Friday, February 18, 2011


Heb 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

Faith began for Moses with his parents, who disobeyed the king's command that newborn Hebrew children were to be killed. His mother made a small basket to float downstream with her baby, and God had the princess of Egypt to find him and to care for him as her own son.

Exo 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. Moses: taken out; drawn forth.

Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Heb 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

Moses left the rewards of treasures in Egypt, not caring what the world thought so that he may identify with his people. He was a servant of the God of Israel, Jehovah who is Christ Jesus. Esteeming the reproach, rebuke, scorn of Christ above all. Moses had respect unto, he looked away from everything else so that he may be counted with his people. We too have been called to a better kingdom.

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Moses killed an Egyptian who was striking a Hebrew. His time as deliverer of his people had not yet come. Often we must wait and be prepared, be humbled, before a great calling is to be fulfilled.

Exo 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Exo 2:12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Moses fled to Midian and spent forty years shepherding for Jethro, the father of his Midian wife. After forty years, the number of testing, Moses was called by God to lead his people out of Egypt. He felt unworthy, but God made him worthy. When God calls us he equips us to serve him and to accomplish his will.

Exo 3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Exo 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
Exo 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Heb 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

The blood of the Passover lamb was applied around the doors of the Hebrews in Egypt, and the death angel passed over them. The Passover was to be kept as was the rite of circumcision.

Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Heb 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

By faith, God opened up the Red sea so that three million Hebrews could cross it on dry land. When the Egyptian chariots came after them, God let the waters come back again upon them and they were drowned in the sea.

When Miriam his sister and Aaron his brother and the high priest came against the authority of Moses, they came against God who gave him that authority. Do not be swift to criticize another who serves God.

Num 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
Num 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
Num 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

A lesson here: it is God who works through us. When we are attacked as servants of God, it is God who will deal with the attacker. He is our strength. God and you are a great majority.

Rom 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Moses was the most humble of men and God used him greatly. If we are to be used of God, we must humble ourselves before him. He will supply us with all we need, fill us with his Spirit and pour out His great love into our hearts. The way of faith is through Jesus, God then makes us useful.

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