8 Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt.
9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become much too numerous for us.
10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor...
Exodus 1:8-11 (NIV84)
Covenant in action
Signs and Wonders
13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
Exodus 3:13-14 (NIV)
Whatever it is that you need to do what I have put before you...I am.
Whatever it is that you need to be you are because I am.
After giving Gospel promises to Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 12-50, God leads his people into bondage in Egypt for 430 years. Why? Why couldn’t they head immediately into the Promised Land? Well, as Pastor Scott explains in this message, God wanted to give them, and us, one of the clearest pictures of the Gospel found anywhere in the Bible. [“Timeline” Series—Part 3]