Shadowland: Redemption: Week 1
Egypt is a desert land of very little rain (except near the sea or mountains).
It depends on the Nile to sustain their crops. The water comes from rains
much further south. Thus, the Egyptians could imagine themselves
independent of Heaven, and worship the Nile.
- 1:1 "sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob" - remembering our types
from Genesis, Israel is the spiritual man, Jacob the carnal man, Egypt the
- 1:2 The first four sons of Leah
- 1:3 The next two sons of Leah and the son of Rachel
- 1:4 The sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah
- 1:6 The oppression starts after Joseph died. This will be important
in reviewing the interpretation of "400 years".
- 1:7 "increased greatly" - the fulfilment of
- 1:8 "new king" - In
Acts 7:18, Stephen uses the
word ἕτερος - "a different kind of king". This was a foreign conqueror,
from near Syria. This gives another meaning to
- 1:16 The seed of the serpent attempts to use the new Pharaoh to
cut off male descendents from Israel - and thus
destroy the Seed, just as he
used Herod some 1600 years later.
- 1:21 The midwives reap what they sowed - the blessing of God.
- 1:22 Pharoah will reap what he sowed - the male children of Egypt drowned.