Setting the Captives Free World-Wide
Breaking the Chains of Bondage ~ Isaiah 61:1

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God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible Moses ~ Exodus (Part 1)

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 6:45 AM

Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)

God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

Moses ~ Exodus (Part 1) 

God’s Plan for Moses

God told Abraham that the Israelites would be in slavery in Egypt for 400 years (Genesis 15:13). Israel became enslaved in Egypt after Joseph died (Exodus 1:6-14) and a new king ruled over Egypt. When the king saw that the Israelites were outnumbering the Egyptians, he had them afflicted. Moses was called to deliver God’s people out of Egypt where they had dwelt in Egypt 430 years (Exodus 12:40).

Since Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s house, God had to retrain his way of thinking, so Moses was on the backside of the desert for 40 years being prepared for his assignment. God sent Moses back to Egypt to deliver the children of Israel out of bondage (Acts 7:30-34). Later, Moses wrote the ten commandments (Exodus 20:1-17); through these laws God revealed peoples’ sins (Romans 3:20).

After the children of Israel were delivered out of Egypt, and while Moses and the Israelites were traveling through the wilderness, they became thirsty and were coming to the rock for a physical need. The Lord told Moses to strike the rock; water flowed from the rock to quench the thirst of the people and their cattle (Exodus 17:1-6). The Rock was symbolic of Christ, which was the spiritual need (1 Corinthians 10:1-4); meaning that whoever drinks from His water shall never thirst (John 4:14).


As the children of Israel continued to travel through the wilderness, they had a need for water again. The Israelites were complaining against Moses and Aaron because there were no figs, pomegranates or water. God told Moses to speak to the Rock and in heated anger, Moses struck the Rock twice and water flowed out for the people and the cattle. God was displeased and said to Moses and Aaron: “You did not believe Me and sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land that I have given them” (Numbers 20:2-12).

Christ being struck twice meant that He would die on the cross twice for our sins. Striking the Rock, the first time is symbolic of our Savior dying on the cross for the sins of the world. Speaking to the Rock is symbolic of the children of God speaking to Jesus (John 14:14, Acts 7:59, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 5:19, Revelation 22:20).

The Detour

Moses exited off the route, because he didn’t listen as the Spirit of God Navigated.

The Consequence

Moses didn’t deal with his anger problem and disobeyed God; this kept him from going to Promise Land (Deuteronomy 34:4-7).

Next: Moses ~ Exodus (Part 2)

Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG

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