Many times in Exodus chapters 6 – 10 Yehovah reveals himself to Moses saying “I am Yehovah;” and I see a spiritual growth in Moses as he begins to understand the authority that Yehovah has ordained him to walk in.
Moses has felt inept to speak for Yehovah from the beginning. When Yehovah first spoke to Moses, his immediate response was his inability to speak well.
Then Moses said to Yehovah, “My Master [adoni], I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” (Exo 4:10)
Here is Yehovah’s response to the man He has chosen to lead His people.
So the anger of Yehovah was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And look, he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do. So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as Elohim. (Exo 4:14-16)
So Moses went to Egypt and spoke to the elders of His people and to Pharaoh. However things did not go as Moses expected and he complained to Yehovah saying,
So Moses returned to Yehovah and said, “My Master [adoni], why have You brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all.” (Exo 5:22-23)
I Am Yehovah!
This time Yehovah answers saying “I am Yehovah!” Moses, and all Yehovah called-out men, must starting listening to what Yehovah says and begin acting in accordance with His words.
And Elohim spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am Yehovah. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as Elohim Almighty, but by My name, Yehovah, I was not known to them. (Exo 6:2-3)
He goes on saying,
Therefore say to Israel’s seed [perversely know as “the children of Israel”]: ‘I am Yehovah; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah your Elohim who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a possession: I am Yehovah.‘ ” (Exo 6:6-8)
And it came to pass, on the day Yehovah spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,that Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying, “I am Yehovah. Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.” (Exo 6:28-29)
Moses is a man, just like all men. He has fears, doubts and feelings of inadequacy. Even after all the Elohim and creator of all things has spoken to him he still says “I am of uncircumcised lips.” Listen to what Yehovah says this time!
Yehovah Says Moses Shall Be As Elohim To Pharaoh
So Yehovah said to Moses: “See, I have made you as Elohim to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. (Exo 7:1)
When Moses begins his ongoing dialogue with Pharaoh he has Aaron handle the Rod of Elohim. But it is not long before we begin to see Moses say and do things that even Yehovah did not tell him to do.
So Yehovah did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields. (Exo 8:13)
Before long it is Moses who is doing everything as he begins to understand and walk in the authority which Yehovah has given to him.
For many years I have understood that Yehovah’s name is represents the idea that “what He says, He will do”. But I still have to say that I was very pleased when I went back to the first verse I read that gave me this understanding and saw the very same words. “I am Yehovah!”
I will put My spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah. I have spoken it and performed it!,” says Yehovah.’ ” (Eze 37:14)
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In the last days Yehovah will raise up men, just like he raised up Moses, who will speak for Him in the earth. They will all understand that what Yehovah says, He will do. They too will speak for Yehovah and see Him answer according to their words. The “he” which Yehovah is speaking about here is the plural “he” who will speak for Him.
His delight is in the fear of Yehovah, and he shall not judge by the sight of his eyes, nor decide by the hearing of his ears. But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth. He shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. (Isa 11:3-4)
Here is my Sabbath teaching on the 2nd through the ninth plagues which fell on Egypt.
I Am Yehovah, What I Say, I Will Do!
2E08 Exodus 8:16-11
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