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Christ in Exodus: Jet Tour of Genesis

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 am

In preparing for our study of "Christ in Exodus," we present a jet tour through the Book of Genesis.

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 1: Israel’s Labor Pains

March 29, 2020 @ 1:01 am

First lesson from our study on finding the pre-incarnate Lord Jesus in the great second book of the Pentateuch - and He is (as in Genesis) present throughout Exodus!  This first lesson is full of exciting history about how God prepared Israel for her deliverance from bondage in Egypt.

 

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 2: The Preparation of Moses

March 29, 2020 @ 1:02 am

You have heard the account of young Moses - Pharaoh's infanticide decree for all Hebrew infants to be thrown into the crocodile-infested Nile River, the providential arrival of Pharaoh's own daughter to draw young Moses from that river to raise him as her own, etc., but this presentation will bring the story to life more than any Bible picture book!  

This is the current study of the Living Word Ministry (2019-2020), and it has been one of Katherine's most favorite to teach!  There is much more in the Book of Exodus than "the surface" story.  There are deep, rich, exciting pictures of Christ throughout the book.  

 

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 3: Moses at the Burning Bush

March 29, 2020 @ 1:03 am

Oh my!  Take off your shoes, for you will enter holy ground with this study!  You will likely also learn a whole lot more about Moses than you knew before . . . better than that, however, will be what you learn about the One Who spoke from the midst of the burning, yet unconsumed bush!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 4: The Bloody Bridegroom

March 29, 2020 @ 1:04 am

In this lesson, we discuss the "holy ground" event of Moses' burning bush encounter with "I AM THAT AM I" and his commission to return to Egypt and reassure Israel's elders that the God of their forefathers remembered His covenant promises.  He heard their cries and had come down to deliver them from their bondage.

Very interestingly, there were at least seven specifics presented in the burning bush episode that portray the redemption work of Christ on the cross, and you will be amazed to hear about them.

Also in this study is the really strange account of when the preincarnate Lord held  in a death grip that was only released when Moses' wife Zipporah came to the rescue with a flint knife and circumcised her son (and Moses' son)!  This is one of the most avoided passages of Scripture!  Find out more about why this episode is referred to as "The Bloody Bridegroom"!  It is mysterious and bizarre, but you will certainly learn how seriously the Lord takes His covenants! 

Here is truth to ponder:  what the burning bush did not accomplish in Moses, the bloody bridegroom experience did!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 5: The Last Straw!

March 29, 2020 @ 1:05 am

Find out why this lesson is given the title, "The Last Straw" (and so much more - will post more information tomorrow).

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 6: The Good Serpent

March 29, 2020 @ 1:06 am

The title for this lesson, "The Good Serpent," may catch you thinking that is an oxymoron, but there was a good serpent in the Scripture (and it sure wasn't Satan).  This is a fantastic study - one guaranteed to get you realizing how wonderful the Word of God truly is - on so many levels.  This will be an hour worth your time.

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 7: The First Nine Plagues

March 29, 2020 @ 1:07 am

Even after witnessing the incredible miracle of Aaron's rod/serpent swallowing the rod/serpents of Egypt's wise men, magicians, and sorcerers, Pharaoh did not change his mind about God or His command to let the Hebrew slaves leave Egypt.  Tragically, his sinful pride would bring great sorrow to himself, his people, and his land.  It was time for Almighty God to supernaturally intervene in Egypt's history to make Himself known to her.  In this lesson, we discuss God's first nine plague-judgments on Egypt: (1) water-to-blood, (2) massive frog invasion, (3) dust-to-lice, (4) swarms of flies, (5) a grievous disease on Egypt's livestock, (6) boils on men and beasts, (7) hail and fire, (8) locusts, and (9) a three-day darkness.  A primary purpose for the plagues was divine judgment on Egypt's false "gods".  Although the Egyptians were taught a strong spiritual lesson by the True God, the real beneficiaries of the plague-lessons were the Israelites.  Through them, the Lord demonstrated He is the God of creation!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 8: Plague on Firstborns

March 29, 2020 @ 1:08 am

SO MUCH TYPOLOGY in this lesson regarding the tenth plague on Egypt, which was the death of the firstborns not "covered" by the blood of the Passover lambs.  The tenth and final plague is the apex of Egypt's plagues, for it succeeded in compelling Pharaoh to let Israel go.

Who exactly was "the destroyer," who swept over Egypt, taking the firstborns without "the blood" of the Passover lamb on their doorposts?  You might be surprised!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 9: Passage and Praise! {The First Passover!}

March 29, 2020 @ 1:09 am

The ten plagues on Egypt were over.  The tenth one, which was the death of all firstborns without lamb's blood brushed on the doorposts of their homes, was "the straw that broke the camel's back".  Pharaoh finally consented to let Israel, God's firstborn "son" (Exodus 4:22), depart from his land to service the Lord.  

Israel heard how they were to henceforth commemorate the original Passover experience with an annual Feast of Passover, as well as a Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 13).  They were never to forget what the Lord did for them in delivering them from their bondage in Egypt!  It was ALL a prophetic picture of the One Who would literally BE the Passover Lamb and Who would literally BE unleavened (without sin) so He could save ALL firstborns who willingly applied His blood to "the doorposts" of their hearts (and, thus, become "second borns" - born again).  

Powerful lesson on PASSAGE and PRAISE!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 10: Wilderness Bitterness

March 29, 2020 @ 1:10 am

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 11a: Christ, the True Manna - Part I

March 29, 2020 @ 1:11 am

The Lord purposedly led Israel to places of need so she would learn to lean, in faith, on Him to supply her needs.  He does the same with us!  He leads us to places of "want" to develop and stretch our faith in His grace, which is sufficient no matter what the need is.  In times of humanly insolvable problems, we can respond in one of two ways:  (1) we can grumble and mumble and play the "blame-game," or (2) we can go to the Lord and ask Him to resolve the situation, resting in the fact that He will do what is best for His children.

In this lesson (and lesson 10b of this series), learn all about "Manna" (also called "the corn of heaven" and "angel's food").  What does the word "manna" mean?  What did manna taste like and look like?  How long did it last?  What was Israel's "Sixth Day Test"?  Why was a pot of it preserved in the Ark of the Covenant - what did it symbolize?  How much fell in order to feed some 2,000,000 people?  What happened to it when the sun rose?  When did it cease to fall in relation to Israel's wilderness journey?  Why did God arrange matters so that the people had to daily and individually stoop down to gather their "omer" of manna.  How much is an "omer"?

What did the Lord do when Israel grumbled about the quail He graciously sent them in the wilderness?  When you find out, you will realize we have a sense of humor because we are made in His image, and He definitely has a sense of humor (even, sometimes, in His chastening)!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 11b: Christ, the True Manna - Part II

March 29, 2020 @ 1:12 am

The most important question about manna is how it so beautifully pictured the Lord Jesus, Who outright declared Himself to be the True Manna from Heaven following His miraculous feeding of the 5,000.  He gave a number of reasons why the miracle of Manna in the wilderness, although great, was inferior to His far greater offer to feast eternally on Him, the True Bread of Life.  Manna was the shadow; He is the Substance.  In this lesson, we dip into a quick study of the Lord's "Bread of Life Sermon" of John 6. 

". . . Taste and see that the Lord is good"!  

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 12: Smitten Rock and Support Rod

March 29, 2020 @ 1:13 am

This is the account of the amazing miracle that occurred near Rephadim at the Rock of Horeb, when God told Moses to use his rod and strike the Rock.  When he obeyed, water came gushing out to save the people of death by thirst.  This is such a beautiful picture type of the Lord Jesus, the Rock, being stricken by the rod of God's wrath against sin for us.  When He was stricken, the Living Water of His Spirit came gushing out for the spiritual benefit of all who accept His free invitation to drink of Him!

Learn some fascinating similarities and differences between the two occasions when Moses got water out of Rocks.  Learn why he was severely punished for his disobedience in striking the second Rock instead of speaking to it!  Why was that Rock business so very serious to God?! Find out what was discovered by a Bible-believing American couple in the early 1990s in Saudi Arabia (northwest of Jabal Magla)!  

Included in this lesson is the account of Israel's first victory in warfare (Moses' arms upheld by Aaron and Hur), but the victory did not belong to her; the victory was the Lord's!  

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 13: Jethro’s Counsel and Jehovah’s Covenant

March 29, 2020 @ 1:14 am

A very good PRACTICAL LESSON for those who are in leadership positions and need to delegate!  Learn a lot about Moses and his relationship with his father-in-law, who was a wise man.  

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 15: The Ten Commandments

March 29, 2020 @ 1:16 am

"The Ten Commandments" (also known as "The Decalogue," meaning "The Ten Words") is a legal code written simply and concisely, but completely, for they address every moral aspect for human conduct concerning: (1) true faith, (2) true worship, (3) reverence of God, (4) time for God, (5) reverence for authority, (6) reverence for life, (7) purity, (8) property, (9) the tongue, and (10) contentment.   They are conspicuously absent of local or national peculiarities or prejudices, and are as appropriate today as when they were given some 3,500 years ago.

What is the difference between the Code of Hammurabi and "The Ten Commandments"?  Do you know how the famous "Ten Commandments" were first presented to Israel?  Do you know what Israel's initial response to God's presentation of them to her was?  Find the answers to these and many other questions on this subject in this study - you may very well learn new truths about an old subject!

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 16: Christ; Prophet like unto Moses

March 29, 2020 @ 1:17 am

After beholding the magnificent manifestation of Almighty God through both natural and supernatural phenomena on Mount Sinai, while also hearing His thundering, trumpet-blasting voice declare a summation of His moral laws in "The Ten Commandments," the trembling Israelites begged Moses to continue to be their mediator with God so they never had to hear Him speak directly to them again.  God was pleased with their reverential respect for Him, and it was on this very occasion that He gave Moses the famous prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:15-18.  The Prophet/Messiah Who would come from among them (the Jewish people) and through Whom God would speak would be like unto Moses.

So, in this lesson from our study on finding types of Christ in the Book of Exodus, we take an in-depth look at all the many ways in which Moses served as the greatest person-type of Jesus in the Bible (even more so than Joseph, who is likewise a strong prophetic-type of the Lord).  You will be utterly surprised, so get your pen to take notes, because you will want to remember what you hear.

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 17: Civil Law Overview

March 29, 2020 @ 1:18 am

Why did God give the Mosaic Law (beginning with the Ten Commandments) to Israel?  There were some very important reasons given in this study.  What exactly does it mean that Christ brought an end to the Mosaic Law?  What is "the law of Christ"?  Was there law before "The Law"?  Does being free from "The Law" mean a Christian is lawless? 

Did you know Exodus chapters 21 to 23 are full of "case laws" about all manner of subjects, such as the treatment of servants and their rights, about murder and non-lethal violence, about harming pregnant women, about sorcery, sexual perversions, idolatry, false religious practices; restitution, property rights, usury, speaking ill of judges and rulers, giving false testimony, mob rule, partiality, mistreatment of foreigners, widows, and orphans - to name a few.  

Don't judge this study by its title; it is packed with good stuff.

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Acts Lesson 20: Stephen’s Message III {Moses, the Deliverer Delivered}

May 26, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

In the first 16 verses of his amazingly brilliant sermon, Stephen covered Israel's history from Abraham in Mesopotamia to Joseph in Egypt (a fascinating way to attack the Jews' proud obsession with the land, as well as their arrogance toward Jews who lived outside the land).  In his second sermon "division," he dealt with the historical period of Moses and the Law.  In verses 17 to 43, he actually covered the circumstances prior to the birth of Moses all the way to the time of the Babylonian Captivity.

As Stephen did with Joseph (Lesson 19), Israel's first deliverer, he did likewise with Israel's next historical deliverer, Moses - he used them both as types of Christ (which they are).  He knew the Jews would not interrupt him as he spoke of Moses, for they thought of no one more highly than him (they elevated him far too much).

The whole idea of picture-types of the Messiah having been prophetically revealed in the lives of their most honored historical figures was a completely new concept to the Jews.  Stephen showed them, via his summary-narration of the life of Moses, that the similarities between Moses and Jesus are nothing short of having been divinely orchestrated.

Take out your Christ-colored glasses as we take a train-ride (not a jet-tour as with Joseph) through the life of Moses!

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Acts Lesson 21: Stephen’s Message IV {Moses; Two Deliverances}

May 26, 2020 @ 8:20 pm

As Stephen did with Joseph, he likewise did with Moses - he preached Christ (without mentioning His name) by his selective summation of Moses' life (his initial rejection and eventual acceptance as Israel's deliverer).  He wanted them to see that Jesus was very much the Fulfillment of Moses' words about the Messiah being "a Prophet . . . like unto me" (Deut. 18:15).

In this lesson, Stephen got into the second phase of Moses' life (his second 40-year life segment), when he made his first "visit" to his people as their deliverer and was rejected and then vanished from sight (presumed dead) as he lived with the Gentiles (Midianites).

Stephen's underlying message to the Jews of his day was that unless they wanted to continue to follow the pattern of their forefathers, who betrayed and rejected the ones (Joseph and Moses) who God providentially "raised from the dead" to be their deliverers, they should repent for having done exactly the same with Jesus!

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Acts Lesson 22: Stephen’s Message V {Moses; Divine Commission}

May 26, 2020 @ 8:21 pm

In Stephen's historical narrative regarding Moses, he came to his Divine Commission at the Burning Bush.  Learn how the thorny bush is a picture of Israel!

Stephen's message about Moses was powerfully applied to the Lord Jesus and Israel's rejection of Him when he got to verses 35 to 37.  Dr. John Phillips wrote that Stephen "skillfully dropped his brush and pallet and picked up his sword" as he brought home to the Council all he had been saying about Moses in light of Jesus!  With Moses, God honored the one Israel had rejected.  He sent them the very one they had rejected to be their ruler and deliverer.  His implication was that the Jews had done to Jesus what their forefathers did to Moses.

It is often said, by Jewish people today and others, as well, that if Jesus was their Messiah, the leaders of Israel would have known and recognized Him.  However, that would not be consistent with her spiritual leaders throughout her history.  This was the point Stephen was making in Acts 7.  It was their typical response NOT to accept the men God sent to deliver them, as exemplified with Joseph and Moses - and how God's prophets were treated.  What they did to Jesus was exceedingly more serious, for in having rejected Him, they rejected the Great I AM of the Burning Bush - they only One Who provides spiritual deliverance!

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Acts Lesson 23: Stephen’s Message VI {The Law}

May 26, 2020 @ 8:22 pm

In Acts 7:38 to 43, Stephen shifted from demonstrating his respect for Moses to demonstrating his respect for the Law.  He was again claiming "not guilty" to the charge brought against him that he blasphemed the Law.  He affirmed his absolute faith in the Law by declaring God was its Author and Moses its recipient.

In summarizing the final 40-year period of Moses' life, Stephen went on the offensive.  He reminded the Council how quickly Israel had turned her heart back to Egypt and her "gods" once Moses ascended Mount Sinai.  With him out of sight, they readily dismissed the very one who delivered them.  Stephen's point was that this was exactly what Israel's religious rulers did.  The One Who came and did the work of deliverance for them was now also "out of sight" - for He had ascended much higher than Mount Sinai!  They turned from the Prophet like unto Moses, their Messiah, and were, in effect, clinging to the works of Aaron's hands, pictured by their whole priestly system of Judaism.  With the completed atonement work of Christ, Judaism was a dead religion.  The reality had come, so the patterns and shadows were no longer needed.  But the hearts of Israel's leadership were focused on the world (Egypt) - and Stephen said, they "rejoiced in the works of their own hands" (Acts 7:41).  They did not worship God; they worshipped a "god" of their own making.

It was the members of Israel's High Court who broke the Law, just as their forefathers had done at Sinai and throughout their entire history!

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Acts Lesson 24: Stephen’s Message VII {The Temple}

May 26, 2020 @ 8:23 pm

Acts 7:44-50; Stephen's defense against the charge that he had blasphemed the Temple.  Tensions are beginning to rise in the Council members listening to his powerful message!  He is coming close to his conclusion.  Stephen had evidently spoken a lot (in his past debates in the Greek-speaking synagogues) about the One (Jesus) Who was greater than the Temple, which is why he was accused of blasphemying the Temple.  In his sermon, Stephen stressed how the Tabernacle (later the Temple) served as a witness of tha which was Greater!  It was a picture-type witness of the day when the Messiah would tabernacle with men and open the way for God to bring a redeemed people boldly into His holy Presence to tabernacle (dwell) with Him forever!

Stephen's point was that he was not blaspheming the current Temple by his understanding that its purpose was ended, and it would give place to the next stage: God dwelling in His people.

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Christ in Exodus Lesson 14: Israel’s Pentecost

May 16, 2021 @ 11:59 am

FASCINATING STUDY!!  Learn how each of Israel's four God-given "Spring Feasts" (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and the Feast of Weeks, aka "Pentecost") presented a prophetic type of a very significant event concerning the First Coming of Christ.  Learn why this lesson is entitled, "Israel's Pentecost"!  Find out the amazing parallels between the great event at Mount Sinai when God "came down" to give Israel the Law (which rabbis declare to be the "birth" of the nation of Israel) and the Day of Pentecost, when God the Holy Spirit "came down" to fill believers in Jesus, and the Church was born.  Did you know both events were accompanied by wind, fire, smoke, and "voices" ("languages")?  Did you know it was 50 days after Israel's Exodus from her bondage in Egypt that she received "The Mosaic Covenant" from God, and it was 50 days after Christ's "Exit from death" (His resurrection) that believers (the new-born Church) received "The New Covenant" from God?

This is a lesson to hear several times - and then share with your family and friends!  God's Word is perfect!

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