CHRIST OUR PASSOVER
Jesse M. Hendley
Exodus 11 & 12
I want to speak to you now on REDEMPTION BY BLOOD from chapters 11 and 12 of Exodus. Let me outline briefly the preceding chapters. Chapter 1, the bondage of the Children of Israel in Egypt, picturing the unsaved people in bondage to the world, the flesh and the devil. Chapters 2through 6, the preparation of the deliverer, Moses; and the New Testament analogy and spiritual teaching is Christ, our Deliverer from the wrath to come. I do not have to worry about wrath to come; He has promised to deliver me from God's coming wrath. My future is in the hands of Jesus Christ! If He fails me, there is no hope. But the Lord Jesus will not fail me. Then in chapters 7 through 10, we have the contest of Moses and the people of God with Pharaoh. So we are in constant conflict with the devil.
And now we have chapter 11, and the tenth plague or judgment by God brought upon the people of Egypt and Pharaoh. This was the final judgment of God.
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt. Afterwards he (Pharaoh) will let you go from here. When he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out from here altogether. Speak now in the ears of the people and let every man ask of his neighbor and every woman ask of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold. And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians."
They gave to them jewels of silver and of gold. That is a very important passage. Twice already God has referred to the people of Israel being in bondage to the Egyptians and God said that when Israel would go out they would go out with plenty. They asked of the Egyptians, and the Egyptians gave to them of their gold and silver jewelry. Now when we come to the study of the Tabernacle, we will learn that its cost was between an estimated 1 and 1/4 and 1 and 1/2 million dollars. Where did they get it? There were no banks, no storing of trea ...
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