Monday, November 27, 2006

Exodus 15 "Moses' Song"

Exodus 15:2 "The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him."

Israel has heard through all the years of slavery in Egypt of the miracles rendered to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Now, they have become receiver of the same miracle, that of salvation. We can notice that Israel sang a song which said he is my God as well as the God of their father's. They have personally received the miracle they have heard so much about.

Israel believes the promise as shown in this verse. They have become believers.

Exodus 5:17 "Thou shalt bring them in and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established."

Salvation on this day was much like the salvation experience of a Christian. It brings a different focus within. Israel left Egypt physically but they also left spiritually. They spoke with faith that they would be in a better land and looked toward Canaan. As Christians, we use Canaan as a reference to heaven and New Jerusalem. It is our hope and belief that there is a better place than this war torn world and we long for that day when our faith becomes the reality of a new home.

The people doubted when they came to a water they could not drink but the Lord showed them a tree v25 they could cast into the water to make it sweet. Later they came to Elim where there was 12 wells and 70 palm trees and camped there v27. (For future reference notice 12 wells for 12 tribes and 70 trees for 70 weeks which is important in prophecy.)

A promise is added to the many promises already made by the Lord.

Exodus 15:26 "And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes,

I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee."

Murmur is a word we will see more of. It was a fault of the children of Israel to complain when things got rough. They often seemed to forget the Red Sea and the dry ground they walked on in the midst of the sea but so do we on many occassions.

Psalm 18:46 "The Lord liveth, and blessed by my rock: and let the God of my salvation be exalted."

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