Summary: 1. The Condemnation– Ex 11:4; 2. The Lamb - Ex 12:3, 5; 3. Examine The Lamb - Ex 12:5; 4. Slay The Lamb - Ex. 12:6; 5. Blood of the Lamb - Ex: 12:7
Approaching the 3rd year of the civil war Jan. 1 1863. Was when the Emancipation Proclamation was taken to Mr. Lincoln by Secretary Seward, for the President’s signature, Mr. Lincoln took a pen, dipped it in the ink, moved his hand to the place for the signature, held it a moment, then removed his hand and dropped the pen. After a little hesitation, he again took up the pen and went through the same movement as before.
Mr. Lincoln then turned to Mr. Seward and said: “I have been shaking hands since nine o’clock this morning, and my right arm is almost paralyzed. If my name ever goes into history, it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it. If my hand trembles when I sign the Proclamation, all who examine the document hereafter will say, “He hesitated.””
He then turned to the table, took up the pen again, and slowly, firmly wrote “Abraham Lincoln,” with which the whole world is now familiar.
He then looked up, smiled, and said, “That will do.”
- Slavery was legally abolished December 6, 1865 by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- From the time of Abraham to the Exodus called sojourn 430 – Ex. 12:40
- As slaves in Egypt from Joseph to Exodus 60-100 years – Ex. 6:16-20
- Like the drift today of America losing its freedom
Israel’s Emancipation Proclamation Ex. 6:1-8
Ex 6:4 - Covenant was established
Ex. 6:5 -Covenant remembered
Ex. 6:6-8 - The Emancipation Proclamation promised
- Note the seven “I wills”
• Rest - v.6
• Deliverance - v.6
• Salvation - v.6
• Fellowship - v.7
• Assurance - v.7
• Guidance - v.8
• Blessing - v.8
The Journey from Slavery to Freedom
- It was not until Egypt went through 10 plagues (6 ch. Later)
- No freedom or even life if you do not give care to the instructions
- Death came to every home in Egypt: either the death of the firstborn, or the death of the lamb
1. The Condemnation
- Death to all – Ex 11:4-5
John 3:18 (AV)
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Begotten - unique, one and only one of a kind:
1 John 4:9 (AV)
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
2. The Lamb - Ex 12:3, 5
– Lamb, Male, Year old, Without defect
John 1:29 (AV)
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
1 Peter 1:18–19 (AV)
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, ……
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
2 Corinthians 5:21 (AV)
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
3. Examine The Lamb - Ex 12:5
- Without defects