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Prophet Moses – Deliverer of Israel

Prophet Moses

Moses was reluctant when the Lord called him to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt. God decided to perform miracles to Prophet Moses so that people would believe him (Exodus 4:1-2). God commanded Moses to throw the stick he had in his hand on the ground. He threw the stick according the orders and to his surprise it turned into a serpent, at first he was greatly scared but God directed Moses not to panic but pick the snake (Exodus 4:3-4). He took the serpent by the tail which restored to its former shape.(Exodus 4:5).God still ordered Moses to thrust his hand into the bosom which he pulled out and it had turned leprous, God told him to put back and when he pulled it out it had changed to normal (Exodus 4:6-7). After these signs God told Prophet Moses “it shall come to pass and if they will not believe the first signs they will believe the second Sign “(Exodus 4:8).The Lord then gave Moses the third sign of water but Moses still complained to the Lord that he was not eloquent. The Lord then appointed Aaron his brother as his spokesman since he was eloquent (Exodus 4:9-18).

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Moses set off his journey to Egypt, he was met on his arrival by his elder brother Aaron, and who informed him how oppressed the children of Israel were. They went to Pharaoh to persuade him to release the children of Israel from bondage to go and celebrate the feast in the wilderness (Exodus 4:19). They conveyed to him the message of God but Pharaoh replied that he did not know their God and would not permit them to go. He made fun of them but Moses did not give up nor lose his heart he kept on preaching (Exodus 5: 1-7). Moses then spoke to the children of Israel but they did not listen to him because of the anguish of slavery and bondage (Exodus 6:9-11). Moses cried to the Lord and He spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them charge over children of Israel, and Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt”(Exodus 6:13).

Moses and Aaron had a second hearing with Pharaoh they performed the miracles. Prophet Moses threw his stick on the ground and it changed its shape as a terrible looking snake the people were wonder-struck and got scared of it “Then he threw down his staff and lo! It was an obvious serpent. And he drew forth his hand and lo! It appeared white to the beholders” (Quaran 26:32). He picked it up, it became a stick again everyone was amazed but Pharaoh’s magicians did the same with their rods and they became serpents but Moses serpent became a hungry serpent by order of God and devoured every moving stick of the magicians that had been thrown (Exodus 8:7-12). Most of the magicians were humiliated and prostrated themselves adoring and they said “We believe in the Lord of the World; the Lord of Prophet Moses and Aaron”(Exodus 8:12-25). Moses also performed the second sign where he put his hand in the bosom and when he removed it was leprous but he put it back and it turned back to normal.

Pharaoh and his men began to persecute the followers of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and all the Israelites (Quaran 20:86). Moses and Aaron decided to arrange a third opportunity they went to meet Pharaoh at the Nile riverbank, and Moses had Aaron turn the river to blood, but Pharaoh’s magicians did the same (Exodus 7:17-22). Moses obtained the fourth meeting and had Aaron bring frogs from the Nile to overrun Egypt, but Pharaoh’s magicians were able to do the same thing (Exodus 8:1-7). This incident made Pharaoh very annoyed and asked Moses to remove the frogs and he promised to let the Israelites go. Moses cried unto the Lord to remove the Frogs and the Lord did so all the frogs died (Exodus 8:8-14). But Pharaoh still hardened his heart he did not listen to Moses (Exodus 8:15). God brought more Plaques to Egypt so that Pharaoh could permit the children of Israel to leave. The Lord brought the third and fourth plagues of gnats and flies but still, Pharaoh still hardened his heart (Exodus 8:16-32). God brought more plaques where the fifth was the invasion of diseases on the Egyptians’ cattle, oxen, goats, sheep, camels, and horses (Exodus 8:9:1-7). The sixth was boils on the skins of Egyptians. Seventh, fiery hail and thunderstruck Egypt (Exodus 9:8-18). The eighth plague was locusts that encompassed Egypt (Exodus 10:1-20). The ninth plague was total darkness (Exodus 9:21-29) but still, Pharaoh still hardened his heart, the Lord then brought the tenth plague which was the last Plaque that culminated in the slaying of the Egyptian male first-born (Exodus 11:1-7), This angered Pharaoh and he decided to let the Hebrews depart to go and observe the feast in the wilderness. The events were commemorated as Passover referring to how the plague “passed over” the houses of the Israelites while smiting the Egyptians (Exodus 12:1-23).

Moses led his people eastward, beginning the long journey to Canaan (Exodus 13:43-50). The people left so rapidly the bread was still unleavened in their pans and moved as fast as they could. When Pharaoh was informed he lost his temper and send his heralds to chase the children of Israel (Exodus 14:1-5). When the followers of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) were near the sea-shore, they heard the sound of the hoofs of horses the soldiers they were all frightened but the Lord ordered Moses “Strike the sea with the rod” Moses did so and it clover asunder and each part became like a large mountain(Quaran 26:60). It was an amazing miracle and the people could hardly believe their eyes. The Israelites ran desperately and went far ahead of Pharaoh’s huge army who chased them in hostility. The Lord ordered Moses again “Stretch out the hand over the sea” (Exodus 14:27) Moses did as commanded and there was a great uproar and water poured from both sides and rushed over Pharaoh and his soldiers who were completely drowned (Exodus 14:28).

When the people arrived at Marah, the water was bitter, they complained to Moses but he cried unto the Lord and the Lord showed him the tree which he cast and waters became sweet (Exodus 15:22-25). During the journey, the people had no food they complained to Moses, but the Lord spoke to Moses saying “I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel” (Exodus17:12). God hence provided them with Manna from the Sky in the morning and quail in the evening which took care of the situation. When the people camped in Rephidim, there was no water, so people complained and God directed Moses to strike a rock on Mt. Horeb with his staff, and water came forth (Exodus 17:1-7).

In the Wilderness the Amalekites came to Rephidim to fight against the Israelites, Moses appointed Joshua to lead the men to fight while he stood on a hill with the rod of God in his hand. When he held his hands up, Israel won the battle but when he let down his hands, the Amalek won the battle (Exodus 17:8-11). He got tired, so Aaron and Hur asked Moses to sit down on a rock and they helped him where Aaron held up one arm and Hur the other which made the Israelites win the battle (Exodus 17:12-16).

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Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came to see Moses and brought him a wife and two sons. Moses told Jethro how the Israelites had been brought from Egypt. Jethro went to offer sacrifices to the Lord and suggested that Moses should appoint judges. (Exodus 18:1-12). Moses appointed able men and made them heads and rulers over the people ( Exodus19:24-27).

God commanded Moses and the Israelites to go and camp near Mt. Sinai. Moses commanded the people not to touch anything. Moses received the Ten Commandments orally and other moral laws. Moses then went up with Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders to see the God of Israel (Exodus 20:7-13). While Moses was receiving instructions on the laws, the children of Israel turned to worship a golden calf but Moses persuaded the Lord not to destroy the people of Israel and he destroyed the calf and rebuked Aaron for the sin (Exodus 32:1-24). The people still were uncontrollable so Moses went to the entrance of the camp and said “Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come unto me”. All the sons of Levi rallied around Moses and he ordered them to slay the idolaters (Exodus 32:25-29). Moses prayed for God’s presence and the Tabernacle was constructed, the priestly law ordained, the plan of encampment arranged both for the Levites and the non-priestly tribes, and the Tabernacle was also consecrated. Moses was then given eight prayer laws that were to be carried out in regards to the Tabernacle. These laws included light, incense and sacrifice (Exodus 35:1-29).

When the people had left Hazeroth they pitched a camp at Pran, Moses sent twelve spies into Canaan as Scouts including Caleb and Joshua. After forty days they returned and brought grapes and produce from fertile land. After leaving Sinai, the Israelites camped in Kadesh they complained more, Moses struck the stone twice, and water gushed forth. However, because Moses and Aaron had not shown the Lord’s holiness, they were not permitted to enter the land to be given to the Israelites (Numbers 20:2-13). While here Moses also cured the Israelites of poisonous snake bite (Numbers 21:4-35).

After all, this was accomplished, Moses was warned that he would not be permitted to lead the nation of Israel across the Jordan river but would die on its eastern shores (Numbers. 20:12). He assembled the tribes and delivered to them a parting address. When Moses finished, he pronounced a blessing on the people (Deuteronomy. 28:1-14), he went up Mount Nebo to the top of Pisgah, looked over the promised land of Israel spread out before him, and died, at the age of one hundred and twenty, where God Himself buried him in an unknown grave (Deuteronomy. 34:6). Moses was thus seen as the human instrument in the creation of the nation of Israel.

Works cited

“The Holy Bible” King James Version

“The Holy Quaran”

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