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Exodus 5 Study/Psalm 64 (65) Study/Message...Confidence & Self-Control in a World on Fire...

ALL ROADS LEAD TO CHRIST …

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST …

Exodus 5 Study Guide & Breakdown …


Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh – (Exodus 5:1-21)


5 Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may [a]hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.’ ”

2 And Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go.”

3 So they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go three days’ journey into the desert and sacrifice to the Lord our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.”

4 Then the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people from their work? Get back to your labor.” 5 And Pharaoh said, “Look, the people of the land are many now, and you make them rest from their labor!”

6 So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying, 7 “You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8 And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not reduce it. For they are idle; therefore, they cry out, saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ 9 Let more work be laid on the men, that they may labor in it, and let them not regard false words.”

10 And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, “Thus says Pharaoh: ‘I will not give you straw. 11 Go, get yourselves straw where you can find it; yet none of your work will be reduced.’” 12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw. 13 And the taskmasters forced them to hurry, saying, “Fulfill your work, your daily quota, as when there was straw.” 14 Also the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as before?”

15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, “Why are you dealing thus with your servants? 16 There is no straw given to your servants, and they say to us, ‘Make brick!’ And indeed, your servants are beaten, but the fault is in your own people.”

17 But he said, “You are idle! Idle! Therefore, you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.’ 18 Therefore go now and work; for no straw shall be given you, yet you shall deliver the quota of bricks.” 19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble after it was said, “You shall not reduce any bricks from your daily quota.”

20 Then, as they came out from Pharaoh, they met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet them. 21 And they said to them, “Let the Lord look on you and judge, because you have made [b]us abhorrent in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us.”


NOTES EXODUS 5 – (vv. 2 & 21) …


5:2: Pharaoh asked perhaps the most important question in human history: “WHO IS THE LORD???” But in his arrogance, he boldly stated, “I DO NOT KNOW THE LORD” … His ignorance stemmed from his arrogance, for he was his own lord … Shortly, he would know Him to be the Lord of all the earth, but he would still refuse to obey Him …

5:21: A SHORT TIME BEFORE, the clerks had believed, rejoiced, and worshipped the Lord along with the people when they saw the signs … But now they were unwilling to suffer for His sake, although believing and suffering belong together as a privilege – (Philippians 1:29) … For suffering on the Lord’s behalf results in eternal glory – (2Corinthians 4:17) … But they condemned Moses … So, although they gave mental assent to belief in the Lord, they had no heart for Him …


Philippians 1:29: For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,


2Corinthians 4:17: For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,


God Promises Israel’s Deliverance – (Exodus 5:22-23) …


22 So Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Lord, why have You brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me? 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all.”


NOTES – Exodus 5 (vv. 22-23) …


5:22-23: MOSES asked the Lord, “WHY HAVE YOU BROUGHT TROUBLE ON THIS PEOPLE???” The answer is, “To test their faith” – (see – James 1:2-4), for such testing produces patience in those who pass the test … And Moses, along with the people, needed such patience …


James 1:2-4: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing.


PSALM 64 (65) Study & Breakdown …


PSALM 64 (65): Is a prophecy concerning Christ – (THE END, v. 1) and concerning His Church in relation to theme of sojourning in this world – (THE SITUATION OF THE SOJOURNERS, WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TO DEPART, see also v. 1) … Read 4Kg 24 for the historical background, when Jerusalem was carried away captive to Babylon … These two cities focus attention on the theme of sojourning, for the Church is, so to speak, sojourning in the city of Babylon … Babylon means “CONFUSION”, as can be seen from (Genesis 11), for the Church is sojourning in a confused and messed up world … But Jerusalem means “PEACE”, for the Church is looking for the resurrection from the dead and the life of the world to come – (Nicene Creed) … For peace will inhabit the new world, and this Psalm instructs the Church in how to sojourn in anticipation of this new world that is to come …


CLOSING …
Confidence …

1 Thessalonians 5:8: But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.


1 John 5:14: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.


"I need confidence right now I'm trying not to lose faith in the world and humanity as we speak … Things aren't getting any better normal isn't coming back, but Jesus is!!!"


SELF- CONTROL …

2 Peter 1:5-9: 5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control [d]perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither [e]barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.


"Prayer and my fear for the Lord our God is what gives me the self-control I need to keep pressing forward with my mission … Moses and Aaron needed confidence and self-control to deal with a butcher like Pharaoh … Good news is that the Lord with those two every step of the way just like He is in our Midst right this very moment …"


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