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"Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen.
Revelation 22:20

This is a Home Bible study. It exists to promote the Word of God as it's written, which means nothing added or taken away, and minus opinions.

The Bible is the only source of Divine Truth in the world today. Although it is both helpful and informative in many ways, the Bible often doesn't tell us everything we want to know but the Bible does tell us everything we need to know.

My role is to guide you through the Scriptures; to explain what this book says and in some cases what it does not say because this is just as important.

Ultimately, you have a decision to make concerning your salvation - no one can make it for you. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator God, has given everyone the ability to make choices - this is is called "Free Will." I pray you consider your choice wisely.

II Timothy 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Covenant Gospel and Paul's Gospel of Grace - Part XV





Home Bible Study: Lutz, Florida
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
2 Timothy 2:15

Is there more than one gospel in effect today?

Part XV

The Covenant Gospel and Paul’s Gospel of Grace

House Work

I’ve been a Bible teacher for many years.  During those years, I’ve taught children, teenagers, and adults.  My teaching style remains pretty much the same as I when I started way back when, but more to the point the reason I decided to teach hasn’t changed at all.  I intend to teach what this book says and not opinion.

I have made the following statement in everyone of my classrooms, at every campfire setting, and wherever I’ve opened my Bible to teach and I’ve repeated it often,

This is not about me or about what I say; it is all about what the Word of God says.”

To put it another way hopefully this ministry will encourage you to study your Bible on your own either at home or in a small group of your choosing. 

Do not rely solely on the preaching or the teaching of others to direct your decision making.

This is just one of the reasons we have the Bible.  Why not use it?

Case in Point:

The Apostle Paul’s teachings were considered a bit eccentric to those who were hearing them for the first time; they were considered blasphemy by the Jews.  Many members of his audience labeled him a heretic. 

But there was a select group of individuals who eagerly listened to Paul message, and then afterward they took the time to carefully examine the Word of God seeking the truth.   These were the Bereans of Macedonia during Paul’s first missionary journey.

Paul at Berea
Acts 17

10: The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue.

11:  Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

12: Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men.

I believe the Spiritual application is obvious, but here is a Scripture verse that helps.

Hebrews 13

9: Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace,

You must recognize that the source of the Truth is the word of God and the word of God alone.  And as students of the word, you must verify by the Word whether the things preached and taught are true.

***** 
Paul in Arabia (37 – 41 AD)

The Apostle Luke wrote the book of Acts. 
However, Luke doesn’t supply any details concerning Paul’s journey into Arabia.  Therefore, we are unable to draw any definite conclusions.

Since the Bible does not supply answers to the many questions surrounding Paul’s unexplained absence, or his activities during those three years, this has given rise to much speculation and opinion concerning this topic. 

  •   Some insist Paul headed into Arabia and began his ministry there to the gentiles, preaching Jesus to them.   

  •   Some believe Paul headed for Mt. Sinai, met with the Lord Jesus Christ, and once there was tutored (over a period of time) by the Lord; it was at this place where he received the revelation of “the mystery.” (Ephesians 3:2)

These are opinions and cannot be proved on this side of glory. 

So in keeping with the normal practice of this ministry we’ll leave these opinions right where we found them and move on.  But we have an important instruction written by the Apostle Paul that I draw you attention to at this time.

Romans 15

4: For whatever was written in earlier times (What’s Paul referring to?  Paul’s speaking of the Old Testament writings.  The entire Old Testament) was written for our instruction…, (or for our learning)

Why did I take you there?
We are to use the entire Bible.  The Old Testament was not written to us gentiles, but it certainly applies to us.  My last couple of Bible lessons have been primarily about Moses and the Apostle Paul and the similarities between these two men of faith. 

I’ve saved the most striking similarity for last and I think it’s the most obvious.

Three months after God’s servant Moses delivered the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt he met with the LORD God (Jehovah, the Creator God, a.k.a. Jesus Christ in the N.T.) on Mt. Sinai.  It was there on God’s holy mountain that the LORD God made a conditional covenant called the Mosaic Covenant or the Sinai Covenant (either term is correct) with the nation of Israel (Exodus 19-24). 

The LORD God chose Moses to be the one to receive these commandments and laws.  
God commanded Moses to teach them to the Israelites.

Obey God and Prosper

Deuteronomy 6

1: “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it,

2: so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

3: “O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

The nation of Israel agreed to do all that the LORD God commanded.
(Exodus 19:7-8)

Point of Truth:  Moses was God’s go-between or mediator between Himself and the nation of Israel.  God spoke to Moses and Moses relayed the messages to His people.

Exodus 33

11: Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.

No need to diagnose that Bible verse.  It says what it means and means what it says.
Although, I dare say, there are more than a few, who dare to add their own “interpretation” to its rather obvious meaning.  Be careful of such people my friends.

Just so you know.  The information you just read came right from the Word of God. 
It was NOT my opinion.  I did not manipulate God’s Word.
I just guided you through the Bible to locate it.  This is what I do. 

I suggest you open your Bible and review these Bible verses on our own.  Search God’s Word for the Truth.  It’s important.  This is also how you are going to learn and this is how you retain the knowledge you’ve just acquired.

Now let’s look at the Apostle in comparison.

Paul went into the wilderness of Arabia in the years 37– 41 AD this much we know.

But we also know this:

Galatians 3

1: For I would have you know, (you may insert your name here – Paul only writes to Believers and here he writes to the established church in Galatia) brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.

2: For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a (what’s the next word) revelation (= a showing or revealing of divine will or truth) of Jesus Christ. 

Paul adds to this explanation.  Please drop down to verse 15.

15: But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His (what’s the next word) grace, was pleased
16: to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood (or with men),

17: nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me (here we see Paul declaring his apostleship and Paul did not receive tutoring from Peter, James, and John is what Paul is saying about how to proceed with his ministry); but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus (after his 3 year absence).

18: Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas (Peter), and stayed with him fifteen days.

Now let’s compare Scripture with Scripture.

Ephesians 3

1: For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles –
(Paul wrote the Books of Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, and Philippians during his imprisonment in Rome)

2: If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; (read this verse again and again if necessary until the meaning becomes clear)

3: that by (what) revelation there was made known to me the (what’s the next word) mystery, as I wrote before in brief.

4: By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,

5: which in other generations (or times past) was not made known to the sons of men,
(Search your Bible – you won’t find a hint of the things Paul teaches in his writings in the  O. T; not even in Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.  In fact, if you remove the letters of Paul from your Bible, the Church-Age Doctrines disappear)

Where and when Paul received this revelation from the risen Lord Jesus Christ is unknown to us.  We do know Paul received the revelation of the mystery of grace after he escaped from Damascus (Acts 9:25) and before he came to Jerusalem (Acts 9:26).

A lot can happen in three years time.
Just for perspective sake, Paul could have received this information in a split second at any given moment in time.  How many of you are familiar with this Bible verse?

Luke 1
37: “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

I’m not saying this is what happened to Paul, but who’s to say?

The Bible doesn’t tell us everything we want to know.
But the Bible tells us everything we need to know.  Amen.

The rest is left to faith.  And that my friend stands to reason.
For the Bible teaches us this Truth:

Hebrews 11

6: And without faith, it is impossible to please Him (God), for he (or she) who comes to God must (what’s the next word folks) believe that He is and that is a rewarder of those who (do what) seek Him.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Covenant Gospel and Paul's Gospel of Grace - Part XIV


Home Bible Study: Lutz, Florida
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
2 Timothy 2:15

Is there more than one gospel in effect today?

Part XIV

The Covenant Gospel and Paul’s Gospel of Grace

House Work

I want to welcome all our regulars visitors and then give a special shout out to all those folks who are “checking us out” on the web for the very first time. 

We’re an informal Bible study that meets twice a month, in a home, located in Lutz, FL.
We break bread together (more often than not this is pizza and a salad), we take the time to enjoy each other’s company and conversation, and then we sit down to view a video taught by Les Feldick.  These DVD’s each cover a particular book or subject in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  After the video, we discuss the video answer questions, talk about politics, and we discuss personnel issues, then we pray, and then we are finished for the night.  This takes about two hours.

This is a casual and relaxed kind of environment…shoes off king of thing.

And this is how a Bible study should be.  There’s no pressure to perform or to memorize Scripture verses.  There is no measuring stick, tests, or a final exam.
No one is keeping track of anyone’s progress.  Here, we simply love on one another.

By the way, I highly recommend my friend Mr. Les Feldick to the world.
His Bible lessons may be found on line at: http://www.lesfeldick.org/

 For all our friends visiting us from around the world I want to thank you again for taking the time to study God’s Word along with us; and take the time to check Mr. Feldick out.  You won’t be disappointed.

It’s been almost five years since we started this Home Bible study in Lutz, Florida.
This is no small achievement, especially in this day and age my friends.
Therefore, my first inclination is this.  God is good!

And my humble response to this is:

Colossians 3

17: Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

I give God the honor and the glory for the victories both big and small that have come from this small group.   

 Mission Statement

It’s been sometime since I posted my ministry’s mission statement.
It's taken from Colossians chapter 1.

I am committed to the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery Romans thru Philemon; without apology.

Colossians 1

25: Whereof I am made a made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you (Gentiles), (why) to fulfill the word of God.  (KJV)

*****

For those folks who believe or misunderstand that I ignore or discount the rest of  the Bible.  I never said that.  I feel like Mitt Romney all of a sudden…

Every word of this Bible is accurate and true, in its original form.

We don’t ignore any part of the Bible.  What does the Apostle to the Gentiles say?

2 Timothy 3

16:  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

However, this is where most of the Christian world gets lost.
Most of the Bible is NOT WRITTEN to us GENTILES! 

But it’s profitable for our learning and our training in righteousness.
It has a purpose; therefore, we do not throw it out.

To find Grace Age Doctrine, you have to go to the letters of the Apostle Paul. 
You will not find any teachings or discussions on the Grace Age in the Old Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. 

If you take the Apostle Paul’s writings out of the Bible (Romans thru Philemon) you eliminate every teaching on the Grace Age that the Lord Jesus Christ intended for you to know and consequently your hope for salvation in this era!


*****

The Covenant Gospel and Paul’s Gospel of Grace

We left off where, the LORD God had chosen Moses to take this message to the Egyptian ruler, “Let My people go!” 

God promised Moses that he would use him to deliver the Hebrew people from Egypt, even though the king would refuse to let them go. (Exodus 3:17-22)
In truth, Moses’ real ministry began after the LORD God led the Israelites out of Egypt. 

In this Bible lesson, I want to examine the most striking similarity between Moses and the Apostle Paul and to do this we need to start at Exodus 19. 

Moses received the entire Mosaic Law from the LORD God at Mt. Sinai.

Exodus 19

1: In the third month (here is the #3 yet again) after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into (where exactly) the wilderness of Sinai. 

2: When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel (they had become a nation while enslaved in Egypt) camped in front of the mountain (this is the LORD God’s mountain.)

We Believers have a tendency to focus only on the Ten Commandments. 
But in truth Moses received the entire Mosaic Law not just the Big Ten.
This transaction took years to complete not weeks or months.

·         The LORD God gave Moses the Moral Code (Exodus 20:1-17)

·         The Judgments or Social Code, which deal with life and man’s interactions with man (Exodus 21-24)

·         The Ceremonial Code or the Spiritual Law with deals with the teaching of doctrine through ritual response to the LORD God (Exodus 25 thru 34 and then the book of Leviticus)

Paul’s Journey into the Wilderness of Arabia

The area known as Arabia included the region governed by Aretas (II Cor. 11:32) which extended from Damascus and east of the Jordan River south to Edom with Petra as its capital. 

Mt. Sinai is located somewhere in this expanse.

Of course, the location of Mt. Sinai is a mystery.  No one knows its whereabouts.
But dedicated archeologists such as Dr. Aardsma continue to search for it.

Here is a link to a website that reveals some interesting evidence about one possible location of Mt Sinai: http://www.biblicalchronologist.org/answers/sinai_location.php

Please remember:

·         Like his counterpart Moses, the Apostle Paul was called to service by Jesus Christ.

·         Moses was chosen to be the “mediator” between Jehovah (which is Jesus in the Old Testament) and the Jew only.

·         The Apostle Paul was chosen to be the “mediator” between Jesus Christ and both Jew and Gentile.  For now there is no difference.

When we last left Saul, yes Saul, he wasn’t called Paul yet.
Saul had been preaching Jesus is the Son of God to the Jews.
Saul was rescued from these same Jews who sought to kill him, by some Jews he had converted, and they ushered him out of Damascus.  (Acts 9:25)

After this, he slips away into the Wilderness of Arabia and stays for 3 years (37 – 41 AD). 

It’s time to inject a bit of “logic” into our Bible study, after all Saul is human as are we.

Consider this: Saul’s whole world had been turned upside-down in a matter of a moment’s time on the Damascus road.  Saul believed he was acting in God’s behalf in his persecution of Messianic Believers; he was serving the Law after all. 

Messianic Believers taught blasphemy when teaching that Temple Sacrifices had become obsolete in Christ.  Saul was protecting what he loved his religion and his God.

Now, Saul realized that he been persecuting Jesus, the risen Savior, and His Messiah! 

Could he be forgiven for this act?  What could he do, under the Law, to achieve forgiveness, for the Law, which he has already knows, has condemned him!

Imagine the turmoil Saul must have been going through and the anguish.

Do you think Saul needed a “time out?”

Was Saul led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit?

We know from reading Acts 9:17 that Saul was “filled with the Holy Spirit,” when Ananias laid his hands on him in the home of Judas.  Afterward, Saul got up and was baptized, in keeping with the Mosaic Law.

We know that Saul, after he regained his strength, immediately began preaching “Jesus is the Son of God” to the Jews in the synagogues located there in Damascus. 

I’d say this is an outward sign from someone who is Spirit led, in my opinion.

But Scripture is silent as to whether or not Saul was actually led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness of Arabia. 

I would say yes, but that’s my opinion. 

(To be continued)

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GJ Heitzman’s Ministry
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Covenant Gospel and Paul's Gospel of Grace - Part XIII


Home Bible Study: Lutz, Florida
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
2 Timothy 2:15

Is there more than one gospel in effect today?

Part XIII

“House Work”

Follow up to Dennis’ question: Is Christianity a religion?

This is a difficult question to answer because I wasn’t in on the original conversation.
Therefore, I’m not certain in what context the word Christianity is being used here.
But I’ll do the best I can. 

·         The word Christian is used to identify a person who follows the teachings’ of Jesus Christ.
·         Christianity” is: the religion that follows Jesus Christ’s teachings; and all Christian people considered as a group.  (two best definitions)

The answer to the question above is: Yes, Christianity is a religion, according to Webster’s Dictionary.

But there is a significant difference between a religious group and “Christianity.”
And this misunderstanding centers on God’s Grace.

What’s another word for Religion, traditions! 

My how people “love” their traditions; and they’ll fight to preserve them.
I will use the Apostle Paul and the Jews as an example. 

Paul was proud of his Jewish traditions and so were his brethren.
Truth is they should have been ashamed of them instead.  The Mosaic Law was meant to demonstrate their sinful ways, the Priesthood and the animal sacrifices their need for a Savior.  But the Jews missed the point God intended to make and instead or realizing the truth of these things the Jews took pride in them. 

Religion became a god to them.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

Galatians 1

14: and I was advancing in Judaism (religion) beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions

And:

Philippians 3

6: Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

As Saul puts it, he was just so zealous for the Jews' religion that he persecuted the church of Yahshua in order to protect Judaism from departing from the traditions of the fathers.

Saul was willing to murder people in order to preserve and to protect his “traditions.”

Religion is a system of dos and do nots with some “hope” added into the mix.

Maybe, just maybe, if you do enough down here on earth, and if you don’t break too many of their regulations and rules, god will notice and if he is having a good day he’ll let you into his heaven.  That’s religion in a nutshell. 

Oh religion is pretty on the outside and it’s meant to be just that.  They have lots of stain glass, big buildings, colorful vestments, gold candle sticks galore, incense burning everywhere, and more ceremonies than you can count.  It’s all glitz and glamour but in reality it is without substance.

"Man's way to reach God is religion; God's way to reach man is Jesus." 

For by grace are you saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;  Not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.    (Ephesians 2:8-9)

What the world’s religions do not see and are therefore missing is this. 

Romans 5

8: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Bringing this behavior down to our human level of understanding, this is how much God love us (His creation), while we were yet sinners, our Creator died for us.

This sacrificial act begs the question why?  Here’s the simplified answer.
Jesus gave up His life to restore the relationship between God and His creation that was broken when Adam willfully sinned in the Garden of Eden.  In addition, Jesus death delivered the world from the curse of sin and death.

So then, we Christians, who believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried in the tomb for three days, and then rose again on the third day, according to the Scriptures, are saved based on our faith in what Jesus accomplished for us on the cross.

So this is what I mean when I say Jesus Christ is a “personnel” Savior.

2 Corinthians 5

14: For the (what’s the next word) love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for (how many) all, therefore all died (to sin and death),

15: and He (the Lord Jesus Christ) died for (how many) all, so that they might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

That’s as clear as daylight is to dark my friends.
Jesus Christ went to that Roman cross and there He suffered and died for all.

Every man, woman, and child’s sins has been paid for in full; past, present, and future.

View this concept in light of other religions.  If you look at other religions, you see gods who do not care about individuals.  In other religions the goal is to please their god(s) enough to be accepted into heaven or whatever they believe the ultimate goal is.  
The love flows in one direction: towards their god.

Jesus, however, is different.  He comes to each one of us personally. 
He speaks to each of us individually and relates to us on a personal level.

This means that he wants to know us as individuals--he wants to be loved by us as individuals.  Jesus wants to establish a personnel relationship with us as individuals.

This, ultimately, is what a relationship is the giving and receiving of mutual love and respect. 

I pray this has helped you understand the difference between being partnered with a religious group and being in a personnel relationship with Jesus Christ.

*****

 The Covenant Gospel and Paul’s Gospel of Grace – Part XIII

It’s good to have you all back here again for the purpose of Bible study.

We left off looking for “patterns” in Scripture, or similarities between Paul and another individual to see if we could find a plausible answer to these missing 3 years.

We found one in the man named Moses.
Admittedly, we didn’t get very far with this in our last lesson but let’s review:
 
·         Moses spent 40 years in the Arabian wilderness before God called him into service.
 
·         Moses was an educated man (Acts 7:22).  And a Prince of Egypt.                                But he wasn’t ready for the ministry God had planned for him.

·         The Apostle Paul spent 3 years in Arabia Wilderness. 

·         Saul was an educated man as well.  He was raised in Jerusalem and taught by Gamaliel, a doctor of the law.  Gamaliel was well respected by the people and was considered to be the greatest teacher of the law of the day (Acts 22:3).

·         Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin the same bloodline as King Saul – the first King of Israel.  FYI:  After the death of Solomon, the only two tribes who remained loyal to King David were the tribes of Benjamin and Judah (1 Kings 12:20).

·         Paul was a Pharisee; a religious leader (Acts 23:6). 

·         Despite all these credentials Paul wasn’t ready to serve the Lord Jesus Christ just like his complement Moses. 

The significance of the number (3) in relation to Paul’s calling and his ministry cannot be overlooked, in my opinion and therefore it will be considered: 
                                 
#3 = three stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete, and entire.

·         All things that are especially complete are stamped with this number three.
Remember this please – we’re coming back to it.

The mountain of God is located in Arabia.  It’s called Mount Sinai.
Moses

Exodus 3

1: Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  (Mt. Horeb and Mt. Sinai is the same mountain.)

2: The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.  (Skip to verse 4)

4: When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses!”   And he said, “Here I am.”

5: Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing (the entire mountain) is holy ground.”

6: He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”  Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Clearly Moses knew and understood he was conversing with His creator!
The voice coming from this bush is Jehovah!  The Great I AM of Scripture.

I need to point out at this time that the Creator God, the “I AM,” and Jehovah of the Old Testament are the Lord Jesus Christ of the New Testament. 

Some of you may not be aware of this Truth.  Let’s go to Scripture.

Colossians 1

15: He (Jesus Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

16: For by Him all things were (what’s the next word folks) created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him.

17: He is before all things, and in Him all things (read carefully) hold together.

Not only did Jesus Christ create everything seen and unseen out of nothing He “holds” it all together.  Nothing, not one star or planet is ever out of place.

A good juggler on stage may keep a half dozen items moving and in the air at any one time, but the Creator God keeps billions and billions of stars and planets up and  moving, all the time, and He’s been at it for centuries. 

So, Moses is conversing with His Creator on Mt. Sinai and there’s a good reason for this.
God has determined that now is the time to free His people from their bondage in Egypt and Moses is going to be the one to bring this message to Pharaoh.

According to God’s Prophetic Program, and this is how He chooses to deal with the nation of Israel, they would be in a land “not their own” for a period of 400 years.

And they were delivered out of slavery, as God said, 400 years to the day. 
But we should check to see what the book says.

Genesis 15

13: God said to Abram, (its still Abram.  God has not changed his name to Abraham yet) “Know for certain that your descendants will be (what) strangers in a land that is not theirs, (read carefully) where they will be enslaved and (what) oppressed (how long) four hundred years.  (The Jews became a nation while they were enslaved in Egypt.  When they left Egypt, they numbered almost 6.5 million people.)
 
14: “But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.  (This prophecy came true as well.  Egypt paid the Hebrews to leave.  The Hebrews left Egypt with great wealth.)

This was to be Moses Mission/Ministry however you wish to describe it.
For God said:

Exodus 3

10: “Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.

As I said earlier, that’s just for starters. 
Moses “ministry” becomes more difficult as time goes on.

(To be continued)

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GJ Heitzman’s Ministry
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