23 Jan The Spiritual Exodus
Every book in the Bible contains an important life lesson. We will go in detail how the story of Moses is related to the spiritual exodus we as Christians face now.
The Hebrews were in bondage by the Egyptians (Exodus 1:11). The Pharaoh represents kingdom of darkness. Today most people are in some type of spiritual bondage by kingdom of darkness (John 8:34). People are desperately waiting for the true children of God to set them free through deliverance (Romans 8:20-21).
2. God’s Vessels
Just like Moses, God calls people to set the captives free such as apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, etc. (1 Corinthians 12:27-30, 2 Timothy 4:5). However, many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14).
3. Spiritual Warfare
Throughout The Book of Exodus, Pharaoh’s magicians did the same kind of miracles Aaron did but at the end his staff swallowed their staffs (Exodus 7:12). When Balaam tried to curse the Hebrews, God forced him to bless them instead (Numbers 24:2-9). This describes how God’s power is mightier than any spiritualist, occultist, witch, or magician. Today many of us Christians are targeted by the kingdom of darkness (Ephesians 6:12). However through the Holy Spirit, we can overcome them (Romans 8:37).
4. The Blood of the Lamb
Just as the Hebrews were protected from the wrath of God by the blood of the lamb so are we as Christians (Revelation 12:11). God will judge and punish the world at the end of the age. Whoever follows Christ will be protected by his blood from the wrath of God (John 3:36).
5. Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit manifested in these elements: fire and water. When the Holy Spirit guided the Hebrews he was a cloud (water) by day and fire by night (Exodus 13:21). Through the Holy Spirit, Moses were able to do miracles. After Jesus Christ died, the Holy Spirit is available to anyone who and asks for him (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit is our advocate. He guides us and able us to do miraculous things in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Wilderness of Sin
The Hebrews were first wandering in the wilderness of Sin (Exodus 16:1). In order for them to survive, God rained bread from Heaven (Exodus 16:4). This represents our spiritually journey of conquering sin through the word of God (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus Christ is the living word (John 6:51). So because we look unto Jesus Christ, we will have eternal life.
7. The Cross
When the Hebrews were complaining about the manna, God send poison snakes to kill them. Then Moses prayed for the Hebrews. Then God instructed him to make a fiery snake made out of bronze on a pole. Once Hebrews look at it, they would live (Numbers 21:5-9).
The poisonous snakes represent demons. The snake on a pole represent Jesus Christ and ours sins dying on the cross once he died on the cross. Bronze was the same metal used as a sacrifice altar in the Tabernacle (Exodus 38:30). The fiery snake represents sin and judgement of sin, which is Hell. As Christians, we must always fix our eyes on Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. – John 3:14-15. Once we believe and follow Jesus Christ, our sins are in turn put on the cross (Galatians 2:20).
9. Promise Land
The Hebrews were promised to inherit a land with milk and honey (Exodus 33:3-9). The Lord Almighty guided them to the land until their lack of faith cost them their inheritance (Numbers 13:27-14:30). As Christians, Jesus Christ promised us eternal life with him in Heaven (John 14:2) and on the New Earth (Revelation 21:2). However we must keep our faith intact (1 Timothy 6:12). And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. – Hebrews 11:6.