The book of Exodus is the second book written in the Pentateuch, also known as the Torah, The books of the Law or The books of Moses. History records that Moses is the author of these books. The book of Exodus contains forty chapters and is written as a message of Redemption by Blood. This book is both Narrative and Legislative in its context. We see the Narrative side of the book as a story of the birth of the deliverer of God’s people named Moses. His story is of one that shows his life in three parts. He is raised as royalty in Egypt serving and favoured by Pharaoh only to find out that he is actually a Jew and should be in the mortar pits with his enslaved brethren. He was exiled from Egypt and spent the next forty years in the desert in the house of Jethro, married to his daughter Zipporah. Then Moses receives the call from God to return to Egypt and deliver his people from the bondage of Pharaoh. Moses would spend the last forty years of his life in the desert with the people of Israel wandering.
The Legislative part of Exodus refers to the laws given to Moses at Mt. Sinai and the precise instructions of the tabernacle that Moses later received. The law is known as the Ten Commandments; they are the rules which were written by the finger of God when Moses was on Mt. Sinai with God. We also see that with the instructions given for the construction of the tabernacle to be exact in nature. This reveals that God is a God of order and He has a predetermined plan for everything He creates. Exodus in the Old Testament not only illustrates the redemption of sin through the sacrifice of the lamb by the animal’s blood sprinkled on the altar to wash away their sin; It also reveals the future plan of God for the redemption of His people through the shedding of the blood of His son Jesus through the work of the cross. Moses in the Old Testament was a Prophet who led God’s people out of bondage. Jesus in the New Testament came to lead His people out of bondage and into salvation through taking all the sins of mankind and dying for them. Both Moses and Jesus were intercessor for God. The tabernacle in the Old Testament is symbolic to the cross in the New Testament. It is the way of redemption of sin and being washed clean. How we approach the altar in the Old Testament is in a specific order, much like how we approach Jesus in the New Testament. We lay our sins down at the base of the cross and we enter into the tabernacle. We ask for forgiveness and we are washed clean. The laver in the Old Testament cleansed the blood. We now commune with His Holy Spirit; we eat at the table of show bread. He becomes the light of our lives and we are a member of His body. The candlesticks in the tabernacle are the light of the church in the world. We have the sweet presence of His comforter; it is like a continued burning of the incense at the altar. We are hidden in Christ; we are now the priest that dwells in the secret places of the most high God. We are behind the veil in His tabernacle. Our lives have been restored to the order of the Lord. For God so love us that He sent a deliver in the Old Testament name Moses and sent His Son Jesus to save us in the New Testament. His plan from the fall of Adam was a plan of Redemption.
In conclusion, by understanding that the Old Testament book of Exodus was an extremely important book in the bible we see a clearer vision of the purpose in the order that God places things in; of the laws of God and of the Salvation of God. We understand how God’s word is as important in the Old Testament just as it is in The New Testament; Jesus came to fulfill the law. There is a common thread throughout the Old Testament that lines up with the events in the New Testament. This is why these books are the authoritative canonized books of our bible. They are the infallible word of God, written by the Holy Spirit through the chosen authors of our Heavenly Father. Exodus is a book of great hope and fulfilled promises of our Lord. When He degrees a word, or a promise to His people He delivers on what is spoken. God is the same today as He was in those times, He does not change. He is a sovereign God and we can trust His word.
Every last thing on this earth was created for His purpose. He will bring us into our destiny but we must stand on His word and follow His order; He is with us always. Amen
Kingdom Blessing to all, May God Bless You and Keep You in His Divine Grace♥ ~Sincerely Cindy
Scripture – KJV
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites N.T..
Exodus 25:9 to end of Exodus and carries into Leviticus – Instructions of tabernacle
Exodus 20:1-17 1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal.16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel
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