Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Exodus Chapter 6
Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 6:1-13
6:2And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am Jehovah: 6:3and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them. 6:4And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they sojourned. 6:5And moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. 6:6Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: 6:7and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God, who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 6:8And I will bring you in unto the land which I sware to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am Jehovah. 6:9And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
6:10And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 6:11Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 6:12And Moses spake before Jehovah, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? 6:13And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
August 1, 1943: Exodus 6:1-7
What overcomes the doubt that rises in the mind over failure immediately to demonstrate the power of God in one's affairs? A renewed affirmation of faith in divine power gives confidence and courage. “Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh.”
What does the one who enters the regeneration need to learn first? He must understand that patience is necessary as well as courage. No impatient person can undergo the miracle of rebirth into spiritual consciousness, for this is more often a gradual than a sudden process.
When a first effort ends in failure, what is the next step? Clearer understanding should be sought. Moses did not lose faith in God, when Pharaoh's reaction was the opposite of what he expected it would be. He returned to God to learn why this was the case.
What new light did he receive? He gained a better understanding of the nature and power of the I AM. The I AM is timeless. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob identified themselves with Jehovah through the I AM, and Moses was to use this same enabling power.
Pharaoh was to drive the Children of Israel out of his land with a strong hand. What is meant by this? Egypt (tribulation, distress) in one phase represents sense consciousness. The sufferings of sense grow so unbearable that those who undergo them are driven to seek an understanding of the Spirit of God as a means of escape.
How can we realize our ideas? By claiming them through the I AM. Each of us may say of himself, “l am the incarnation of faith, wisdom, love, power. I am health incarnate. I am power, poised and quiet but immeasurably strong.” We can drop negative attitudes from mind and claim whatever of Truth we will.
Why did Jehovah not deliver the Israelites immediately from the “burdens of the Egyptians”? Because their faith in Jehovah was undeveloped, and without faith no deliverance could reach them. Like ship-wrecked persons on an uninhabited island, they had no means of communication with sources of deliverance, until they developed it through faith.
“I will take you to me for a people and I will be to you a God.” Why is fulfillment of this promise postponed to a future time? It was to be fulfilled at such time as they should develop spiritual consciousness and be able to worship God as Spirit. While they leaned toward idolatry, they could not be the people of God.
What is the goal of regeneration? Consciousness of God. “Ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God.”
January 13, 1946: Exodus 6:6-8
What is signified by Jehovah's promises to the Children of Israel? The truth that God is ever ready to deliver us from bondage to the sense consciousness, and to reveal to us our divine nature.
How are we led to realize freedom from bondage to sense consciousness? Through following the guidance of our indwelling Spirit, Jehovah, or the I AM.
When is Jehovah with us? When we become conscious that through the I AM God is our stay and support, and that He gives us power and ability to accomplish all that we will.
What lies between us and the Promised Land of wisdom and understanding? Ignorance and indecision. As we develop the faculty of judgment, it leads us to the higher consciousness of wisdom and understanding. “I will redeem you ... with great judgments.”
How many steps must we take to receive divine guidance? Three. First we claim it; next we recognize and heed it; lastly we follow it with appropriate action.
What hastens our progress from sense consciousness to spiritual consciousness? Faith and trust.
Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 6:14-27
6:14These are the heads of their fathers' houses. The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben. 6:15And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman; these are the families of Simeon. 6:16And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were a hundred thirty and seven years. 6:17The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families. 6:18And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years. 6:19And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations. 6:20And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years. 6:21And the sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 6:22And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri. 6:23And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 6:24And the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites. 6:25And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites according to their families.
6:26These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom Jehovah said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts. 6:27These are they that spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 6:28-30
6:28And it came to pass on the day when Jehovah spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 6:29that Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, I am Jehovah: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak unto thee. 6:30And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 02-02-2014 and Jennifer Keating on 02-10-2014