The Book of Exodus begins the story of the life of the great leader Moses whose life is further documented in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Book Of Exodus Relevance
By the time of Exodus the Israelites had grown in number exceedingly and it was after the death of Joseph that a change of dynasty cause them to be led into slavery. At the time of the exodus there were around 600, 000 men who were above 20 years of age besides the women and children, (numbers 1:46). This would bring the total of people to around three million. No doubt the family records of Abraham Isaac and Jacob had been transported to Egypt and through the long years of slavery there was a steadfast and cherished promise that Canaan would one day be there national home!
A Picture of Redemption
The Passover account is also an indication of the cross, giving us a clear and full “picture” of Redemption through Christ that is a very beautiful. This account the Passover (Ex chap. 12 ) gives us a portrait of redemption that is even more clear than in the New Testament.
I once read an account describing how the Passover lamb was slaughtered by the Jews. In this account they took two wooden bars and formed a cross. Then they tied two of the lamb’s legs to the foot of the cross and fastened the other outstretched legs to the cross bar. Following this, the lamb was killed, shedding all its blood. In the picture of the Passover we see the cross of oue Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
The Value of The Redeeming Blood
Furthermore, as we consider the portrait of the Passover, we receive a vivid impression of the powerfulness of the blood of the Lamb of God. Exodus 12:13 says, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” Such a wonderful picture is in Exodus, but not in Genesis.
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