Out of Egypt

Exodus 15:22-16:4


Introduction: The Book of Exodus (from Ancient Greek: Ἔξοδος, romanizedÉxodosHebrew: שְׁמוֹתŠəmō, “Names”) is the second book of the Bible. It narrates the story of the Exodus, in which the Israelites leave slavery in Biblical Egypt through the strength of Yahweh, the god who has chosen them as his people. The Israelites then journey with the prophet Moses to Mount Sinai, where Yahweh promises them the land of Canaan (the “Promised Land“) in

CT un  return for their faithfulness. There, they enter into a covenantwith Yahweh, who gives them their laws and instructions to build the Tabernacle, the means by which he will come from heaven and dwell with them and lead them in a holy war to possess the land, and then give them peace.

literally “a going out,” from ex “out” (see ex-) + hodos “a way, path, road; a ride, journey, march,” figuratively “way out, means,” a word of uncertain origin.

The book of exodus records the great deliverance of a people (the people of Isrrael) whom He loved….. was about to deliver from severe servitude, and establish a covenant with…

Application: It is not much after the miracle of deliverance and all of the details that the people forgot some very important truths.

Read Text – Exodus 15:22-16:4

  1. Remember where we’ve come from!

Application: The people were slaves. They were in bondage! They were in a foreign land. Governed by an abuse lord. They were inferior, had no hope of a tomorrow and were just barely existing.

Somehow, someway they forgot what they once had been when the heat was tiene up. The moment they faced a new crisis…they withered and wanted to return to Egypt! What?

BUT GOD!

 Application: My story may be familiar but it never gets old. (Long haird, strung out on drugs, punk)!

I may have told my shark story a thousand times…but it’s still relevant.

My hometown and my homestate are the battleground and mill where my lifes story was formed, shaped and launched.

Application: I am not ashamed of that which God brought me from. The difficulties, the limitations, the hurts, dissapointmenst, frustrations.

I’m proud of my heritage, my barrio(s), the swampcoolers, the liver (we were forced to eat), the meal on refried beans on a slice of white bread.

Even my failures post Salvation! Mistakes, attitudes, favoritism, my judgemental positions, my flagarent rebellioin, my constant sin!

Why? Because it humbles me, it teaches me, shapes me, challenges me, measures me, leads me!


Application: King David did most of his writing after his disastorous sin against Uriah and with Bathsheba.

David’s brokenness, repentance and humility shaped him into one of the greatest Kings Israel ever knew.

Transition: The saving thing we need to remember is who God used to help us and lead us out of our past.

  1. Remember whose helped us along the way.

The moment things got difficult/uncomfortable, the people began to murmur about those God had planned over them to help them get out of there mess.

Moses often had discussions with God about this…’ these people are difficult’.

Miriam – sister of Aaron and Moses. Leader of people and worshipper after Red sea.

  • Rebelled = Spoke against Moses. Because he married an Ethiopian woman.
  • Striken with leprosy.
    • Can no longer speak.
    • is no longer heard from in scripture.  

Transition:

  1. Remember the purpose for which we’ve been redeemed / changed.

The people of Isrrael quickly forgot their plane moving forward. They forgot what God was wanting to do among them.

God hasn’t redeemed us merely for His own refutation but rather to make a great nation of them. A nation whose lineage would usher in the messiah.

1 Peter 2:9, ‘For you are a chosen generation….a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who brought you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.’

John 15:16, ‘ For You have not chosen me but I have chosen you…

Application: I might loose my way on occasion and loosen the application of my works from time to time; sickness may slow down my body and the pressures of the day to day may blur my emotional and even spiritual stability, but I’ve never lost sight / focus of the end and the purpose of where I am at and why!

  • God hasn’t redeemed me to be selfish.
  • He hasn’t change me to be boastful or religious.
  • He hasn’t set me apart for greed or selfish ambition.
  • He didn’t rescue me from hell only to continue to live in it!

He has redeemed me to say:

‘He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. {an…: Heb. a pit of noise}’ (Psa 40:2 KJV)

Song says ‘He brought me out of the miry clay, he set my feet on a rock today, He put a song in my heart today, a song of praise, Halleljah’.

‘For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men’. (1Co 1:18-25 – KJV)

Application:

  1. Rember to Whom the Credit Belongs.

 The people had so lost their bearings and forgotten who they were that they erect a golden calf to worship!

If we are taken in the rapture or should we be one of those who has ‘fallen aspleep’ before the rapture, when we are found blameless, spotless, heirs and joint-heirs with Christ it will only be one person who will get and deserves the glory….Jesus!

When we live as neighors along a crystal sea…there will only be one who have been responsible for moving us into that neighbourhood…Jesus!

When we live free of fear, sickness, frustration and disappointment, only one will have given us that privledge…Jesus.

We tears are no longer part of our biological makeup there is only only who once cried on our behalf to allow for it….Jesus!

Application: I would speak not only of giving God glory while in an eternal state, but now as well.

  • Everytime we eat a meal…we say thank you and give God glory.
  • Everytime we pay our bills (thankful for the warmth in winter and the cool in the summer)…we say thank you and give God the glory.
  • Everytime one of our kids does well, we don’t merely brag for our own benefit as if we could control their distinies but rather we say, thank you Lord and give Him the glory!
  • Every time God moves in our churchs and people are touched, blessed, saved, delivered and healed we don’t say that was a good sermon, the worship team killed it, we say thank you Lord for the anointing on the preacher and worship team and give God the glory!

Transition / Conclusion:

Where we’ve come from – Process

Who helped us along the way – People

For what reasons – Purpose

To Whom the credit belongs – Person (Christ)

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