Angelic Conflict part 127: Human history – Psa 9:10; 22:9; 33:21; 37:5; 40:4; 44:6; 52:8; 56:3; 91:2; 118:8; 143:8; 146:3; Exo 1-2.
length: 60:10 - taught on Jul, 25 2013
Title: Angelic Conflict part 127: Human history - PSA 9:10; 22:9; 33:21; 37:5; 40:4; 44:6; 52:8; 56:3; 91:2; 118:8; 143:8; 146:3; Exo 1-2.
No matter what the opposition, God can always produce good in the midst of evil. Just trust Him.
As we close this section I have decided to look at the word trust in the Psalms. This isn’t every instance of the word but those that are pertinent to our study.
Psa 9: Emphasis on joyful praise, especially for God’s care of Israel and His +R judgment on those who attacked her.
PSA 9:7 But the Lord abides forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
PSA 9:8 And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
PSA 9:9 The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble,
PSA 9:10 And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.
Our Lord learned to trust the plan of the Father early in his first advent.
Psa 22: Messianic Psalm of the cross, resurrection and ascension.
PSA 22:1 My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?
Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.
PSA 22:2 O my God, I cry by day, but Thou dost not answer;
And by night, but I have no rest.
PSA 22:3 Yet Thou art holy,
O Thou who art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
PSA 22:4 In Thee our fathers trusted;
They trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.
PSA 22:5 To Thee they cried out, and were delivered;
In Thee they trusted, and were not disappointed.
PSA 22:6 But I am a worm, and not a man,
A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
PSA 22:7 All who see me sneer at me;
They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
PSA 22:8 "Commit yourself to the Lord; let Him deliver him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him."
PSA 22:9 Yet Thou art He who didst bring me forth from the womb; Thou didst make me trust when upon my mother's breasts.
Psa 33: Worship Psalm.
PSA 33:18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope for His lovingkindness,
PSA 33:19 To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
PSA 33:20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
PSA 33:21 For our heart rejoices in Him,
Because we trust in His holy name.
PSA 33:22 Let Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we have hoped in Thee.
Psa 37: Dealing with the prosperity of the wicked. God is patient and gracious. Do not become His judge!
PSA 37:1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
PSA 37:2 For they will wither quickly like the grass, And fade like the green herb.
PSA 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good [follow Him and leave the destiny of others to God]; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
PSA 37:4 Delight [anag - to be soft and delicate with another; used of love making] yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
PSA 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
PSA 37:6 And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your judgment as the noonday.
PSA 37:7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
PSA 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, it leads only to evildoing.
PSA 37:9 For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
PSA 37:10 Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there.
PSA 37:11 But the humble will inherit the land, And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
Psa 40: David’s trust paralleled with the Lord’s.
PSA 40:4 How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
PSA 40:5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which Thou hast done, And Thy thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with Thee;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.
PSA 40:6 Sacrifice and meal offering Thou hast not desired;
My ears Thou hast opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering Thou hast not required.
PSA 40:7 Then I said, "Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me;
PSA 40:8 I delight to do Thy will, O my God;
Thy Law is within my heart."
Psa 44 was written after a defeat at the hands of the Edomites, Esau’s descendants: losing a battle is not losing the war.
PSA 44:6 For I will not trust in my bow,
Nor will my sword save me.
PSA 44:7 But Thou hast saved us from our adversaries,
And Thou hast put to shame those who hate us.
PSA 44:8 In God we have boasted all day long,
And we will give thanks to Thy name forever.
Psa 52: Evil men bent only on self-promotion battle the people of God, but always lose.
Psa 52 For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."
Doeg was one of many men around Saul who catered to his whims and inflated his ego in order to gain power and wealth. He typifies all who promote themselves at the expense of truth and justice. Doeg was an Edomite, which means he was descended from Esau, the enemy of Jacob. The battle between the child of the flesh and the child of the Spirit still goes on. However, it's possible that David was also writing about Saul, who certainly fits the description given of the proud powerful tyrant. There has always been a certain amount of evil in high places, and God's people must learn to handle it in a godly manner.
PSA 52:1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.
PSA 52:2 Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
PSA 52:3 You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah.
Psa 52: 4 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.
PSA 52:5 But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up, and tear you away from your tent, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
PSA 52:6 And the righteous will see and fear, And will laugh at him, saying,
PSA 52:7 "Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And was strong in his evil desire."
PSA 52:8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
PSA 52:9 I will give Thee thanks forever, because Thou hast done it, And I will wait on Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy godly ones.
Psa 56: David fleeing from Saul to the Philistine city of Gath:
And David took these words to heart, and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.
It was here that David pretended to be insane so as to escape.
PSA 56:3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.
PSA 56:4 In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere man do to me?
Psa 91, likely written by Moses, deals with the dangers in life - hidden traps, deadly plagues, terrors, arrows, stumbling blocks etc.
PSA 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
PSA 91:2 I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!"
PSA 91:3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, And from the deadly pestilence.
PSA 91:4 He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
Psa 118: Rebuilding the walls and gates of Jerusalem despite being surrounded by enemies.
PSA 118:6 The Lord is for me; I will not fear;
What can man do to me?
PSA 118:7 The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall look with satisfaction on those who hate me.
PSA 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.
PSA 118:9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in princes.
Psa 119: The vital ministry of the word of God in the inner spiritual life of God’s children.
PSA 119:42 So I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me,
For I trust in Thy word.
Psa 143: The refining of divine discipline.
PSA 143:8 Let me hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in Thee; Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to Thee I lift up my soul.
PSA 143:9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
I take refuge in Thee.
PSA 143:10 Teach me to do Thy will,
For Thou art my God;
Let Thy good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psa 146: First of the last five Psalms, which are Hallelujah Psalms or songs of praise to God.
PSA 146:1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
PSA 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
PSA 146:3 Do not trust in princes,
In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
PSA 146:4 His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
One praises God only when he trusts in God so that the worries of the world, the deceitfulness of riches, persecution, adversity, divine discipline, etc. do not waiver his happy expectation in God.
Conflict amongst a group of people: Moses and the Exodus. Moses will be used by God to make a people (Hebrew) into a nation (Israel).
Moses was not only entrusted with the word of God, but also endowed with the power of God; and as he was the first God-sent prophet, so was he also the first worker of miracles, and in this capacity a type of the God-man, Christ Jesus.
First, some historical background:
Joseph’s death - 1806 BC
Hyksos dynasty (Semitic peoples likely sympathetic to Hebrews)
1720 - 1570 BC.
After a time of relative peace and prosperity it’s time to move out so God removes the Semitic kings and raises up Egyptian kings who are anti-Semitic. Jesus Christ controls history.
Amosis (1570 - 1546 BC) defeats Semitic Hyksos and drives them out of Egypt and establishes the 18th Dynasty 1567 - 1320 BC. He is likely the king of EXO 1:8.
EXO 1:8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
EXO 1:9 And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we.
EXO 1:10 Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and in the event of war, they also join themselves to those who hate us, and fight against us, and depart from the land."
EXO 1:11 So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.
EXO 1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.
EXO 1:13 And the Egyptians compelled the sons of Israel to labor rigorously;
EXO 1:14 and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.
Amosis was likely suspicious of the Hebrews as they were Semitic people like the Hyksos, so either he or the next king, Amenhotep 1 were responsible for these oppressive policies.
Amenhotep 1: second king of 18th dynasty (1546 - 1526 BC) likely responsible for continuing repressive policy toward Hebrews.
We see a sudden increase in oppression but we also see that God’s people prosper and multiply in the midst of it. This is the beginning of God getting them ready to move out and to establish themselves as a nation in the Promised Land.
Oppression, persecution, and affliction often seem to get people on the move, geographically and more important, spiritually.
Moses is born in 1526 BC at which time genocide (murder of all male births) is added to slavery of Hebrews. This is likely instituted by the third king of the dynasty, Thutmose 1.
His reign begins the year of Moses’ birth. Moses’ brother Aaron, who is three years older, seems to not be under the genocide, so this evil points to Thutmose 1.
Thutmose II (1512—1504) married his older half-sister Hatshepsut.
He died young under mysterious circumstances. Sensing no doubt his impending demise, he had named his son Thutmose III (1504—1450) as coregent and heir.
Thutmose III (1504 - 1450) a young king; foster brother to Moses. His mother Hatshepsut ruled behind the scenes until her death in 1489 BC. Moses is exiled in 1486 BC.
This energetic ruler, the most illustrious and powerful of the entire New Kingdom, distinguished himself in many ways. His beginnings were not promising—he was the son of a con¬cubine and married his own half-sister, the daughter of Hatshepsut and Thutmose II—but he eventually went on to achieve notable vic¬tories in surrounding lands, including some sixteen campaigns to Pal¬estine alone. The first twenty years or so of his reign, however, were dominated by his powerful mother-in-law, Hatshepsut. Forbidden by custom to be pharaoh, she acted out the part nonetheless and by all criteria was one of the most fascinating and influential persons of Egyptian history? Without question she pulled the strings in the early years of Thutmose III, a relationship which he detested but was pow¬erless to oppose. Only after her death did he show his contempt by expunging every inscriptional and monumental reference to her.
The general picture of Hatshepsut leads us to identify this bold queen as the daughter of Pharaoh who rescued Moses. Only she of all known women of the period possessed the presumption and indepen¬dence to violate an ordinance of the king and under his very nose at that! Though the birth date of this daughter of Thutmose I is unknown, she was probably several years older than her husband, Thutmose II, who died in 1504 while in his late twenties. She may have been in her early teens by 1526, Moses’ birth date, and therefore able to effect his deliverance.
EXO 2:1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi.
EXO 2:2 And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.
EXO 2:3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it, and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
EXO 2:4 And his sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.
EXO 2:5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid, and she brought it to her.
Pharaoh Thutmose I, her father, will die when Moses is 10 years old and she will basically run the kingdom until Moses is 40 years old. She has no children of her own so Moses will be blessed through her and have a path to the throne.
EXO 2:6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
EXO 2:7 Then his sister [Miriam] said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?"
EXO 2:8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go ahead." So the girl went and called the child's mother.
EXO 2:9 Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away and nurse him for me and I shall give you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him [and got paid].
EXO 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she named him Moses [draw out], and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
Thutmose III was a minor when he came to power in 1504 and thus was younger than Moses. If, indeed, Moses had been reared as the foster son of Hatshepsut, there is every likelihood that he posed a real threat to the younger Thutmose since Hatshepsut had no natural sons. That is, Moses may have been a candidate for pharaoh, only his Sem¬itic origins standing in the way. Yet since Moses is an absolute genius in almost everything, it is without a doubt that he could have become the Pharaoh if he chose to.