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(Exodus Chapters One To Twelve)
October 19, 2005
One of the most spectacular displays in history of God’s miraculous power is seen in the events leading up to the Passover of the nation Israel and the supernatural exodus from her captivity in slavery to Egypt. Was this just a recorded blip in the annals of time, being nothing more than the stuff of which great movie spectaculars are made?
(Exodus - Chapters One To Twelve)
August 27, 2005
Coming out of Egypt is one of the greatest examples of typology to be found in the entire Bible. If Jesus is the Word made flesh, and if the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, then the Word is given in the spirit of prophecy. It is the prophetic spirit of the Word, which the believer must seek to understand, and the question arises as to what the exodus of Israel from Egypt is pointing, prophetically. Then the next question arises as to who Israel is. In every way, the exodus from Egypt points to the exodus of the true Jew, the bride of Christ, which is the exodus of the church from the controls of the world of religion, economics, and politics, before the judgment falls on the beast of the sea. It points to coming out from under the mark of the beast, the mark of 666, and into the liberty of truth in Jesus.
Two men were discussing the nature of things, one from a secular humanist viewpoint and the other from a spiritual viewpoint. The spiritual man pointed to a light brown wooden table, which served as the chef’s work-table in the middle of the kitchen. He asked the secular man what he saw when he looked at the table, to which the secular man replied, “Well, that is an easy question to answer; of course, I see a table in front of me.”
I held His hand as I stood at the gate of the year. He told me to look through the gate, and then asked me what it was that I could see. As I looked forward, I saw the bleakness and emptiness of what lay ahead; as I looked back I saw the America, I had once known under God’s rule, disappearing, only to become lost on the horizon.
When was the last time you bought a set of encyclopedias? Have you ever, in fact, bought such a thing? Are they not obsolete by the time they are in your library? With the advent of the computer, the information data-base can now be presented in an ever-changing, ever-growing way, which keeps up to date with new discoveries and knowledge that, as often as not, reveal the old ones to be inadequate, even inaccurate.
Higher education is exactly what it says. It comes from above. It neither gives nor requires a university degree. It requires hearing the truth from God. It is best begun at an early age, to never cease throughout a lifetime. One can not acquire letters of achievement for biblical understanding from men; achievement is measured by a changed life, dedicated to witnessing to the truth and never to religion.
Belshazzar was king of Babylon and son of King Nebuchadnezzar. He threw a great feast for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. While tasting the wine, he commanded his servants to bring the gold and silver vessels from the temple in Jerusalem, which his father had taken, so that his lords, wives and concubines might drink from them.