Stirred (4 of 4) by Miles McPherson
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Series: The Plan
Back in Genesis 12, God called Abraham away from his family to go to a new land, promising to bless Abraham and make him a great nation (Israel) and that through this family the whole world would be blessed (through Jesus). Four hundred years later, God's people number two million - yet they are enslaved in Egypt. So God sends Moses to deliver the Jews from slavery.
Every story in the Bible is part of the bigger story of the salvation of man. In this story, God delivers the Jews from slavery by the blood of the lamb so that they can build a tabernacle where God may dwell with them and that may worship Him.
Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.'" Exodus 5:1
"And you shall say to him, 'The Lord God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness"; but indeed, until now you would not hear!'" Exodus 7:16
And the Lord spoke to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: "Let My people go, that they may serve Me. Exodus 8:1
So Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness…" Exodus 8:28a
God delivers you from your spiritual bondage by the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, so that you can serve Him.
The reason God set His people free from slavery was to serve Him. Likewise, God delivers you from your spiritual bondage by the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, so that you can serve Him. It's not so that you can be happy (though there's nothing wrong with being happy), but so that you can be made holy.
So God delivers His people through supernatural signs and wonders and they see God's mighty hand intervene for them and believe. One of the reasons God does supernatural things today and answers your prayers so th ...
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