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Tuesday, September 24 2013
Exodus 13: Liberation, Not Liberal-ation
"Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition"
The LORD God (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) liberated the Israelites from their slavery to the Pharaoh - not so that they could thereafter live in "free" anarchy, but so that they could follow and obey the LORD. When they refused to obey Him, and instead became a liberal mob (see The Mount Sinai Riot, A Journey Without A Destination and Israel In History and Prophecy: The Sinai Journey), the LORD destroyed them. It was their conservative children and grandchildren who entered the Promised Land forty years later (see Deuteronomy: The Law and History Lessons By Moses).
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
The consecration of the firstborn was prophetic, first of the Messiah (see The Firstborn Of Passover), and then of those who will be the first to serve Him in the Kingdom of God when they are resurrected, or changed if alive that day, on the day of Christ's return (Pentecost: The Christian Feast Of Firstfruits and The Harvest Prophecies).
"13:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 13:2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
The route of the Exodus was a deliberate and purposeful choice by the LORD. It also plainly proves that Mount Sinai is in the Sinai Peninsula (see Paul's Geography Lesson).
"13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: 13:18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
Fact Finder: By the time that the LORD was born as a human, had the religious authorities of Judah (the northern Kingdom of Israel was long gone by then; see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes) again become so liberal (i.e. they failed to conserve the actual law that the LORD had given to their forefathers) that they didn't recognize His Word?
This Day In History, September 24
768: Charlemagne (from the Latin meaning "Charles the Great") was crowned the first King of the Franks, a confederation of Germanic tribes on the Lower and Middle Rhine. Charlemagne was the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the original Roman Empire three centuries earlier. By the twelfth century, Charlemagne's kingdom grew into the end-time prophetic "Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
787: The Second Nicene Council began under Pope Adrian I. Closely allied with Roman emperor Charlemagne (see Emperors and Popes; listen also to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy), Adrian condemned supporters of iconoclasm - the opposition to the use of religious statues and images because it violated the Commandment against idolatry.
622: Muhammad completed his "hijra" from Mecca to Medina (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1180: Alexius II Comnenus became Byzantine emperor at age 11 upon the death of his father Manual I Comnenus.
1332: Edward de Balliol was crowned king of Scotland at Scone after the death of 7 year old Queen Margaret. The famous Stone of Scone (pronounced "scoon") is used as the "Coronation Stone" for all new British monarchs, and was just recently returned to Scotland after 700 years in Britain.
1493: Christopher Columbus' second voyage to "America" was completed. All of the four voyages of Columbus were actually to the islands of the Caribbean Sea and southward to the coasts of Central and South America. See the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy.
1545: Cardinal Albrecht died at age 55. He was the object of Martin Luther's protests concerning the sale of indulgences.
1664: The Dutch settlement of Fort Orange surrendered to the British. Renamed to honor the Duke of York and Albany, it would become Albany, New York.
1683: Jews were expelled from all French territory in "New France" (i.e. French colonies in North America).
1706: During the Great Northern War (1700-1721), the Treaty of Altanstadt was signed by Swedish king Charles XII with Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland and elector of Saxony.
1830: During the Belgian Revolution, a revolutionary committee formed the Provisional Government of Belgium (formerly the southern provinces of the Netherlands).
1852: The first engine-powered flight of a dirigible was accomplished by French inventor Henri Giffard. He flew about 27 kilometers (16.7 miles) from Paris to Trappes in a craft powered by a steam engine.
1889: The Declaration of Utrecht was signed in the Netherlands. It became the doctrinal constitution of the so-called "Old Catholic Church." Among other things, they reject the pope's leadership and clerical celibacy - but still maintain most of the anti-Bible errors of the rest of the Christian-professing world, Catholic or Protestant.
1948: Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist "Axis Sally," pleaded innocent in Washington, D.C., to charges of treason.
1950: Forest fires blacked out the sun over eastern Canada and New England. A "blue moon" was seen as far away as Europe.
1950: Operation Magic Carpet - all Jews from Yemen were transported to Israel.
1956: The first transatlantic telephone cable system began operation.
1957: U.S. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops of the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock, Arkansas to protect nine black students while they attended the newly-integrated high school.
1962: Riots erupted at the University of Mississippi when James Meredith was announced as the first black student at the university.
1976: Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery that occurred while she was supposedly a kidnap victim.
1990: The government of the Soviet Union approved a change from communism to a market economic system.
1996: Representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.