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Moses leads God's chosen

Moses leads God's people towards Mount Sinai.
Contributed by YoMinistry
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‘The Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.’ Exodus 13:21 (NASB) God did not direct the sons of Israel to the Promised Land directly because He had better plans. Exodus 13 – Slide 1
‘I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.’...  <br/>‘As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord.’ Exodus 14:4 & 14:10 (NASB) – Slide 2
Moses said to the people, ‘Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.’ ... <br/>‘Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea.’ Exodus 14:14-15, 21a (NASB) – Slide 3
‘… and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.’ Exodus 14:21b-22 – Slide 4
Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.’ ... <br/>‘The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh’s entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained.’ Exodus 14:26 & 28 (NASB) – Slide 5
Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang a song of praise to the Lord. Exodus 15:1-18. – Slide 6
Three months after the sons of Israel left Egypt they arrived at the wilderness of Sinai. The people set camp next to the mountain. God then called Moses away from the people up to the mountain to speak to him. This is where God would reveal His will for His people. Exodus 19 – Slide 7
The Lord said to Moses, ‘Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction.’ Exodus 24:12 (NASB). Moses remained up on the mountain for 40 days. – Slide 8
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron and said to him, ‘Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ Exodus 32:1 (NASB). Aaron directed them to make an idol out of gold. – Slide 9
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, ‘Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.’ <br/>Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, ... The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets.” Exodus 32:7,15a,16 (NASB) – Slide 10
‘It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain. He took the calf which they had made and burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink it.” Exodus 32:19-20 (NASB) – Slide 11
Moses returned to speak with God on the mountain. The Lord said to Moses, ‘Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. But go now, lead the people where I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin.’ Exodus 32:33-34 (NASB) – Slide 12
God’s mercy sustained His people for forty years in the wilderness as they learned to trust God and become a nation. There were times when they fell into sin and God punished them. There were also times when they trusted God and learned to live victoriously. – Slide 13
Just before Moses died he told the people; ‘See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.’ Deuteronomy 30:15-16 (NASB) – Slide 14
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