EXODUS

Home » » EXODUS EXODUS

 

EXODUS 3
Verse 14 (Genesis 41:44.) I am Pharaoh. Joseph knew he was pharaoh. He is affirming a promise—
saying he is as good as his word. This shows the certainty of the promise. That’s why God said, ‘I am.’
See Genesis 41:44.
Verse 22 Spoil the Egyptians (by Israel). By borrowing and not returning, they were spoiling the
Egyptians.
Verse 21: They had favor in sight of Egyptians and the Egyptians lent freely to God’s people. Israel
told them they were going to use the jewels to wear in some service to God such as marriage, worship,
etc. Because it was for God, the Egyptians would not ask for the articles back again. Wait until returned
by Israelites. If Israelites told them article was lost, Egyptians would say that it was okay because it was
for a good cause—God’s work. You see, Israel wanted to go outside of Egypt to worship God, but
Pharaoh wanted them to stay. If say bad word, bad will come back; if say good word, good will come
back.
 

EXODUS 9
Verses 8ff Throw ashes. ‘Throw ashes from furnace’—curse nation and people. It is the authority of
the Word of God that brought results. Obedience to Word is power. Ashes incidental. ‘Blaims’—
continued scratching. There was darkness on Pharaoh and people, but light on God’s people—spiritual.
(Exodus 10:21-29.) (Preaching on living in light.)
 

EXODUS 10
Verses 21-29 See Exodus 9:8.
 

EXODUS 12
Verse 1 The beginning of the month is Abib which is equal to April.
Verses 1-8 Passover lamb (see sheep also). This is the order of the Passover. When God was going to
destroy all the firstborn in Egypt, He ordained as a marker of identification that the children of Israel
could be saved from the slaughter by sprinkling the Passover lamb’s blood on their door outside of their
houses as they ate the lamb inside. God said when I see the blood, I shall pass over you. This was spread
on the upper side and two sides of the door. These people were under the blood, therefore, you pledge
everything under the blood (this is its origination). Long before there was any cross such as we know
now, the Eastern people believed in applying the blood to them as they went out, figuratively. They
sprinkled blood on the upper doorpost—this is the way they crossed. It is not a crossing, it’s applying the
blood figuratively. Your soul, mind and heart are placed under the protection of the blood. They’ll
sprinkle ashes on the forehead and the two side doorposts or either blood—it’s only symbolic. With three
fingers touched head, mouth and forehead. In this account it is actual blood, but those that do it since
then only symbolize the blood by crossing themselves.
How did they take the Passover lamb? There are three kinds of flocks each shepherd has: 1) male of
the first year; 2) female of the first year; 3) sheep above one year. The male and female of the first year
are taken care of near the shepherd’s home. These are used for Passover, must have no blemish on his
body. These are cared for on well prepared grass, cleared of all thorns and thistles. No bruises. They
also supply a stream of water for the lambs to drink. Above one year, they are put with sheep and have to
go miles to find pasture (grass). When the Passover comes, they have to take one or two of the lambs
from this fold near the shepherd’s home. They’ll take these up and keep them in the home of the people
who are going to eat them. They take it from the fold on the tenth day of the month and keep it separately
for four days and the fourth evening, they kill it.
Spiritual application: Jesus is our Passover lamb. Our lamb without blemish, lamb slain before the
foundations of the world, he was separated from the Father when he came down from glory. He
ministered in this world for 3 1/2 years. In the East, when a boy is born if it’s one month old, they’ll say
he’s one year old if you ask his age. On their date of birth is one year old to them. On the fourth year of
his ministry, he was killed in keeping with the Word of God. (Isaiah 53 prophecy.)
Therefore, we have redemption through the blood that he shed. That blood we apply to ourselves for
cleansing power with us.
(Zechariah 10:3.) The Orientals clean their teeth with bitter herbs. It kills germs and makes gums
and teeth stronger. Passover lamb—without blemish. There are three flocks—male lambs, female lambs
and sheep. Both flocks of lambs are taken care of right near the house in a field cleared of stones with a
special fountain to drink from. Jesus Christ was our lamb without blemish. Jesus Christ was the only
sinless religious leader. After the first year, the lambs are put into the fold in the woods, etc., with the
sheep.
The first month for the Jews is our April. On the tenth day they take from the lamb or the goat fold.
The difference between lambs and goats: the goats have no leader when they feed in the wilderness, they
look after themselves. One of the he-goats leads. The sheep are led and looked after by the shepherd.
People of the world are like goats, they lead themselves and are judged by works. The sheep have been
redeemed.
Zechariah 10:3. Because the goats assume the responsibility for their own leadership—works.
On the 10th day of the month, a lamb is separated from the fold which is not far from home (20
yards). It is brought home where there is a place for it. It is fed and comforted (maybe two lambs,
according to the number of people) and is kept until the fourteenth day. In the evening it is killed.
In the East, they don’t count days. If a man is born today, they’ll say he is one year old, the same
with a man born ten months ago. According to the Eastern calendar, Jesus Christ was crucified in the
fourth year of his ministry (according to the West, after three years on earth).
They sprinkled blood on the upper and side doorposts—the Hindus cross themselves when going
outside and it represents both sides and upper doorposts. The soul inside the house needs cleansing. It’s
not the cross of the trinity, but the sprinkling of blood.
Unleavened bread—in the East it is used for communion with grape juice (not wine). There are lots
of quarrels about it. If the pastor is a smoker, they won’t take communion from him. They also like to
know when they buy food in the market who made it. Did he bathe before he cooked it? Bathing is very
important. They used to wash drinking cups fifteen times a day.
Passover. ‘Abib’—April. Three flocks: 1) male of the first year; 2) female of first year.
Both of these flocks are cared for by shepherd’s children where special grass is grown. All stones,
etc., are removed from the pasture so lambs will not be bruised or blemished. Must be unblemished for
Passover or sacrifice. On 10th day of month, Abib, take one lamb (sheep or goat) from flock of first year
and bring it into veranda of house and tend to it there for four days. Lamb is lonely and helpless (relates
to Christ at end) and is killed on fourth evening. The lamb is a type of Christ.
Verse 8: bitter herb—Margosa tree (in India, twigs softened at one end used as toothbrush) leaves
used in food on festival occasions; sanctifies and purifies food. Sprinkled blood of lamb on both upper
side doorposts. People kept safe inside.
Verse 5 You are allowed to take a lamb from out of the sheep or the goats.
Verse 6 They separate it from the fold which is not far from your home and tie it up in a separate place
and feed it with water, etc., and those four days it is not happy.
Verse 7 Every Easterner, if he is a religious man, when he goes out, he puts his fingers on his forehead
which is symbolic that he is putting his mind, and heart, to be saved. They did this long before the cross.
They are sprinkling blood. That is what two side posts and upper doorpost mean.
Verse 8 There is a tree with bitter herbs. They call it a Margosa tree. Its leaves are used for medical
purposes. When a person has small pox or chickenpox, until you are healed, they apply it to the body.
They make it into a pastry. They can those bitter herbs. This is a big tree. From the branches they take
the little twigs and press them down and make it like a brush. This is what they use to clean the teeth
with in India. One in a thousand people go to the dentist if they go at all, in the East. If a person is too
lazy to get these twigs, he uses charcoal and salt. They mix it together in a powder form, and they carry it
wherever they go. That is the next best thing. On Saturday all the women bathe in oil. They get another
woman who is well trained in massaging and they pour oil on the head and in the ears to get all the dust
and dirt out. That is why their eardrums are strong. And they massage all over. They stay that way with
oil all over their bodies for about two or three hours. The oil washes off very quickly. That is why they
have long hair. The men also bathe too. They use linseed oil. They grind it in a machine.
‘Bitter herbs.’ These represent the bitter times that the children of Israel had while they were under
Egyptian bondage. By remembering the bad times, they will be grateful to God for their liberty.
Bitter herbs. Not only used for teeth cleaning as earlier mentioned, these herbs also represent the
children of Israel’s experiences in Egypt. The context concerns the Israelites running away from Egypt,
or on the verge of doing it, so God told them to eat the Passover lamb in this manner. It reminded them of
the past Egyptian bondage. By remembering the past, it brings to mind the gratefulness they have for
their present liberty.
Verses 35 and 36 Borrow. The people say (their argument here): This looks like an unmoral act,
unethical in our eyes. God told Moses to tell the children of Israel to borrow jewels from the Egyptians.
They knew they weren’t going to return them, and why should they borrow? Why don’t they steal? It’s
stolen actually because it’s not borrowed. This is the people’s reasoning with this. Bible scholars say God
told them to cheat, rob the Egyptians. They knew they weren’t going to return to Egypt when they left.
They weren’t going to return the borrowed jewels. (This is their argument.) Borrow means always to
repay. In the East, marriage is a sacrament (means God is present). If you’re going to get married or go
on a pilgrimage in the East, you can borrow jewels. The people will go out of their way in the sacrament
to help those involved in it because of God’s presence. If you’re going on a pilgrimage to Benares (holiest
city in India) to pray to God for blessing, you go as a family. If you don’t have many good clothes, you
can borrow from someone and they’ll give you all you need, plus jewels—all your needs. They do this
because it’s a good cause. When they lend this to you, it’s actually given to you as if it’s given to God. ‘If
it’s stolen don’t worry, it was for a good cause.’ You only need to give the cause to borrow: either
marriage or the pilgrimage. Same today.
Suppose thieves rob you—you don’t have to pay it back. The people will say you’re not responsible.
Oriental tendency. Israel told Pharaoh that they must go and worship their God. Pharaoh asked, ‘Why
not worship here?’ ‘No’ they said, ‘we must go outside Egypt and worship our God.’ They are really
going on a pilgrimage according to their statement made to the Egyptians. Because they couldn’t worship
their God in the land of bondage—Egypt—they had to go outside where it was free and worship.
So the Jewish people, Israel got all that they wanted because it was a good cause. They use the
language—borrow. But if they don’t come back, it’s all right. It’s given to a good cause. Therefore, there
is no cheating in it. If you don’t return, it’s not a crime, it’s taken for granted. Once you give to a good
cause, you give to God in the East.
We are all stewards and trustees of all we’ve got. What is mine is yours also because we’ve only
been entrusted with these things. He that giveth unto the poor lendeth unto the Lord and the Lord will
repay. This is the law of hospitality. Jesus said, ‘Give to him that asketh of thee—no matter what he
asks, give. And, from him that would borrow from thee, turn not thou away.’ What you have belongs to
God, you are only entrusted with it. If your poor brother asks you, open thy hand wide and give to him
such things as he needs. For you were also once strangers at one time. Do unto others as you’d have
them do unto you. This is a way of life in the East. Not a religion. Love God first, your neighbor
secondly. His need is your need! We’re of the same Body. If my brother is hurt, I’m hurt.
(People who worship idols believe that God is in their heart, but the idols help them concentrate on
it.)
He that watereth is also watered himself, also if give, it’ll be given you. (Proverbs 11:25 IV)
Side topic under ‘borrow’: Noah, how man of all races heard of God. Never fail to help other
person, he may be an angel unawares. What ye do to others you do to God, judge not before the time.
 

EXODUS 15
Verse 26 The Lord that healeth thee. The Lord heals (even the heathen). They believe in going
indirectly according to the laws of God. Non-Christians ask the Lord God to heal them because they
believe what our God said will work for any and everybody. Always believe God is the healer and He
shall lift up a standard (Isaiah 59:19). Believe what God says. If someone close to you promises to do
you a favor because you know him, we must know God in order to know how to believe and to be
inspired to believe. God gave us the Word. We’ve got no reason to doubt God, having His Word. If you
doubt that God can perform what He has said, then CHALLENGE GOD BY ACTING ON HIS WORD.
Job, though he lost everything, continued to believe (PAGAN—one who does not worship God;
HEATHEN—people who are round about us). Believing is: ‘God said so. He will do so.’ We have a
reason to believe that God will heal us because He said so. Also, remember who you are and what power
you have. To believe you must know who you are and what your relationship with God is.
 

EXODUS 20
Verse 3 Idol worship. The believer should have no other gods. God is spirit. Matter, flesh, belong to
the other god. We don’t set up stone and wooden idols. But there are other types of idols that we have:
trying to solve a problem by the senses or material means. Trying to be saved, to walk or to live by
anyway other than by the spirit is to have other gods.
‘Complying with the dictates of physical senses is serving other gods.’ It is easy to pray, but people
find it hard to give. Senses say, ‘keep the money for a new car,’ don’t give to the ministry. God says just
the opposite. Instead of depending upon God for healing, we depend on doctors. We have more idols (in
the mind) than Africans (in stone).
 

EXODUS 21
Verses 1-11 Servants. Verse 6: Most Hindu children taken to temple and have earmarked which means
he will always serve God. Verse self-explanatory in context.
Verses 12-17 Honor parents. Crimes little or none because religion is way of life in East. Verses 15
and 17, children must take care of parents when they grow old. Put to death doesn’t mean actually killed
out, treated as good as dead.
Verse 16 ‘Stealeth a man.’ This is kidnapping. Put to death is penalty. ‘Selleth him’ means to sell him
into slavery.
Verses 18-36 Murder or injury. Verse 18: cut off from tape. Verse 19: ‘quit’ means not liable to be
punished. Verse 21: if servant does not die in day or two, master not punished. Verse 23: mischief
follow—anyone dies. Verse 25: burning—branding (done to try and cure possession).
Verses 33-36 Pay ox for ox. ‘Hath used to push’ refers to pulling an ox cart.
Open or dig a pit; an ox or ass falls in. The owner of the pit pays for the animal and keeps the
animal. (God has his mark on Bishop Pillai. An ox gored him.) In the East, the greeting is a barrage of
questions: How are you? What is your name? What is your father’s, mother’s names? What is your
grandmother doing? How many children have you got? Are you going to get married? If not, why not?
How much money do you have in your pocket? Where did you get that part? (After the oxen accident,
they did not slaughter the ox. If he had died, they would have sued the owner of the ox and nothing could
have happened.) The man who uses the oxen should not let the ox go loose. Nobody ever spoke to
Bishop Pillai for six months because they were not rude or insulting.
 

EXODUS 22
Verses 1-15 Stealing. Self-explanatory. Easterners live in villages and use these laws in farm life
everyday.
Verses 16 and 17 Fornication.
Verses 18-20 Laws concerning witches, sodomy, idol worship. Idol worshippers ‘destroyed’ —
ostracized, business ruined, degraded, etc.
Verses 21-24 Widows, orphans. Consequences of mistreatment. Not God’s fault at all.
Verses 25-27 Lending, pledge. Do not charge poor people usury (interest).
Verse 28 Ruler. Curse—dishonor. Pillai says that the Indians believe that every man is a god with
spark of God in him. God’s here—the people.
Gods is not pagan gods, it is the judges. Don’t oppose the judges. Ruler of people in family is
husband. In country it’s the king (Raja). You can argue with him, but don’t curse him.
Verse 29 The Orientals are trained to give one-tenth of the first ripe fruits of the orchards to the temple.
God is not telling them here not to give because they already know that; but not to delay. Some people
delay and then misuse it themselves. ‘Liquor’ should be grape juice. ‘…the firstborn of thy sons shalt
thou give unto me.’ It is not an offering, but a dedication. The firstborn is always given to the ministry.
The children are dedicated on the 40th day and given to the Lord to serve in the 12th year. Verse 30:
This is just for animals.
First of thy ripe fruits — tithe. The first tenth of anything was given to God as a tithe. To give is an
unalterable law. If you rob God, you’ll be robbed—if you give, He’ll give unto you, pressed down, shaken
together and running over. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. If we give and God’ll prosper us
and the devourer can’t rob us of our blessings. The law is there for our blessing. Dedicate to the Lord and
trust the Lord to keep you. The law works for believer and unbeliever alike. We should never have lack
if we’re following these laws. God doesn’t need our fruits—He set up the law for us. It’s the law of
prosperity. The law blesses sinner and saint alike.
And of thy liquors (tears). What does it mean tears? Some people in East keep tear bottle. Anytime
they weep they let the tears go in this bottle. They are buried with this bottle. They are supposed to get
rewards in heaven by showing how much they wept for God’s cause. Sometimes they’ll bring a tear bottle
and dedicate it to God, as the woman did to Jesus. They give their tears, their precious possessions to
God and it’s a disgrace to be buried without them. Not only give what God gave you but come with
repentance and tears for your sins. Tears stand for a broken and contrite heart. Tears stand for repentance.
Not enough just to give only to get back, but must come with a contrite heart before God—a repentant
heart.
First of liquors (means tears—see first), ‘…and of thy liquors’ means that you should not delay in
weeping and repenting of your sins. Shedding tears for your faults. Don’t delay confessing your faults.
This is how you give tears to the Lord. Don’t sleep on your sins—turn it over to Christ. Don’t keep the
guilt—don’t delay. If you delay, your conscience eaters in and it’s harder to repent afterwards. Confess
your sins to God.
Verses 29ff Tithes and offerings. Liquors—grapes pressed for juice. Give first of everything. New
wine—grape juice. The rejoicing of the disciples at Pentecost caused people to think they were drunk.
Verse 30: Newborn animal which is given to temple is brought on eighth day. Reference to where
Jesus said unloose the colt, the lord hath need of him.
Verse 31 Eating. Only untouchables eat this meat.
 

EXODUS 23
Verse 19 Seethe—boil, roast. Kid—child goat. The Semitic people, especially the Arabs, on certain
festival times cook the kid in the mother’s milk. They boil it and cut it to pieces and mix, then they eat it.
This is supposed to create ferociousness—animal passion. It has been condemned in the East. This is
law of God.
The Bible is a statement of the Words, laws of God. If you break the law, you break yourself. If you
walk on the law, it’ll keep you. Example: Free in U.S. only if you keep the law. The Word is literal—we
must follow it! Our laws in America come from laws of (known in India). The first democratic
government in India thousands of years ago was under this code of law. Our law is based on democracy
and not on God. Traveled from India throughout near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome (law of Iranius) in each
country named after that country. To Britain, to America and Canada. The Bible is the culture of the Jew
and Gentile—Eastern people. These laws are borrowed from the Indian people. (Study of) Our Oriental
Heritage—Will Durant.
Seethe a kid in mother’s milk. The Arabs and Jews are very fond of cooking a kid in the milk of its
mother on certain festival days. It’s a delicacy. The meat cooked in it’s mother’s milk makes you
ferocious. It makes you act as an animal. Do things wrong as a result. That’s why God told them not to
do it, because it produces evil in them. Causes animal-like attitude.
‘Seethe a kid.’ Seethe means to roast or cook or boil. During some festivals the meat of the kid,
seeds and ‘his mother’s milk’ are all boiled together and when the people drink it they become very
ferocious, worse than being drunk on booze.
When the fruit trees do not produce much fruit, the mother’s milk is sprayed on the trees in order to
get more fruit (like using fertilizer). God does not want us to give Him something that we have made. He
wants us to return to Him what He has given us. We take it as God gives it to us. God wants unleavened
bread, not leavened bread which has been added to by man.
Kid. ‘Seethe’ means cook or roast. The kid would be cooked in mother’s milk, during certain
festivals. He would also be stuffed with seeds. The meat, milk and seed meal makes people very
ferocious, like drunken people. It has a similar or worse affect than drinking. They do it in the East on
those festivals. Another meaning which applies here is the following: when the fruit trees don’t develop
much fruit, or the crop is no good, then the kid cooked in his mother’s milk is sprayed on the trees for a
better fruit. This is what God said not to do. When you need a situation better, don’t try to add what God
has given you. If you do this, then give the crop as an offering, we are giving Him what we made, not
what He gave us. Save with leavened bread, Eastern leaven adds to the taste of bread, doesn’t just make it
rise.
Verse 28 Hornets is figure meaning He will use His supernatural power. Could be by the Word or by
phenomenon or something else.
 

EXODUS 25
Verse 10 Shittim wood. Arkis. Carried on two poles supported on shoulders of four priests. Wherever
ark is carried, God is present with them.
Shittim (Hebrew) wood; sitha (Indian) tree (same tree, different language). Sitha (pronounced, sittha)
tree grows in hopeless places where nothing else will grow. Grows wild by itself. Produces one of
the sweetest fruits one can find. Sitha named after a queen. Wood used many places: tabernacle, table of
shewbread, etc., because grows without man’s effort; only God causes it to grow. Symbolic of God’s
power and glory. Where it is used, no glory will go to man’s effort for it. Grows in dry ground where
nothing else will go. Referred to in Isaiah 53:2, prophecy of Christ as a root growing up out of a dry
ground. Shittim wood is therefore symbolic of Christ.
Verses 13-15 Half shekel, temple offering. Every person who is 20 years and older must give half
shekel (worth about 34¢ in 1963) for a temple offering. It is not a tax, but an atonement for a man’s soul.
Verses 18 and 19 Laver of brass. ‘Laver of brass’ is a jug made of brass and filled with water which is
in the temple. The Eastern people before they pray, wash their feet and hands (washing of the water).
This cleanses them physically. You can approach the living God with clean hands and feet. It is done
daily and God says to have Aaron and his sons do this. ‘Clean vessel,’ ‘vessel of honor,’ ‘vessels of
living waters.’ There are three vessels kept in a place full of water. If a man comes along thirsty, he
would get clean water, vessel for drinking, another for washing feet and the third is for (notes end
abruptly).
Verse 31 ‘Half a shekel.’ This refers to the money found in the mouth of the fish in Matthew 17:27.
There was half a shekel for Jesus and half a shekel for Peter.
 

EXODUS 32
Verse 6 Rejoice, play. Drink, not alcohol. Play—rejoice in God, praise Him. After eating they would
rejoice in the Lord. The body is an empire. We rule this empire by God’s help. When enemies come
along—anger, malice, backbiting, accusing, slandering—throw them out, do not allow them into your
empire. If you let them come in, they will sit tight on your neck and not let you go.
 

EXODUS 37
Verse 23 ‘And he made his seven lamps (saucers)….’ The word for it is vrilekku. Snuffers are wicks.
Snuff dishes should be ash dishes. They are pure gold. On the altar they put these dishes and they have
holy ashes in them. They sprinkle them on people or themselves. That is what he made. ‘And he made
his seven saucers full of oil, and placed his wicks in them, and his ash dishes were of pure gold.’
(Translation.)