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MOSES CALL - LET MY PEOPLE GO -

JOSHUA & THE PROMISE LAND

 

           End of Twenty-fifth Generation

 

(God called Moses to lead His people out of Egyptian Slavery)

 

Moses ben AMRAM Pharaoh of Egypt "Birth line - (Amran ben KOHATH, Kohath ben LEVI, Levi ben JACOB) was born 1664 B.C. in Memphis, Goshen, Egypt. He died 1544 B.C. in Mount Nebo, Moab and was buried in Moab.

        Moses was known as 'AkhenatenAmenhotep IV, Ikhnaten' ben TIYE thru his Adopted line - (Tiye bint JOSEPH, Joseph ben JACOB, *Jacob-Israel ben ISAAC, *Isaac ben)

NOTES:  1 Chronicles 6:3 - 'And the children of Amram:  Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam.  The sons also of Aaron:  Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

 

Moses was raised by an Egyptian Princess, a Pharaohs daughter.  She had found him in a basket among the reeds of the Nile river.

 

After Moses grew up, he identified with the Hebrews.  He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew.  Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand.  When the Pharaoh heard about this he sought to kill Moses but Moses fled and went to live in Midian.

 

Jethro, a priest of Midian, had seven daughters.  They were trying to water their sheep.  Some shepherds came by and drove them away.  Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flocks.  Jethro invited Moses into the tent and gave him something to eat.

He gave his oldest daughter Zipporah to Moses for a wife.  Zipporah gave birth to a son and Moses named him Gershom, meaning 'alien in a foreign land'.  Zipporah had another son and Moses named him Eliezer meaning 'My father's God was my helper'.

 

THE BURNING BUSH:  Exodus 3:2-15 - 'And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

 

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

 

And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses, And he said, Here am I.

 

And he said, Draw not night hither:  put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

 

Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

 

And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

 

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.

 

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.

 

Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

 

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

 

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee:  When thou has brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

 

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?  what shall I say unto them?

 

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:  and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

 

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you:  This is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.'

 

Exodus 4:10-20 - 'And Moses said unto the Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

 

And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth?  Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?

 

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

 

And he said, O my Lord, send I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.

 

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother?  I know that he can speak well, And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

 

And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.

 

And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.

 

And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, werewith thou shalt do signs.

 

And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive.  And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

 

And the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

 

And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.'

 

God told Moses that He would use his staff to perform miracles.  Moses and Aaron went to Egypt and talked to the Elders of the Israelites (Hebrews).  When the people found out that God was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshipped Him.

 

'LET MY PEOPLE GO:' Exodus 5 - Moses and Aaron went to the Pharaoh and said to him "This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says:  "Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the desert."  The Pharaoh said, "Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go?  I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go."

The Pharaoh ordered his slavedrivers to make the Hebrew people work even harder.

 

God told Moses to perform a miracle and tell Aaron, "Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,' and it will become a snake.  So they did just that.  Aaron threw down his staff in front of Pharaoh and it turned into a snake.  Pharoaoh called his sorcerers and magicians and they also threw down their staffs.  They became also became snakes.  Aaron's swallowed up all of their snakes.  Aaron picked it up again and it became a staff.  But Pharaoh's heart was hardened and he refused to let the people go.

 

God sent ten plaques upon Egypt:

 

THE PLAGUE OF BLOOD - Moses struck the waters of Nile and it changed into blood.  The fish died and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not drink the water.  There was blood everywhere.

Pharaoh refused to let the people go.

 

THE PLAGUE OF FROGS - Frogs were everywhere and in everything.  Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron to pray to their God to take the frogs away and he would let the people go.  But he did not let them go.

 

THE PLAGUE OF GNATS - All the dust throughout the land became gnats.  The gnats were on men and animals.  The magicians told Pharaoh that 'This was the finger of God'.  But pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the Lord had said.  (Exodus 8:16-19)

 

THE PLAGUE OF FLIES - Great swarms of flies were everywhere.  Pharaoh asked Moses and Aaron to pray again for God to take the flies away and he would let the people go.  Again he hardened his heart and did not let them go.

 

THE PLAGUE ON LIVESTOCK - All the livestock of the Egyptians died.  Not one of the Israelites died.  Pharaoh still would not let the people go.

 

THE PLAGE OF BOILS - Moses tossed handfuls of fine soot into the air in front of Pharaoh.  It went throughout the land and caused boils on men and animals.  He still did not listen and did not let the people go.

 

THE PLAGUE OF HAIL - God sent the worst hailstorm ever to fall on Egypt.  It struck everything in the fields, both men and animals and everything growing in the fields, and stripped every tree.  Pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not let the people go.

 

THE PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS - Locusts invaded all Egypt and settled in every area of the Country.  The ground was black with them.  They devoured what was left after the hail.  Nothing green was left.  Pharaoh still would not let the Israelites go.

 

THE PLAGUE OF DARKNESS - Total darkness covered the land for three days.  No one could see anyone else or leave his place.  He did not let the people go and he told Moses to get out of his sight and if he saw him again he would die.

 

THE PLAGUE OF THE FIRSTBORN - The firstborn of every Egyptian household would die.  The Hebrews were to protect their homes by putting the blood of sheep or goats on their doorpost.  The angel of death would pass by their house.

 

AFTER THE PLAGUES & DEATH OF FIRSTBORN:  Exodus 12:30-32 - 'And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

 

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel: and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said.

 

Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone: and bless me also.

 

Exodus 12:41 - 'And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.  (This period of time began when Abram and Sarai went into Egypt to live.)

 

Exodus 14:8-14 - 'And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.

 

But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

 

And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.

 

And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness?  wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

 

Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians.  For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should died in the wilderness.

 

And Moses said unto the people, Fear Ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today:  for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

 

The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.'

 

Exodus 14:19-31 - 'And the angel of God which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them: and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

 

and it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these; so that the one came not near the other all the night.

 

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

 

And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground:  and the waters were a wall unto them on the right hand, and on their left.

 

And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

 

And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

 

And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

 

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

 

But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

 

Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

 

And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians:  and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.'

 

MANNA FROM HEAVEN:  When the peoples food supply had become depleted, they begin to grumble.  God sent Manna and Quail everyday except the Sabbath.  They gathered it every morning, only enough for the day.

 

MOSES BECAME JUDGE for the people.  It was a big job.  His father-in-law, Jethro advised him to find several good God fearing men to appoint over the people to help him judge.  Only the tough cases were then brought to Moses.

 

Moses appointed leading men, wise and respected men from each tribe to have authority over their tribe.  (Deuteronomy 1:15)

 

SPIES SENT OUT:  (Deuteronomy 2) - When the children of Israel reached the hill country of the Amorites that God was giving to them, the people wanted to send spies into the land to bring back a report about the land and route they should take to the towns.

 

Joshua picked twelve men, one from each tribe.   Among them were Caleb, son of Jepunneh from the tribe of Judah, and 'Hoshea', son of Nun from the tribe of Ephraim.  Numbers 13:16 says that Moses gave the name of 'Joshua' to Hoshea son of Nun. 

All twelve spies went out into the Promise Land to look it over.

Ten of the spies came back with bad reports. They said that the people were giants and they could not possible defeat them.  However, Caleb and Joshua brought back a good report.  They talked about the wonderful fruits of the land and how good it was.  They said that the people were 'well able to take the land.'

 

The people were afraid and believed the ten spies.  They began to grumble and argue.  God became angry with them because they did not trust Him to give the land to them as He had promised.  Because of the peoples' grumbling and disobedience, Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who exited from Egypt to see the promised land along with those under 20 years old at the time and those born during the 40 years of wondering in the wilderness.

 

Exodus chapter 20 - Moses went up on Mount Sinai where God gave him the ten commandments and the laws for the people to abide by.  He was gone for a long time.  When he returned the people had convince Aaron to build a 'golden calf' to worship.  Moses was angry with Aaron and the people. 

 

 

 

 

He threw the 'tables of commandments' on the ground and they broke into pieces.  God then told Moses to hew out two stones and take them up on Mount Sinai and he would give him the commandments again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The book of Numbers tells us that the children of Israel complained and tempted God ten times.  They were in the desert of Zin and stayed at Kadesh.  There was no water.  God told Moses and Aaron to take the staff and to gather the assembly and 'speak to that rock' and before their eyes it will pour out water.  Moses was angry with the people for their grumbling and lack of faith.  He raised his hand and struck the rock with his staff.  Water came pouring out.  However, God was not pleased with Moses because he did not 'Speak to the rock' as he was commanded to do.  God forbid him to go to the promise land with the Israelites because of his sin of disobedience.

 

The Book of Deuteronomy tells us more about the children of Israel's journey to the promise land.

 

JOSHUA SUCCEEDS MOSES:  Numbers 27:18 - 'So the Lord said to Moses "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand on him.  Have him stand before Eleazer the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence.  Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him."

Numbers 27:22 - 'Moses did as the Lord commanded.....'

 

MOSES DEATH:  Deuteronomy 34:1-7 - 'And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.  And the Lord shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,

 

And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea

 

And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

 

And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed:  I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

 

So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord.

 

And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulcher unto this day.

 

And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:  his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.'

 

Deuteronomy 34:10 - 'And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.'

 

 Moses married (1) Zipporah bint JETHRO, daughter of Jethro - Priest Of Midian MIDIAN.

NOTES:  Exodus 2:21-22 - 'And moses was content to dwell with the man (Jethro): and he gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter

And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

 

They had the following children:

            216 M             i. Gershom ben MOSES.

       217         M ii.       Eliezer ben MOSES.

                                                                       (For more information on these two sons See previous Timeline #216 & 217)

 

 Moses also married (2) Princess of Amenhotep PHAROAH OF EGYPT, daughter of Amenhotep III, PHAROAH OF EGYPT and Gilukhipa.

They had the following children:

                                 M iii.       Tutankhamun ben MOSES (AKHENATEN) PHAROAH of Egypt.

                                   F       iv.                *Kiya-tasherit bint MOSES (AKHENATEN).

                                                                                     (Information on these two children can be found in the previous Timeline #218 and 219)

 

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