Life of Moses Lesson 6 Day 2 ~ Exodus 11:1-12:30
3. a. What the Lord told Moses about the 10th plague:
- This will be the last plague.
- Pharaoh will let you go.
- He will drive you out.
b. Moses told Pharaoh,
“This is what Yahweh says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt, and every firstborn male in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the servant girl who is behind the millstones, as well as every firstborn of the livestock. Then there will be a great cry of anguish through all the land of Egypt such as never was before, or ever will be again. But against all the Israelites, whether man or beast, not even a dog will snarl, so that you may know that Yahweh makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. All these officials of yours will come down to me and bow before me, saying: Leave, you and all the people who follow you. After that, I will leave.’” Exodus 11:4-8
c. Pharaoh’s heart was still hard. He refused to let the Israelites leave.
4. a. Instructions for the first observance of Passover as recorded in Exodus 12:
(For more detail, this post is interesting.)
- On the tenth day of the first month, select an unblemished, one-year-old male sheep or goat. (Tradition says “take a lamb” meant the lamb became a part of the family. Like a family pet.)
- On the fourteenth day, everyone must slaughter the animal at twilight. (After making a pet out of the lamb for four days, the lamb is now “loved and mourned”. See above link.)
- Take some of the animal’s blood and smear it on the doorposts and lintels of each house where the meal will be eaten.
- Eat the meat, fire-roasted, in the evening, along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
- The meat must not be eaten raw or boiled. It must be roasted with the head and internal organs intact.
- When you eat, you must be dressed for travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in a hurry.
- Any leftover remnants must be burned before morning.
Instructions for future memorial Passovers:
- Permanent statute—must be observed by all future generations.
- Observance begins on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month.
- Remove all yeast from your house for seven days.
- Hold a sacred assembly on the first day and the seventh day.
- Do no work on the first and seventh days except preparing meals.
- Eat bread made without yeast for the seven days.
- No foreigner may eat it, but a circumcised slave may eat it. If a foreigner lives with you, wants to take part, and all the men in his family are circumcised, he may join in.
- Do not break any of the bones.
b. The Lord call this the Passover because, He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and spared the Israelites. Exodus 12:27
c. Jesus is the Lamb provided by God and loved by God as a sacrifice to take away the sin of the world. John 1:29 & 1 Corinthians 5:7
d. Yes, I have received Christ as my Passover Lamb.
The scripture reference links in this lesson are HCSB unless otherwise noted.
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