Where Do I Fit In?

Where Do I Fit In?

Text: Exodus

Establishing the identity of God through a nation

  • Through Jacob’s generations, God would begin to establish his identity.
  • There’s not a single person that is the full representation
  • They’ll know you because you love one another
  • The priests in the priesthood are stones in a building. The building is a spiritual house. (1 Peter 2:5, Ephesians 2:21,
  • The nation of priests are not race-based. (Matthew 21:43)

Heavenly Father

  • The nation is not the Son, the nation is carrying the Son.
  • Revelation 12 says this.
  • This is why Matthew seems to make this connection between Israel leaving Egypt, Mary and Joseph leaving Egypt, by saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
  • The nation is hated by Egypt because of the Son – the reproach of Christ that Moses chooses according to Hebrews 11:26
  • Assyrian King Sennacherib was said to blaspheme the Holy One, the Christ, of Israel. This is why God intervenes and kills 185k Assyrians outside of Jerusalem.
  • The nation of Israel only exists because of Jesus Christ. Outside of Christ there is no nation and the Jews are no different nor any more or less significant than any other nation.
  • National provisions are types of the Son.

Literature and the Bible as Divine Literature

  • Multidimensional story, which the best stories are like that. For example in Genesis you’re tracing the lineage of the Messiah. That’s the point. But the character of the Messiah is also being described. Along side those things, bitterness and rivalry are being introduced into history.
  • So broad a brush that it seems useless. But the God of the Bible is so big.
  • The psychology of how I create the world around me into my goals. Versus creation is not mine to create, it is mine to see how I can fit into this world. The Bible doesn’t ask you what do you think this is saying about you? The scriptures ask the question, how are you fitting into God’s plan to publicly express Himself to the nations?