About 80 years after the baptism of Moses, the time had come for all Israel to be delivered from Egypt. God remembered the covenant which He had made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and He listened to the prayers of their descendants.
God gave Moses a new revelation of His Name. Then He sent Moses on a mission to lead all the Israelites out of Egypt, so they could be free from slavery and worship God as a community. Acts 7:38 refers to the Israelites who left Egypt as the “church in the wilderness”. The Greek word used in Acts 7:38 is ekklesia, the same word translated “church” elsewhere in the New Testament. (Just like the New Testament church, the Israelites were called together to escape bondage, worship God as a community, and
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