Exodus Chapter 3

Exodus 3

1Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

2And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

7And 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;

8And 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.

9Now 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.

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

11And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

13And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

15And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

16Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

17And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

18And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

19And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.

20And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.

21And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.

22But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

18 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 3

  1. …Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. Cor 1:27 NLT

    God Lets Moses know in detail that he will be able to to accomplish the task to which he is being called- delivering the Hebrews out of Egypt. When Moses was younger, his own people rejected him (Ex 2:14), but now the Hebrew elders will listen to him (Ex 3:18). Egypt’s pharaoh… I just realized something …God is referred to as King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, But NEVER has their been a refference to God as the Pharaoh of Pharaoh’s or Emperor or Emperor’s…I figure it, God doesn’t have respect for royalty, and national leaders that don’t recognize Him as the one and only God…anyways back to the subject…. Pharoah will be forced to comply (powerful) with the demand to release Isreal (powerless slaves) (Ex 3:19-20). Furthermore, God says that his people will leave rich because of the silver, gold and clothing that the Egyptians will give them.

    It seems almost impossible think that the Egyptians, who don’t want to lose the work force Isreal represents, yet alone will send them away with wealth; but it happens just as God says (Ex 12: 35-36). Even more amazing, this promise fulfills a pledge that God made to Abraham in Gen 15:12-14! We need never fear. God always keeps his promises (2 Cor 1:20).

    …Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matt 19:26 NIV

  2. The Lord told Moses to go to pharaoh, tell him let my people go, that he wouldn’t let them go, that he would bring wonders, they would leave with riches, and head to the promised land. A land flowing (abundant, more than enough, over-flowing) with milk and honey.

    Yet throughout the process there were many who chose not to believe. Although, God told Moses everything that would happen they still struggled through it.

    Believe the man of God, catch the vision of “Moses” and watch God work wonders to deliver a great people (souls) out of Egypt (the world system in Fort Worth).

    There will be more than enough to provide for the temple (new church building).

    GREAT EXPECTATION!!!

  3. Vs 2-5 Seeing a miracle will bring people to the Lord, but they must be willing to come closer to him to hear the truth of his word.

  4. Wow when God spoke to Moses from the burning bush, but the bush was not consumed speaks to me today. When I’m feeling overwhelmed and consumed I am running on empty spiritually. I need the daily encounter and continual infilling if Jesus do that my duties in my walk with God don’t consume me spiritually. Here is the Mary / Martha syndrome. If I am being burned out because of what I’m doing I’m not being renewed with that relationship with God.odes had a close encounter with God at the bush but the flame did not consume him

  5. 17And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

    “I will bring you out of this world, and you will face trials and challanges that only through me you will over come, and in doing so you will be blessed beyond all you could imagine…” Many times we want the milk and honey while we stay in Egypt, but we must go and face our trials to get our “promised land”.

  6. In our desert may we may find major solitude and discomfort.
    GOD will encircle us, He cares, and He will guard us as the pupil of His eye. Duet. 32:10
    Moses responds in faith,he seeks, and reverence The Lord.
    A response of body and soul,humility, sensitivity
    and availability.
    It’s amazing what one word of faith can do.
    GOD longs to reveal more Of Himself to us. As we separated ourself from our past
    1 Sam,10:9 says He will give us another heart.
    ( another man )
    When we come into HIS presence were standing on Holy ground,and GOD wants nothing between us and Himself. HE wants our undivided attention
    The He will reveal, speak, and assign our role in HIS Kingdom.
    GOD IS INDESCRIBABLE …………………………..

  7. CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION

    2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

    3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

    4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

    While reading this incredible testimony of GOD speaking to Moses, I am reminded of how much GOD cares about his people. Considering the length the LORD was willing to extend to get the attention of Moses, I often wonder what GOD has done in days past to get my attention that I failed to recognize GOD seeking my attention.

    My prayer today is that we would be sensitive to the call of GOD for whatever source he desires to get our attention.

    BE Church
    BE Sensitive

  8. This chapter is rich and full. However verse 11 speaks volumes; “And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” If we (I) can grasp this same humility then we (I) can be used of God. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. Notice that the Lord saw the oppression of his people but didn’t speak to them about it or show up in a bush to his people… He spoke to a man about men. God called Moses, He spoke to Moses and he sent Moses. Trust the man of God and what the Lord has spoken to him, God and his Man are for you!

  10. We need to protect ourselves from false religion Opran winfrey and her new age teaching has coined the phrase “I Am”as there proclamation of self. Rick warren who spoke at Obamas Inaugaration recently spoke at the ” Chrislam” religion being formed in America as we speak.A one world religion joining christianity and Islam at the hip.we need to guard our faith and get filled with his word!!

  11. It wasn’t until after Moses turned aside to see the burning bush that God began to speak. It’s easy to get so caught up in the “burning bush” of our experience with God (the great moves of His Spirit, blow-out worship services, etc) that we can forget or grow content with just that and never turn aside and actually get on the path of destiny and purpose God has for us.

    There are other hinderances to turning aside, like the inadequacy Moses felt. Moses didn’t know the reason for the burning bush until after he got there, but sometimes we recognize God’s call as soon as it comes to us and we turn away before we ever listen, simply because we feel like we’re not good enough. God was not done working on Moses when He called him, however Moses was already greatly changed from his Egypt days. God saw something in Moses that he himself did not see and deemed Moses a vessel fit for use, and so it is with us, we may not understand God’s reasoning but we must trust His timing and walk by faith not sight.

  12. Moses made excuses because he felt inadequate for the job God asked him to do. It was natural for him to feel that way. He was inadequate all by himself, but God wasn’t asking Moses to work alone. God often calls us to tasks that seem too difficult, be he doesn’t ask us to do them alone. God offers us his resources, just as he did Moses. We should not hide behind our inadequacies, as Moses did, but look beyond ourselves to the great resource available. Then we can allow God to use our unique contributions.

  13. I tried to post this yesterday but it didn’t take: Some people are still sitting waiting for God to come and speak to them the way He spoke to Moses. They are looking for the abnormal and miraculous way. What they don’t understand is that the fire has to be burning for them to hear God. The fire is the Holy Ghost and once they have the Holy Ghost Fire burning in them the comunication line is open for ever. So let the fire burn in you. Listen, & He might lead you to free the slaves of this world.

  14. verse 5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

    Taking off of ones shoes is a Jewish custom that we should spiritually stand upon today. It was a custom to not enter into a Holy place with ones dusty shoes. Shoes that have acquired dust and all kinds of filthy elements from where we’ve been.
    As we daily walk with the Lord we cannot allow the filth of life, pressure, and ungodly habits to cling to us and creep into the house of God. Before we get into His presence we must lay aside every weight and sin, that we may daily walk in Christ and His authority.

  15. Verse 3 in the Message Version reads….”Moses said, “What’s going on here? I can’t believe this! Amazing! Why doesn’t the bush burn up?”

    Sometimes, God sends us an answer to a prayer, a blessing, a gift/talent; but, we question it. We don’t recognize it, we are to busy looking for what we want instead of what God is placing in our life.

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