Something New *Ex. 16:10-24

God was doing something new. He was providing and taking care of His people in a new way, but the people didn’t even know. They did see something; they saw something new, but had no idea what it was. They had no idea that it was a miracle, a blessing, a provision given to them by God until Moses told them what it was.
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God supplied the right amount for each person and family. What a blessing!
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God hears. God sees. God knows. We need not grumble and complain. All we need to do is make our request known to God. And He shall supply all my/ our needs according to His riches in glory.
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The point here is that God was doing something new and His people did not recognize it. Question: Is God doing something new in your life? Do we not know? Do we not see?
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God thank you that Your way is a blessing even when we can’t see it or don’t understand the significance of it. Open our eyes to see the new thing that You are doing in our lives. Be glorified and honored in our lives. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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Ephesians 1:17-19
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, 19 and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+1%3A17-19&version=NKJV;NIV
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Warning *Ex. 9:13-30

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+9%3A13-30&version=NKJV;NIV
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God always gives a warning before He acts. Better to heed the warning and be safe than to ignore the warning and pay the consequences.
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Those officials who feared the Word of the Lord acted immediately and no harm came to them. Those who ignored the Word of the Lord suffered great loss.
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God always warns people before He acts. The choice is ours. Will we heed the warning or pay no attention to it and suffer the consequences.
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Note: God’s will is that none should perish 

Who is This *Ex. 3:14-15

Who is this God and what is His Name?
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14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent Me to you.’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’ 
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+3%3A14-15&version=NKJV;NIV

Passover

Passover
(Exodus 2-12)

Pharaoh ordered Hebrew babies to slaughter,
but Moses was saved by Pharaoh’s daughter.
This Egyptian lady
raised this Hebrew baby.
Moses lived in the house of Pharaoh,
but Pharaoh did not know.
No one knew
as the child grew.
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When Moses was full grown
his roots were made known.
Pharaoh had a conniption
for Moses killed an Egyptian.
Because Moses was a Hebrew,
that’s when anger grew.
Into the desert Moses fled,
shortly thereafter he did wed.
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Later, on Mount Horeb a bush did burn.
This is where Moses did learn
about the call on his life.
He was to save Israel from strife.
God gave Moses a script,
he was the Deliverer in Egypt.
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The God of Moses
to Pharaoh proposes;
Let the Hebrews go,
otherwise there will be woe.
The consequence was not vague;
on Egypt there would be a plague.
A plague on each day,
until Pharaoh said okay.
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Back to Egypt Moses went,
for that’s where God had sent
Moses to confront Pharaoh
to say, “Let my people go.”
But Pharaoh said, “Absolutely No!
I will not let your people go.
Who is this God I do not know?
This Hebrew God,
I will not applaud.”
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The instructions to Pharaoh were not vague.
If Hebrews weren’t free there’d be a plague.
Then Pharaoh gave this ridiculous order:
Hebrews to make the same amount of mortar,
only they would have to find straw
for bricks, which became the new law.
This could not be done.
It looked as though Pharaoh won.
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“As My servant Moses has spoken,
your Egyptian bondage will be broken.
Do not fret.
Pharaoh will let
My people go.
This you need to know.”
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Right from the start
God hardened Pharaoh’s heart,
so the Hebrews would know who God was through the mighty acts God does.
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In Pharaoh’s court Moses stood in front,
then Pharaoh, Moses did confront.
God turned Moses’ staff into a snake,
but Pharaoh said, “Hebrews can’t take.”
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Now comes plague number one,
turning water into blood was done.
Blood did defile
the river Nile.
Fish died and it did stink,
Egyptians could no longer drink.
Yet Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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With plague number two,
this is what God did do.
He ordered the frogs
to come and make clogs;
they were all over the place
and in every space.
But Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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Then came plague number three
by the hand of the Almighty.
Egypt had to pay a high price,
for now they were covered with lice.
Lice were on beast and men,
but even so, even then,
Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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With plague number four
flies God did pour
all over the land,
but He withheld His hand
from the land of Goshen
where there was no commotion.
The Hebrews were free of flies,
while cries in Egypt did arise.
Pharaoh still said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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Then came plague number five,
livestock did not survive.
In Egypt livestock had pestilence,
however in Goshen there was preference.
The Hebrew’s livestock was fine,
For God said, “These people are Mine.”
The plague was on Egypt’s livestock,
which caused Egyptian shock.
All their livestock left outside
from this plague died.
But, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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The sixth plague
was not vague.
God sent a plague of boils
on Egypt that spoils
the skin of animal and men,
but the Hebrews didn’t have them;
the Hebrews, God did protect
from boils which did deflect.
However, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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Then came plague number seven;
hail came from heaven.
Obeying God, Pharaoh failed,
so in Egypt it hailed.
It hailed hard and long
Pharaoh knew he did wrong.
But Pharaoh was an obstinate king,
so God sent hail ruining most everything.
Again, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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With plague number eight
everything the locust ate.
But again in Goshen
there was no commotion.
The locust did only yield
a great harvest in Egypt’s field.
Even so, Pharaoh said, “No!
I will not let your people go!”
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Then came plague number nine
and darkness was the sign.
For three full days Egypt had no sun,
because of what Pharaoh had done.
Darkness was only where Egyptians were,
for in Goshen darkness did not occur.
Egypt was totally dark
still Pharaoh did remark,
“I will not let your people go,
because I, the great Pharaoh, said so!”
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God’s mighty plan through Moses’ hand
was being accomplished throughout this land.
God allowed all plagues in order to proclaim
His power and might on earth in His Name.
Egypt thought their gods were vital.
Each plague represented an idol.
This is what caused Egypt to fall,
for the God of Moses is far above all.
Over the days God did display,
His mighty power to Egypt’s dismay.
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The last plague on Egypt was number ten
this effected animals, women, and men.
Exactly at midnight the Lord did strike
Egypt’s firstborns and horror did spike.
Wailing was heard long into the night
from Egyptians caught in this fright.
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All of Egypt did mourn
over the death of all their firstborn.
Jews were safe when the death angel came,
because they put blood on each doorframe.
Each Hebrew family shared a special meal,
while with Egypt God did deal.
They had prepared a quick feast
of lamb, bitter herbs, bread without yeast.
When Pharaoh’s firstborn died
to Moses Pharaoh replied,
“Take your people and get out!
Egypt does not want any of you about.
Now in your God I believe,
take these slaves and leave.”
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Israel had lived in Egypt 430 years
had toiled and cried many tears.
The Egyptians had equipped
the Hebrews leaving Egypt.
They gave clothing, silver, and gold;
all that the Jews could hold.
There was great joy in the air,
for God freed Israel from despair.
God is permanently faithful,
and the Hebrews were grateful.
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From this day forward
Jews need to remember that horrid
Egyptian bondage as a slave,
and the plagues God gave
to set the Hebrews free,
to worship, and praise the Almighty.
Israel is to do this once a year
by celebrating Passover with cheer.
It is God all must fear
this was made quite clear.
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This remembrance is not just for the Jew;
all should remember this – that’s me and you.
There is only one true God
to whom we all need to applaud.
He is the Lord, God Most High
this no one can deny.

Twice *Ex. 2:1-17

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+2%3A1-17&version=NKJV;NIV
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Twice Pharaoh tried to kill Moses, however the hand of God was on Moses and he survived each time.
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What the enemy deems for harm, God will over power it for good. God’s purposes cannot be thwarted.
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Luke 1:71 That we should be saved from our enemies And from the hand of all who hate us,
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Prayer: Psalm 25
To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me. 3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. 4 Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation;On You I wait all the day. 6 Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your loving kindnesses, For they are from of old. 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD. 8 Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. 9 The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. 11 For Your name’s sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12 Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. 13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant. 15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses! 18 Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins. 19 Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all their troubles!
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms+25&version=NKJV;NIV

Exposed *Ex. 2:11-14

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+2%3A11-14&version=NKJV;NIV
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The truth will always come out. What is done in darkness will be revealed in the light. Every hidden thing will eventually be exposed.
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1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+4%3A5&version=NKJV;NIV

 

Mountain Top Experience #4 Exodus 24:12-18

Exodus 24:12-18
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+24%3A12-18&version=NKJV;NIV
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This theme, Mountain Top Experience comes from the Book of Exodus chapters 3, 19 and 24. There are 4 parts to this theme.
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Part #4
The fourth mountain top experience Moses had was right after the people chose to obey the Lord and keep His covenant. [ The people all responded together, “We will do everything the LORD has said.”  So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD.] Ex.19:8
Then the people were to consecrate themselves to the Lord God – a three day process. On the third day, God spoke so all the people could hear His voice and know that God is real and alive. God spoke the 10 Commandments in the hearing of all His people. Then God told Moses to go up the mountain again, so that He could give Moses the written 10 commandments on tablets of stone, which were carved out by the hand of God.
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So the fourth mountain top experience Moses had was once again for the benefit of all God’s people. Moses received God’s written instructions for God’s people to follow. When something is spoken it can easily be forgotten, changed, or distorted, but when something is written down there is no changing it. It cannot be forgotten forever, unlike the spoken word. No mistaking what is written. It is permanent.
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These mountain top experiences Moses had with the Lord God were building blocks for a relationship with God and His people.
First, God raised up a leader to save all of His people.
Second, God gave His people a choice to choose whether or not they wanted to obey God.
Third, God set up boundaries to keep His people safe and free from harm.
Fourth, God gave His people the Law; the 10 Commandments to live by.
God did all of this for one reason – God wanted a relationship with His people. He did not want His people to be puppets. God gave every human being free choice. Choosing God will bring life, happiness, and blessings. Choosing to walk away from God brings death, hardship, and eternal disaster.
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Lord, God of Israel we thank you for who You are and that You love us so much that You go to great lengths to have a relationship with us and to bring us peace, happiness, love, protection and provision. You are a gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in mercy. You are forever faithful. Help us to be faithful to You by following the One You sent to the world to reveal the truth of Your Word, our Saviour, our Redeemer – Christ the Lord, Jesus.