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OUR SPIRITUAL CALLING


 

WHAT IS THE PARALLEL TO OUR SPIRITUAL CALLING?

WAS GOD THE FATHER INVOLVED WITH THE ISRAELITES WHEN THEY CAME OUT OF EGYPT?

 

WHO GAVE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?
GOD THE WORD {CHRIST} or GOD THE FATHER?

 

WHAT DOES THE PHYSICAL EXODUS TYPIFY IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES?

 

The Passover is a physical counterpart of a spiritual event.

 

The coming out of Egypt is a physical counterpart of our spiritual calling out of this world.

 

It is God the Father who calls us.

 

Joh 6:44  No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

Joh 17:6  "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.


Joh 17:9 
"I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.

 

The Father calls us and at baptism we are baptised into Christ and His death.

 

Rom 6:3  Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

 

It was Jesus Christ who went with the Israelites in the wilderness.

 

1Co 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea,

1Co 10:2  all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

1Co 10:3  all ate the same spiritual food,

1Co 10:4  and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

 

Before we proceed any further it is vitally important to learn what Hebrew words denote God the Father and what words denote the Word or Christ.

 

H430 Elohiym can refer to God the Father or Christ or both.
H3068 Yehovah, Jehovah, Yhovah or Yhvh can refer to the Father only.

 

It was the Father who brought the Israelites out of Egypt and gave the Ten Commandments.  This is new knowledge for us, we have always thought it was Jesus Christ.

 

Exo 20:1  And God spoke all these words, saying:

Exo 20:2  "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 20:3  "You shall have no other gods before Me.

 

Christ always put the Father above Himself.

 

There were two Gods on the mountain when the Ten Commandments were given.  The following scripture is referring to Jesus Christ because the elders saw Him, and they ate and drank with Him.

 

Exo 24:9  Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,

Exo 24:10  and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity.

Exo 24:11  But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank.

 

Compare verse 11 with Ex 33 v 20.  No man can see the Father and live.

 

Exo 33:20  But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."  

 

In these above verses we see some interesting facts, Ex 24 states that Moses Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and the seventy elders saw God.

 

You cannot look on God the Father and live so letís see the explanation:

 

Exo 24:1  Now He said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar.

Exo 24:2  And Moses alone shall come near the LORD, but they shall not come near; nor shall the people go up with him."

Exo 24:3  So Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the LORD has said we will do."

 

Here we see God the Father told Moses he alone could come near the Lord, but the others were permitted only to worship afar off.

 

Now how did Moses look on God the Father and not die?  We see plainly by the following scriptures that God the Father spoke through a cloud or fire.

 

Exo 33:9  And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses.

 

Psa 99:6  Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the LORD, and He answered them.

Psa 99:7  He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar; They kept His testimonies and the ordinance He gave them.

 

These scriptures make it plain that Moses could speak to God the Father through a cloud or fire and not be harmed, this is the way God the Father chose to speak to him. It caused no trouble to Moses as he was able to speak to him as a friend, this following scripture face to face can also be explained:

 

Exo 33:11  So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.

 

The following scripture explains the above:

 

Deu 5:4  The LORD talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.

 

The God who gave the Ten Commandments said He would not go up in the midst of the Israelites.

 

Exo 33:1  Then the LORD said to Moses, "Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.'

Exo 33:2  And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

Exo 33:3  Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people."

 

Exo 33:14  And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

 

Exo 23:20  "Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Exo 23:21  Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him.

 

Isa 63:9  In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old.  

 

It was stated earlier that Christ went before the Israelites 1 Cor. 10 v 4 so the Presence, or Angel stated in the above scriptures was indeed Christ, remember the Hebrew word for Angel can mean messenger.

 

This knowledge now being understood, we can plainly see that it was God the Father who said He would not go up in the midst of the Israelites.

 

The analogy of coming out of Egypt is the perfect counterpart of our being called out of this world.

 

The Passover must be kept at the correct time and the above truths must be acknowledged.

 

2Ti 2:25  in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,  

 

This knowledge will then lead into the true meaning of the Wave Sheaf of Lev 23 {which is discussed in an earlier article at this site} and also the true meaning of John 17 v 3.

 

Joh 17:3  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.  

 

And

 

Mat 16:15  He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

Mat 16:16  Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Mat 16:17  Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

Mat 16:18  And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

 

Godís church is built on the foundation of verse 16.

 

To understand the revealed truth about God the Father and His son Jesus Christ, read our article, at this site "God the Father Revealed".

 

This is vital amazing truth revealed by God the Father in these last days and is vital for understanding God's plan for man.