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THE EXODUS (Gk: departure /// the out of road), THE CALLED OUT ONES

(Exo 13:17-22)  And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines [east], although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent [i.e. change their minds] when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about [south east], through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea [a reed, espec. the papyrus: flag /// Reed sea (Sea of Reeds)]: and the children of Israel went up harnessed [armed] out of the land of Egypt. And Moses took the bones [bone (as strong); the substance] of Joseph [let him add; (adding)] with him: for he [Joseph] had straitly sworn [taken an oath of] the children of Israel, saying, [Gen 50:24 “I die: and”] God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you. And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light [illumination]; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.




(Exo 14:1-4)  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled [involved: be entangled (perplexed)] in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in [i.e. trapped]. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon [because of] Pharaoh, and upon [because of] all his host; that the Egyptians [unsaved] may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

1.       (Gal 5:1)  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled [ensnared] again with the yoke of bondage [slavery].

2.       (2 Tim 2:4)  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier [to gather (or select) as a warrior].

3.       (2 Pet 2:20)  For if after they [Who?] have escaped the pollutions [foulness] of the world through the knowledge [recognition, acknowledgment] of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome [vanquished], the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.



(Exo 14:5-8)  And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled [when you show fear, it is correctly interpreted as the absence of faith]: and the heart of Pharaoh [“the God of this world” 2 Cor 4:4] and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this [evil never changes into good ofitself], that we have let Israel go from serving us [to serve their Lord]? And he made ready his chariot [a type of man-made supernatural power (wheels) under the control and direction of a man], and took his people with him: And he took six hundred chosen chariots [Pharaoh’s personal guard], and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand [confidently and in defiance of Pharaoh, i.e. cocky and proud].

1.       The ten plagues upon Egypt: the waters turned to blood, frogs covering the land, lice covering the people and the beasts, /// the swarms of flies, the grevious murrain (destroying pestilence) upon the cattle, boils upon man and beast, the plague of hail mingled with fire, the plague of locusts, three days of thick darkness, the death of all the firstborn of Egypt.

2.       (Mat 25:41)  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand [“the goats” v.32], Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels [messengers]:

3.       (Rev 20:15)  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

4.       (Exo 12:35-37) And [after the death of all the firstborn of Egypt] the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled [snatched away, plucked, stripped] the Egyptians. And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.



(Exo 14:9-12)  But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon. And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid [vehemently: exceedingly, utterly]: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. And they said unto Moses [its all your fault Moses], Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

1.       (Heb 2:14,15)  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he [Joseph] might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil [Pharaoh]; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage [slavery].

2.       (Rom 8:15)  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.



(Exo 14:13-18)  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not [80x in the Bible], stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day [Where do we see the salvation of the Lord today?]: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace [keep silence, be silent, hold your tongue]. And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod [symbol of self-control (temperance), i.e. controlled sin], and stretch out thine hand [power] over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground [in a straight line] through the midst of the sea [through the midst of the waters of the Holy Spirit]. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians [the unsaved] shall know that I am the LORD [Exo 14:4], when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

1.       (Exo 4:1-5)  And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod [Whose rod was it?]. And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground [obedience: not knowing why, but obeying without regard for knowing why], and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand [power], and take it [seize it: possess it] by the tail. And he put forth his hand [obedience], and caught it [to fasten upon; to bind, restrain, conquer (exercised power over)], and it became a rod in his hand: That they may believe [Why will they believe??] that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

2.       a rod = Heb: a branch (as extending); fig. a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (fig. correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; fig. a support of life, e.g. bread).

3.       (Isa 14:12)  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground [i.e. cast to the ground], which didst weaken [decay: waste away] the nations!

4.       (2 Tim 2:15)  Study [labor] to show thyself approved unto God, a workman [a toiler; (fig.) a teacher: labourer, worker] that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

5.       rightly dividing = Gk: to make a straight cut, i.e. (fig.) to dissect (expound) correctly (the divine message):--rightly divide /// (to cut; more comprehensive or decisive than G2875, as if by a single stroke; whereas that implies repeated blows, like hacking); more keen:--sharper.




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