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October 9, 2016 // This week remembers the prophecy given to Abraham in Genesis 15:12-14 around 2091 BC. Fast forward 565 years to 1526 BC and it is finally fulfilled. God foretold 400 years of slavery and used the oppressive sinfulness of the Egyptians as an opportunity to reveal Himself. In that day, there were no atheists; everyone had their own God. God first revealed Himself to Moses through His name in Exodus 3:14, “I am who I am” (Yahweh), which means “self-existent one.” God then used 10 plagues to strike down the false demonic gods worshipped by the Egyptian people and some of the Israelites and to show Himself as the one true God. Finally, in the tenth plague, God revealed His plan, a plan that culminated in John 1:29 and 1 Corinthians 5:7, requiring the shedding of a lamb’s blood for the atonement of sins. Today, out of belief and faith in Jesus, we put “the blood of the Lamb on the doorframe of our soul.” Getting rid of our sins can only be accomplished through the blood of the Lamb.Genesis 15:12-14; Exodus 1:8-14; 1:22-2:10; 12:21-24.

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