KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 3:8 “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”
The Lord introduces Himself unto Moses for the first time, for Moses did not know Him. He introduced Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These were people He had covenanted with on behalf of the Jews. Whatever He did for the Israelites was on the basis of the covenant He had with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
In this new covenant time God does not address Himself on the basis of the covenant with these patriarchs, but the covenant with Jesus. The blood of the Lord Jesus Himself was the token of the covenant (Matthew 26:28) “for this is my blood of the new testament (covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins”. Jesus Himself is also God. His name is the covenant name that gives us access to God. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. It is only the blessings of Abraham which we have had access to through our Lord Jesus that we may claim in Abraham’s name. Christians do not relate to God on the basis of His covenant with these Patriarchs. Please get this clear, a number of Christians erroneously make prayers addressing God as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yes, He is the God of these men, yet now we pray to the father in the name of Jesus.
In Exodus 3:7 the Lord said he had seen the afflictions of His people in Egypt. This was after four hundred and thirty years. (Exodus 12:40. Meanwhile God gave Abraham the promise that they would be in Egypt for four hundred years. Genesis 15:13 “And he said unto Abram, know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs and shall serve them and they shall afflict them four hundred years”. We see that God’s promise to Abraham was four hundred years but they were there for four hundred and thirty years. Many times, when a prophecy is given the people involved have a part to play in its ultimate fulfilment. 1st Timothy 1:18 “This charge I commit unto to thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee that thou by them mightest war a good warfare”. It is not automatic for the prophecies to come to pass, you must stand on those words that the spirit of the Lord gave to pray through. This is what Apostle Paul said Timothy must war a good warfare.
I stand on the scriptures on every prophecy spoken over my life that it will come to pass in its time and will not delay.
Exodus 3:9 ” Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them”.
The bible in one year.
Numbers 30:1-31:54, Luke 4:1-30, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 11:20-21