Good Morning all. Today I am going to be putting Exodus chapter 1 in the text. We will not be doing any explanation of it, just reading it. Tomorrow I will go live on my Facebook page real truth for Christ and we will be breaking it down. We will show how the Old Testament is very much in our lives today and how it all plays out. You don't want to miss it. God has got a plan and He is calling you because you are reading it. So let's get into this. Remember I am not yelling by the all caps, this is just to show you that it is in the Bible and not my words. 1-4: NOW THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHO CAME TO EGYPT; EACH MAN AND HIS HOUSEHOLD CAME WITH JACOB: REUBEN, SIMEON, LEVI, AND JUDAH; ISSACHAR, ZEBULUN, AND BENJAMIN; BAN NAPHTALI, GAD AND ASHER. 5: ALLL THOSE WHO WERE DESCENDATNS OF JACOB WERE SEVENTY PERSONS (FOR JOSEPH WAS IN EGYPT ALREADY). 6: AND JOSEPH DIED, ALL HIS BROTHERS AND ALL THAT GENERATION.7-BUT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WRE FRUITFUL AND INCREASED ABUNDANTLY, MULTIPLIED AND GREW EXCEEDINGLY MIGHTY; AND THE LAND WAS FILLED WITH THEM. 8- NOW THERE AROSE A NEW KING OVER EGYPT WHO DID NOT KNOW JOSEPH.9- AND HE SAID TO THIS PEOPLE, "LOOK, THE PEOPLE OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ARE MORE AND MIGHTIER THANE WE;10- COME, LET US DEAL SHREWDLY WITH THEM, LEST THEY MULTIPLY, AND IT HAPPE, IN THE EVENT OF WAR, THAT THEY ALSO JOIN OUR ENEMIES AND FIGHT AGAINST US, AND SO GO UP OUT OF THE LAND." 11-THEREFORE THEY SET TASKMASTERS OVER THEM TO AFFLICT THEM WITH THEIR BURDENS. AND THEY BUILT FOR PHARAOH SUPPLY CITIES, PITHOM AND RAAMSES. 12- BUT THE MORE THEY AFFLICTED THEM, THE MORE THEY MULTIPLIED AND GREW. AND THEY WERE IN DREAD OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.13- SO THE EGYPTIANS MADE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SERVE WITH RIGOR.14- AND THEY MADE THEIR LIVES BITTER WITH HARD BONDAGE- IN MORTAR, IN BRICK, AND IN ALL MANNER OF SERVICE IN THE FIELD. ALL THEIR SERVIC IN WHICH THEY MADE THEM SERVE WAS WITH RIGOR.15- THEN THE KING OF EGYPT SPOKE TO THE HEBRW MIDWIVES, OF WHOM THE NAME OF ONE WAS SHIPHRAH AND THE NAME OF THE OTHE PUAH; 16- AND SAID, "WHEN YOU DO THE DUTIES OF A MIDWIFE FOR THE HEBRW WOMEN, AND SEE THEM ON THE BIRTHSTOOLS, IF IT IS A SON, THEN YOU SHALL KILL HIM; BUT IF IT IS A DAUGHTER, THEN SHE SHALL LIVE." 17- BUT THE MIDWIVES FEARED GOD, AND DID NOT DO AS THE KING OF EGYPT COMMANDED THEM, BUT SAVED THE MALE CHILDREN ALIVE. 18- SO THE KING OF EGYPT CALLED FOR THE MIDWIVES AND SAID TO THEM, "WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS THING, AND SAVED THE MALE CHILDREN ALIVE?" 19- AND THE MIDWIVES SAID TO PHARAOH, "BECAUSE THE HEBREW WOMEN ARE NOT LIKE THE EGYPTIAN WOMEN; FOR THEY ARE LIVLY AND GIVE BIRTH BEFORE THE MIDWIVES COME TO THEM." 20- THEREFORE GOD DEALT WELL WITH THE MIDWIVES, AND THE PEOPLE MULTIPLIED AND GREW VERY MIGHTY. 21- AND SO IT WAS, BECAUSE THE MIDWIVES FEARED GOD, THAT HE PROVIDED HOUSEHOLDS FOR THEM. SO PHAROAH COMMANDED ALL HIS PEOPLE, SAYING, "EVERY SON WHO IS BORN YOU SHALL CAST INTO THE RIVER AND EVERY DAUGHTER YOU SHALL SAVE ALIVE." Now that is the end of Chapter 1. Tune into a live conversation tomorrow of breaking this down and applying God's Word not only to our personal lives but to the world as a whole. Have a blessed day and will see you tomorrow.
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