Hebrews 11.25-28 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
I was the youngest child. I was a vigilante. At times, I was angry with uncooperative people. I was afraid of public speaking. I was the goto man. Who Am I?
In English: Moses You Know My Name In Hebrew: Moshe Meaning: “pull out” “drawn”
I was the youngest child. 1 Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. cf. Exodus 15.20 Exodus 2.1-4
I was the youngest child. 7 Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh. cf. Exodus 4.14 Exodus 7.7
I was a vigilante. 11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. Exodus 2.11-12
I was afraid of public speaking. 10 Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.“ cf. Exodus 3.18, 4.1 Exodus 4.10
At times, I was angry with uncooperative people. 1 In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried. 2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. 3 They quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the LORD! 4 Why did you bring the LORD's community into this desert, that we and our livestock should die here? 5 Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates. And there is no water to drink!" Numbers 20.1-5
At times, I was angry with uncooperative people. 9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD's presence, just as he commanded him. 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?" 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. Numbers 20.9-10
I was the goto man. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the LORD's presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the LORD. Exodus 34.30-35
God-Fearing Born into Difficulty Protected from Birth A Man of God Initially Fearful Vitally Important Blessed by God Moses Was
Regardless of: Birth Order Previous Training Previous Behavior Your Personal Fears You can help God You can be: someone’s goto man Not intercessor, but helper Galatians 6.1-2; James 5.16 God and You
Endnotes Lesson: Who Am I? I’m Moses. Presented: January 10, 2010 Author: Raymond Harris www.raymondharris.com All Scripture Quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version; used from www.biblegateway.com. Moses’ name means “Pull Out” Complete Jewish Bible, An English Translation by David H. Stern; Sh’mot (Exodus) 1.10, Inline Translation, p. 61; ISBN-10: 965-359-019-7. Moses’ name means “Drawn” Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Definitions, e-Sword version 8.0.6.
I was the youngest child. I was abandoned. I was a vigilante. I was a fugitive. At times, I was angry with uncooperative people. I was afraid of public speaking. I was a shepherd. I was a husband. I was the goto man. Who Am I?