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“Imprisoned by The Constipated Mind Part3 – Hit The Road!”  
By Dr. Jeanette Parker
Published November 3, 2022

 

Dr. Jeanette Parker

Dr. Jeanette Parker (File Photo)

 

Moses was born to be rescued and to rescue others. He was born approximately 1571-1491 B.C. during which time, the Pharaoh was persecuting Hebrews by enslaving them and practicing infanticide by killing baby boys.  

Women took authority over the Pharaoh by refusing to participate in his insanity and quest for being “God,” which was an impossibility. He didn’t know that. He thought he could achieve the status of “Jehovah,” because the people believed him to be “all authority.” In addition, he would kill or keep alive whomever he chose to.  

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Moses parents, especially Moses mother, along with the midwives, refused to accept him as the final word over life or death. In the process of time, after Moses had lived the Egyptian lifestyle, he had seen many things, such as worshipping gods, for there were numerous.  

After killing the Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew (one of his kinsmen), he hid the body in the sand.  The next day, Moses saw two Hebrews fighting each other; one of them said, “Are you going to kill us like you killed the Egyptian?”  

And in Moses mind, especially with his type of “rescue” personality, he thought he was doing what he should have been doing, but the Hebrews did not understand what he was doing or why. Now that Moses knows his murderous act was known, he “hit the road” and found himself in Midian where he got a long-term lesson in the University of the Lord!  

Press fast forward during the time he’s getting his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate and school of hard knocks education by the Lord’s carefully outlined coursework, which included tending the flock of Jethro, being given a wife and learning ways of the Hebrews, he wants to go back and check on his people in Egypt.  

Exodus 2:23-25 tells us Jehovah heard the cry and groaning of the Hebrews because of the harsh bondage under the infanticide possessed Pharaoh. God introduces himself to Moses out of the “burning bush” experience.  

Moses is most curious about this “blazing fiery bush,” which doesn’t burn (Exodus 3:1-10). Jehovah gives Moses his first command of what He wants Moses to do: “I will send you to Pharaoh to free my people.”  

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Moses begins his objections to Jehovah’s commission and orders: 

  1. Moses questions his own qualifications to perform Jehovah’s work. In Exodus 3:11, he asks, “Who am I that I should be the one to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites?”  Jehovah reassures him, “I will be with you when you return you will worship on this mountain.  
  1. Exodus 3:13-22 –  “When I go to the Israelites, what name do I give them to assure them that I have been given this commission?” “Tell them the great I AM has sent you.”  

Ehyeh sent me to you. “I will be what I will be. I am that I am. What if they do not believe me, what do I do then? Use the rod in your hand.”  

 

That’s your physical equipment. When he cast the rod on the ground it became a snake. He seized the snake and it became a rod again.  Now put your hand in your bosom.  

 

During this exercise, his hand became leprous and removing it became not leprous. Jehovah pronounced to Moses, “When you have freed the Israelites, you will be given silver, gold and other gifts.”  

  1. In Exodus 4:10-18, he pleads with the Lord, “O’Lord, I have never been a man of words. In other words, I am not an eloquent speaker.”  
  1. Moses says to God, “Send somebody else. Let someone else do it.” At this point, the Lord became angry with Moses. God submits and agrees to send Aaron with him. 

 

After boxing with God, Moses returns to Midian and tells his father-in-law that he must return to Egypt. The Lord tells Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform all the miracles in the presence of Pharaoh that I have put under your power.” He says to him repeatedly, “I will be with you.”  

 

Jehovah gives Pharaoh a judicial hardening of his heart that he must be witness to the fact that, “I am the Lord.” This is the message during that time and it is the current message. There is no god beside God Almighty.  

 

Sending Jesus Christ and accepting Him as Lord, God and Savior, our hearts are softened. He gives us grace and mercy. He carries us in His arms and protects us. Do not forget.  

 

Now, we ask the question, “Why did Jehovah go through all this with the plagues, turning the Nile to blood and finally killing all the first born of the Egyptians to prove his point, which is, they had been worshipping all kinds of gods for all their purposes and they had enslaved His people and God didn’t like it and He had to express His wrath upon them for turning aside and worshipping their gods.  

 

It was a battle and Jehovah had to prove and show them who is in charge. Nothing has changed. God is still in charge regardless how the appearance may be.  

 

Call on Him. Believe in Him. Trust only Him. Moses mind was freed. And finally, he got the picture and his imprisoned mind became open and obedient to HIS calling and purpose. All false gods will lead those who worship false gods into the place of no return for wrath (Hell).  

 

Thanks for reading! Jeanette Grattan Parker is founder-superintendent of Today’s Fresh Start Charter School, 4514 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles 90043, 323-293-9826 www.todaysfreshstart.org (Ask Dr. Jeanette TM) Inquiring Minds Want to Know” All articles are copyright. All rights reserved © Errors? Let me know. Join Sundays for music & message: 11:30am {1-712-775-8971—code 266751} Keep praying and keep hoping. References: (The Holy Bible) Hebrew study Bible 

 

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