- 1. Introduction
- 2. A new Pharaoh – Joseph who?
- 3. A nation beginning to multiply
- 4. Moses - The new Leader
- 5. The Exodus – Ten Plagues
- 6. Tablets and Tents
- 7. The Thread - traced in the Exodus
The Thread - traced in the Exodus
This timeline will highlight a thread of truth which runs throughout human history from creation, through every time period illustrated on this timeline, right through to the end times as recorded in the book of Revelation.
That thread is this:
God is Alpha and Omega; as creator, he has revealed himself to mankind as the only true and supreme God for all nations. He communicates with us and desires to participate in our lives in order to have a relationship with us.
His ultimate goal is to prepare us to spend eternity with him in perfect holiness and happiness through salvation.
This thread starts in Genesis chapter one and continues through all of human history as recorded in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
There are two opposing forces which can also be traced from Genesis to Revelation.
First - is the unrelenting sinful nature and stubborn rebellion of mankind refusing to submit to God's laws.
Second - is the constant stalking and harassment of that ancient serpent, the devil. He never gives up in his vain attempts to thwart the will of God in his dealings with mankind.
All through human history, God reigns supreme and in the closing chapters of Revelation, Satan finally meets his eternal doom while the saved of earth enter an eternity of bliss and happiness with God.
Period 5: The Exodus
Here, in the account of the Exodus, we see how God works through an Egyptian Pharaoh to exalt and glorify his name to Israel, Egypt and the surrounding nations.
In summary, the lessons learned were as follows:
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is supreme, he has no equal.
No Egyptian magician could stand up to God.
Human rebellion against God was still 'the norm'.
Pharaoh and his officials displayed what has been typically mankind’s position of stubborn rebellion and refusal to submit to God’s commands.
Satan, while not specifically mentioned, was surely in the background trying to orchestrate the onslaught against God’s chosen nation. This becomes a recurring trait through the nations’ history - nowadays we call it 'antisemitism'.
Read more: Satan’s failed attempts to annihilate the Jews