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The Making of a Mediator [Part 1]

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August 23, 2022 6:00 am

The Making of a Mediator [Part 1]

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Pastor, author and Bible teacher Alan Wright we go to a vacation in this this is what he is going to do. He was going to go to a small Eastern North Carolina town where he'd never been before we just wandering around a little town, so that people would stare at him and wonder who he was going to barbershop people just try to get people in the little town gossip that you will be vacationing most of his that's Pastor Alan Wright to another message of good news will help you see your life in a whole new life excited for you to hear the teaching today. In our series called Moses is presented for an older church in North Carolina you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. Yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries so as you listen to today's message. We encourage you to go deeper as we send you today special offer. Contact us at pastoralan.org that's pastor out in.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860.

More on this later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright Jesus experienced loneliness and alienation. The prophet Isaiah had prophesied that he is the Messiah would be despised and rejected of men and he did this so that you would never be alienated from God ever again. He became alienated so that you could be accepted brand-new series on Moses and we began with several messages from the story of the Red Sea, which is at the heart of our New Year's blessing and now it's time to go back to the beginning of the story and start walking in the very place that Moses walked to let your heart be engaged with what's going on in his life, so that through seeing Moses live, you'll see Jesus. This is our conviction that the way that we read the Bible is not primarily to look at stories and teachings and take morals from them, or even just simply take instructions but instead all of the word of God is pointing to Jesus, who the Bible says is the author and finisher of our faith and that and seeing Christ that everything is transformed in our lives so were studying Moses, but were proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and today were in Exodus chapter 2 Exodus is the second book of your Bible. Exodus means exit. It is all about people exiting Egypt, leaving their bondage going to freedom moving towards a promised land. And today we're going to pick up reading at the very end of chapter 1 verse 22 and that there's no way that I can figure out to take excerpts out of this so we actually don't look at all of chapter 2 today because it all relates to these early years in Moses life and what it was like for Moses. So here we are at verse 22 of Exodus chapter 1, when Pharaoh commanded all his people, then Pharaoh commanded all his people every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile.

You shall let every daughter live deposit to say what it happened was that the new Pharaoh who remembered not Joseph had a fear of how plentiful had numerous. The population of the Hebrews were growing and so they enslaved them or use them as a slave labor force, but then he became concerned they were seen to be flourishing so much of the be to plentiful, that they might on some future occasion ally with an invading nation against Egypt and so is because of this fear that this edict has come forth that all of the signs, the born to the Hebrews shall be shall be killed by being drowned in the Nile River in absolutely gruesome and horrific edict that was put into place.

Chapter 2 verse one, now a man from the house of Levi went and took his wife, a Levite woman woman conceived and bore a son and when she saw that he was a fine child. She hit him three months.

Was he hiding no longer.

She took for him. A basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch.

She put the child and and place it among the reeds by the riverbank and his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him how the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river while our young women walk beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and center servant woman and she took it and when she opened it she saw the child. I behold the baby was crying. She took pity on is that this is when the Hebrews children then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter. Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child.

In Pharaoh's daughter said to go so the girl went and called the child's mother in Pharaoh's daughter. Center. Take this child away in nursing for me and I'll give you your wages so limited. The child and nursed him when the child grew up. She brought him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son she named him Moses because she said I drew him out of the water only policy and make sure that your your thinking with me about the layers of irony that are taking place here that the first irony is that there was an edict that every child be thrown into the Nile and infective matter what Moses mother does.

In a sense is the actual thing. Moses was put into the Nile but wasn't drowned is put in a little basket that was made too little about and then the irony builds from there that Pharaoh's daughter has compassion upon this child that her father has said must be killed, but instead of killing the child she decides she wants to adopt the child so that this child has posted men killed by the edict of Pharaoh is being saved by Pharaoh's own daughter. Furthermore, Moses his sister Miriam is very wise here and has a thought in mind that if I offer to get a nursing mother to build a two to feed this child until the child is clean. Maybe it could be my own mother Moses his own mother, and indeed this takes place so that Moses his own mother then is able to nurse him and keep him for the early years of his life and that additional irony is that Pharaoh's daughter pays her to do that even though she's a slave, even over son supposed to been drowned in the Nile. Now she's being paid to do the very thing she would've most in all of life wanted to do and so it's irony upon irony in this story of how God's providence is working out. Note pick up reading the verse 11, one day, when Moses a grown-up. You went out to his people and looked on their burdens and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.

They look this way and that say no when he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand and we went out the next day the whole two Hebrews were struggling together. He said to the man in the wrong. Why do you strike your companion.

He answered who made you a prince and a judge over us.

Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian then Moses was afraid and thought surely the thing is known.

When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses that Moses fled from Pharaoh estate in the land of Midian, a set down by well now the priest of Midian at seven dollars and they came and drew water and filled the trough to water their father's flock. The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and save them and wanted her flock.

And when they came to their father rule. He said how is it that you come home so soon today and they said in Egyptian speaking of Moses really had become so Egyptian like to say in Egyptian builders out of the head of the shepherds even drew water for us in one of the flock he said was out of them. Where is why you left the man: that he made bread and Moses was content to dwell with the man and gave Moses his daughter Sapporo and she gave birth to a son and called his name Gershom for said I have been a sojourner in foreign land. Moses has been born under an edict of death escaped his death through miraculous means shown compassion by the daughter of Pharaoh raising Egyptian court identified so much with the people there were his own people that he had compassion on them and defended them fled for his life under another edict of death finds his way into exile as a fugitive in Midian and there he is content to dwell with the man, the priest in Midian marries one of the daughters Sapporo and has a son, and so just envision all of this with me Moses all that he's been through.

Up to this point in his life and he has a son he's not in Egypt is not a monthly Hebrews is not in and Midian away from everybody and everything that he's ever known in this life and his wife have a baby boy and imagining holes of this little boy towards the heavens and he does it every Hebrew father been trained to do because the blessed child is speak wondrous things of the future that child's life and envisions in faith, wonderful things and I just envision him saying, son of no ordinary boy your extraordinary or different than all the rest in and out.

I thank God for you and I bless you, and I'm gonna take care of you and I'll do all I can to see to it that life goes well for you and I'm the call you Gershom because Gershom means sojourner or an alien talent right will have more teaching in a moment. Today's important series like something is holding you back if you lack an important scene that could change everything. Is there someone you refuse and stack well. What's missing blessing on base and spoken over you can learn how to embrace who practice a blessing to Pastor Alan writes new blood, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales basement ministries once to send you the I thank you for your demo sent you a gift today discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries.

This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today. We will send you a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I banks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor out and got work in today's teaching now continues here once again is Alan Wright differs. I might not even seem like a common name, so it was out of how can that be a blessing for you name the mean alien, but he named his son, is a reflection of his own heart, his own life because all of chapter 2 is describing Moses just this way is it he was. He was an alien. He was never really a home in one place he he was a Hebrew born much the Hebrew slaves wasn't raised as a slave, he was an Egyptian and the royal court, but he wasn't Egyptian he was exiled to Midianite to amongst many eyes but he wasn't Midianite. They thought he was Egyptian. Everywhere he went, what happened Moses was that he didn't really belong there, so I never was inducted into anybody system. I never had a place which was entrenched amongst the people experience loneliness, experience, alienation, and all of this happen for a grand purpose that ultimately enabled him to serve the people of God. Hebrews letter Hebrews looks back and it's great chapter on faith and looks back and Moses to describe what was so faithful about Moses. One of the things writer of Hebrews says is, it was my faith that Moses did not did not count the pleasures and that the luxuries of Egypt, something that he held to dear but instead he forsook all that in order to defend his own people to be of his own people, and it is loving you get to the end of this chapter to read all of this in the realm Moses and now is come to Midian, talking about a man who in Egypt when his chair would come to people about their knee, he lived in a palace and he had all of the greatest luxuries that the known world could offer a man and now he's away from his mother. His father, his sister's brother is away from Egyptian palace and all of its comfort. He's in Midian, and Natasha says he was content to dwell with the man. This is where I am and I'll be content to dwell here I will show you today how all of this points to the amazing mercies of God in Jesus Christ. Isaiah the prophet said he was despised and rejected of men. He experienced the ultimate alienation so that you and I would be accepted and there's a way in which everything that happened in Moses life was setting him up to be the great mediator of the old covenant is a way in which everything that happened in Jesus life is setting him up to be the mediator of a much better covenant. The new covenant. That's what I want to show you today when I want to think together for about how Jesus ministers to us in our loneliness, but something even greater than that how it is that because of the gift of Christ, but we never have to be lonely ever again. We never have to be alienated from God that were reconciled under God forever. There are some people that are able to just be comfortable in many different settings and I would not consider myself one of those people. I would say I'm more of a homebody.

And so it was good for me to get on the mission field. Sometimes just be a foreigner be a minority be an uncomfortable placed my daughter and I had a chance to go to Papua New Guinea this past summer and make our way over to this little island that it very very seldom seen anybody other than people from that island, except for a couple missionaries that have been there.

It was some spectacle to have us Westerners with our white scanned and all just come walking down their beaches and their little villages that were dotted along the beach and one of things interesting about Papua New Guinea is that in their culture. It is not considered impolite to stare in on archaeology stare at some mining and were not what and but not Papua New Guinea it's it's just normal to stare and so that was basically out.

Some of you know how did the people respond to you. I think basically stared at us everywhere you go. They just stare at you if you got your wallet on the beach and it is everything I did is stare at you like this. It is like I don't have any words to share or anything like that. And to me that's a very uncomfortable feeling because I want to.

I like the feeling of being at home. I think most people like that you know is the place where you know you belong, but some people there's comfortable with everyone. My mom's like this. My mom is is amazing and that is she still this way she's always been this way.

Just be comfortable with any group of people at any place at any time and she just she just has a basic assumption that people will help you and that why couldn't you just go up there and get along with those people or whatever and it makes are just sort of fearless and shameless about things and used to really embarrasses his kids because, well, just go up and talk to strangers or do things we do switches, hiding like an old mom of the ultimate expression of this is that that our annual trek to the beach.

This was back in the day that you didn't stop eat at Arby's or something on the way in the first place. There were hardly any restaurants of any sort, even fast food on the way the beach a good ride down to the countryside. The second place, with no way we will spend money you could take a perfectly good major sandwich and and so allowed backup flies up tomatoes and takes bread and mayonnaise and and we'd always stop down there and in the near rocking ham and and have a little picnic at the at the rest area on this window due and owing on the beach trip one year.

This is trying to how comfortable my mom is with people. One year she had and slice of the tomato and she forgot she didn't have 1/9 and she did everything to spread mayonnaise with anything else. So what we want to do and she so optional go up and ask these people for some people. People that house over there so my mom goes up, not so somebody's door and says listen, bars and utensils so we can have a picnic. People are surprised by this, but you be amazed people will help you out in situations like that. She's always been that way and I think the reason she's that way is because she grew up the daughter of a Methodist minister and they moved every four years. She never lived anywhere more than four years in some places. She only lived a couple years, so she was just accustomed to just pick up and moving. There's a lot of growing body of research actually on kids that are called third culture kids is when would be my mom but would describe as some military kids or missionary kids or even now this global economy of ours some kids of business families that move a whole lot in the third culture kid is one who grows up and in a culture that is not his or her parents own culture of origin and so it's a very unusual upbringing for those kids and I heard one of them recently speaking about this and what is what is why has some huge benefit has with these kids is that they have a a global drawled worldview that very few other kids have most of us are, the world's like this but when you grow up in a culture that's not your own. Just expand your horizons and it makes you feel like you're more comfortable in the world. Interestingly, these kids according to this growing body of research also tend to be more highly educated than other kids. They tend to be very comfortable in a variety of settings and what's interesting about it isn't the place that there uncomfortable is often in their their parents own country of origin that sometimes I feel displaced bear and unsettled there, and it can lead to some problems and depression than these in these kids. It's a very interesting group of a group of people and is a growing number of kids that have experienced this. I don't ever known anybody like this, but people that just they they have the capacity to just go and relate because there's something different about how their soul has been forged. When I was first in ministry and doing youth ministry. One of things I did was I helped to launch a young life program at a high school and as part of this. We didn't have any any students really that we knew yet and part of what you do young life is where ever a school will grant you permission to come onto the campus again with the school's permission and inopportune, just maybe hang out at lunch talk to some students get to know them and eventually invite them to young life. Maybe develop a relationship with him and and ultimately for the opportunity to share the love of God with them and so this this is what we call contact where this is going to making relationship. I'm not comfortable doing that. I am five number one first times that I went and I was going on.

It was a buddy monger going onto the campus and out right as we are trying to make our way into the school. The school fire alarm went off and every student had to come and file out of the thing we did know where we're supposed to be a whisper school lineup of one of the other student rooms where art is just feeling so awkward when there a few people there that I knew it works and volunteer with young life that were just absolutely fantastic at desk because they just love doing this and one thought I had seen them in forever is young man volunteer with young life and he was the best he was when you truly say never met a stranger could just go and just be with anybody. This was the fellow member one-time ass and that he was getting ready take a week of vacation. He was single man after we go to your vacation and there's no lie.

This is what he was going to do. He was going to go to a small Eastern North Carolina town where he'd never been before, spend the whole week just wandering around a little town, so the people would stare at him and wonder who he was going to barbershop and talk to people and just try to get to know people in the little town. I said that you have your vacation is yet is a lot that most of us aren't that way most of us like the sense of belonging somewhere. We want to fit in. The reason I'm saying all this is that Moses was the third culture kid doesn't want to rush past. Chapter 2 in getting into the story of Moses without inviting you to think about this, of how it was that Moses grew up his brutal Allen right the making of a mediator, blessing your life grayscale vision for signing rights of free grace and encouragement. Allen writes daily blessing. It's free. Just a click away and got away feel like something is holding you back if you lack an important scene that could change everything. Is there someone you referencing stock to help them out what's missing blessing on the vision spoken over you can learn how to embrace who practice a blessing to Pastor Alan, writes new blood, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries once to send you the I thank you for your demo sent you a gift today and discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get to Allen right ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today. We will send you a special offer.

We are happy to send this to you as I banks from Allen right ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website. Pastor, our in.work. Allen is we are really cranking into this series on Moses why did you feel it was so important to go back and for a lot to say, way back in the Old Testament to find hope for today through this character in the Bible, Moses. We note Moses is prefiguring Christ over and over to so Jesus is the better Moses and Moses as a mediator because he can relate to both the Egyptians and the Hebrews he was a Hebrew is raising Egyptian court. So what a picture this is to annually over that where he is Egyptian anti-zebra and, in other words, to be our mediator Christ needs to be both God and man because EEG links us, and so where examining the role of Moses is mediator because it points us to Jesus who is the better meeting today's good news production. Allen right ministries


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