By the time God had fully prepared Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, God came to him and equipped him with 3 miraculous signs that he could use before the people to clearly identify him as the one that God has selected. The story of these 3 signs has become popular Sunday school lesson over the years. But the real spiritual light and significance of these 3 signs goes far beyond any Sunday school lesson. There is a powerful speaking and shining from the Lord for all of His people in this word. Please don’t miss this classic presentation from Exodus on today’s life study of the Bible.
One of the classical Bible stories of all time is the stories of Moses and the burning bush. But within the details of this great story if were given the proper key; marvelous light and genuine divine revelation is available for any child of God with an open heart and seeking spirit. Wonderful riches await to unfold on today’s life study of the Bible.
In chapter 3 of Exodus, particularly a story that is well-known to a lot of people. Verse 2 of Exodus “And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush. And when he looked, there was the thorn-bush, burning with fire; but the thorn-bush was not consumed.” A well-known passage but as we mentioned in the introduction, the riches are really in the details. Without getting the details we are going to miss a great deal in this message.
Exodus (Program #6) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (2)
At the age of 40 when he was just in his prime, God called Moses. But God did not employ him in that calling for another 40 years. By now Moses is an old man, drained of both his strength of body as well as strength of soul. Yet this was the time God could use him for His purpose. God’s preparation of Moses, the one sent by God to deliver His people is one of the most revealing and illuminating stories in the Bible because it fully applies to us.
Firstly we are going to see the purpose of God’s calling. In another words, God has called each of us as believers in Christ, but what is the purpose of that calling? Then number 2, we want to see how God prepares us to be His called ones, and to be His sent ones to accomplish His purpose. This is seen in the way God called Moses and the way God prepared Moses to be His sent one. Again this would be very applicable to us in our Christian life.
Exodus (Program #5) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (1)
Israel, out of the pain of their suffering and under the oppressive hand of Pharaoh in Egypt cried out to God to save them. These cries were heard and God was moved in His compassion to rescue His people. Yet He tarry for 80 years before coming in to save them. Have you ever been forced to wait for God to answer your cry? Why does God make us wait? The surprising answer may be that God is really waiting for us.
We are going to see today that God was deeply motivated by the cries of His people, Israel to deliver them from the tyranny they were suffering under in Egypt. But He delay taking action for a long period of time. We can all relate to having to wait on the Lord for what seems like a mini eternity. Our God is a very patient One.
We all know that Moses was a great man used mightily by God for the accomplishment of His purpose. Have you ever noticed though that God did not use him until he was well beyond the peak of his natural strength and ability. In the New Testament, the apostle Peter was also greatly used by the Lord, but not until after the Lord had subdue his natural strength and severely dealt with him and restricted him. What can we learn from the experience of these spiritual men as it relates to our life before Christ.
We are going to have another surprising message for our listeners today. We are going to look at the characteristic or trait that most equips or qualifies a person to be useful to God in the accomplishment of His purpose.
Exodus (Program #3) – Preparation of the Slave Savior
Surely Moses is a great man of God used by Him for His purpose. But chapter 2 of Exodus, the story of Moses from his birth until he is finally prepared by God for His use, is a story where women, females play nearly all of the major parts. Is this just idle curiosity or is there a valuable message for us to be seen from these details?
We saw at the end of our broadcast yesterday that God uses the female life very significantly in the accomplishment of HIs purpose. This may be a little hard to grasp but concepted may be is a little obscure when you first hear it
Exodus, the second book in the Bible begins with God’s people in a pitiful condition. Enslaved by the evil Pharaoh and daily being killed under the tyranny of his heavy hand. Exodus is the story of how God release His people from this bondage and it has a glorious conclusion. The worldly people today are in a condition much like the children of Israel in Exodus. The parallels are striking in this graphic Old Testament book of pictures.
When we come to this book, we often refer to it as a “picture book”. We spoke a little about this in our program yesterday. What do we mean when we say Exodus is a book of pictures?
The divine revelation in the Scriptures is progressive unfolding and developing book by book and chapter by chapter. The 66 books of the Bible were written over a period of 1600 years. During this long period, God did not speak once for all at one specific time rather He spoke to His people progressive, time after time over a long period. So begin the life study of Exodus. For the next several months we will explore this classic book of the Old Testament through rich spiritual insight of Witness Lee.
We were in the life study of Genesis, Exodus in a sense continues that book. The book of Genesis principally issues in the life of 3 people; Abraham, Issac and Jacob, which is really a complete picture of the called one of God. In Abraham you see God’s calling and fellowship and living by faith with God. In Issac you see the aspect of enjoying God’s riches and inheriting the rich inheritance that God has for us. And in Jacob, you see God’s transforming work to produce a prince, from Jacob to Israel. more…
Exodus (Program #175) – The Erection of the Tabernacle – The Cloud, the Relationship Between Cloud and Glory, Comparison between Genesis and Exodus
In 1983, Witness Lee conclude his life study of Exodus. It spanned nearly 4 years. It includes 185 messages and nearly 2000 pages. In the final paragraph of volume number 8, he wrote “I have the full assurance that those who have been with us throughout the years can never be the same. Eternity will reveal what the Lord has been doing within us and among us for the fulfillment of His eternal purpose. Praise Him for the glorious conclusion of the book of Exodus.”
Exodus (Program #174) – The Erection of the Tabernacle – God’s Side and Our Side, Two beginnings, Moses, The Need for Reality
In the final chapter of Exodus we see the people of God carrying out His plan and erecting the tabernacle, His dwelling place. The completion of this work brings in a two-fold presence of God’s glory. First it covered the tabernacle or tent of meeting as a cloud outwardly and then it filled the tabernacle within. God’s House brings man into contact with God’s glory.