From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will learn from Israel’s mistakes in the wilderness then,
To: those that will not make the same mistakes now.
. Israel came out of Egypt at the Passover then.
. they came out by the power of the blood of the passover lamb that was slain.
. we have come out of the world system now.
. we have come out by the power of the Blood of the Passover Lamb that was slain.
. they went through the waters under the outstretched hand of Moses with the rod then.
. we go through the waters of baptism under the Name of Jesus now.
. Exodus. chapters 19 and 32: then the Lord said to them through Moses: Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagle’s wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
. and all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken, we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people to the Lord.
. Moses went up the mountain to the Lord.
. the people saw the thundering and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: they removed and stood afar off…
. they said to Moses: speak thou with us and we will hear: but let not God speak with us lest we die.
. Moses said unto the people: Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
. the people stood afar off. Moses went up into the thick darkness where God was.
. And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel…..Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold…
. God continued on speaking to Moses…
. it took longer than they thought…
. where was Moses? what was taking him so long? why was he delaying coming down?
. will he never come down from the mountain?
. they gathered themselves unto Aaron, and said to him: Up! make us gods, which shall go before us; as for Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don’t know what has become of him…
. and Aaron said to them: Break off your golden earrings, and bring them to me…
. they brake off their golden earrings and brought them to Aaron…
. he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf:
. and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
. and when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord.
. and they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play…
. the Lord said to Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves…they have turned aside quickly out of the way…they have made a molten calf…they have worshiped it…they have sacrificed to it…and said, These be thy gods O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
. again, history repeats itself.
. an enemy afoot. then and now.
. golden calf worship in Gods people then.
. golden bull of Wall Street now.