Moses - God's Man
When the back side of the desert Moses stepped into the lush green gardens leading up to Pharaoh's palaces - it must have been a sight. Clad only in his shepherds rough and outdoor garb with that distinct odor sheep give off, he was in stark contrast to the white linen clad, closely shaven and often bathed priest rulers who hovered over Pharaoh like bees around their queen.
Ancient Egypt at its Zenith fifteen centuries before Christ was awesome. The glistening Pyramids sheathed in snowy alabaster with gold reflecting the desert sun, were already over a thousand years old. They massively stood against time, towering ominously over this proud and powerful people.
The ‘God-Kings' or Pharaohs as we call them, were sons of Khnum, descendants of RA and the bearers of divinity to the masses. Astride the Mighty Nile, Egypt knew prosperity, fertile and productive agriculture and great peace.
But, a nation had grown up in their midst for 400 years. It had started with just an old man and his twelve boys. Jacob and his twelve sons, his daughters and their families had flourished. In Goshen they now numbered nearly three million. As God had promised to his grandfather Abraham, his descendants would be as numberless as the sands of the sea. From one man to three million is a vast multiplication. And so, the stage is set:
THE GREATEST ANCIENT EMPIRE: EGYPT
THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE OF GOD: ISRAEL
But, it was even more than that. It was also:
God's People vs. Satan's People
God's Promise vs. The Curse
God's Power vs. The Kingdom of Darkness
Two eighty year old men vs. Pharaoh, his armies and the entire religion of Egypt
Shy Moses vs. Proud Pharaoh
The Whole Plan of God for Redemption vs. The Whole Plan of Satan for Rebellion
- These were the Covenant People,
- These were the Bearers of God's Promises,
- These were the Vehicle of God's Written revelation, and, Ultimately,
- These were the only way Christ could come in God's plan!
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