Exodus 6:2-9:32

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Exodus 6:2-9:32

Post by Jacob Ben Avraham » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:05 am

EXODUS 6:2-9:32

YHVH speaks to Moshe saying that when he appeared to Abraham, he revealed himself as “El Shaddai” which means “God Almighty” or “God all-powerful, yet he did not reveal himself as he did to Moshe, with Moshe he revealed himself with the more personal name; YHVH (Yod Hey Vav Hey) These letters stem from the word; “HaVaYaH” which means “To exist” (we just re-arrange the letters) one could say that the name YHVH means “the God who exists from time past, present, and future) “Haya=the past” “Hoveh=the present “Yiyah”=future” As one can see, these words are a mixture of the letters YHVH.

YHVH plans to take his people out of Egypt and return them to Canaan, the promised land, and at the same time, “judge the Egyptians” using a series of judgments leading up to the slaughter of the “Passover lambs” a very important “Moed” which we know so well. This year, Passover starts on March 27th. We can look forward to this time as we do every year.

The judgments are directed against the false deities of Egypt and against Pharaoh himself. Egypt is pretty well destroyed and left in ruin afterward and never did regain the power and military might it once boasted of.

From verses 6 to 9, YHVH makes 8 “I will” promises to his people and I want to look at these promises in light of how they affect us as believers in Messiah Yeshua today;



1. I WILL bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

2. I WILL rescue you from their bondage.

3. I WILL redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.

4. I WILL take you as my people.

5. I WILL be your God.

6. I WILL make myself known to you as your GOD who brings you out from under the burdens of Egypt.

7. I WILL bring you to the land I promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

8. I WILL give it to you as an inheritance.



How do these promises affect us as believers?



1. I WILL bring you out from under the burden of SIN (already done)

2. I WILL rescue you from the bondage of SIN (through Yeshua) (already done)

3. I WILL redeem you with “Two outstretched arms, which received two nails” and “judged” HaSatan (already done)

4. I WILL take you as part of my people, now, through Yeshua. You are part of the Commonwealth of Israel, you have been “grafted in”

5. I WLL be your God; Adonai-Elohim-Yeshua YHVH

6. I MADE myself known to you through my Torah! And through YESHUA

7. I WILL bring you to my land, in the near future (and now if you feel you are called to come over here to Israel, even if it is to serve for a while, check out the IDF! )

8. I WILL give you as an inheritance ETERNAL LIFE, and you will be part of MY KINGDOM. If you have already come to Yeshua, you already have it! No problemo!



A quick look at the plagues that Adonai brought down upon the Egyptians. All were directed against the pagan Egyptian gods.

The staff of Moshe, which was thrown down and it became a serpent, the serpent (Cobra) was the emblem of power in Egypt, the emblem of Pharaoh, in this case, the staff of Moshe, (the staff representing the power and authority of Adonai, through Moshe and Aaron) turned into a serpent, and quickly devoured the serpent-staffs of the magicians of Pharaoh. Result? The power (serpent) of Adonai overpowers the authority (serpents) of Pharaoh, case closed!

The Nile was worshipped as a god who gave life. The Torah teaches that the life of the flesh is in the blood, yet in this case, the “bloody Nile” symbolized death. Again, Adonai triumphs over the god or goddess of the Nile. Only in Goshen was there freshwater, Yeshua, who is the “Living Water” gives life to those who seek Him and are on “His side”.

Frogs are cute yet kinda slimy, a few are OK, but too many are bad, especially when they all start to sing and croak together. The Egyptians could not kill them since they considered them gods. The goddess “Heket” was the goddess of fertility and had the head of a frog! And boy did they ever reproduce! Too many frogs! Too many “Heketim!” yet Adonai got rid of them, and the land “stank!”

The plague of lice and boils made the Egyptian priests “unclean” to serve. Again, two strikes against Egypt’s religious order.

The plague of the death of the cattle, a strike against the Egyptian god “Apis” (the bull).

The hail from the sky, a strike against Hathor, the goddess of the heavenlies.

Darkness, a strike against Ra, the sun-god. The list goes on. It is a war against the gods of Egypt against the ONE true God, Adonai-Elohim. We know who’s winning, and who won. Yeshua gave HaSatan the death blow at Calvary. The death blow of the first-born in Egypt was the blow against Osiris, the god of death and of the underworld. In Yeshua, life triumphs over death. That is why it is important to be “born again” then we go from death to life;

…..Before being “born again”, accepting Yeshua/Jesus as our LORD and Savior, Messiah, we are under the burden and bondage of “HaSatan” the deceiver, father of Lies, and we do “his bidding” whether we know it or not, maybe a lot of us were not involved in crime, drugs, murder, etc., but we were hell bound and just did not give God a second thought, If Yeshua/YHVH is not our Father, LORD, redeemer, then, we are of our father, “the devil”, there is no other choice, we are either on one side of the fence or on the other side, there is no “in-between” fences. We are under the bondage of sin, and under its burden until we are redeemed.

Yet Yeshua DID rescue us from the bondage and burden of sin with “HIS OUTSTRETCHED ARMS” He stretched out his arms and hands to receive the nails of Calvary. He allowed the Roman soldiers to nail him to that rugged cross that Passover day, so as to pay the price of sin for us all. That day, he “judged” sin and death with his blood.

From the moment we accept HIM as LORD and Savior, we are taken by him as HIS PEOPLE, we join the great Commonwealth of Israel, being grafted into the Olive Tree. We are now HIS PEOPLE and part of HIS FAMILY of redeemed. He is OUR GOD, and he made himself known to us through his WORD. His WORD has been taught to us through his faithful ministers, preachers, rabbis, teachers, etc.

We are now living in different lands, in the USA and in other countries, yet someday, we will go to live in HIS glorious city “The New Jerusalem” which is now in the Heavenlies, yet will one day come to rest on earth. This is our inheritance as believers in Messiah Yeshua, Eternal life in his glorious kingdom. We can rest assured that we all have a glorious future to look forward to.

Shalom Ben Avraham

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Re: Exodus 6:2-9:32

Post by Shann » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:26 am

You do such an awesome job of explaining things. I never fully understood the different names, and I like how you use the original ones as it helps me to remember and understand it all a bit better.

When you brought up New Jerusalem, it sparked another question for me. I hope you don't mind me asking. I'd never fully understood Heaven and coming back to live on earth as God originally intended and it's still something that's hard to wrap my head around it. As a little girl, I thought of Heaven as some place up in the sky and worried it might be a tad boring as adult church services can be for little girls. I understand it much better now, in part due to your explanations. I wrote a story once about a little girl who had a very important question fir Jesus: Will there be potties in Heaven? For me, that story resonated with that little girl who worried Heaven might be boring and a bit over my head.
In that, lays my question for you. I've been told that most Jewish people don't believe in Hell, yet I think Jesus makes it clear that Hell would be separation from Jesus, which to me must be worse than the fire and brimstone. So if you don't mind me asking, what is your belief about hell and how do you reconcile it with century-old beliefs to the new Good news with Jesus? I hope Im not being too personal and understand if you prefer not to answer, but thought if I didn't ask, I knew you wouldn't answer uf you didn't know of my query.

Thanks again for all the effort and work you do to help us understand the connection between. :thankssign
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Re: Exodus 6:2-9:32

Post by Jacob Ben Avraham » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:59 pm

Hey Shann,

So, you live in N.Y.? where in N.Y. (just curious) I was raised in Chappaqua, and then in Yorktown Heights. Also, our precious Siamese cat was named "Shan" by my mother.

Well, Many Jewish people believe that since the "Jewish people are God's people" that as long as they do many good works, God will consider those and bring them into heaven, kind of a "works-based salvation" which is so wrong, and those who believe that will get a rude awakening.

I believe that some believe in a literal hell with fire and brimstone, others prefer to reject that notion and want to live inside of a comfortable little bubble. I wasn't raised Jewish, so I can't speak for the majority of the Jewish people, But there must be some who believe and some who don't.

But YES, Heaven or the "New Jerusalem" will descend from the heavenlies and come down and sit on earth, or hover above earth. If it does come down to sit on earth, the earth geography will have to be different because the New Jerusalem is 1500 miles square, and that will take up a lot of space.

So, we have to wait to see what happens. God has a plan. maybe the continents will join together to make one "super-continent"

Who knows, only God, so sad to see so little readership now.

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Re: Exodus 6:2-9:32

Post by Shann » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:46 pm

Thanks for explaining it. It helps a lot. I'm from western NY. I live about 50 miles south of Rochester in a county where cows outnumber people. I live about 5 miles outside of a little town called Dansville which is known for Stony Brook State Park. I'm not too far from Letchworth State Park either where Mary Jemison is buried.
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