An Exodus (Shemot) is the action of departure in a grand way. It is more than the “church hopping” many identify with from the ‘Sun’ Day worship experience in a search of a word that fed your spirit more adequately. An Exodus (Shemot) involves the beginning of the entire transformation of the man set out on the Exodus.
The Israelites were exiting from the lifestyle, beliefs, oppression, abuse, misconceptions, despair, slave mentality, dependence, and overall submission to the rule of the king Pharoah’s rulership. When you read this list of bondage categories, immediately, we realize it is far from exhaustive.
The blog topic today moves our thoughts to begin to analyze the habits, mentalities and practices that were embedded in our former culture and reality. When we begin to study the Torah it is as though we are attempting to learn a foreign language and life in a foreign land.
Of course, these pages Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy are at the beginning of the book everyone proclaims they believe in, so what is the big difference in its view as the Torah and the simple first five books of the entire Holy Bible?
The bible, as I was taught from a child, was never presented by the traditions of religious culture from a Jewish or Hebrew perspective. how could they?. There is an additional respect when we learn or view the ideas of any man from inside the content and context that are their daily lives. As we honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we are definitely encouraged to understand this great man from the content and context of what his culture afforded him during his life time period.
How much more will we gain the best perspective of how to live and imitate a Kingdom lifestyle; but by experiencing as best we can the origin and authentic teachings from the Hebrew contents of Yeshua’s (Jesus’s) culture taught in His youth and throughout His ministry?
When we study Torah it will prompt us to unlearn the traditions of men; as the Exodus removed the Israelites from the error of pagan worship learned and accepted by them in Egypt, the same is true today for us.
The Exodus is that of body, soul, and mind. It was then and it is the same today. Many are sojourning with us on the Exodus from pagan worship today to Torah. God(YHWH) desires for us to complete our Exodus successfully to obtain the promised lifestyle and privilege of being a king, who is ruled by our King of King’s Kingdom and enjoying our inheritance, by further understanding His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Loving you enough to tell you the truth,
Prophetess C.C. Duncan