 14:19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. • Isaiah 63:8-9… In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.
  • Exodus 13:21, What’s This “pillar of cloud/pillar of fire” • Exodus 13:21 The LORD was going before them … • Exodus 23:20 "Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 "Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him. 22 "But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 "For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites
  • Exodus 13:21, What’s This “pillar of cloud/pillar of fire” • Exodus 13:21 The LORD was going before them … • Exodus 33:10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. 11 So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.
  • In Exodus 14 The Jews Have Nowhere To Go Grotta Palazzese, a restaurant located inside an ancient cave facing the Adriatic Sea.
  • Exodus 14:1-9
  • • Exodus 14:1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, • 2 "Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.
  • • Exodus 14:2, …camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.
  • Exodus 14:10-14
  • Exodus 14:13, Do Not Fear! • Exodus 14:13 But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
  • Exodus 14:15-23 • Exodus 14:15= Don’t pray, get up and go! • Exodus 14:17 "As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them… • The LORD is going to “sic” this junk yard dog on His children!
  • Exodus 14:18, Egyptians Will Know The LORD • Exodus 14:18 "Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD… • Joshua 2:9 and said to the men, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you. 10 "For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. 11 "And when we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
  • Exodus 14:20 Light darkness • Exodus 14:20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. • There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. Robert Alden • Ecclesiastes 2:13 And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.
  • Exodus 14:20, Israel The Consecrated Bride in Jewish Jewels March 2013 • "Yes. Israel was set apart unto God, as a consecrated bride. Israel was set apart to God when he brought his people to Mount Sinai and entered into covenant with her. She had passed through the Red Sea after being redeemed from Egyptian bondage in what my surely be the most dramatic awe-inspiring bridle mikvah of all time! Even today the bride cannot be legally married in Israel without having first been to the mikvah or pool of immersion. Consider the implication for Messiah's bride!“….
  • Exodus 14:20, Israel The Consecrated Bride in Jewish Jewels March 2013 • Song of Songs (Shir Hashirim) is the book of the Bible that is read by all devout Jews on Passover, not Exodus. It celebrates God's marriage to Israel (Hosea 2:19). The Song of Songs is also a love song for the new covenant bride Jeremiah 31:232, Song of Songs Ch 8, Isaiah 65:1-10. • "Yes the God of Israel actually followed the ancient Jewish wedding customs when he took Israel as his bride. Brides were purchased. A mohar, or bride price, was paid for them by the prospective bridegroom. God was reminded of his purchase of Israel in Psalm 74:2, "Remember Your congregation which You have purchased of old, the tribe of your inheritance, which you have redeemed." What price did the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob paid for Israel? Blood. A high price. We often think of the blood of all the lambs that was killed as per God's instructions so that their blood could be applied to the lintel and doorpost of each Israelite home. But for God, the price also included the blood of each firstborn in Egypt who were part of God's creation. Jewish people
  • Exodus 14:20, Israel The Consecrated Bride in Jewish Jewels March 2013 • do not rejoice over the slaying of the firstborn. In fact, a drop of wine (symbolizing joy) is spilled on a plate when this plague is mentioned, diminishing joy because of the suffering of part of God's creation. It was God's love for Israel that made Him willing to pay such a high bride price. In the same way, Yeshua's love for His bride compelled Him to pay the highest price, his own blood. "Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold… But with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot" (1 Peter 1:18-19)." • Seders are at Passover, and are all about asking questions. Asking questions is a very Jewish thing to do a little child initiates both through traditional and the Messianic Seders by asking questions. He asked, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" Israel was given bridle gifts at the Exodus 3:21-22 "...plunder the Egyptians..." We see this custom in Genesis 24:53, then the servant brought out jewelry of silver jewelry of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebecca…"
  • Exodus 14:21, THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • “And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go [back] by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry [land], and the waters were divided.” • The parting of the Red Sea as the Israelites escaped Egypt is one of the most attacked miracles in the Bible. Much of scholarly opinion says that the Israelites didn’t really escape through the sea. They simply went through a nearby marsh, called the Reed Sea. In the first place, how could the Israelites, loaded down with their own possessions plus the spoils of Egypt, have traveled through a marsh? Second, how could an entire army drown in a swamp? • An article in the bulletin of the American Meteorological Society shows that the Red Sea could have parted just as
  • Exodus 14:21, THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT • the Bible describes. In making their case, meteorologists used sophisticated computer simulations and the Bible’s description of the event. Because the extension of the Gulf where the Israelites crossed is so long and shallow, the strong east wind described in Exodus 14, could have lowered the water level by ten feet. The Israelites could then cross on an underwater ridge, with water on both sides of them. The water backed up into the wider portion of the Red Sea could return within a matter of minutes after the wind stopped, drowning pharaoh and his army. • So many of the miraculous events described in the Bible have been explained away by science as natural events and this may just be another case. But all this means is that God can use natural events and that He is in control of when and where they occur.
  • Exodus 14:24-31
  • Exodus 14:24, “confusion” • Exodus 14:24 At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. • 1st NASU use of “confusion” and who caused it?
  • Don’t Be Confused • Exodus 14:24 …the LORD… brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion.
  • Exodus 14:25, “chariot wheels to swerve” • Exodus 14:25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.“ • CSB NAS NAU ...wheels to swerve [1st uses of wheels] • NKJ KJV ...took off their chariot wheels • ESV clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily... • NET He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving • YLT and turneth aside the wheels of their chariots, and they lead them with difficulty...
  • Exodus 14:25, “chariot wheels to swerve” • <05493> sur or sur (693b) • Meaning: to turn aside… • Usage: abolished(1), avoid(1), beheaded*(1), cut off(1), degenerate(1), depart(45), departed(7), deposed(1), deprives(2), do away(1), escape(1), get(1), go away(1), gone(1), keep away(1), keeps away(1), lacks(1), leave*(2), left(2), move(1), pardoning(1), pass away(1), past(1), put away(12), relieved(1), remove(45), removed(43), removing(1), retract(1), return(1), separated(1), strip away(1), swerve(1), take(2), take away(7), take off(1), taken away(14), takes away(1), took(3), took away(2), took off(2), turn(8), turn aside(25), turn away(12), turn...aside(1), turned(2), turned aside(24), turned away(3), turning aside(1), turning away(3), turns aside(1), turns away(3), undone*(1), wanderer(1), withdrawn(1)….
  • Exodus 14:25, Who Did It? • Exodus 14:25 He caused…and He made them …the Egyptians said…the LORD is fighting for them… • Prophecy fulfilled; • Exodus 14:14 "The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.“ • Deuteronomy 20:1 "When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
  • Isaiah 10:26, Do Not Fear The Battle Belongs To The Lord • Exodus 14:26 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.“ • Who lifted his hand? • Isaiah 10:24 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts, "O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did. 25 "For in a very little while My indignation against you will be spent, and My anger will be directed to their destruction." 26 And the LORD of hosts will arouse a scourge against him like the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and His staff will be over the sea, and He will lift it up the way He did in Egypt.
  • Exodus 14:27, The LORD Overthrew The Egyptians • Exodus 14:27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. • Psalm 78:53 He led them safely, so that they did not fear; But the sea engulfed their enemies. • Deuteronomy 11:4 and what He did to Egypt's army, to its horses and its chariots, when He made the water of the Red Sea to engulf them while they were pursuing you, and the LORD completely destroyed them; • Hebrews 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned. • Psalm 136:15 But He overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
  • Exo 14:30, Moses/God At The Red Sea • Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved." "Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his Mother asked. • "Well, no, Mom, but, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"
  • Exodus 14:31, Servants Serve • Exodus 14:31, Moses was God’s servant, So are we! • Biblical faith is always active, stated, and evidenced. We should reveal our faith by serving others. • <05650> ebed (713d) • Meaning: slave, servant… • We are servants of God, just like: • Abraham (Genesis 26:24), Jacob, Moses (Exodus 14:31), and Isaiah (Isaiah 20:3) • Psalm 100:2…Serve the Lord with gladness . . . • If you hired a servant and he just watched you work… • So, serve, don't sit!
  • Hope we have sipped a little sweet nectar from Exodus?
  • THE END If you have been… Then proclaim Him!
  • Genesis 50:25 Exodus 13:19 Joshua 24:32 Hebrews 11:22 Tomb, Wrapping the Body, Bone Box • Tomb, Matthew 27:60 Mark 15:46 Luke 24:2 John 11:38 John 20:1 • Dr. Reagan: Let's take a look at the New Testament tomb. It was a classic rolling stone type of tomb. • Dr. Fleming: Yes, and it would have been quite big. Joseph of Arimathea was one of the elders, which means a member of the Jewish ruling Sanhedrin. Archaeologists have discovered some tombs in Jerusalem with this same large entry stone, so we know the tomb Jesus was put in must have been a wealthy tomb. • The entry stone rolls uphill to open. It would be easier to close the tomb than open it. Because opening was going to take a lot of pushing, that's why the women who came to prepare Jesus' body were wondering who would help them push back the stone. • Usually a wealthy Jewish tomb's entryway was decorated with floral or geometric designs. • Outside of the tomb, there would be a mourner's bench. For one week you would visit the tomb daily and you would cry. There were even tear
  • Nehemiah 9:9 Exodus 10:19, Red Sea • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Nehemiah 9:9 "You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, And heard their cry by the Red Sea. 10 "Then Thou didst perform signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants and all the people of his land; For Thou didst know that they acted arrogantly toward them, And didst make a name for Thyself as it is this day. 11 "And Thou didst divide the sea before them, So they passed through the midst of the sea on dry ground; And their pursuers Thou didst hurl into the depths, Like a stone into raging waters. 12 "And with a pillar of cloud Thou didst lead them by day, And with a pillar of fire by night To light for them the way In which they were to go. 13 "Then Thou didst come down on Mount Sinai, And didst speak with them from heaven; Thou didst give to them just ordinances and true laws, Good statutes and commandments. 14 "So Thou didst make known to them Thy holy sabbath, And didst lay down for them commandments, statutes, and law, Through Thy servant Moses. 15 "Thou didst provide bread from heaven for them for their hunger, Thou didst bring forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And Thou didst tell them to enter in order to possess The land which Thou didst swear to give them. 16 "But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Thy commandments. 17 "And they refused to listen, And did not remember Thy wondrous deeds which Thou hadst performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But Thou art a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness; And Thou didst not forsake them. 18 "Even when they made for themselves A calf of molten metal And said, 'This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt,' And committed great blasphemies, 19 Thou, in Thy great compassion, Didst not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, To guide them on their way, Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go. 20 "And Thou didst give Thy good Spirit to instruct them, Thy manna Thou didst not withhold from their mouth, And Thou didst give them water for their thirst. 21 "Indeed, forty years Thou didst provide for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell. 22 "Thou didst also give them kingdoms and peoples, And Thou didst allot them to them as a boundary. And they took possession of the land of Sihon the king of Heshbon, And the land of Og the king of Bashan. 23 "And Thou didst make their sons numerous as the stars of heaven, And Thou didst bring them into the land Which Thou hadst told their fathers to enter and possess. 24 "So their sons entered and possessed the land. And Thou didst subdue before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, And Thou didst give them into their hand, with their kings, and the peoples of the land, To do with them as they desired. 25 "And they captured fortified cities and a fertile land. They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were filled, and grew fat, And reveled in Thy great goodness.
  • Psalm 105:27, The Bible Confirms Exodus • Psalm 105:27 They performed His wondrous acts among them, And miracles in the land of Ham. 28 He sent darkness and made it dark; And they did not rebel against His words. 29 He turned their waters into blood And caused their fish to die. 30 Their land swarmed with frogs Even in the chambers of their kings. 31 He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies And gnats in all their territory. 32 He gave them hail for rain, And flaming fire in their land. 33 He struck down their vines also and their fig trees, And shattered the trees of their territory. 34 He spoke, and locusts came, And young locusts, even without number, 35 And ate up all vegetation in their land, And ate up the fruit of their ground. 36 He also struck down all the firstborn in their land, The first fruits of all their vigor. 37 Then He brought them out with silver and gold, And among His tribes there was not one who stumbled. 38 Egypt was glad when they departed, For the dread of them had fallen upon them.
  • Acts 7:34, The Bible Confirms Exodus • Acts 7:34 'I have certainly seen the oppression of My people in Egypt, and have heard their groans, and I have come down to deliver them; come now, and I will send you to Egypt.' 35 "This Moses whom they disowned, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one whom God sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush. 36 "This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years.
  • Hebrews 11:23, The Bible Confirms Exodus • Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin; 26 considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the first-born might not touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.
  • • • • • • • • • • • • • TODAY'S CREATION MOMENT THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA Listen Exodus 14:21 “And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go [back] by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry [land], and the waters were divided.” The parting of the Red Sea as the Israelites escaped Egypt is one of the most attacked miracles in the Bible. Much of scholarly opinion says that the Israelites didn’t really escape through the sea. They simply went through a nearby marsh, called the Reed Sea. In the first place, how could the Israelites, loaded down with their own possessions plus the spoils of Egypt, have traveled through a marsh? Second, how could an entire army drown in a swamp? An article in the bulletin of the American Meteorological Society shows that the Red Sea could have parted just as the Bible describes. In making their case, meteorologists used sophisticated computer simulations and the Bible’s description of the event. Because the extension of the Gulf where the Israelites crossed is so long and shallow, the strong east wind described in Exodus 14, could have lowered the water level by ten feet. The Israelites could then cross on an underwater ridge, with water on both sides of them. The water backed up into the wider portion of the Red Sea could return within a matter of minutes after the wind stopped, drowning pharaoh and his army. So many of the miraculous events described in the Bible have been explained away by science as natural events and this may just be another case. But all this means is that God can use natural events and that He is in control of when and where they occur. Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I thank You for those dedicated scientists who take Your Word seriously and use their talents to glorify You. Let their witness be heard, and move more of our Christian young people to study for the sciences. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. Notes: Thomas H. Maugh II. 1992. “A Miracle Adds Up.” Star Tribune, Mar. 14, p. 16Ae. Photo: Scene from the 1956 film The Ten Commandments.