We are still on our meditation on the life style of our beloved Moses using these Scriptural References Exodus 2:1-10, Exodus 3:1-15 & Exodus 7 :1-25.
In chapter 3 of Exodus, Moses’ life became a contrast as an Egyptian prince and his life as a midianite shepherd. As a prince he had everything done for him; he was the famous son of an Egyptian princess. As a shepherd he had to do everything for himself; Moses was holding the very job he had been taught to despise (Gen 43:32 also see Gen 46:33-34), and he lived as an unknown foreigner. What a humbling experience this must have been for Moses! But God was preparing him for leadership. Living a life of a shepherd and nomad, Moses learned about the ways of the people he would be leading and also life in the wilderness (a place of training).
In chapter 7 of Exodus, God made Moses “seem like God to pharaoh”– in other words, a powerful person who deserved to be listened to. Pharaoh himself was considered a god, so he probably thought that Moses was one of his peers. His refusal to give in to Moses shows that he did not feel inferior to Moses. Pharaoh’s magicians were using sorceries, trickery or illusion and other satanic power to duplicate Moses’ miracles, since worshipping gods of the underworld was part of their religion. Pharaoh focused on miracle rather than the message. No wonder the bible says that signs and miracles are for the unbelievers, so that they may believe. Although it can help us believe, but it is dangerous to rely on them alone. Satan can imitate some of God’s work and lead people astray.
May the LORD help us to avoid this error by letting the word of God be the basis of our faith. Note, no miracle from God will endorse any message that is contrary to the teachings of His word.
The things of Pharaoh had just been obliterated to nothingness and they began to respect Moses and it came to a point where the magicians could no longer match Moses. You can imagine fire running on the ground and hail stones (hugh blocks of ice) from heaven falling at the same time, and yet the fire not put out by rain. The magicians realized that they were no match for Moses. “Moses demonstrated overcoming power! Here is a point of interest, the point of overcoming. Moses took Pharaoh up to the point of death. Moses said at “midnight, your first son will be killed”. At midnight God loosed hell (the death angels) in Egypt. Their instruction was “kill every first born you can find”. Note that God did not say “kill a lamb without spot and blemish” and put the blood over their door post and their lintels.
Friends, the destruction is there but the protection is with you. Anybody that goes outside the protection is under the destruction. This is the basis of this message. This is the bases of the thought, I bring to you today. For you who believe, and have the blood over the door post and over the lintels, there is no tribulation. You will pass through the tribulations but there is no destruction for you, if you can believe.
Point To Note
In the time of Moses the Israelite were saved, and also some Egyptians were saved (who ordinarily were under the sentence of death by reason of their birth and practices). Why? Because they believed! They ran into the house of their friends who were the Israelites. They took shelter under the blood! If you were an Israelite at that time and you had a friend, would you have allowed him to be killed? I believe you would have made effort to instruct him (you would have evangelized him. This is another point. You cannot afford to allow a person who lives besides you, one you meet at work to go to hell. You must evangelize to remain guiltless in this sinful generation. If they are to go to hell, let it be of their own free will, but not because you did not show them Jesus Christ. There is going to be wide spread destruction and the people of God must be guiltless.
At midnight Moses took the children of Israel out of Egypt. I say to you friends, we are leaving, we are going to be delivered at midnight, (spiritually speaking midnight is the hour when wickedness and iniquity is at its height.). We are not taken out physically but spiritually, we will be lifted up above the destruction.
The Journey Through The Red Sea
When Pharaoh realized that Moses took the route outward toward the red sea. Pharaoh thought Moses had made a tactical military mistake. He was elated. Moses had been trained even as all the military leaders in Egypt had been trained to direct an army, so Pharaoh must have despised Moses and his God whom he felt had led Moses to put the children of Israel between two mountains with their back to the sea. Pharaoh felt he had Moses right where he wanted. He ordered his army to go after Moses. Moses smote the water, the children of Israel walk over on dry land but the Egyptians were drowned. Halleluyah.
Experience after Moses
Moses was 120 years old when he died. His life was divided into three segments of 40 years. Each segment was a time of tribulation, and the third 40 years of tribulation brought him victory over death itself Hallelujah!
He spent 40 years in Pharaoh’s house as a magician, when God Called him, God had to unteached him the ways of Egypt for another 40 years in order to use him to deliver the Israelites.
After Moses, Christians have been killed through the ages, murdered and slaughtered. Many have never had a red sea experience where deliverance came to them in a mighty way and you may wonder what’s going on. But I believe the LORD will make a way where the seems to be no way for His people. Shalom