Coachlight Bible Study - Moses – A Type of Christ

I. Jewish Interpretation

A. For the Jew there is probably no one greater than Moses

1. Their great deliverer

2. With a series of great miracles, led the Israelites out of Egypt.

3. Yet as famous as Moses was, and is, nothing can compare to the one of whom Moses was but a type – Jesus Christ.

B. To the Jewish mind, Scriptures and events such as the exodus out of Egypt were interpreted through an approach called ‘Midrash’.

1. The main theme to this type of interpretation is that key prophecies and events are repeated over and over throughout history until they find their final fulfillment.

2. For example, the exodus out of Egypt is quoted in the New Testament as a type of Jesus coming out of Egypt


Matthew 2:15  And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

Hosea 11: 1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.


C. And this event will have its final fulfillment in the deliverance of Israel in the last days, as we shall see in this study.

1. But let’s not jump the gun just yet! Because the life of Moses is rich in its application and types of the Lord Jesus

2. This study gives us a glimpse into the overall plan of God in his dealings with both the Jewish and Gentile nations. –

3. Something quite useful in this crazy age in which we live… an age that is drawing closer and closer to the return of Jesus Christ!

D. It is also seen as a type of the Christian coming out of Egypt (the world) in

I Corinthians 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

I Corinthians 10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

I Corinthians 10:3  And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

I Corinthians 10:4  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. {followed…: or, went with them}

I Corinthians 10:5  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

I Corinthians 10:6  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. {our…: Gr. our figures}

I Corinthians 10:7  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

I Corinthians 10:8  Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

I Corinthians 10:9  Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

I Corinthians 10:10  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

I Corinthians 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. {ensamples: or, types}

I Corinthians 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

I Corinthians 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. {common…: or, moderate}

I Corinthians 10:14  Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

I Corinthians 10:15  I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

I Corinthians 10:16  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

I Corinthians 10:17  For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

I Corinthians 10:18  Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

I Corinthians 10:19  What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

I Corinthians 10:20  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

I Corinthians 10:21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

I Corinthians 10:22  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

I Corinthians 10:23  All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. {expedient: or, profitable}

I Corinthians 10:24  Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

I Corinthians 10:25  Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

I Corinthians 10:26  For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

I Corinthians 10:27  If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

I Corinthians 10:28  But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:

I Corinthians 10:29  Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?

I Corinthians 10:30  For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? {grace: or, thanksgiving}

I Corinthians 10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

I Corinthians 10:32  Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: {Gentiles: Gr. Greeks}

I Corinthians 10:33  Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

II. Moses Was Born Into An Oppressed Race Under A Cruel Leader


Exodus 1:15  And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:

Exodus 1:16  And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.


A. Moses was born into an oppressed people.

1. The Israelites struggled greatly at the time under Egypt’s rule.

2. We see from this verse that all Hebrew boys born were to be killed.

B. This gives a small picture of the conditions that Jesus was born into.

1. Instead of Egyptian rule, Jesus was born into a Jewish nation under the rule of the Roman Empire.

2. And like Moses’ birth, Jesus faced the same fate.  


Matthew 2:16  Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

III. The Commoner Was Actually A Prince


Exodus 1:15  And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:

Exodus 1:16  And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.


Matthew 2:16  Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.


Exodus 2:10  And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. {Moses: that is, Drawn out}


Acts 7:21  And when he was cast out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Acts 7:22  And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.


A. Even though Moses was born into a poor and oppressed race

1. He became a prince

2. And heir to Egypt’s very throne.

B. This speaks of Jesus - although He came to earth and became a man

1. He too was the Prince

2. And Heir of the entire world.

The book of Hebrews tells us that God …


Hebrews 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;


IV. He Lay Down His Position On The Throne


Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter


A. Seeing the oppression of his own people,

1. Moses gave up his position and honour on the Egyptian throne

2. To associate himself with his Hebrew brothers.

B. And no great rewards for seeing how Jesus did this for us!

Philippians clearly bring this out about Jesus, stating


Philippians 2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Philippians 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Philippians 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. {fashion: or habit}


C. Amazing! Like Moses, Jesus wanted to deliver His people and that meant being like them.

1. For Moses, this meant giving up the Egyptian throne

a. And all the power,

b. Wealth

c. And authority that went with it.

2. Yet as great as this commitment was, Jesus went much further!

a. Jesus’ love for us led Him to give up His position over the throne of the entire universe

b. And was made a man.

c. And through that act, He will always, for the rest of eternity, be the God-Man – 100% God, yet 100% man. A great mystery indeed!


V. The Deliverer Is Rejected By His People


Exodus 2:11  And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

Exodus 2:12  And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Exodus 2:13  And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

Exodus 2:14  And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. {a prince: Heb. a man, a prince}

Acts 7:23  And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.

Acts 7:24  And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:

Acts 7:25  For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. {For: or, Now}

Acts 7:26  And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?

Acts 7:27  But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?


A. Unbelievable! Having taken the great step in laying aside the Egyptian throne and associating himself with his own people

1. you would think that the Israelites would welcome him and allow him to be their deliverer, wouldn’t you?

2. No! Their only comment was ‘who made you a ruler and judge over us?’

B. Of course, this rejection is only a small picture of the One Who came to deliver Israel 1500 years later. Their reaction to Jesus then was far worse.


Matthew 12:24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. {Beelzebub: Gr. Beelzebul}


Matthew 27: 22  Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.


1. Listen to Jesus’ heart for Israel even though they rejected him.


Matthew 23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!


2. It is also important to see that as a nation, the rejection of Jesus by Israel occurred long before the cross.

3. The book of Mathew was written primarily to the Jews of his day,

a. As such, it presents Jesus as the long awaited Messiah.

b. From this book we can clearly see the rejection of Jesus,

c. And it’s results in Mathew chapters 12 and 13.

4. According to Jewish scholar Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jewish tradition held that when the Messiah came,

a. He would do three key signs to prove the validity of His claim.

1. Firstly, He would raise to life someone who had been dead for more than three days.

2. Secondly, He would cleanse lepers.

3. And lastly, He would heal someone blind and dumb.

b. In Matt 12:22, Jesus performed this last sign to which the crowds were

amazed and said ‘could this be the Son of David?’

1. In other words, ‘this really could be the Messiah!’ This was a pivotal moment!

2. But instead of accepting Him,

3. They let the Pharisees to answer for them, saying that Jesus did these things by the power of Beelzebub. (verse 24).

4. Look at the grave consequences that occurred after this…


a.       Jesus said that to say such things was blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, which could not be forgiven. (verses 31&32).

b.      With His rejection, Jesus starts alluding to His death on the cross for the first time in this book. (verses 38-40)

c.       Jesus and John the Baptist had ‘swept the house of Israel clean’ yet by not accepted Him as their Messiah, Israel’s end result would now be far worse than what they were at the beginning. (verses 43-45)

d.      Jesus ties with natural Israel seem to be broken as indicated in verses 46-50.

e.       Jesus now begins speaking in parables so that those who have rejected Him will not understand, but those who have ears to hear will. Note that even the disciples didn’t understand why he now spoke in parables. (Matthew 13:10-15)


VI. The Deliverer Takes A Gentile Bride


Exodus 2:15  Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

Exodus 2:16  Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. {priest: or, prince}

Exodus 2:22  21  And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.


A. Upon his rejection by his fellow Israelites

1. Moses left Israel,

2. went to a gentile land,

3. and took for himself a bride.

B. Upon His rejection by His fellow Israelites

1. Jesus turned to the gentile nations

2. And took, and is taking, for himself a bride.

3. Now it would be wrong to say that the bride of Christ is only Gentile

a. There are many Jewish believers in Christ.

b. But on the whole, in the age in which we live, the nation of Israel has been hardened and the church is predominantly Gentile

Just as it is written –


Romans 11:25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. {blindness: or, hardness}

C. The disciples struggled to understand this.

1. All they had been taught was that when the Messiah came,

2. He would rule and reign in His Kingdom, from Jerusalem,

3. And all of Israel’s enemies would be defeated!


VII. Israel’s Bondage Increases!


Exodus 2:23  And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.



A. It was this thought that lead to Peter rebuking Jesus when He spoke of the cross!


Matthew 16:21  From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Matthew 16:22  Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. {Be…: Gr. Pity thyself}

Matthew 16:23  But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.


B. It was also why Peter was willing to take up his sword to protect Jesus.


John 19:10  Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?

John 19:11  Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.


C. And even after the resurrection, when Jesus had spoke to the disciples for forty days about the kingdom of God, look at what they’re only real question is!


Acts 1:3  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

Acts 1:4  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. {being…: or, eating together}

Acts 1:5  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Acts 1:6  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Acts 1:7  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

D. When you read the Old Testament, it is quite understandable why they thought this way.

1. The church age is a ‘mystery’, something not revealed in the Old Testament. 2. When the prophets spoke, they drew no distinction between the first and second coming of Jesus,

3. But made it sound like it was all one event.


Two examples are in Isaiah 61:1-3, especially in regard to how much Jesus said was fulfilled at His first coming in Luke 4:18-19, and Zechariah 9:9-10


Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Isaiah 61:2  To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Isaiah 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.


Luke 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luke 4:19  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.


Zechariah 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. {having…: or, saving himself}

Zechariah 9:10  And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.

E. What is the next thing that happens?

1. Moses has been living with his Gentile bride for ‘many days’

a. and near the end of this time

b. the bondage that comes upon the nation of Israel is so great

c. that they cry out to God for His help.

d. In the overall view that exodus gives us of the plan of God,

e.  it is in this verse that we move into the picture of our present day events.

2. Like Moses, Jesus has been away taking a bride from among the Gentile nations,

a. And has been away from the nation of Israel (apart from the remnant) for ‘many days’.

b. In the very day in which we live however, we see tremendous pressure, oppression, and bondage coming upon Israel as a nation.

c. But it is not in vain.

d. God, like He did in the days of the exodus, has allowed this oppression to continue so that the hearts of the people would cry out to Him and look for His salvation!

e. And just as Egypt is a picture of the world, so, in the fulfilling of these events in our day, the pressure is beginning to increase on Israel from all sectors of the world.


VIII. God Remembers Israel And The Deliverer Is Sent!


Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

Exodus 2:25  And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. {had…: Heb. knew}

Exodus 3:7  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;

Exodus 3:8  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.

Exodus 3:9  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.

Exodus 3:10  Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

A. Here, in the course of our study, we move from the present and into the future. But not too far into the future!

1. We read here that Israel, in great bondage, cry out to God to deliver them.

2. And God remembered His covenant made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

B. What an amazing picture this is!

1. For we know that when the full number of the gentiles has come into the church,

2. Then the God of Israel will once again turn to that people, and, in remembering His covenant to Abraham, He will deliver them!


Rom 11:26 26  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Rom 11:27  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Rom 11:28  As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.


C. God’s covenant with Abraham was unconditional and eternal. (Genesis 12:1-3, 15:4-19)

1. That’s why we read above that Israel is loved ‘for the sake of the fathers.’

a. As a nation they don’t deserve God’s deliverance. But then none of us do!

b. It is simply the faithfulness of a Holy God that will do these things to show himself to be true. (Ezek 36:16-37)

c. Let us not think that Israel’s deliverance comes easily however.

d. It was through bondage and hardship that caused Israel to cry out for deliverance from Egypt.

2. And so it is, in these end times, that Israel is not delivered until they have passed through the ‘day of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah chapter 30).

a. But like Moses getting the call to turn back to Israel again,

b. So shall Jesus be sent to her again and she will be saved!


IX. Judgement Is Pronounced Upon Egypt!


Exodus 7: 2  Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.

Exodus 7:3  And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 7:4  But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

Exodus 7:5  And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

A. God had remembered his covenant with Abraham and was about to deliver Israel through His deliver, Moses.

1. But first, the judgment had to come so that all of Egypt would know that the God of Israel is the true God – the Lord God Almighty,

2. In issuing the judgments upon Egypt, Moses stands again as a type of Christ Who alone is worthy to break the seals of judgment in the last days.


Revelation 5:6  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Revelation 5:7  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

Revelation 5:8  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. {odours: or, incense}

Revelation 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;


B. The judgments that were poured out upon Egypt are a type of the catastrophic judgments that are poured out upon the earth in the last days.


C. Israel wasn’t totally exempt from the judgements either.

1. They were affected by the first three,

2. but not by the last seven.

D. So at the end of the age, God will also judge Israel to bring them back to Himself, but He will ultimately deliver them!


E. These judgments in the ‘day of the Lord’ are made upon a wicked, stubborn and proud world of which Pharaoh and Egypt are a type.


F. Most of the ten plagues upon Egypt are repeated in the book of Revelation.

1st Plague – Nile turned to blood (Ex 7:14-24 compare with Revelation 8.8, 16.4)

5th Plague – Disease (Exodus 9:1-7 compare with the pestilence in Revelation 6:8)

6th Plague – Boils (Exodus 9:8-12 compare with Revelation 16:2,11)

7th Plague – Hail (Exodus 9:13-35 compare with Revelation 8:7, 16:21)

9th Plague – Darkness (Exodus 10:21-29 compare with Revelation 8:12, 16:10)

10th Plague – Death (Exodus 11:1-12 compare with Revelation 6:8, 9:15)


G. Just as God made His name known to Egypt through these judgments, so will He make His name known to the world through the judgments that are to come.


H. Ezekiel 38 and 39 speak of a war against Israel that is still to come in these end times (most believe it to be a Russian attack on Israel),


I. But listen to what God says about His judgement of the nations that attack Israel.


Ezekiel 38: 22  And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Ezekiel 38:23  Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.


J. What God did to rescue Israel from Egypt will be repeated soon.

1. But tell me… did the judgments on Egypt and its Pharaoh cause them to glorify God and let Israel go free?

2. No! Not in the long run, even though they consented temporarily.

3. And neither will it cause the majority of the world to glorify God in the last days.


Revelation 16: 9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. {scorched: or, burned}

Revelation 16:10  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

Revelation 16:11  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.  


K. And nor, for that matter, will it stop the world from coming against Israel with all its might just as Egypt would not be stopped from trying to destroy Israel in the book of Exodus.


X. A Hardened Heart Is Hardened Further Some More


Exodus 7: 10  And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

Exodus 7: 11  Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

Exodus 7: 12  For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

Exodus 7: 13  And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.


Exodus 8:13  And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.


Exodus 8: 30  And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.

Exodus 8: 31  And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.

Exodus 8: 32  And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.


Exodus 9:12 ‘But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said to Moses.’


L. Am I repeating the same thing over and over? If you haven’t guessed, I’m trying to make a point!

1. Over and over again we read that Pharaoh hardened his heart.

a. Even in the midst of miraculous signs that God was doing through Moses and Aaron.

b. Finally we read that ‘the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart.’

2. The point? This speaks of the end time judgment, where God,

a. faced with a world that repeatedly hardens it heart against Him,

b. finally gives them over to the wickedness they so desire.

c. We read about this act in 2 Thessalonians.


2 Thessalonians 2: 9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2 Thessalonians 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


XI. Through Judgement, Israel Is Delivered.


Exodus 14: 8  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.

Exodus 14: 9  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.

Exodus 14: 10  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.

Exodus 14: 11  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?

Exodus 14: 12  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 die in the wilderness.

Exodus 14: 13  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. {for the…: or, for whereas ye have seen the Egyptians to day}

Exodus 14: 14  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.


A. We come now to the climax of the matter.

1. Israel has reached the red sea and has nowhere to go.

2. The Egyptian armies have reached them and it’s not looking good.

3. Yet, in their terror they cry out to the Lord. Listen to Moses’ response – ‘stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD. or  The Lord will fight for you.


B. Those words will one day ring true again

1. In an even more amazing way.

2. Like Egypt, the world will one day harden its heart

a. to the extent that even terrifying judgments from the throne of God will not stop it

b. It will send it’s troops to destroy Israel.

c. The attitude of the world will be like what is seen in


Revelation 16:8  And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

Revelation 16:9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. {scorched: or, burned}

Revelation 16:10  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

Revelation 16:11  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

Hardening their hearts like Egypt of old, the nations of the world will gather themselves to destroy Israel. It’s called the battle of Armageddon. And as in this passage, with their backs to the wall and nowhere to go, Israel will again cry out to the Lord, and the Lord will come and literally fight for them. This is seen in Zechariah and many other passages.


Zechariah 14: 2  For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

 Zechariah 14:3  Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.


C. How awesome! Jesus said that in this coming, every eye will see Him, and as lightening lights up the sky from east to west, so will His coming be!


D. Did Egypt stand a chance once God fought for Israel at the Red sea? Not likely.

E. Neither will the world when faced with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


XII. The Victory Song Of Moses Is Sang


Exodus 15:1  Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.



A. Finally, with their enemies defeated, Moses and the Israelites sang this song of praise to the Lord.


B. And this song will be sung again, after another great victory in the last days.


C. As if to show us that the victory over Egypt would be fulfilled again, we read in Revelation about those who sing the song of Moses.


Exodus 15:2  The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Exodus 15:3  The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.



A. As Israel initially rejected Moses,


B. so the nation of Israel rejected Jesus.


C. Leaving Israel, Moses turned to the gentiles and took for himself a Gentile bride.


D. Just as Moses was called back to again deliver Israel, so God will not forget His chosen people but will send Jesus to deliver His people once again.


E. The bondage and judgment that Israel had to pass through however speaks of the terrible times that will come for that nation before they are finally delivered.


F. God has a plan and nothing will stand in the way of its completion.


G. Right now we stand at the end of one dispensation and the beginning of another.


H. For the Christian, It is awesome and exciting times in which to live!


I Thessalonians 1:10  And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

I Thessalonians 5: 9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

I Thessalonians 5:10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

I Thessalonians 5:11  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. {comfort: or, exhort}


I. The church will not face the wrath of God that is coming but our hope is in the near return of Jesus Christ.

a. He has been preparing a home for us in Heaven and it will not be long before the rapture occurs to take us to that home.

b. For however long we remain on this earth, let us look more and more to the one who controls all things, and…


Titus 2:12  ….. denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Titus 2:13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; {glorious…: Gr. the appearance of the glory of the great God, and of our Saviour Jesus Christ}

Most Of Egypt’s Plagues Happen Again In Revelation

1st Plague – Nile turned to blood

Exodus 7:19  And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.

2nd Trumpet, 3rd Vial – Rivers as blood

Revelation 8:8  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Revelation 16: 4  And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

5th Plague – Disease

Exodus 9: 6  And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.


4th Seal – Pale Horse

Revelation 6: 8  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

6th Plague – Boils

Exodus 9:9  And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.

1st Vial – Grevious sores

Revelation 16: 2  And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

7th Plague – Hail

Exodus 9:18  Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.

7th Vial - Hail

Revelation 16: 21  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

9th Plague – Darkness

Exodus 10:22  And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:


4th Trumpet - Darkness

Revelation 8: 12  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

10th Plague – Death

Exodus 11: 5  And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

4th seal – 5th Trumpet - Death

Revelation 6: 8  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. {unto them: or, to him}

Revelation 9: 15  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. {for an hour: or, at an hour}


Moses – A Type of Christ



At Moses birth, the Pharaoh wanted all Hebrew boys killed.  Exodus 1:15-16

At Christ’s birth, Herod wanted all Hebrew children killed.  Matthew 2:16

The common Hebrew was actually a prince and heir to Egypt. Acts 7:21-22;

Hebrews 11:24; Exodus 2:10

Christ, a carpenter’s son, was actually heir of all things. Hebrews 1:2;

Philippians 2:6-2:8

Moses lay down his position on the throne of Egypt, seeing their burdens..

Hebrews 11:24-25

Jesus, seeing His people’s oppression, became a servant in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:6-8

Moses was rejected when he came unto his brethren, saying who made you a ruler and a judge over us.   Exodus 2:11-14; Acts 7:23-27

Jesus was rejected as He came unto His people and was accused of using the power of the devil. Matthew 27:22;

Matthew 12:24

After his rejection, Moses took a Gentile Bride.  Exodus 2:15-16; Exodus 2:21-22

Christ is now gathering together His mostly Gentile Bride of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:2

Israel didn’t understand why when the king of Egypt died, that their bondage being increased, asked Why God?

Exodus 2:23

His disciples didn’t understand why their Messiah had to go to the cross. The church age a mystery.  Matthew 16:21-23; John 19:10-11; Acts 1:3-7

God heard their groaning, and remembered His covenant with Abraham.  Exodus 2:24-25

God will hear the cry of Israel, and remember His covenant with Abraham.  Romans 11:27

The Lord sends His deliverer, Moses to set His people free from Egyptian bondage.  Exodus 3:7-10

The Lord will send Himself, to deliver Isreal after the Tribulation.

Romans 11:26-28

The Lord sent judgment upon Egypt, Moses, the only one worthy,  “broke the seals” of judgment on Egypt. 

Exodus 7:2-5

Christ will be the only One worthy to open the seals of judgment on the antichrist.

Revelation 5:6-9

The Pharaoh’s heart was hardened with the judgments of God on Egypt

Exodus 7:10-13

The world’s heart will be hardened with the judgments of God on the world.  Revelation 16:9-11

Through judgment, Israel is delivered out of Egypt.

Exodus 14:8-14

Through judgment, Israel will be delivered out of the Tribulation

Romans 11:25-29