The Angels of Exodus:
There are five verses in Exodus that mention Angels. Four of them mention the Angel of the Lord. First appearing to Moses as a burning bush that was not consumed. (Exodus 3:2)
“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”
We than have the only mention of the Angel of God, who will go before and protect them as they leave Egypt.
“And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:”
The next two mentions, the Lord is giving them instuctions, and His Angel will be before them, to keep them, and bring them to His desired place. They also receive a warning not to provoke His Angel.
“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.”
The Angel of the Lord, will not pardon them. It is interesting to note in Genesis 48:16, the Angel of God, was instrumental in Redeeming Israel. (Jacob)
Exodus 23:23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
The Lord will cut off their enemies, will bring them to the Promise. After finding the Golden calf, He still promised to/ bring them to the promise, but their sin will be payed for eventually.
“Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.”
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