Win by Fighting or Win by Praying

Exodus 17:10-11 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass when Moses held up his hand that Israel prevailed. Moses, now eighty-one years old, shrank from the brunt of the battle. He entrusted the troops to Joshua, here first brought into prominence, whilst he climbed the hill, with the sacred rod in his hand. Thence he surveyed the battle Continue Reading

Unfailing Prerequisite of Eternal Success

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. This is the only place in the early English versions where the word “success” is found. The secret of success is given in verses 5 to 9. Joshua accepted Moses’ Continue Reading

A Forbidding God Speaks from the Burning Mountain

Leviticus 1:1 The Lord called to Moses out of the tent of meeting, and said to him… Leviticus 1:4 And he shall lay both his hands upon the head of the burnt offering [transferring symbolically his guilt to the victim], and it shall be an acceptable atonement for him. [1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 13:15-16]. The first step toward understanding the message of Leviticus is to appreciate its viewpoint, indicated here – “The Lord called Moses out of Continue Reading

“Ye have Dwelt long enough in this Mount”

Deuteronomy 1:1-8 1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.) 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Continue Reading

Those We Disapprove

Numbers 12:8 With him I speak mouth to mouth (directly) clearly and not in dark speeches; and he beholds the form of the Lord. WHY THEN WERE YOU NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK AGAINST MOSES MY SERVANT? “Moses, the minister of God, rebukes our partial love, Who envy at the gifts bestow’d on those we disapprove. We do not our own spirit know, who wish to see suppressed, The men that Jesus’ spirit show, the men that God hath blest.” Charles Continue Reading

Moses: True Heroism

Exodus 2:4, 15 And his sister [Miriam] stood some distance away, to learn what would be done to him. When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh’s presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well. They launched the ark not on the Nile only, but on God’s providence. He would be captain, steersman, and convoy of the tiny bark. Miriam stood to watch. There was no fear of fatal Continue Reading

The Line of The Exodus

Exodus 14:1-2 And the Lord said to Moses. Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the [Red] Sea, before Baalzephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea. Melvin Grove Kyle has said that travelers who follow the coast of the Red Sea, along the line of the Exodus, need no other guidebook than the Bible. The whole topography corresponds to that mentioned in the Bible account [Floyd E. Hamilton Continue Reading

The Look That Saves

Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole, and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of bronze [attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze], he lived. Jesus said that as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, “that everyone who believes in Him – who cleaves to Him, trusts and relies on Him – may not perish, but have eternal life Continue Reading

The Glory of God in Moses’s Face

Exodus 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. Hebrew ‘qaran’, to push; to shoot out horns; to send out rays; to shine out or dart forth as horns. This seems to indicate that the glory of God in Moses’ face was like rays or darts of lightning shooting Continue Reading

Moses Life-Long Desire Denied

Numbers 20:10, 11, 12 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them. Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the Continue Reading