An Interpretation of the Exodus
This song, “An intrpretion of the Exodus” is written to illustrate God’s deliverance through His servant Moses when the entire Nation of Israel, would have a foretaste of a much larger Exodus in these latter days. This is the fulfilling of a promise by God to Abram, who had his name changed to Abraham because Abram believed God., Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3.
The Exodus of the Old Testament, under Moses, set a pattern for a greater Exodus to come under the leadership of God’s Messiah, for we read:
Deuteronomy, 18:18, I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My words in His mouth; and He shall speak unto them all that I shall command Him.
God has set a pattern under the leadership of Moses and that pattern would be fulfilled through the Prophet mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:18, namely, God’s anointed, the Messiah, who became God’s Christ.
How did Jesus Become God’s Christ?
Notice God’s prophet would be raised from among their brethren. Even Jesus didn’t have a head start. He was among His brethren,the bottom, where everyone else starts out. In other words he was raised from the bottom up not like organized religion who train their ministers in some institution and then send them out into the congregations, that’s from to top down, not the bottom up.
Zechariah 6:6, Then he answered and spoke unto me saying, ” this is the word the Lord until Zerubbabel saying, Not by might , nor by power, but by My Spirit saith to Lord of hosts”,
Meaning not the might of of man, nor the power of the flesh will raise Christ. This is the work of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 4:12, ” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (speaking of Jesus, Whom many of the Jewish nation don’t believe is the Son of God).
It is important to remember that all men and women are God’s potential children. The original Exodus we read about in the scriptures is under the dispersion of Law. The song, “The Exodus Song” was written under the disposition of Grace. Although The Exodus Song was written after the year 1948 when God had granted the Jewish people, who were scattered among the nations, to return to their original homeland in the Middle East. This is God’s doing and should be included in “An Interpretation of the Exodus” because it shows God’s emotion and love for His Children, and His hope that all men repent.
2nd Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but they all should come to repentance.
It should be noted that in the “An Interpretation of the Exodus” the music can be heard to say six different times, “Let My People Go”; that expression is not found in the New Testament. In the Exodus of old we are told that the 1st born of Egypt must die. That language is not found in the New Testament, Instead, we are instructed to be baptized, picturing death burial and resurrection.
It is always the same saving operation by God no matter which dispentsation the reader finds scripture to his liking.
The song, “An Interpretation of the Exodus” and “The Exodus Song” must compleminate one another because God’s work is the saving of all men, not only Jew but Gentile also. The song grows to a crescendo whereby the listener can hear and experience God’s love and emotion to all members of His family.
And important note: the promise given to Abraham and his seed is a journey to the promised land, a new land. Why? Because Adam’s sin put a curse on the ground from which Adam as well as all mankind are taken. All men are created from the ground so all now are under a curse, unless God intervenes in someone’s life by His drawing Him, John 12:32.The Exodus song with the lyric, God gave this land to me is true ,only in its sense that this is God’s creation but is not the same promised land given to Father Abraham and his progeny. The land or ground spoken to the Jews for a homeland need to face the reality that they are still under a land curse,Luke 21:20, untill they finally recognize the true God’
The promised seed mentioned in Genesis 3:15 signifies a new beginning. Without this promised seed, there would be no new beginning, no new heaven and earth as mentioned in Revelation 21:20.
So The Exodus Song is used because of God’s saving power and because of God’s mercy that all men must repent and have a change of heart no matter when during the course of their lifetime, Jew as well as Gentile.