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New Exodus

New Exodus

Israel, “Gods People” are in Egypt, and Egypt = Sin, so God’s Kids are in a land and environment hostile and alien to them, Sin; when God desperately wants them at “His Place,” over there, which is the “Promised Land” and that is a Land where God is, and where Sin is definitely not ever present.  Exodus 8:1 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.”  Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Isaiah 21:9b “And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.”  Revelation 18:2 “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”  Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”  Why would somebody who has been freed from Egypt/Sin, return back into bondage and death, you have been freed from Sin, you’re now free from sin, so live free.  Exodus 6:5 “And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.”  Exodus 19:5 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth [is] mine:”

There is an interesting concept when one looks at the original language, and especially in a “Covenant Marriage Relationship,” the 10 Commandments can be easily read, “I Promise you, that you will not Kill,”  “I Promise you, that you will not Steal,” “I Promise you, that you will not commit adultery,” “I Promise you, that you will not Covet,” and so forth down the list.  The Covenant Relationship with God means that we firstly highly respect him and what he has done for us in redeeming us, that we no longer have a desire to manipulate and to take advantage of other people, for God has blessed us, and we are very contented with the gifts and assets that God has given to us.

Exodus 25:8 “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.”  Exodus 25:22 “And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which [are] upon the ark of the testimony, of all [things] which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”

From Hebrew, we know that the “Mercy Seat” is in “The Most Holy Place” and this is where God met face to face with man, there were only ever two people here, God and the High Priest, and Hebrew relationship concepts, duplicates this room to what we call “The Master Bedroom,” where there should only ever be two people, Husband plus Wife, and never a “Number 3.”  The “Compassion – Intimacy” of this place is where two people should draw away from the world and obtain oneness.

This reminds us of “The Seven Feasts of the Messiah” in which we have these Feasts; Passover, Un-leaven Bread, First Fruits, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Feast of Tabernacles-The Eighth Assembly-Rejoicing the Torah. At Passover, Jesus Christ is the Sacrifice on Calvary which supplied the blood to cleanse us from sin so that Eternal Death would Passover-us.  The Feast of Un-Leaven Bread, is Messiah Jesus Christ, who came from Bethlehem (The House of Bread) and who is the Bread of Life, and the Bread that came down from Heaven, or “Our Heavenly Mana.”

The First Fruits of Barley Harvest, remind us that at the Ascension of Messiah Jesus Christ, there was a Resurrection and Ascension and Jesus Christ and a group of dead people were raised from the dead to life eternal, and were the first group of people to ever enter Heaven.  Enoch went on his own, Elijah in a Chariot, Moses with an Angel Band, and that is about all before, and up until our own day, who have ever entered Heaven and the Promised Land.  The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), commemorates that it took 50 days from Egypt, until Israel arrived at Mt Sinai, the 10 Commandments were given in a written format (Marriage Contract), and Israel was supposed to Covenant with God (Marriage,) and then failed.  Jesus Christ is still seeking for individuals who will come into a “New Covenant” relationship, and live a “Heavenly Life” in a hostile environment.

The Feast of Trumpets, is a reminder that Judgement is here, Jesus Christ is coming, and now is the time to set our lives in order, and to be sinless and living upright lives.  The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), is telling us that soon “time shall be no more” and then it will be too late to repent, to prepare, the door to Heaven is then closed and locked forever.  Finally we have the, Feast of Tabernacles-The Eighth Assembly-Rejoicing the Torah.  This feast is a remembrance of the Exodus, a time to remember that once we were in bondage in a “Land of Sin (Egypt)” but now we are in the “Heavenly Promised Land” and it is all because Jesus Christ led out and redeemed us by his strong and outstretched hand, and all we have and enjoy is because Jesus Christ has done it all for us, I have done nothing, just accepted his magnanimous gift.

Exodus 29:45 “And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.”  John 1:14a “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” This means that “Jesus Tabernacled with us.”  Jesus re-established the lost relationship of how to “Love God – Love Fellow Man” {Luke 10:27}.  Psalm 27:4 “One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.”  God is still desperately trying to get, “His People out of Egypt, and Egypt out of his People.”

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