PART NINE: Call to Sanctification

It was the intent of God that the Hebrews, redeemed and delivered from Egypt, and brought to the inheritance promised Abraham, would live as a sanctified example for other nations. The Hebrew word qadash (Strong’s #6942) translated as sanctified means to be consecrated, dedicated, holy and pure. Moses and Joshua, as types of Christ, gave repeated warnings that the … Continue reading

PART EIGHT: Conquest of Jericho

The first “stronghold” encountered after the Israelites entered Canaan was a city having massive, high walls which represents strongholds encircling the hearts of people today… strongholds of thinking keeping one imprisoned in iniquity and preventing enjoyment of a life of freedom and fullness of joy Christ came to bring. But before the conquest of Jericho could be considered, several … Continue reading

PART SEVEN: Crossing the Jordan

The mantle of leadership passed to Joshua, a faithful servant of Moses, in approximately 1400 B.C. Joshua had witnessed deliverance from Egypt and served as a military leader in battle for Moses. He alone accompanied Moses when he went up Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments, and had intense devotion to God, often staying in … Continue reading

PART SIX: Wilderness Wandering

In a failure of the Hebrews to trust Him and overcome the enemy strongholds in Canaan, God saw Himself treated with contempt instead of faith and trust. It was a fatal mistake as none who rebelled would be permitted to enter the promised land. In light of their failure, believers in Christ are exhorted to take heed, “lest there by … Continue reading

PART FIVE: From Sinai to Kadesh

As the Israelites left Sinai for a land promised to descendants of Abraham,  instructions had been received for a system of sacrifices. God knew people would fail to keep His decrees and statutes because of a flawed carnal nature. The obedience expected was not perfection, but a sincere desire of the heart to obey. The tabernacle had been completed according to specific details … Continue reading

PART FOUR: Old Versus New Covenant

  The law and commandments known as the old covenant came to the Hebrews from God through Moses. Others stood apart as Moses drew near to the darkness where God was on the mountain top (Exodus 20:21),  and was given “judgments” to set before the people (21:1). As in prior covenants, conditions were dictated by God … Continue reading

PART THREE: Egypt to Mount Sinai

Pharaoh allowed the Hebrews to leave Egypt not because they were worthy,  but because of God’s unmerited favor (Hebrew chen translated as grace in the OT) brought plagues to force the Pharaoh’s hand. God loved His chosen people and desired to fulfill covenant with Abraham. While they left in haste, it’s interesting they are described as having … Continue reading

PART TWO: The Passover

The Hebrews were to ask neighbors for gold and silver, and in doing so the favor of God resulted in a great bounty. God then said He would go through the land of Egypt and kill the firstborn of each Egyptian family, beast and human alike, while the Hebrews would be spared providing they obeyed certain … Continue reading

PART ONE: The Calling of Moses

What is known as the harmony of scripture includes parallels between the Old and New Testaments. Some erroneously ignore the OT, claiming it is replaced by events of Calvary. Many responsible for teaching would insist that OT admonitions of God no longer apply because Jesus ‘did it all for us’ at Calvary. So it is Paul warns that false doctrines … Continue reading