Isaiah 19 - Gospel to the Egyptians

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Effective  _  ,   Faith Moriah Eck  (“Consultant”) and VIPKID HK Ltd. (“Company”) agree as follows:
Group Intro
1. Services; Payment; No Violation of Rights or Obligations.  
- Goal
We are to eagerly hunger for spiritual nutrition in greater degrees
Consultant agrees to undertake and complete the Services (as defined in Exhibit A) in accordance with and on the schedule specified in Exhibit A.  As the only consideration due Consultant regarding the subject matter of this Agreement, Company will pay Consultant in accordance with Exhibit A. Unless otherwise specifically agreed upon by Company in writing (and notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement), all activity relating to Services will be performed by and only by Consultant.  Consultant agrees that it will not (and will not permit others to) violate any agreement with or rights of any third party or, except as expressly authorized by Company in writing hereafter, use or disclose at any time Consultant’s own or any third party’s confidential information or intellectual property in connection with the Services or otherwise for or on behalf of Company.
2. Ownership Rights; Proprietary Information; Publicity. 
We are here to become spiritually mature
Regardless of your background or where you are in your relationship with Jesus, you are called to grow
a) Company shall own all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights of any sort throughout the world) relating to any and all inventions, works of authorship, designs, know-how, ideas and information made or conceived or reduced to practice, in whole or in part, by or for or on behalf of Consultant during the term of this Agreement that relate to the subject matter of or arise out of or in connection with the Services or any Proprietary Information (as defined below) (collectively, “Inventions”) and Consultant will promptly disclose and provide all Inventions to Company.  Consultant hereby makes all assignments necessary to accomplish the foregoing ownership.  Consultant shall assist Company, at Company’s expense, to further evidence, record and perfect such assignments, and to perfect, obtain, maintain, enforce and defend any rights assigned.  Consultant hereby irrevocably designates and appoints Company as its agents and attorneys-in-fact, coupled with an interest, to act for and on Consultant’s behalf to execute and file any document and to do all other lawfully permitted acts to further the foregoing with the same legal force and effect as if executed by Consultant and all other creators or owners of the applicable Invention. 
- What we do
b) Consultant agrees that all Inventions and all other business, technical and financial information (including, without limitation, the identity of and information relating to customers or employees or other Company’s consultant) developed, learned or obtained by or on behalf of Consultant during the period that Consultant is to be providing the Services that relate to Company or the business or demonstrably anticipated business of Company or in connection with the Services or that are received by or for Company in confidence, constitute “Proprietary Information.”   Proprietary information also includes information received in confidence by the Company from its customers or suppliers or other third parties. Consultant shall hold in confidence and not disclose or, except in performing the Services, use or permit to be used any Proprietary Information.  However, Consultant shall not be obligated under this paragraph with respect to information Consultant can document is or becomes readily publicly available without restriction through no fault of Consultant, provided that Consultant must promptly notify Company of any knowledge of the same.  Upon termination or as otherwise requested by Company, Consultant will promptly provide to Company all items and copies containing or embodying Proprietary Information, except that Consultant may keep its personal copies of its compensation records and this Agreement.  Consultant also recognizes and agrees that Consultant has no expectation of privacy with respect to Company’s telecommunications, networking or information processing systems (including, without limitation, stored computer files, email messages and voice messages) and that Consultant’s activity, and any files or messages, on or using any of those systems may be monitored at any time without notice.   
c) To the extent allowed by law, Section 2(a) and any license granted Company hereunder includes all rights of paternity, integrity, disclosure and withdrawal and any other rights that may be known as or referred to as “moral rights,” “artist’s rights,” “droit moral,” or the like (collectively, “Moral Rights”).  Furthermore, Consultant agrees that notwithstanding any rights of publicity, privacy or otherwise (whether or not statutory) anywhere in the world, and without any further compensation, Company may and is hereby authorized to (and to allow others to) use Consultant’s name and group photographs, video and/or audio recordings documenting Consultant in activities relating to the provision of Service set out in this Agreement in connection with promotion of its business, products or services.  To the extent any of the foregoing is ineffective under applicable law, Consultant hereby provides any and all ratifications and consents necessary to accomplish the purposes of the foregoing to the extent possible and agrees not to assert any Moral Rights with respect thereto.  Consultant will confirm any such ratifications and consents from time to time as requested by Company.  If any other person is in any way involved in any Services, Consultant will obtain the foregoing ratifications, consents and authorizations from such person for Company’s exclusive benefit. 
d) If any part of the Services or Inventions or information provided hereunder is based on, incorporates, or is an improvement or derivative of, or cannot be reasonably and fully made, used, reproduced, distributed and otherwise exploited without using or violating technology or intellectual property rights owned by or licensed to Consultant (or any person involved in the Services) and not assigned hereunder, Consultant hereby grants Company and its successors a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable right and license to exploit and exercise all such technology and intellectual property rights in support of Company’s exercise or exploitation of the Services, Inventions, other work or information performed or provided hereunder, or any assigned rights (including any modifications, improvements and derivatives of any of them).    
3. Warranties and Other Obligations.  
Consultant represents, warrants and covenants that:  (i) the Services will be performed in a professional and workmanlike manner and that none of such Services nor any part of this Agreement is or will be inconsistent with any obligation Consultant may have to others; (ii) all work under this Agreement shall be Consultant’s original work and none of the Services or Inventions nor any development, use, production, distribution or exploitation thereof will infringe, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity (including, without limitation, Consultant); (iii) Consultant has the full right to allow it to provide Company with the assignments and rights provided for herein (and has written enforceable agreements with all persons necessary to give it the rights to do the foregoing and otherwise fully perform this Agreement); (iv) Consultant shall comply with all applicable laws and Company safety rules in the course of performing the Services; and (v) if Consultant’s work requires a license, Consultant has obtained that license and the license is in full force and effect.
Lesson Intro
4. Conflicts of Interest. 
In the recent months, a top 10 influential christian pastor that a lot of us, me included have studied under, has been saying the church needs to “unhitch” from the OT - I want to take a second to address that
Referring to Jesus command to love one another as I have loved you - “Jesus issued his new commandment as a replacement for everything in the existing list. Including the big ten… [Christians] are not required to obey any of the commandments found in the first part of their Bible.”
Consultant represents and warrants that Consultant has no outstanding agreement or obligation that is in conflict with any of the provisions of this Agreement, or that would preclude Consultant from fully complying with the provisions hereof, and further certifies that Consultant will not enter into such conflicting agreement during the term of this Agreement.  
5. Termination. 
Why - “The blended model (using both the OT & the NT) began as early as the second century when church leaders essentially kidnapped the Jewish Scriptures and claimed them as their own.”
a) Either party may terminate this Agreement for any reason with two weeks advance written notice. If Company informed Consultant to terminate the contract in two weeks advance, Company may limit Consultant’s availability for time slots and remove Consultant’s access to VIPKID related platforms and may reassign already booked classes.
Jesus view of the OT
Scripture - referring to a Psalm - cannot be broken -
b) Company may terminate this Agreement without prior notice for any of the following reason: (i)Consultant breaches a material provision of this Agreement; (ii)Consultant is found unsuitable for the position in the reasonable opinion of Company; (iii)Consultant engages in misconduct (including any illegal activity during or outside of class hours) or any activity or actions that, in the reasonable opinion of Company may injure or tend to injure Company or the reputation of Company;(iv)Consultant consistently receives low feedback scores or severe complaints  from students and parents;(v)Consultant does not provide the necessary tools to teach stable, high quality classes;(vi)Consultant’s number of class cancellations (as stipulated in the Company’s Teacher Practices) exceeds maximum number during the term of this agreement.(vii) Consultant provided false information or documentation in application stage and during the contract period.
For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” -
6. Relationship of the Parties; Independent Contractor; No Employee Benefits; Taxes; Indemnification.
Notwithstanding any provision hereof, Consultant is an independent contractor and is not an employee, agent, partner or joint venturer of Company and shall not bind nor attempt to bind Company to any contract.  Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted or construed as creating or establishing a relationship of employer and employee between Company and Consultant, or any employee or agent of Consultant. Consultant shall accept any directions issued by Company pertaining to the goals to be attained and the results to be achieved by Consultant, but Consultant shall be solely responsible for the manner and hours in which the Services are performed under this Agreement.  Consultant shall not be eligible to participate in any of Company’s employee benefit plans, fringe benefit programs, group insurance arrangements or similar programs.  Company shall not provide workers’ compensation, disability insurance, Social Security or unemployment compensation coverage or any other statutory benefit to Consultant.  Consultant acknowledges and agrees that Consultant is obligated to report as income all compensation received by Consultant pursuant to this Agreement, and Consultant agrees to and acknowledges the obligation to pay all taxes, including without limitation all federal and state income tax, social security taxes and unemployment, disability insurance and workers’ compensation applicable to Consultant and any person who performs Services in connection with this Agreement, and that Consultant will not be eligible for any employee benefits (nor does Consultant desire any of them) and expressly waives any entitlement to such benefits.  
This pastor refers to the sermon on the mount replacing the 10 commandments, but Jesus in that sermon says 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. -
7. Indemnification. 
Approximately 1/3 of the NT is quotations or allusions to the OT
o love God - Jesus says Those who love him keep his commandments
Consultant agrees to indemnify and hold the Company, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees harmless to the extent of any obligation imposed on the Company (i) to pay withholding taxes or similar items or (ii) resulting from Consultant’s being determined not to be an independent contractor.  Consultant further agrees to indemnify and hold the Company, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees harmless from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages and judgments, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, arising out of or based upon any breach or alleged breach by Consultant of any representation, warranty, certification, covenant, obligation or other agreement set forth in this Agreement.
8. Assignment.
Used heavily is every book
This Agreement and the services contemplated hereunder are personal to Consultant and Consultant shall not have the right or ability to assign, transfer or subcontract any rights or obligations under this Agreement without the written consent of Company.  Any attempt to do so shall be void.  Company may fully assign and transfer this Agreement in whole or part.  
Progressive revelation - that God has revealed His plan of redemption in small doses over time
It is not that the OT is obsolete or irrelevant
9. Notice.
All notices under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given when personally delivered or sent by email, or three days after being sent by prepaid certified or registered U.S. mail to the address of the party to be noticed as set forth herein or to such other address as such party last provided to the other by written notice.
It was fulfilled in Christ
10. Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate Claims.
He was the ultimate sacrifice all the sacrifices were pointing to
By that sacrifice, God’s people are no longer one nation, but all nations
Consultant and the Company agree that any and all controversies, claims, or disputes arising out of, relating to, or resulting from Consultant’s performance of services for the Company or the termination of Consultant’s contract with the Company, including any breach of this mutual agreement to arbitrate claims (this “Arbitration Agreement”), shall be subject to binding arbitration.  Both parties agree that this Arbitration Agreement is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §1 et seq. (the “FAA”).  If the FAA is found not to apply, then this Arbitration Agreement is enforceable under the laws of the state in which Consultant performs services.  However, both parties agree that there will be no right to bring any dispute covered by this Arbitration Agreement as a class, collective or representative action.
Why study?
a) Claims Covered By this Arbitration Agreement.  To the maximum extent allowed by law, the Company and Consultant mutually consent to the resolution by binding arbitration of all claims or causes of action that the Company may have against Consultant or that Consultant may have against the Company or the Company’s current and former owners, partners, members, officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, all subsidiary and affiliated entities, all benefit plans the benefit plans’ sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators, affiliates, and all successors and assigns of any of them.  
It teaches us what Jesus is like and why he came
b) Class Action Waiver.  Consultant agrees that Consultant will not assert class action, collective action or representative action claims against the Company in arbitration or otherwise, nor will Consultant join or serve as a member of a class, collective or representative action.  Consultant understands that this means that there will be no right or authority for any dispute to be brought, heard, or arbitrated as a class, collective or representative action (“Class Action Waiver”).  The Class Action Waiver shall not be severable from this Arbitration Agreement in any lawsuit in which (1) the complaint is filed as a class, collective or representative action and (2) the civil court of competent jurisdiction in which the complaint was filed finds the Class Action Waiver is unenforceable (and such finding is confirmed by appellate review if review is sought).  In such instances, the class action must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not as class arbitration. 
God has not changed, so seeing how He deals with His people is important
Consultant understands that either party may lawfully seek enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement and the Class Action Waiver under the FAA and seek dismissal of such actions or claims.  Notwithstanding any other clause contained in this Arbitration Agreement, any claim that all or part of the Class Action Waiver is invalid, unenforceable void or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator.  The Class Action Waiver shall be severable when a dispute is filed as an individual action and severance is necessary to ensure that the individual action proceeds in arbitration.
The promises
c) Administrative Relief.  Consultant understands that this Arbitration Agreement does not prohibit Consultant from pursuing an administrative claim with a local, state, or federal administrative body that is authorized to enforce or administer laws related to employment.  Consultant understands that this Agreement does, however, preclude Consultant from pursuing any court action regarding any such claim, except as permitted by law.  Further, nothing in this Arbitration Agreement excuses either party from bringing an administrative claim before a state or federal agency in order to fulfill the party’s obligation to exhaust administrative remedies before making a claim in arbitration.
d) Waiver of Right to Court or Jury Trial.  Consultant understands that, by signing this Arbitration Agreement, both the Company and Consultant are giving up any right they may have to a court or jury trial on all claims Consultant and the Company may have against each other, as described in Section (a) above.  
The steadfast covenant love
e) Arbitration Procedures.  The Company and Consultant agree that, except as provided in the Arbitration Agreement, any arbitration shall be in accordance with and under the auspices and rules of JAMS, Inc. (“JAMS”) for the resolution of employment disputes, pursuant to its employment arbitration rules & procedures.  The JAMS Employment Arbitration Rules and procedures are available at  The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class proceeding.  Notwithstanding anything in the JAMS rules, the arbitrator will not have the authority to determine whether this Arbitration Agreement or any portion of it is enforceable, revocable or valid, the arbitrability of disputes, or whether claims may be arbitrated on a class, collective, or representative basis.   The Parties agree that the arbitrator shall have the power to decide any motions brought by any party to the arbitration, including motions for summary judgment and/or adjudication, motions to dismiss and demurrers prior to any arbitration hearing.  In arbitration, the parties will have the right to conduct adequate civil discovery, bring dispositive motions, and present witnesses and evidence as needed to present their cases and defenses.  Consultant agrees that any arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement shall be conducted in San Francisco County or the site of the closest JAMS office to Consultant in Consultant’s home state whichever Consultant choses.  The arbitrator shall apply the substantive law of the state in which Consultant performs the Services. The arbitrator’s decision regarding the claims shall be final and binding upon the parties, and shall be enforceable in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  No remedies that otherwise would be available to an individual in a court of law will be forfeited by virtue of this Arbitration Agreement.  
We see, in story form, God’s faithfulness over time
f) Attorneys’ Fees and Costs.  In the event that either party initiates an arbitration, Consultant agrees that each party shall be responsible for paying such party’s own attorneys’ fees and costs.  Consultant agrees that the arbitrator shall have the power to award any remedies available under applicable law, and that the arbitrator shall award attorneys’ fees and costs to the prevailing party, except as prohibited by law.  
It teaches us how to love God - Jesus says Those who love him keep his commandments
Lesson Intro
g) Modification/Entire Agreement.  This Arbitration Agreement shall survive the termination of Consultant’s contract with the Company.  It can only be revoked or modified by a writing signed by the parties that specifically states an intent to revoke or modify this Arbitration Agreement.  This is the complete agreement of the parties on the subject of arbitration of disputes.  This Arbitration Agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous oral or written understanding on the subject.  If any provision of this Arbitration Agreement is found to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, such finding shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Arbitration Agreement and this Arbitration Agreement shall be reformed to the greatest extent possible to ensure that the resolution of all conflicts between the parties are resolved by neutral, binding arbitration.
11. Miscellaneous.  
Summary of where we have been
a) Any breach of Section 2 or 3 will cause irreparable harm to Company for which damages would not be an adequate remedy, and therefore, Company will be entitled to injunctive relief with respect thereto in addition to any other remedies.  
This is the historical background
was prologue/intro
was Isaiah’s call
The king of Judah had two kingdoms against him - and he had two choices for defense - trust God and his promises to David or the mighty power of Assyria
b) The failure of either party to enforce its rights under this Agreement at any time for any period shall not be construed as a waiver of such rights.  No changes or modifications or waivers to this Agreement will be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties.  
point to the true Davidic king reigning in Zion
demonstrated God’s total control over history, including the enemies of God
New section tonight
Last lesson
c) In the event that any provision of this Agreement shall be determined to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
He choose to ally with Assyria, which then Isaiah prophecies will lead to judgment
Zechariah ch 3
The high priest was wearing filthy clothes before God, Satan was accusing him, Joshua was redressed in clean clothes
Saw how other prophets use different imagery, but preach the same Gospel
d) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Delaware. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the Parties with respect to the subject matter herein and supersedes all prior written and oral agreements, discussions, or representations between the Parties. Consultant represents and warrants that it is not relying on any statement or representation not contained in this Agreement.  To the extent any terms set forth in any exhibit or schedule conflict with the terms set forth in this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control unless otherwise expressly agreed by the Parties in such exhibit or schedule.
The end of Ch 9 prophecies the destruction
Intro questions
e) Headings are used in this Agreement for reference only and shall not be considered when interpreting this Agreement.
What identifies someone as part of God’s people?
f) In any court action at law or equity that is brought by one of the Parties to this Agreement to enforce or interpret the provisions of this Agreement, the prevailing Party will be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees, in addition to any other relief to which that Party may be entitled.
What are your prone to trust in (as a replacement for Jesus) from inside your culture or from another culture are their for you? For Christianity?
Where is the geographic center of Christianity? Now? In history? (America? Europe? Rome? Israel?)
Where is the geographic center of Christianity? Now? In history? (America? Europe? Rome? Israel?)
Zooming in, if you were to get fired without cause tomorrow, how would you react?
g) This Agreement may be signed in two counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, with the same force and effectiveness as though executed in a single document.
What is your role in the Great Commission?
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Judgement on the Nations
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Ch 13-27
International topics
So if 7-12 was about Israel and the rule of the King of David, 13-23 turns outward to nations surrounding Israel and Judah and how the King of Zion reigns over them
As mentioned in Ch 10, God’s rule is not isolated to His people
Literary context
3 sets of 5 prophecies
Each set circles Israel - highlights their vulnerability, but also God’s total power
Sets progress from current times, to future, to end times
Note - this is why good study bibles, commentaries and other references are useful. No one here is recognizing that pattern and its significance on their own.
Will summarize the others by looking at this one example
Largely a message of judgement
Like ch 10 and Assyria, their pride and self confidence in their culture will be their downfall
But occasionally there are notes of a gentile salvation - This is the most vivid and clear
But occasionally there are notes of a gentile salvation - This is the most vivid and clear
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Immediate context
As we will see later in ch 28, and 150 yrs later on in Jeremiah, Israel is repeatedly tempted to protect themselves from Assyria with an alliance with Egypt
Egypt had 3000 years of glory and might to their name - really alluring to a small kingdom trying to survive
Would Israel trust in politics or Yahweh?
Vs 1-15
This oracle is bookended by descriptions of Yahweh’s actions - God is in control
Riding a swift cloud, idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence - v1
Yahweh has given her a spirit of confusion - v14-15
3 collapses of Egyptian culture
Social - v.2-4
Civil war
Religious confusion
Authoritarian dictator
Economic - v. 5-10
Egypt depended on the Nile to for economic stability
History testifies that dryer periods led to recession followed by societal collapse
This will affect all classes - Pillars & those who work for pay
Political - v. 11-13
All the advisors and bureaucrats are foolish
Egypt was known for her strong tradition of wisdom and leadership
The point here is not the details, but the broad sweeps
We are not meant to look for the records of the decline in the fishing industry
Instead see a poetic description of the truth that Egypt will go from the original world super power to a shell of herself
At vs 16 it transition from poetry to prose - be alert of topic change as well
Starts with the continuation of judgement theme
They will tremble with fear
The land of Judah will become a terror
But it begins to take a surprising turn
Date:  _  
Salvation for the Nations
5 mini-prophecies
All start with In that day
As we have said earlier, this term points to end times, or at the least future times
These progress in tone from judgement to salvation to glorification
Progress in scale from 5 cities to the whole country to the whole world
An unexpected destiny
Unexpected that the target of judgement will become the target of grace
Speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to Yahweh (v 18)
Language is a strong marker of cultural identity
This is America - speak English
To divide man and create conflict, God made men speak different languages at the tower of Babel - Here God is undoing that division
The god you worshipped also defined cultural and national divisions
Surprising Egypt because Egypt was very elitist
They were proud of their cultural identity and history
Semitic Canaanites (including Israel) were “sand-dwellers”, barbarians, uncivilized
Yet there is something more important to them that will cause them to give up that identity for a new one (one they used to look down on) Why?
Like asking Americans to give up our identity of liberty, English, back to back world war champs, etc to become Kazakhstani’s
Altar & pillar in Egypt (v 19-20)
Markers that signify that this is the promised land of God
From the middle out to the borders - the whole land
Altar and its religious significance
This is connected to the temple - this is where God meets man
On what basis? The blood of the sacrifice - atoning of sins by the death of a sacrifice
Location is surprising
God often warns Israel of worshipping outside of the temple
Yet now God is being worshipped not just in a different part of Israel, but in a foreign land
Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father… But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
Surely this is a
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This is connected to the temple - this is where God meets man
On what basis? The blood of the sacrifice - atoning of sins by the death of a sacrifice
Cry out to Yahweh because of oppressors (v 20)
They (Egyptians) will be downtrodden, enslaved and opressed
Call out to God to save them (the Egyptians) - surprisingly they do not turn to their own gods
Even more surprisingly, He will hear and answer their (The Egyptians!!) prayers
The fact is was Egypt
They were the epitome of culture, they were the ones to imitate
Yet here we see them giving up their cultural identity of language and gods to become like backwards, backwater, sand-dwelling Israelites.
Like asking Americans to give up our identity of liberty, English, hamburgers, and back to back world war champs, etc to become Kazakhstani’s
Yet there is something more important to them that will cause them to give up that identity for a new one (one they used to look down on)
They were the foreign land, the enemy territory, land of slavery that God’s people had to be brought up out of to the promised land
Yet now it is given designations that it is the land of God’s people
They were the oppressors of God’s people
The people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew. Exd 2:23-25
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Now they are the ones asking Yahweh to save them - and He answers!
Isaiah picks the unlikeliest candidate, Egypt, the first and most memorable adversary of the Lord’s people - Motyer
Motyer, J. A. (1996). The prophecy of Isaiah: an introduction & commentary (p. 163). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Convenantal patterns
Establishing a widespread permanent covenant
Not just giving them temporary earthly blessing or revival (think Jonah and the Assyrians)
Not just saving a few, but the nation
He will send them a savior and deliverer (v 20)
Someone to fight and win the battles for them
Words describing Jesus - He came to die for Egyptians
Yahweh is making Himself known to them (v 21)
Think God revealing himself to Israel at Mt Sinai
And they will know him
Similar to the covenant declaration - I will be their God and they will be my people
They will worship him in the way God commands (v 21)
Another marker of God making a covenant with His people
Much of the law given to Israel as part of the covenant centered on this topic
Israel under judgement in due to poor worship
They will have fatherly discipline - Striking and healing (v 22)
There will be trials, but the healing will win out
Ultimately how God will purify them
For the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. -
as a father the son in whom he delights. - Prov 3:12
Special names and descriptions - My people and The work of my hands (v25)
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Radical peace (v. 23)
Egypt and Assyria were the two powers locked in a cold war in that day. Every little country (like Judah) had to pick a side
Now they are both have been included into the covenant as God’s people
Free travel - almost merging - leads to unity in worship before God
Blessing (through the Gospel) flowing outwards (v. 24 - 25)
Israel will have fulfilled its call to be the city on the hill, the beacon to the surrounding nations (Egypt & Assyria).
Those nations in turn display God to their neighbors
This is a preview of the great commission, and ultimately the New Jerusalem mentioned in Isa 2:1-4
Life in Egypt
Name:  Faith Moriah Eck 
How we connect
How we connect
We are called exiles in the NT -
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. - 1 Pet 2:11-12
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We are God’s people, but we are not in the promised land
We are living in the midst of secular culture under a secular government
America is not the promised land (it never was)
We are Israelites living in Egypt
So how do we relate to the culture around us? The cultures around us?
Do not trust Egypt
The temptation of trust in Egypt
It is attractive, popular, had 3000 years of success to back it up - Pyramids were 2000 years old by this point
Popular, Had 3000 years of success to back it up
Assyria was bearing down - Conventional wisdom says ally with the second strongest power to keep from getting absorbed by the strongest power - good goal, but shaky means
What similar temptations are there for us?
Trust in your savings
Succeed in your job
Individual liberty
Political hope
How do you recognize these temptations?
Dont get too cozy in your culture, political party, job, etc
The foolishness of trust in Egypt
Why turn to Egypt if their strength is only momentary?
Why turn if they are about to be judged by God?
Why trust in something temporary and inferior?
Deeper reason - Why turn if they are about to reject their own culture to turn to you?
If God told you that Wall St was about to turn away from finances to “speak the language of the Canannites” by becoming generous and modest spending, would you still put your hope in the stock market?
What if God told you America was going to collapse?
What if God told you America was going to collapse?
Reach out to Egypt
Date:  _ 
Grand scale of the gospel
Ultimately the Gospel is going out to all nations and tribes even sworn enemies of God’s people like Egypt or Assyria
The gospel has exploded from Israel to the Middle East to Southern Europe to England to the US - where next?
We are called to reach out locally, but also to the ends of the earth. How do we participate?
What does a ministry to an “Egyptian” culture look like?
Patience when immediate effects are not seen
We live in an already, but not yet
Similar to the second oracle - there are five cities, but not yet the whole land and definitely not the whole earth
Withdrawal into a sub culture vs simply blending in
We are Egypt
It is only because the Gospel spread through the great commission that we are part of the people of God
Ultimately we need to recognize that we, as gentiles and sinners, are the outsiders to God’s people
We are the wild olive branch grafted into the olive tree
The term during which Consultant will provide services under this Agreement will be for six (6) months, from _     to _   , unless extended in writing by the parties or terminated earlier under Section 5 above, whichever occurs first. 
This contract shall take effect upon receipt and verified of all documentation requested by the Company and successful completion of a background check (if any), whichever is later.
We were the self-confident in our culture and ourselves, living in the land of slavery. Sinners and enemies of God. There is nothing in ourselves that brought us into a saving relationship with Him.
The services (the “Services”) to be provided by Consultant will consist of the following:
It is only by His divine grace that we heard and that we accepted the Gospel
Even if you grew up in a christian household, it is because called your parents or their forefathers into His covenant
How does this change our perspective?
- Teaching online classes using the Company platform
- Providing deliverables/feedback in a timely manner. 
No longer prideful in our spiritual accomplishments or spiritual heritage
More aware of cultures, near and far, in need of the Gospel - but compassionate instead of elitist
In exchange for performance of the Services, the Company will pay Consultant a fee on a per-class basis, details are as follows:
2.1 Consultant’s minimum payment is 8.0    USD per class (class time is usually 25 minutes, no more than 30 minutes. For more details, please refer to Teacher Practices displayed in “my account” in teacher’s portal at
2.2 For other incentives in addition to the minimum payment, please refer to the “Teacher Practices” displayed in “my account” in teacher’s
Service fee will be monthly paid to Consultant no later than the 15th of the following month. 
4.1 Consultant shall be responsible to provide well-functioning tools at his/her own cost to teach in the online classroom including but not limited to microphone, camera, computer, and Internet connection of adequate speed.
4.2 Consultant will be required to upgrade said tools if contacted by Company about malfunctioning hardware.
4.3 Company understands that Internet issues and technological problems happen without notice, and will deal with these issues on a case-by-case basis respectfully, giving Consultant time to resolve situations as they occur. Reoccurring issues that directly affect the classroom environment may result in termination of this Contract.
5. Teacher Practices
Company expects Consultant to follow the “Teacher Practices” (hereinafter the “Practices”) in “my account” in teacher’s portal at Please note that the “Practices” will be subject to changes from time to time at Company’s discretion.  Consultant will be deemed to acknowledge and accept the updated “Practices”, if Consultant continues to provide the services to Company.  The “Practices” in effect at the time will govern along with this Agreement.
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