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More importantly, however, those patterns testify that Jesus Christ was the promised Messiah including symbolism even of his birth date.
In order to understand the significance of those patterns, let us briefly review the order and timing of events of the Exodus.
This article continues the chronology begun in the last three of this series, employing sacred calendars to pinpoint the date of the Exodus to the very day.
Sacred patterns are then used to witness that this date is correct.
At the end of forty days, God presented Moses with two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments engraved on them by his own hand (Ex. Then he had the people reconsecrate themselves to the Lord. ) Moses ascended the mount again to plead for forgiveness for his people. This Moses did, and the Lord again wrote the Ten Commandments on the tablets (Deut. Moses stayed on the mount another forty days (Deut. When he descended, his face glowed so brightly that it was covered as a courtesy to onlookers (Ex. The next five months were spent building the tabernacle as instructed.
The Lord accepted his petition and at the end of forty more days on the mount told him to descend the mount and to return the very next day with two blank stone tablets and a box to protect them (Ex. On the eighth day after the high priest Aaron had donned his garments, the tabernacle was raised on the first day (1 Nisan) of the next year (Ex. Late in the following summer, when they approached the land of their inheritance, 12 men were sent to spy out the land.
It was done miraculously when he parted the Jordan River waters and they passed over into Canaan on the day 10 Nisan, being the first month of the 41st year of the Exodus (Josh. On that same day, all the men were circumcised (Josh. Then they kept the Passover and on the following morning the manna ceased (Josh. Before proceeding to my proposed dating method, let us briefly review the traditional methods.
On the mountain, God gave Moses many laws, including detailed instructions on how to build a tabernacle and to perform priestly ordinances. When Moses descended down the mountain and saw that the people had so quickly broken their covenant by worshipping an idol of gold, he broke the tablets, destroyed the calf, and had all those who would stand with the Lord slay some three thousand of those who would not.
The escapees were overtaken at the Red Sea, which was divided by a great wind all night at the command of Moses. The Lord soon commanded Moses to have all the people prepare for two days so that they could see the cloud descend onto the mount and hear his voice for themselves (Ex. They did so and on the morning of the third day, there was thunder and lightning, fire and smoke, and they heard the terrifying voice of a trumpet give a long and loud blast.
The Israelites crossed the sea safely the next day on dry land, but the Egyptians were drowned when they pursued, as the waters closed over them. That proof of God's providing for them continued for forty years, so that the rising generation had a weekly reminder of the existence of God (Ex. On the first day of the next month they reached the foot of Mr. Then they all heard the voice of God revealing the Ten Commandments, a covenant between Israel and God (Deut. The people all accepted with one voice the words of the Lord as a covenant and Moses set up twelve pillars, sacrificed animals, and sprinkled the "blood of the covenant" onto the people so they could never forget the importance of the Ten Commandments (Ex. Then seventy of the elders of Israel ascended the mount with Moses and Aaron and were allowed to actually see God (Ex. After everyone heard the terrifying voice of God, they feared death if the were to hear or see more.
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