Exodus 2:10 – And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
Because I drew him out of the water. Hello readers, today we will be talking about being drawn out of water. This is what Moses’ very name means. He was meant to die, the command was to kill him, but he was saved in an ark. Reader, your only chance of surviving the river of death is if you are in the ark of Jesus Christ. Enter death in Jesus Christ, both practically and spiritually, and you will live. His parents lost him in faith, in thus doing they regained him. When we die with Christ, we aren’t losing, but we are truly winning, we are passing from death unto life.
Pharaoh didn’t like the Israelites multiplying, so he devised a plan to kill the babies by chucking them in the river. Pharaoh doesn’t like Christians telling others the gospel. He wants to swamp new converts in the river of worldly philosophy, religion, education, beliefs. And many choke to death in the depths.
There’s a law that demands we die. It’s the law of sin and death. That’s what Satan brought, he brought death. He was a murderer from the beginning. And mankind has had a huge problem ever since. We have all violated the law of God. And thus we abide under it’s curse and under it’s penalty. The problem isn’t the law, the problem is us, all the law does is exposes us as sinners. And it kills us.
We never had a chance really, we were born into sin. We were born in Egypt. There are things we can’t control. Remember those cities of refuge, they were there for someone who killed his neighbor unawares. That man would be safe in the city of refuge, but what he would be guilty was was of not fleeing to the city. You won’t go to hell for your sin so much as you will go to hell because you rejected the way of escape, you rejected the way of life, the person of Jesus Christ. There is no excuse for rejecting Jesus Christ for salvation.
Moses was saved by faith. Faith is what saves, because his parent’s weren’t afraid of the kings commandment. They chose to believe another law. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus that Romans 8 speaks of. One law trumped the other as Moses floated on the water. Death had no hold on him, because he was in the ark. The ark is your way to float on the river of death.
So here is baby Moses floating in the river in an ark. When all other babies were drowning to death, he floated… all because he was in the ark. Jesus is the ark of our salvation. When you trust in Jesus, you are placed in Christ. Jesus died for each person that would believe on him. Remember that axe head that floated, it was a miracle… and salvation is a miracle. Satan wants to murder you, but you can float in the ark. The ark prepared for and launched out in simple faith.
And upon this came Pharaoh’s daughter, she saw the ark, and when it was opened up, the babe wept. She was moved with compassion. And she from that point on had him for her son. But the child was raised by his true parents, and they taught him the word of God.
But Moses name means drawn out of water. When you get saved you are drawn out of the water. You are drawn out of death. Out of darkness. Out of Satan’s kingdom. Out of his clutches. Indeed our whole life is one of Christ drawing us out of things unto himself. He draws us out of all the lies, all the lust, all the pride. You can know what it’s like to be drawn out of this wicked world into the kingdom of God simply by seeing you are a guilty sinner and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation from sin.
Our biggest need is deliverance from our sin. God is interested in delivering us from the penalty, the power and the presence of sin. See, you won’t get to Canaan without being delivered from Egypt first. Then they were overthrown in the wilderness because of all their sin. The true deliverance we need is spiritual, in the heart. Because the problem with us all is that wicked heart and flesh nature.
It’s a work of God to draw us out. Think of how helpless Moses was just simply lying in the ark. Deep waters beneath, but you can walk on the water when Christ bids you. If you haven’t been drawn out, then you’re not saved. Because salvation is being drawn out of death, out of sin, out of darkness, out of Satan’s kingdom unto God through Jesus Christ his Son. That’s what the Holy Spirit does, and after saving us, he sanctifies us, he’s going to make us more and more Christlike. The work of the Holy Spirit is to draw us to Christ. That involves going from … unto. From sin… unto Christ. From darkness… unto light. From Egypt… to Canaan. Many people want to go from something, but never go to Christ. They wander from this to that aimlessly, never finding a spot at the cross of Jesus Christ in repentance and faith.
You want a solution to the death of your life? You need to get in the ark. Moses was placed into the ark by faith. They believed God and were not afraid of the king’s commandment. Look, you can be in dark times, and these were dark times in Israel’s history. When you’re chucking your babies into the river and you’re enslaved by a cruel king, you’re in dark times. But they chose to believe God with their son Moses. And in losing Moses, they gained him. Often we think we are losing when we put God first, when we trust God, when we obey God at great cost to what we think and know… but in so doing they gained Moses forever. His parents got to raise him, God sorted it out, and Moses turned into a mighty man of God. All because he was drawn out of the water.
You can float above death, you don’t need to live a life abiding in the death of sin. You can float on the water. All it takes is believing God. It takes being IN something… and that something is someone… the Lord Jesus Christ. When you believe in Christ, you are placed in Christ. He also dwells in you by his Spirit. It’s a miracle, just like Moses’ salvation from the fate in the river. The parents couldn’t have planned that, all they could do was trust God. Trust in the ability of the ark to save you, not in your ability.
Because I drew him out of the water, has God drawn you out of death, out of sin, out of hell as your future home? Have you been forgiven? Are you saved? Or are you headed to the river with no ark to save you? Moses was drawn out of the water, and we all need to be drawn out of a life of sin and death. And that’s all through the life and work of Jesus Christ, who came to save us from our sin, you don’t need to drown in this world, in your flesh, you don’t have to live under Satan’s cruel bondage… you can be saved today, and through Christ drawn out of the water of death forever.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)