Posts Tagged ‘Ten Commandments’

CONCLUSION 4:  Continuing from last week, Moses and more than one million Israelites were free and left Egypt.

The Pharaoh and his officials changed their mind and went after the Israelites.  They went after them with an army
of chariots.

At the Red Sea, God separated the sea and allowed the Israelites to pass through.  The Lord held off the
Egyptians until the Israelites were safely through.  When the Egyptians passed through, God threw them into con-
fusion.  The water flowed back over the Egyptians and drowned the entire army of Pharaoh.

At Mount Sinai, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments by which to live.  On their way to the promised land,
God told Moses and the Israelites to build a mobile tabernacle.  This is where animals were sacrificed to symbol-
ically take the death that was due mankind.  The back room “Holy of Holies” is where Moses and the High Priests
listened and spoke to God.

When the Israelites reached the Promised Land, they were afraid to enter and attack the people of Canaan.  As a
result of their disobedience, God kept the entire Israelite generation in the desert for forty years.

After the forty years, the Israelites entered the Promised Land.  Moses and Aaron were not allowed to enter. 
It was Joshua who led the Israelites into the promised land.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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TentofMeeting

While still in the Sinai Desert, God told Moses and the Israelites to build a tabernacle.

The tabernacle consisted of a courtyard with a large bronze altar.  This is where an animal without blemish
was sacrificed to make atonement for the sins of the Israelites.  The animal was symbolic of purity.  The animal
symbolically took the death that was due sinful man.  It demonstrated a persons believe in God.

For more details on the sacrifice ritual, see “Point of Salvation,” pages 5-6 in the category column to the left.

Next was the bronze basin.  This was where Moses, Aaron and the High Priests washed their hands and feet.
This was symbolic of being clean and pure before entering the Tent of Meeting.

In the Tent of Meeting, the first room was called the Holy Place.  This room contained a golden table for the
bread of presence (12 loaves represent the original 12 tribes of Israel), golden lamp stand and the
altar of incense.

For more details on the Holy Place, see “Point of Salvation,” page 8 in the category column to the left.

Through a curtain was the Most Holy Place.  This room contained the Arc of the Covenant.  This arc was a
rectangular shaped box made of acacia wood.  The Arc contained the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments,
Aaron’s Rod and a Pot of Mana.  On top of the Arc were two Cherubim (angel) statues that faced each other.
God’s Spirit dwelt between the two Cherubim statues.  When Moses, Aaron or the High Priests entered this
room, they were entering the very presence of God.  This is where God spoke to them.

Also, once a year, blood from the animal sin offering was sprinkled over the Arc of the Covenant.  As I
mentioned in paragraph two, this was to make atonement for the death that was due sinful man.

Next week, Moses and the Israelites leave the desert and head for the promised land.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Fantastic sun rays striking through clouds. Graphic effects are applied for a more dramatic image

The Pharaoh and his army have drowned in the Red Sea.

Moses leads Israel from the Red Sea and into the desert of Shur.

Exodus 19:1  In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt- on the very day- they came to the Desert of Sinai.
They camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.

Exodus 19:20  The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain.

While Moses was on the mountain, God gave him the Ten Commandments.

1   You shall have no other God before me.
2   You shall make no idols and worship them.
3   You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4   Remember the Saboth day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but on the seventh
day is a Saboth to the Lord your God.
5   Honor your mother and father.
6   You shall not murder.
7   You shall not commit adultery.
8   You shall not steal.
9   You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10  You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, wife, manservant or maidservant, his ox, donkey or anything that
belongs to your neighbor.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff