As he has opportunity, Pastor Streeter has been preaching on the attributes of God. The sermon “God is Truth, Therefore . . .” will be a blessing to many people. The inspiration, inerrancy, and preservation of Scripture is discussed. What Pastor Streeter says about God’s promises, especially His promises to old people and the dying, will provide comfort. We can trust God based upon the fact that he is truth. You can hear this sermon here. (151018)
6Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.”
God made great promises to Moses, promises that only an all knowing and all powerful God could perform. God promised not only to give deliverance to the Children of Israel, He promised to make Israel a people unto Himself, and He promised to give them the Land of Promise that He had already promised to Abraham in the Covenant (Gen 12:1 and 15:4-6). God has made promises to us also that those who have faith in Jesus are the spiritual children of Abraham. God will keep all of His promises to national Israel and all of His promises to us. None of his promises can be broken. All of God’s promises are “yea” (amen and true).
Verses 16-22— ” 16Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
17And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
18And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
19And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
20And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
21And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.
22But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.”
God makes several predictive promises to Moses, i.e., That God would bring Israel up to a new good land; that Israel would follow Moses; that Pharaoh would resist letting Israel go; that God would smite Egypt; and that Israel would leave, but not empty. Every one of these promises were fulfilled. Only the true God can accurately predict the future, because only He can predict and then bring it to pass.