Exodus 1 Observations
Exodus 1:7 Significant
Exodus 1:9-10 Pharaoh and his people were wise as serpents, but not harmless as doves.
Exodus 1:10 Israel’s presence was advantageous to the Egyptians—probably economically and as what I call human shields. Pharaoh and his people obviously did not like the children of Israel and probably even despised them. Why were they so afraid that they would leave Egypt? Seems like they would be happy to see them go.
No, they needed Israel around. As Abraham pointed out in Genesis 19, it is not YAH’s way to judge/slay the righteous alongside the wicked. The wicked one knows this. That is why throughout time, he keeps the righteous around in societies as human shields against YAH’s judgment. That is until he does not need them any more.
Those who allow themselves to be dealt “wisely” with by interfacing with Egypt (the world), while ignoring and not doing the righteous ways of YAH, are deceived and do receive her judgments too.
Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of YAHUAH thy ELOHIM, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am YAHUAH that healeth thee.
Deuteronomy 7:15 And YAHUAH will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
Notice what the angels said to Lot in Genesis 19:15. They did not judge Sodom and Gomorrah until after Lot separated from them. We can see the signs of a great, great judgment on the way today because we have seen a great, great separation take place over the past two to three years. (see 2 Cor. 6:17, Rev. 18:4). More separation to come.
While in Babylon, it is not possible to totally separate physically. When Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:9-10, to not keep company with fornicators, he pointed out that this is for fornicators who say they are living set apart, but are not actually. In verse 10, he pointed out the reality that we are in this world and must do business with the world, but that does not mean that we are of this world in our actions and attitudes. We are to be holy (set-apart), even as our Elohim is holy (set-apart) (Lev. 20:7; 1 Pet. 1:16).
1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
1 Corinthians 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
Exodus 1:10 Israel weren’t slaves at the time of this wicked thought of Pharaoh and could have left Egypt. We saw earlier that Pharaoh thought that they would leave Egypt. They, at least, were not chattel slaves, but slaves nevertheless, because they were deceived to connect with Egypt on levels that YAH never intended them to be.
Although Israel could have left Egypt, they must have been well versed in what YAH told Jacob. They were to stay put until the time appointed. Are we making sure that the next generations know of the return of the real Messiah, not the fake one? Or are we busy with the things of this world? Are the next generations being taught to be still until the time and signs appointed by the real Messiah and not fall for the fake one?
Exodus 1:12 Why were they grieved because of Israel? Did the children of Israel have something that they did not have and were envious? Envy is always the hidden motivation behind persecutors, even unbeknownst to the perpetrators, themselves.
Exodus 1:13 Signature of a Hebrew.
Exodus 1:15-16 This makes no sense to me, because did they not need the men of Israel to do the hard, heavy work of building their cities. Why would Pharaoh want to kill the male children? It doesn’t make sense unless we remember that the Egyptians were big-time sorcerers (wizards, witches, warlocks, influenced by watchers, Nephilim, etc.).
Could it be that through their divining that they became aware that YAH would soon raise up a deliverer of the children of Israel? And like Herod in the New Testament who killed the male children in Bethlehem to try to snuff out the Messiah, Pharaoh attempted to do the same. Yet, as always was and always will be, YAH is countless steps ahead to the wicked one’s wiszardry (wise + wizardry) dealings with mankind and His creation.
Of course, Pharaoh did not reveal to the midwives all that he possibly knew about their (the Hebrew midwives) and their people’s upcoming redemption (children of Israel). Thankfully, the midwives were righteous and refused to be Pharaoh’s (and the watchers pulling the strings behind him) puppets of evil.
The same remains today. Those at the lower levels that do the evil deeds to humanity in this world are mere puppets. They have no idea that they are being used and used up in a great, unseen and therefore unimaginable to our finite minds cosmic war going on in dimensions that we do not see (heavenlies). (Eph. 6:12)
Exodus 1:17 Literally feared (H3372). They knew the repercussions of such an evil deed (Luke 17:2).
Exodus 1:19 The midwives lied here.
Exodus 1:20 Apparently, YAH did not count this as bearing false witness against their neighbor in this case.
Exodus 1:22 Notice he said this to his people this time. I sense desperation in this verse. In verse 17 and 18, he wanted the repercussions of Pharaoh and Egypt’s iniquitous sin to fall on the midwives of Israel.
Now, he does not care. Why the change all of a sudden? Going back to what I wrote about in verses 15 and 16. He probably knew that a particular male child would be born that would lead the children out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. He probably could see through his divination that the time was at hand. This reminds me of Revelation 12:12
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
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I try my best to limit the use of the precursor words of “I think” or “I believe” without Scripture to back up my “I thinks” and “I believes.” Not only on this site, but be on the lookout anywhere else for excessive “I think” and “I believe” statements presented as Truth, with no Scriptural evidence to back up the statements.
The written Word of YAHUAH is the standard, the vanguard against deception which as you know is quite rampant these days.