Day 71 - Ex. 1

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Now the second step... "the coming out".
In Exodus the children of Israel were taken out of Egypt by God, in the book of Acts (the more or less corresponding Book in the New Testament) the children of God (believers) are taken out of the religion of that day, Judaism. "Exodus" means "the coming out". God always leads out before He leads in. No greater mistake can a believer make, than to suppose we can understand God's thoughts by our natural mind. We must put out of our life first, the things we know don't please the Lord. Read Isa. 1:16,1716Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:16‑17), three times. So today we're starting the "coming out" Book.
V. 1-6 A list of all the families to be brought out. For the believer today, God knows all who are to be saved (Acts 15:1618), our names are written in His book of life (Rev. 20:1515And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)), and we were chosen before the earth was created (Eph. 1:44According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (Ephesians 1:4)).
V.7-14 The enemy is the king of Egypt. The enemy of our souls is Satan and those whom he uses. The trials made them realize they were in an enemy land. So do our trials. This is not the place for us to settle down.
V. 15-22 Murder is in Pharaoh's heart (like Satan John 8:4444Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44)). So Israel's situation while in Egypt is a picture too of the believer the sentence of death was on us but we have been delivered by God. It was God Who saved the boy babies alive, although those He used (midwives) were not what they should be so far as honesty was concerned 2 Cor. 4:77But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Corinthians 4:7). The person whom the Lord may use is never perfect. Only Christ is.